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World News

August 8, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Sanctioning Iran…Again; Canada-Saudi Arabia Row; Israel’s Nation-State Law Controversy; Crackdown in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Travesty in Myanmar; Bangladesh Spars With Its People; Assassination Attempt on Maduro; Cuba Crawls Through Reform
Quote of the Week
“If somebody puts a knife in its opponent or enemy’s arm and says we want to negotiate, the answer is that they must first pull out the knife and then come to the negotiation table.
Iranian President Rouhani, quoted in an Iranian state television interview on Monday.
Sanctioning Iran…Again
The Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran: What to Know” CFR Editors — Council of Foreign Relations, August 6, 2018
American Sanctions Bring More Agony to Iran’s Dysfunctional Economy Editorial Board — The Economist, August 8, 2018
Iran’s Economy Is Struggling Even Without U.S. Sanctions” Krishnadev Calamur — The Atlantic, August 8, 2018
The Preeminent Challenge” Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh — The Weekly Standard, August 3, 2018
Canada-Saudi Arabia Row
Saudi Arabia Freezes New Trade, Investment with Canada” Canadian Press — CBC, August 5, 2018
Saudi Arabia-Canada Spat: What We Know” Wire Services and Globe Staff — The Globe and Mail, August 7, 2018
Canada Won’t Look Away on Saudi Arabia, and Neither Should U.S.” Editorial Board — The Washington Post, August 7, 2018
Israel’s Nation-State Law Controversy
The Biggest Issue in Israel’s Nation-State Law” Ronald Tiersky — RealClearWorld, August 6, 2018
Why Are Israel’s Druze Protesting?” Seth Frantzman — Jerusalem Post, August 5, 2018
Crackdown in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Activists Go Into Hiding as Security Crackdown Intensifies” Jason Burke — The Guardian, August 8, 2018
What’s Next for Zimbabwe?Alexander Noyes — Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 7, 2018
Human Rights Travesty in Myanmar
Rohingya Muslims Who Remain in Myanmar Struggle to SurviveJon Emont and Myo Myo — The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2018
Bangladesh Spars With Its People
Bangladesh Protests: How a Traffic Accident Stopped a City of 18 Million” Editorial Board — BBC News, August 6, 2018
Looking Deeper Into Bangladesh’s Teen Revolution” Shafquat Rabbee — Asia Times, August 6, 2018
Bangladesh Spars With U.S. Embassy Over Students’ Road Safety Protests” Azad Majumder and Vidhi Doshi — The Washington Post, August 7, 2018
Assassination Attempt on Maduro
Venezuela Is in Crisis But Its President Might be Stronger for It” Nicholas Casey — The New York Times, August 6, 2018
After Failed Assassination Attempt, Expect Maduro to Lash Out in Venezuela” Ashish Kumar Sen — Atlantic Council, August 5, 2018
Assassination Attempt By Drone? Just the Latest Chaos in Venezuela Jon Lee Anderson — New Yorker, August 6, 2018
A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela’s Hospitals Jens Glüsing — Der Spiegel, August 8, 2018
Cuba Crawls Through Reform
Cuba’s Faithful Seek More Rights in an Era of Slow Reform Kevin Douglas Grant — The Groundtruth Project, July 31, 2018
 “A Revolution Within the Revolution: Cuba Opens to Same-Sex Marriages” Ruben Gallo — New York Times, August 3, 2018
Cuba Sweetens Land Grant Program for Farmers” Marc Frank — Yahoo News, August 7, 2018
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