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Weekly World News Update: September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:40 PM | Anonymous

September 19, 2018

Weekly World News Update

U.S.-China Trade War; The Koreas Meet Again; 73rd UN General Assembly; Polish President Visits; Macedonia and Britain Referendums; Guatemala Issue Comes to a Head; AI for the Public Good

Quote of the Week

Contrary to views in Washington, China can - and will - dig its heels in and we are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term,” said William Zarit, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. “No one will emerge victorious from this counter-productive cycle.” 

China Trade War Escalates

"Trump Has Put the U.S. and China on the Cusp of a New Cold War" Mark Landler -- New York Times, September 19, 2018

China-U.S. Row Risks Heading to ‘Thucydides Trap’” Xuan Loc Doan -- Asia Times, September 19, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War Spells Divorce of World's Biggest Economies Kevin Hamlin and Adrian Leung -- Bloomberg, September 18, 2018

After 'Major Escalation' in US-China Trade War, What Happens Next? Jethro Mullen -- CNN, September 19, 2018

Pyongyang Summit

"North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'Agrees to Shut Missile Site'" BBC, September 19, 2018

A Tricky Inter-Korean Summit: What to Know” Scott Snyder -- Council on Foreign Relations, September 14, 2018

Moon Vows to Persuade Pyongyang Amid Standoff” Kim Yoo-chul -- The Korea Times, September 17, 2018

"North Korea’s New Promises on Weapons Stop Short of Denuclearization" Choe Sang-hun -- New York Times, September 19, 2018

73rd UN General Assembly Meeting

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Skip UN General Assembly Session” Edith Lederer -- The Associated Press, September 12, 2018

All Eyes on Trump: UN to Meet Amid Tension With U.S.” Pamela Falk -- CBS News, September 17, 2018

"In a Complex World, ‘We Need to Take the Right Road’: Outgoing General Assembly President" UN Affairs --, September 17, 2018


"UN General Assembly Is ‘The World Cup of Diplomacy’" Anna Pukas -- Arab News, September 18, 2018

Trump-Duda One-on-One

"Poland’s New Tactic for Getting a U.S. Military Base? Pitch It as Fort Trump." Paul Sonne and Anne Gearan -- Washington Post, September 18, 2018

"Polish President’s White House Talks ‘Very Successful’" Poland Radio, September 19, 2018

"Poland Says It's Willing to Pay $2 billion to Build 'Fort Trump,' and Trump Sounds Interested in the Offer" Christopher Woody -- Nordic Business Insider, September 19, 2018

Upcoming Referendum in Macedonia

For Macedonia, Is Joining NATO and the EU Worth the Trouble?” Florian Bieber -- Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018

Opposition Leader Tells Macedonians to Vote 'With Their Conscience' In Name-Change Referendum” RFE/RL Journalists -- Radio Free Europe, September 12, 2018

Western Leaders Line Up to Visit Macedonia Before Referendum” Konstantin Testorides -- ABC News, September 12, 2018

...And a Referendum in Britain?

The People Must Have Another Vote – to Take Back Control of Brexit” Sadiq Khan -- The Guardian, September 15, 2018

"With Six Months to Brexit, EU Sees Theresa May’s Plan as a Threat” Laurence Norman and Stephen Fidler -- Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2018

Hardliners Block Path to Brexit Deal” Ilia Roubanis -- New Europe, September 14, 2018

Legal Standoff in Guatemala

Guatemala's Top Court Orders Return of UN Anti-Corruption Chief” Editorial Board -- Deutsche Welle, September 17, 2018

'Resign!': Protests Against Jimmy Morales Mount in Guatemala Amid Constitutional Crisis” Sandra Cuffe and Patrick McDonnell -- Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2018

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Shaping Disruptive Technological Change for Public Good” Ash Carter -- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, August 2018

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