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Weekly World News Update- February 22

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:15 PM | Anonymous

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Munich Security Conference; U.S. Relations with the Middle East; Foreign Policy under Trump; Violence in Pakistan; Ecuador Presidential Elections; Politics of Military and Famine in Africa.

Munich Security Conference

"Muddling through European Defense" Judy Dempsey -- Carnegie Europe, February 18, 2017

"A Call for Continuity from America's Middle East Allies" Bruce Jones -- Brookings Institution, February 20, 2017

"Pence, Facing Skeptical Europe, Again Tries to Reassure EU and NATO" Gardiner Harris -- Boston Globe, February 21, 2017

U.S. Relations with the Middle East

"Setting the Terms for U.S.-Egypt Relations" Daniel Benaim, Mokhtar Awad, and Brian Katulis -- Center for American Progress, February 21, 2017

"Has the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Outlived Its Usefulness?" Scott Monje -- Foreign Policy Association, February 20, 2017

"Trump's New Stance on Palestine and Israel Reverses Two Decades of U.S. Policy" Kevin Lamarque -- Quartz, February 15, 2017

"Lessons from a Regional Approach to Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" Richard Lebaron -- Atlantic Council, February 21, 2017

Foreign Policy under Trump

"Trump Has No Foreign Policy" Jon Finer -- POLITICO Europe, February 19, 2017

"Logic, but No Guarantees for Trump's Foreign Policy" Michael Auslin -- National Review, February 21, 2017

"President Trump's Terrible One-Month Report Card" Derek Chollet, Colin Kahl, Julie Smith -- Foreign Policy, February 19, 2017

Violence in Pakistan

"Let's Stop Being Manipulated by Pakistan" Christopher D. Kolenda -- THE HILL, February 21, 2017

"Pakistan: Stoking the Fire in Karachi" International Crisis Group, February 15, 2017

"What Lies Behind Uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties?" Video by Al Jazeera, February 18, 2017

Ecuador Presidential Elections

"Ecuador Vote Count Delayed Until Wednesday as Protests Mount" Stephan Kueffner -- Bloomberg, February 20, 2017

"Leftist Candidate Lenin Moreno Leads Ecuador's Presidential Vote, but May Face a Runoff" Pablo Jaramillo and Chris Kraul -- Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2017

Politics of Military and Famine in Africa

"A Rough Guide to Foreign Military Bases in Africa" Obi Anyadike -- IRIN News, February 15, 2017

"Famine Declared in South Sudan" Ben Quinn -- The Guardian, February 20, 2017

"The Business Climate in Nigeria" Editorial -- This Day Live, February 17, 2017

"Replacing South Africa's Finance Minister, or His Deputy, Would Carry a Heavy Cost" Co-Pierre Georg -- The Conversation, February 21, 2017

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