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World News

July 18, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Presidents Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki; The Messy Brexit; Trade War Sparks New Alliances; Pakistan Prepares to Vote; Crisis in Nicaragua Continues
Quote of the Week
“President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin. It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected – immediately.” 
— New Gingrich, former Republican Speaker of the House, in a tweet on Monday.
Presidents Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki
Standing Up for Democracy” Richard Fontaine and Daniel Twining — Foreign Affairs, July 18, 2018
Trump’s Helsinki Discord” Rich Lowry — National Review, July 17, 2018
This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans” James Fallows — The Atlantic, July 16, 2018
A Bad Summit” Daniel Fried — Atlantic Council, July 16, 2018
U.S.-Russia Relations Are Stuck on Repeat” Nikolas K. Gvosdev — The National Interest, July 16, 2018
The Oil Context of the Trump-Putin Meeting” Amy Myers Jaffe — Council on Foreign Relations, July 16, 2018
The Messy Brexit
A New Brexit Plan Creates Fresh Depths of Chaos” Editorial Board — The Economist, July 12, 2018
How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit” Nick Cohen — The New York Review of Books, July 12, 2018
Theresa May Is Teetering. But Her Fall Will Not End the Crisis” Matthew d’Ancona — The Guardian, July 15, 2018
Why Theresa May Can’t Figure Out Brexit” Thomas Raines — Fortune, July 13, 2018
Theresa May’s Brexit Model: Many Questions, Not Least ‘Why Leave?’” Michael Emerson — Center for European Policy Studies, July 16, 2018
Trade War Sparks New Alliances
Trading Past America” Editorial Board — The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2018
Free Trade Sphere Grows, Leaving U.S. in the Cold” Editorial Board — Nikkei Asian Review, July 18, 2018
Germany Gains Upper Hand in European Split Over Trump Trade Strategy” Hans Von Der Burchard and Jakob Hanke — Politico Europe, July 18, 2018
China’s Economy: Fake News and Good(?) News” Derek Scissors – American Enterprise Institute, July 16, 2018
Trump’s Trade War Has Unified the World Against U.S. Exports” Jeffrey J. Schott and Euijin Jung — Peterson Institute for International Economics, July 11, 2018
Pakistan Prepares to Vote
What Is Behind the Crackdown on Freedom of Speech in Pakistan?” Gul Bukhari — Al Jazeera, July 16, 2018
Violent Extremist or Political Candidate? In Pakistan Election, You Can Be Both” Maria Abi-Habib; Shah Meer Baloch; Zia ur-Rehman — The New York Times, July 17, 2018
Is China Influencing Pakistan’s Elections?” Muhammad Akbar Notezai — The Diplomat, July 11, 2018
Crisis in Nicaragua Continues
Nicaraguan Forces Violently Retake Symbolic City After Bloody Anti-Government Protests” Luis Manuel Galeano and Christopher Sherman — Time, July 18, 2018
Ortega Is Becoming the Type of Autocrat He Once Despised” Charles Lane — The Washington Post, July 16, 2018

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