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World News

June 13, 2018
Weekly World News Update
President Trump and Kim Jong-un Meet; Aftermath of the G7 Summit; Italy and Malta Say ‘No’ to Migrants; Qatar Blockade One Year In; Yemen Continues to Crumble; Rwanda Under Tight Control; World Cup 2018
Quote of the Week
“To me, it was quite disappointing that we really did not put on paper any way that would test the seriousness of Kim Jong-un,” said Joseph Yun. “We have to suspend our judgment” until something else happens, he said, but “there is nothing from the meeting to say we’ve achieved anything.”
Joseph Yun, former U.S. Special Representative on North Korea Policy, in an article by The Washington Post about the U.S.-North Korea Summit on Tuesday.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un Meet
Trump and Kim Got What They Wanted. The Rest of the World, Not So Much” Anne Applebaum — The Washington Post, June 12, 2018
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un Sign the Blandest of Agreements” Editorial Board — The Economist, June 12, 2018
Mr. Trump, Where’s the Beef?” Oh Young-jin — The Korea Times, June 13, 2018
Trump-Kim Summit: China and Kim are Winners” Daniel Fried — Atlantic Council, June 12, 2018
Stunning Our Allies” Victor Cha and Mike Green — Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 12, 2018 [Podcast]
Aftermath of the G7 Summit
Despite Trump, the West Must Stay United” Donald Tusk — The New York Times, June 6, 2018
U.S.-Canada Rift Roils NAFTA Talks” Paul Vieira and Sara Schaefer Muñoz — The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2018
Why the G7 Is a Zero” Jim O’Neill — The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2018
Trudeau Is Annoying, Not an Adversary” Rich Lowry — National Review, June 12, 2018
Trump Goes to War Against the Democracies” David Frum — The Atlantic, June 10, 2018
At G7 Summit, Trump Takes a Wrecking Ball to the West” Stewart M. Patrick — Council on Foreign Relations, June 11, 2018
Italy and Malta Say ‘No’ to Migrants
Ideology First: Italy’s Troubled Approach to Migration” Stefano M. Torelli — European Council on Foreign Relations, June 11, 2018
Qatar Blockade: One Year In
How Qatar Weathered the Gulf Crisis” Kristian Coates Ulrichsen — Foreign Affairs, June 11, 2018
Yemen Continues to Crumble
Five Reasons the Crisis in Yemen Matters” Alan Sipress; Laris Karklis; Tim Meko — The Washington Post, June 8, 2018
U.S.-Backed Catastrophe Brewing in Yemen” Keith Johnson; Colum Lynch; Robbie Gramer — Foreign Policy, June 11, 2018
The Marib Paradox: How One Province Succeeds in the Midst of Yemen’s War” Adam Baron — European Council on Foreign Relations, June 12, 2018
Rwanda Under Tight Control
A Deathly Hush” Helen Epstein — New York Review of Books, June 2018
World Cup 2018
Is the World Cup for Nationalists or Citizens of the World?” Kanishk Tharoor — The New York Times, June 11, 2018
World Cup Carnival Exposes Limits of Western Sanctions on Russia” Max Seddon — Financial Times, June 13, 2018
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