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September 19, 2018
Weekly World News Update
U.S.-China Trade War; The Koreas Meet Again; 73rd UN General Assembly; Polish President Visits; Macedonia and Britain Referendums; Guatemala Issue Comes to a Head; AI for the Public Good
Quote of the Week
Contrary to views in Washington, China can – and will – dig its heels in and we are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term,” said William Zarit, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. “No one will emerge victorious from this counter-productive cycle.” 
China Trade War Escalates
Trump Has Put the U.S. and China on the Cusp of a New Cold War” Mark Landler — New York Times, September 19, 2018
China-U.S. Row Risks Heading to ‘Thucydides Trap’” Xuan Loc Doan — Asia Times, September 19, 2018
U.S.-China Trade War Spells Divorce of World’s Biggest Economies Kevin Hamlin and Adrian Leung — Bloomberg, September 18, 2018

Pyongyang Summit
A Tricky Inter-Korean Summit: What to Know” Scott Snyder — Council on Foreign Relations, September 14, 2018
Moon Vows to Persuade Pyongyang Amid Standoff” Kim Yoo-chul — The Korea Times, September 17, 2018
North Korea’s New Promises on Weapons Stop Short of DenuclearizationChoe Sang-hun — New York Times, September 19, 2018

73rd UN General Assembly Meeting
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Skip UN General Assembly Session” Edith Lederer — The Associated Press, September 12, 2018
All Eyes on Trump: UN to Meet Amid Tension With U.S.” Pamela Falk — CBS News, September 17, 2018
 
UN General Assembly Is ‘The World Cup of Diplomacy’” Anna Pukas — Arab News, September 18, 2018

Trump-Duda One-on-One
Upcoming Referendum in Macedonia
For Macedonia, Is Joining NATO and the EU Worth the Trouble?” Florian Bieber — Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018
Opposition Leader Tells Macedonians to Vote ‘With Their Conscience’ In Name-Change ReferendumRFE/RL Journalists — Radio Free Europe, September 12, 2018
Western Leaders Line Up to Visit Macedonia Before Referendum” Konstantin Testorides — ABC News, September 12, 2018

…And a Referendum in Britain?
The People Must Have Another Vote – to Take Back Control of Brexit” Sadiq Khan — The Guardian, September 15, 2018
 
With Six Months to Brexit, EU Sees Theresa May’s Plan as a Threat” Laurence Norman and Stephen Fidler — Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2018
 
Hardliners Block Path to Brexit Deal” Ilia Roubanis — New Europe, September 14, 2018

Legal Standoff in Guatemala
Guatemala’s Top Court Orders Return of UN Anti-Corruption Chief” Editorial Board — Deutsche Welle, September 17, 2018
 
‘Resign!’: Protests Against Jimmy Morales Mount in Guatemala Amid Constitutional Crisis” Sandra Cuffe and Patrick McDonnell — Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2018

The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Shaping Disruptive Technological Change for Public Good” Ash Carter — Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, August 2018

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