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World News

Wednesday, November 29,

North Korea’s Threat to U.S.; Pope in Myanmar; NAFTA and the Trade Agenda; Germany’s Coalition Struggle; Ireland Ready to Snap; New Era for Zimbabwe; Honduras’s Elections

Quote of the Week:


“Freedom is worth fighting for and worth sacrificing for.

— Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan Regional Government Foreign Minister, discussing the WACA 2017 National Conference theme, The Future of American Leadership, in Washington on November 15.

North Korea: Is the U.S. Capitol Under Threat?

North Korea Test Fires Ballistic Missiles that Can Hit Almost Anywhere in America” Dave Majumdar — The National Interest, November 28, 2017

North Korea Says Tests Most Advanced Missile Yet, U.S. Mainland in Range” Christine Kim and Phil Stewart — Reuters, November 28, 2017

Pope Delicately Pushes Human Rights in Myanmar

In Myanmar, Pope Francis Calls for Peace Without Saying ‘Rohingya’” Jason Horowitz — The New York Times, November 28, 2017

The Pope Visits Myanmar: Questions to Ask About Any Rohingya Return Deal” Joshua Kurlantzick — CFR, November 27, 2017

NAFTA and the New Trade Agenda

Which States Would Be Hit Hardest by Withdrawing from NAFTA?
John G. Murphy — U.S. Chamber of Commerce, November 17, 2017

NAFTA Negotiations from the Other Side: What Mexico and Canada Can Do” Phil Levy — Forbes, November 28, 2017

Germany’s Coalition Struggle

Why Germans Aren’t Worried About Angela Merkel. Yet.
” Jack Ewing
— The New York Times, November 28, 2017

Angela Merkel Fails, yet Still Comes Out on Top” Fabian von der Mark — Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2017

Ireland About to Snap

Irish Government of Verge of Collapse Ahead of EU Brexit Summit
” Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin — Reuters, November 23, 2017

Ireland’s Latest Border Campaign Will End in a Quagmire” Michael Brendan Dougherty, November 28, 2017

Irish Government’s Political Crisis: Who’s Who and What’s What” — Belfast Telegraph, November 28, 2017

A New Era for Zimbabwe?

How South Africa Can Help Shepherd a Democratic Transition in Zimbabwe
” James Hamill — World Politics Review, November 27, 2017

Emmerson Mnangagwa Hails ‘New Democracy’ in Zimbabwe” Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison — The Guardian, November 22, 2017

Zimbabwe’s Scientists Hope Political Change Will Revitalize Research” Sarah Wild — Scientific American, November 27, 2017

Honduras Anxiously Awaits Election Results

Something Fishy Is Happening in Honduras
” Juan Carlos Hidalgo — Cato Institute, November 28, 2017

Is Honduras’s Ruling Party Planning to Rig an Election?” — The Economist, November 25, 2017

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