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Weekly World News Update: October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:15 PM | Anonymous

October 31, 2018

Weekly World News Update

Intolerance Rages; Merkel Won't Run; NATO Military Drills; Brazil Swings to the Right; Constitutional Changes in Sri Lanka

Quote of the Week

These murderers are effectively terrorists, and these terrorists are Americans. They are our neighbors. They are not some easily vilified foreign entity or individual. The killers are within us. They are of us. We can no longer avoid forcefully organizing ourselves to address this.

-- Hady Amr, Visiting Fellow of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, in an op-ed on Tuesday.

Rising Intolerance

The Tree of Life Shooting and the Return of Anti-Semitism to American Life” Alexandra Schwartz -- New Yorker, October 27, 2018

When to Call a Terrorist a Terrorist” Daniel Byman -- Brookings Institution, October 29, 2018

We Were Made for Civil War” Michael Vlahos -- American Conservative, October 29, 2018

Political Differences Are Not a Crime in America” Chris Davis -- National Interest, October 28, 2018

What Is Happening to Our Country?” Max Boot -- Washington Post, October 27, 2018

Angela Merkel Stepping Down

What Angela Merkel’s Decision Not to Run Again as Party Leader Means” Andrea Thomas -- The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2018

As Angela Merkel’s Star Dims, Europe Is Facing Perhaps Its Biggest Challenge Since 1930s” Simon Tisdall -- The Guardian, October 28, 2018

The Long Painful End of Angela Merkel” Josef Joffe -- Politico, October 29, 2018

Brexit Bombshell: What Merkel’s Decision to Quit Means for UK’s EU Negotiation” Joe Barnes -- Express, October, 29, 2018

Let the NATO Games Begin

NATO Begins ‘Biggest Military Drills Since End of Cold War’” Alasdair Sandford -- Euro News, October 25, 2018

NATO Is in the Middle of an Expensive and Dangerous Military Exercise. Here’s Why Those War Games Are Worth It” James Stavridis -- Time, October 29, 2018

NATO Is Worried About the Wrong Russian Threat in Eastern Europe” Michael Cecire -- Business Insider, October 29, 2018

Brazil Veers Right

Brazil Swings Right With Election of Jair Bolsonaro as President” Ashish Kumar Sen -- Atlantic Council, October 28, 2018

A Victory Against Socialism in Brazil” Brian Darling -- Washington Times, October 25, 2018

Can Brazil’s Democracy Withstand Jair Bolsonaro?” Vincent Bevins -- The Atlantic, October 29, 2018

All Over But the Shouting: Engaging Brazil After the Elections” Eric Farnsworth -- The National Interest, October 29, 2018

Power Shift in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Constitutional Crisis Turns Violent” Iqbal Athas and Steve George -- CNN, October 29, 2018

Sudden Regime Change in Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapakse Is Back, Now as PM” Nirupama Subramanian and Arun Janardhanan -- Indian Express, October 27, 2018

Constitutional Crisis Could Destabilize Sri Lanka, Pushing It Closer to China” Nyshka Chandran and Sri Jegarajah -- CNBC, October 30, 2018

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