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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
 
The Long Painful End of Angela Merkel” Josef Joffe — Politico, 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 Worried About the Wrong Russian Threat in Eastern EuropeMichael 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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