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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Fall Of Aleppo (December 12 to 17, 2016)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1410255/aleppo-syria.jpg.

Aleppo, Syria.

December 12 to 17, 2016

The fall of Aleppo, Syria, to Syrian government forces marks a turning point in the conflict within the country, and President Bashar al-Assad now has control over all of Syria’s most important cities. The city of Idlib remains the final stronghold of the Syrian rebels, though “it has nowhere near the economic weight or urban population that Aleppo offered[,] and it is already home to a large, displaced population“. Around the world, political leaders continue to face challenges. South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been impeached, but the process might take a long time. Dutch far-right Geert Wilders was convicted of inciting discrimination and of insulting a group. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been under fire for perceived mismanagement of the economy.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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