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Weekly World News Update: October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

October 24, 2018

Weekly World News Update

Migrant Travel to the U.S.; U.S. to Withdraw from INF?; The Aftermath of Khashoggi; Afghanistan Votes; Italy Debates EU

Quote of the Week

Today’s migrant “crisis” provides the opportunity for Mexicans and Americans to hammer out a modus vivendi for a longer-term approach that can address both countries’ goals, as they were able to do on trade with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. As with trade, both sides will need to make commitments that recognize the other’s priorities.

-- Earl Anthony Wayne, public policy fellow at the Wilson Center and former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, in an op-ed on Tuesday.

Migrant Caravan Moving North

Migrant Caravan: What Happens If It Reaches the U.S. Border?” Jason Silverstein -- CBS, October 23, 2018

Trump’s Cuts to Central America Aid Will Lead to More Caravans” Shannon O’Neil -- Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

Meet the Man Behind the Migrant Caravan Headed to U.S.” Marisa Schultz -- New York Post, October 23, 2018

Trump Blames Mexico, Democrats for Migrant Caravan” Mairead McArdle -- National Review, October 22, 2018

For Democrats, Silence Is Consent on the Immigrant Caravan John Kass -- Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2018 

U.S. Treaty Withdrawal - Again

Trump May Soon Kill a U.S.–Russia Arms Control Deal. It Might Be a Good Idea” Alex Ward -- Vox, October 22, 2018

EU Warns Trump of Nuclear Arms Race Risk After INF Withdrawal Move” Julian Borger; Andrew Roth -- The Guardian, October 23, 2018

Trump Withdrawal from Russia Nuclear Pact Plays Into Putin’s Hands David Andelman -- Reuters, October 22, 2018

Trump May Revive the Cold War, But China Could Change the Dynamics” David Sanger; Steven Erlanger -- New York Times, October 22, 2018

Khashoggi Death Triggers Backlash

"Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Hurt American Interests, Not Just American Values" Richard Fontaine -- The Atlantic, October 242, 2018

What Does the Saudi Response to the Khashoggi Scandal Mean?” Yasmine Farouk -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 19, 2018

How Turkey Gains from the Grisly Drama Over the Killing of Journalist Jamal KhashoggiFrederick Kempe -- CNBC, October 19, 2018

World Leaders Should Reject Saudi Whitewash-- Human Rights Watch, October 22, 2018

Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan

Ballots and Bullets in Afghanistan” Vanda Brown -- Brookings, October 23, 2018 

4 Million Vote in Afghanistan Despite Violence and Technical Glitches” Ehsan Popalzai; Ali Latifi; Laura Smith -- CNN, October 21, 2018

Afghanistan’s Long-Overdue Parliamentary Elections Reach a Chaotic End” Rahim Faiez; Amir Shah; Kathy Gannon -- Time, October 20, 2018

Italy’s Budget vs. EU

Italy Says No Plan B as EU Demands Unprecedented Budget Revision” John Follain; Alessandra Migliaccio; Jonathan Stearns -- Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

EU Executive Rejects Italy’s 2019 Draft Budget” Jan Strupczewski -- Reuters, October 23, 2018

The EU Just Formally Rejected Italy’s Budget, Putting Rome and Brussels on a Collision Course” Will Martin -- Business Insider, October 23, 2018

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