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October 10, 2018
Weekly World News Update
South China Sea Showdowns; Climate Situation Dire; Elections Around the Globe; Journalist Targeting Skyrockets; Ambassador Haley Resigns
Quote of the Week
There is a direct contradiction between Trump’s aggressive economic nationalism and his administration’s commitment to defend the South China Sea. The South China Sea is not the United States’ home waters; it is China’s. Geography still matters. And because the United States is so far away, its only hope is to offer an uplifting regional vision that anchors its military one.
CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

Close Encounters in the South China Sea
Distrust of China Sparks Philippines, U.S. to Step Up Joint Military Exercises” Ralph Jennings — Voice of America, October 5, 2018
U.S. Navy Plans Major Show of Strength in South China Sea as Warning to Beijing” Teddy Ng – South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018
Implications of Growing U.S.-China Confrontation in the South China Sea SD Pradhan – The Times of India, October 9, 2018

Climate Change Report Released
4 Big Takeaways from the UN’s Alarming Climate Change Report” Umair Irfan — Vox, October 9, 2018
The Dire Warnings of the United Nations’ Latest Climate-Change Report” Carolyn Kormann — New Yorker, October 8, 2018
Good News: We Now Have Until 2030 to Save the Earth” Ross Clark — The Spectator, October 8, 2018
Climate Politicking Isn’t Working. We Need Climate Civil Disobedience” Bill McKibben – LA Times, October 9, 2018

Elections All Around the World
Brazil Election: Jair Bolsonaro Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win” Ernesto Londoño and Manuela Andreoni — New York Times, October 7, 2018
Bosnia Election Seen as Key for Future of War-Ravaged Nation” Eldar Emric and Jovana Gec — Washington Post, October 5, 2018

Troubling Hostility Towards Journalists
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump ‘Concerned’ about Missing Journalist; Saudis Deny Involvement” Zachary Cohen and Elise Labott — CNN, October 9, 2018
Bulgarian Investigative Journalist Murdered” Lili Bayer — Politico, October 8, 2018
43 Journalists Killed in 2018” — Committee to Protect Journalists

UN Ambassador Haley Departs
Nikki Haley Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the UN” John Haltiwanger — Business Insider, October 9, 2018
How Haley’s Vision Clashed With Trump’s” Eli Lake — Bloomberg, October 9, 2018
How Nikki Haley Played the White House Game – and Won” Zack Beauchamp — Vox, October 9, 2018
What Nikki Haley’s Exit May Mean for the Middle East” Laura Rozen — Al-Monitor, October 9, 2018

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