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Weekly World News Update – July 5, 2017

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Quote of the Week:

“Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war.” 

General Vincent Brooks, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, and the United Nations Command, in remarks following North Korea’s ICBM launch on July 4.

North Korea Raises the Stakes
Experts: North Korea’s Missile Was a ‘Real ICBM’ – and a Grave Milestone” Joby Warrick — The Washington Post, July 4, 2017

North Korea’s ICBM Test Isn’t a Game Changer” Robert E. Kelley — The National Interest, July 5, 2017

Breaking the Impasse with North Korea” Hitoshi Tanaka — East Asia Forum, July 4, 2017

President Trump Needs to Explore a Diplomatic Resolution with North Korea” — Independent, July 4, 2017

Trump’s First Face-to-Face with Putin
Despite High Tensions, Trump, Putin Seek to Reestablish a Broken Dialogue” Mike Eckel and Robert Coalson — Radio Free Europe, July 5, 2017

Trump-Putin Talks Raise Anxiety Ex-Spymaster Will Get Upper Hand” — Bloomberg, July 5, 2017

Aides’ Biggest Worry on Trump’s Europe Trip: A Meeting With Putin” Julie Hirschfield Davis and Glenn Thrush — The New York Times, July 5, 2017

U.S. Leadership and Global Equity in Focus at G20 Summit
Trump Wants a Do-Over in Europe” Thomas Wright — Politico, July 4, 2017

What’s at Stake at the G20 Summit” — Council on Foreign Relations, July 3, 2017

Could the G20 Summit Usher in a New Globalization Order?” Henrik Bohme — Deutsche Welle, July 4, 2017

Strategic Moment: Why China’s Xi Visited Russia Right Ahead of the G20 Summit” — Sputnik International, July 5, 2017

It’s Time for G20 Leaders to Embrace Civil Society” Cathal Gilbert — Al Jazeera, July 3, 2017

A G20 Refugee Agenda” Syed Munir Khasru — Project Syndicate, July 5, 2017

‘Winning’ Afghanistan
On July 4 Visit to Kabul, GOP Senators Say U.S. Needs to Win in Afghanistan” Pamela Constable — The Washington Post, July 4, 2017

Four Ways America Can Fix Afghanistan” James P. Farwell — The National Interest, July 4, 2017

U.S. Senators: Military Surge Alone Will Not Win Afghan War” Ayaz Gul — Voice of America, July 4, 2017

Qatar-Gulf Crisis
Saudi-Led Group: Qatar Not Serious About Demands” — Al Jazeera, July 5, 2017

Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis” Stephen A. Cook; James M. Lindsay; Robert McMahon — The Council on Foreign Relations, June 30, 2017 [Podcast]

Demanding Justice for Turkey
The Death of Democracy in Turkey” Soner Cagaptay — The Washington Institute, June 29, 2017

March for ‘Justice’ by Erdogan Opponents Gains Momentum and Alarms Government” Karim Faheem — The Washington Post, July 3, 2017

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