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Weekly World News Update

 WWNU September 13, 2017


Quote of the Week:

“The situation seems a texbook example of ethnic cleansing. This complete denial of reality is doing great damage to the international standing of a government which, until recently, benefited from immense good will.”
— Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, United Nations Human Rights Chief, in a Monday statement on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.


Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Is the United States Really Going to Expand Cooperation with Myanmar Now?” Joshua Kurlantzick — CFR, September 11, 2017 
As Myanmar Cracks Down on Rohingya, Washington ‘Asleep at the Switch’” Martin de Bourmont and Robbie Gramer — Foreign Policy, September 11, 2017
Why the West Should Do Nothing About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar” Sumantra Maitra — The Federalist, September 13, 2017

New Sanctions for North Korea

Beyond Strategic Patience with North Korea: What Comes Next?” Bruce W. Bennett — RAND, September 8, 2017
Why Russia and China Watered Down the UN’s New North Korea Sanctions” Zeeshan Aleem — Vox, September 12, 2017
Singapore’s Presidency Scandal
Singapore Has a New President, No Election Needed” Richard C. Paddock — The New York Times, September 12, 2017
Singapore Declares First Woman President Amid Complaints of Election Rigging” Harriet Agerholm — Independent, September 13, 2017
Halimah Yacob to Be Sworn In as Singapore’s 8th President on Thursday” Tham-Yuen C — The Straits Times, September 13, 2017
Lowering the Refugee Quota
Supreme Court Agrees with Trump Administration, Says Some Refugees Can Be Barred for Now” Robert Barnes and Mett Zapotosky — The Washington Post, September 12, 2017
This Land Is Their Land” Suketu Mehta — Foreign Policy, September 12, 2017
Former Georgian President Steps on Poroshenko’s Toes
How a Former Governor Invaded Ukraine” Leonid Bershidsky — Bloomberg, September 11, 2017
The Unedifying Spectacle of the Mikheil Saakshvili ScandalTimothy Ash — KyivPost, September 12, 2017
 Norway Settles Right of Center


Norway’s Right-Wing Coalition Claims Victory in General Election” Jon Henley — The Guardian, September 11, 2017

Norway Successfully Co-Opts Its Populists” — The Financial Times, September 12, 2017

What Right-Wing Populists Look Like in Norway” Emily Schuultheis — The Atlantic, September 12, 2017

 Macron’s Popularity Slips


The Macron Experiment” Colin Horgan — OpenCanada, September 8, 2017

Macron May See ‘Slackers’ Become Protest Rallying Cry in France” Richard Lough — Reuters, September 12, 2017

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