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The Weekly Global Roundup: The Reign Of Terror (April 3 to 8, 2017)

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!

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

April 3 to 8, 2017

Concerns over terrorism and continued violence surfaced in the past week. On terrorism: A metro explosion in Russia – said to be an “act of terror” – killed at least 11 people, while a suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed more than 50 people and wounded more than 300 people. The Syrian military, however, denied responsibility. On continued violence, around the world: South Sudan remains mired in a civil war, plagued by the problems of outgoing refugees, famine, and child soldiers; Turkey still faces threats on two fronts, from the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria and from the Kurdish separatists; and Venezuela grapples with longstanding political and economic problems, following a clash between the branches of the government.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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