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Weekly World News Update

 WWNU November 1, 2017


Quote of the Week:

Today’s announcement [by special counsel Mueller] has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President’s campaign or campaign activity… We have been saying from day one there is no evidence of a Trump-Russia collusion, and nothing in the indictment today changes that at all.

— Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a Monday White House Press Briefing.


Foreign Agents in U.S. Politics?

 Paul Manafort’s Ukraine Connection” Ashish Kumar Sen — Atlantic Council, October 30, 2017 
The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump” Andrew C. McCarthy — National Review, October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort and the Case of the $250,000 Antique-Rug-Store Bill” Adam Davidson — The New Yorker, October 31, 2017

The North Korea Challenge Continues

The North Korean Threat: War, Deterrence, and Diplomacy” Robert L. Gallucci — The National Interest, October 31, 2017
Diplomatic Experts Urge Trump to Bring North Korea Back to the Negotiating Table” Eric Johnston — Japan Times, October 31, 2017
All’s Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Detente Means” Ankit Panda — The Diplomat, November 1, 2017
Korean Defense Reform: History and Challenges” In-Bum Chun — Brookings, October 31, 2017
The Taliban’s Comeback
Afghanistan Keeps Losing Territory to the Taliban” Editorial Board — Vice News, October 31, 2017
A Look at the State of Diplomatic Efforts in Afghanistan” Tom Bowman — NPR, October 31, 2017 [Podcast]
Afghan Taliban Awash in Heroin Cash, a Troubling Turn for War” Mujib Mashal — The New York Times, October 29, 2017
UN Secretary General Speaks Out on Afghanistan” Javier Delgado Rivera — Asia Times, November 1, 2017
Catalonia and Kurdistan: Too Soon for Sovereignty?
The Roots of the Catalan Independence CrisisR. Joseph Huddleston — Foreign Affairs, October 31, 2017
Madrid on Catalonia: We Got This” Diego Torres — Politico, November 1, 2017
How Catalonia’s Crisis Is Turning into a European Problem” Ishaan Tharoor — The Washington Post, November 1, 2017
Iraqi Kurdistan Was Never Ready for Statehood” Denise Natali — Foreign Policy, October 31, 2017
The Kurds Are Right Back Where They Started” Joost Hiltermann — The Atlantic, October 31, 2017
The Plight of Asylum-Seekers on Manus Island
Manus Island Detainees Launch Legal Action Over Australian Centre’s Closure” Helen Davidson — The Guardian, October 30, 2017

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