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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Young Leaders Emerge, As The Right Makes Gains In Europe (October 23 to 28, 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!

Taken from https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/k/q/r/d/4/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.1ks384.png/1501645680162.jpg.

Incoming Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

October 23 to 28, 2017

37-year-old Jacinda Ardern is set to be the next prime minister of New Zealand, after her party successfully formed a coalition government. This comes a week after 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s Party – now the incoming Chancellor of the country – propelled his party to victory, in a parliamentary election which also reflected gains made by the political right in Europe. This week too, far-right and far-left anti-[European Union] parties made gains in the elections in the Czech Republic, and this also comes a month after the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany secured enough votes, to enter the parliament as the first far-right party in more than 50 years.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

  • A suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 30 people inside a Shia mosque. In August this year, in a similar attack against worshippers, at least 29 people were killed by suicide bombers, who opened fire before blowing themselves up.
  • Bodies of 67 Syrian civilians – said to be summarily killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – were discovered. These “apparent revenge killings” come after ISIS lost ground in both Iraq and Syria.

North America

Latin America

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