Weekly World News Update – June 21, 2017

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Quote of the Week:

“Inclusion requires opening our minds, hearts, and communities to refugees. It requires a whole of society approach – joining up students, business leaders, athletes, activists, religious leaders, politicians, and artists – to share responsibility.” 

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in a statement on World Refugee Day 2017.

“Inclusion” Key Theme on World Refugee Day
War, Violence, Persecution Push Displacement to New, Unprecedented High” — UNHCR, June 19, 2017

Why Are Only Poor Countries Taking Refugees?” Kofi Annan — Time, June 20, 2017

Listen to Eastern Europe” Michael Brendan Dougherty — National Review, June 19, 2017

Unpacking the Numbers on Global Refugees” Elizabeth Ferris — Brookings, June 20, 2017

Confronting North Korea
Trump Faces ‘Land of Lousy Options’ with North Korea After Otto Warmbier’s Death” Matt Kwong — CBC News, June 21, 2017

Dialogue Possible If North Korea Suspends Nuclear Program” Yi Whan-Woo — Korea Times, June 15, 2017

Energy Security in North Korea: From Defiance to Survival” Patricia L Schouker — Foreign Policy Association, June 15, 2017

North Korea’s Nuclear Power Strategy” Adam P. MacDonald — East Asia Forum, June 15, 2017

North Korea’s Military Capabilities” Eleanor Albert — CFR, June 20, 2017

Tensions Intensify Complexities in Syria
Tensions Between America and Russia Escalate as Countries Clash Over Drones and Airspace” Mythili Sampathkumar — Independent, June 20, 2017

Why the Best Solution for Syria is Partition” Robert Nicholson — The Federalist, June 21, 2017

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, and Iran: Is “Half” a Strategy Better than None?” Anthony H. Cordesman– CSIS, June 19, 2017

Global Implications of Unbounded Terrorism
The Lessons of a Terrorist Attack at a London Mosque” — The Economist, June 21, 2017

The West Has a Terror Problem (But It’s Not What You Think)” Ken Gude — The National Interest, June 20, 2017

The Origins and Evolution of IS in Libya” Jason Pack; Rhiannon Smith; Karim Mezran — Atlantic Council, June 20, 2017

Islamists Have Failed to Divide France. Will They Succeed in Britain?” Gavin Mortimer — The Spectator, June 21, 2017

Macron’s Governance Challenges
Emmanuel Macron’s Political Honeymoon Is Already Over” Aamna Mohdin — Quartz, June 21, 2017

France’s Drive for Ethical Politics” — Christian Science Monitor, June 21, 2017

Emmanuel Macron Is Facing the ‘Mother of All Battles‘” George Ross — Foreign Policy, June 20, 2017

CIA Declassifies Iranian Coup Documents
64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup” Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian — Foreign Policy, June 20, 2017
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