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November 14, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Armistice Day 100th Anniversary; How Midterms Affect Foreign Policy; Nuclear in North Korea Ends?; Libya Searches for Settlement; Madagascar Votes; Issues in South America
Quote of the Week
Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism…. When we say ‘our interests come first, those of others don’t matter,’ we erase the very thing that a nation holds most precious, that which gives it life and makes it great: its moral values.
— French President Emmanuel Macron, in a speech given at the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of WWI’s Armistice Day.

The World Remembers the Great War
Thumbs Up from Putin as Trump Rains on Armistice Parade” Julian Borger — The Guardian, November 11, 2018
The World Has Come Full Circle—And Taken a Turn for The Worse” Nicholas Dungan — Atlantic Council, November 11, 2018
World War I Relived Day by Day” Patrick Chovanec — NY Review of Books, November 8, 2018
Today’s Armies Are Still Fighting World War I” Michael Stavridis — Bloomberg, November 10, 2018
Are 100 Years Enough?” Priya Satia — New Republic, November 9, 2018

Midterms and Foreign Policy
How Will the Midterm Elections Affect U.S. Foreign Policy?” Joshua Kurlantzick — Council on Foreign Relations, November 7, 2018
American Voters Just Sent a Surprising Message About the Trade War” Andrew Mayeda — Bloomberg, November 7, 2018
The Way Forward from the Midterms” Ben Shapiro — National Review, November 14, 2018
“Midterms May Herald New Trump Foreign Policy Focus” Andrew Hammond — The Korea Times, November 8, 2018
Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy” Michael Hirsh — Foreign Policy, November 6, 2018
Congress Can Unite on Global Affairs” Kathleen Hicks and Louis Lauter — The Hill, November 13, 2018

North Korea Nuclear Threat Over?
South Korea Says ‘Nothing New” in Report Identifying North Korean Bases” Stella Kim and Alexander Smith — NBC News, November 13, 2018

Libya’s Peace Process Continues
A Safe and Stable Libya” Stephen Hickey —, November 8, 2018 
“Leaders Meet in Italy to Find Settlement in Libya” Paolo Santalucia; Frances D’Emilio; Rami Musa — Fox19, November 12, 2018
Cruel European Migration Policies Leave Refugees Trapped in Libya With No Way Out” Heba Morayef — Amnesty International, November 12, 2018

Madagascar Elections
Vote Counting Begins in High-Stakes Madagascar Election” — Aljazeera, November 8, 2018
Elections to Test Madagascar’s Fragile Democracy” Laetitia Bezain and Kate Bartlett — Independent Online, November 1, 2018

South American Happenings
From Gunbattles to Tourism: Colombia’s Ex-Rebels Turn Rafting Guides” Luis Jaime Acosta — Reuters, November 12, 2018
Venezuelan Migrants Live in Shadows on Caribbean’s Sunshine IslandsBram Ebus — The Guardian, November 13, 2018
Analysis: Brazil Risks Middle East Trade With Israel Embassy Move” Ana Mano and Jake Spring — Reuters, November 8, 2018

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