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 WWNU March 22, 2017

Revamping the European Union; Chinese Influence on World Affairs; Nuclear Talks; Immigration Laws; Russian Military; Asian Issues; Climate Change.

Quote of the Week:

"It's always much, much better to talk to one another and not about one another."
--Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, through an interpreter at a joint press conference with President Donald Trump.


Revamping the European Union


"How the EU Can Get Its Mojo Back" Stuart E. Eizenstat and Andrea Montanino -- Handelsblatt Global, March 17, 2017
"Trump, Europe, and the Non-Handshake Seen Round the World" Luis Simon -- War on the Rocks, March 20, 2017
"Theresa May to Trigger Article 50 on March 29" Tom McTague and Charlie Cooper -- POLITICO Europe, March 20, 2017
"Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?" Neil Thompson -- Foreign Policy Association, March 15, 2017

"The Latest Bump in the Road of Turkey's Quest to Join the EU: European Ultra-Nationalism" Emel Parlar Dal, Ali Kursun, and Hakan Mehmetcik -- The Conversation, March 21, 2017


Chinese Influence on World Affairs


"China and America Need a One-Korea Policy" Michael D. Swaine -- Foreign Policy, March 21, 2017
"How China Is Preparing for Cyberwar" Adam Segal -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 20, 2017
"Tillerson Wraps Up Asia Trip on Hopeful Note, but Uncertainties over North Korea Remain" Jessica Myers -- Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2017


Nuclear Talks


"The Real Problem with a Nuclear Ban Treaty" Matthew Harries -- Carnegie Endowment, March 15, 2017
"Non-Proliferation Challenges Facing the Trump Administration" Robert Einhorn -- Brookings Institution, March 2017


Immigration Laws


"President Trump Said a Major Report Found Immigration Hurt the Economy. 2 Authors Respond." Francine D. Blau and Gretchen Donehower -- Vox, March 17, 2017
"Trump's Revised Refugee and Visas Order" Benjamin Wittes -- Brookings Institution, March 17, 2017


Russian Military


"Relations with Russia: A Strategy of 'Constrainment'" Alexander Vershbow -- Atlantic Council, March 17, 2017
"Russia, Israel, and Iran Braced for the Endgame in Syria" Geoffrey Aronson -- Al Jazeera, March 17, 2017
"How Russia Is Turning Syria into a Major Naval Base for Nuclear Warships" Michael Peck -- The National Interest, March 18, 2017


Asian Issue


"Why Pakistan Associates Terrorism with Pashtuns and Afghans" Shamil Shams -- Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2017


Climate Change


"Paris Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer" Jess Shankleman and Joe Ryan -- Bloomberg, March 20, 2017
"Record-Breaking Climate Change Pushes World into 'Uncharted Territory'" Damian Carrington -- The Guardian, March 20, 2017



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