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    April 11, 2018
    Weekly World News Update
    National Security in the Digital Age; Chemical Attack in Syria; U.S. vs. China; Hungary Moves Far Right; 20th Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
    Quote of the Week
    “[I]t’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as
    well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as
    developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that
    was a big mistake.”
    Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, in testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce about Facebook’s role and responsibility in democracy on Wednesday.
    Protecting National Security in the Digital Age
    Facebook Makes the Snowden Affairs Look Quaint” Anne Applebaum — The Washington Post, April 10, 2018
    Zuckerberg: Facebook Is in ‘Arms Race’ with Russia” Editorial Board — BBC, April 11, 2018
    6 Facts About Fake News in the 2016 Election” Danielle Kurtzleben — NPR, April 11, 2018
    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress. What Comes Next?” Nicol Turner-Lee — Brookings Institution, April 10, 2018
    The Marine Corps Is Taking Cyber Warfare to the Front Lines” Eugene Chow — The National Interest, April 7, 2018
    How to Respond to Another Chemical Attack in Syria?
    America’s Three Bad Options in Syria” Max Fisher — The New York Times, April 10, 2018
    Macron Needs to Attack Syria” Benjamin Haddad — Foreign Policy, April 9, 2018
    For Trump and Putin, Syria Is a Battle of Competing Realities” Masha Gessen — The New Yorker, April 10, 2018
    What Does ‘America First’ Mean in Syria?” Jonathan Tobin — National Review, April 10, 2018
    Syria: When and How Does This War End?” Anthony Cordesman — Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 10, 2018 [Report]
    U.S. and China: On Trade and Other Fronts
    Trump’s Tariff Threats Are Working on China” Kenneth Rapoza — Forbes, April 10, 2018
    Xi’s Strong Hand Against Trump” Bill Emmott — Project Syndicate, April 11, 2018
    Xi’s Vow to Cut Auto Tariffs Is Less than Meets the Eye” Doug Palmer; Megan Cassella; Adam Behsudi — Politico, April 10, 2018
    Exposing China’s Actions in the South China Sea” Ely Ratner — Council on Foreign Relations, April 6, 2018
    Hungary Takes a Step to the Far Right
    Hungary Embraces National Conservatism” John O’Sullivan — National Review, April 9, 2018
    How Illiberal Leaders Attack Civil Society” Michael Abramowitz and Nate Schenkkan — Foreign Affairs, April 6, 2018
    Viktor Orban’s Survival Games” Balazs Jarabik — Carnegie Europe, April 10, 2018
    The Good Friday Agreement: 20 Years Later
    The Good Friday agreement in the Age of Brexit” Yasmeen Serhan — The Atlantic, April 10, 2018
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