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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Putin’s Russia In The Spotlight (March 19 to 24, 2018)

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.

March 19 to 24, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have been re-elected by a landslide with a dominant 76.66 per cent of the vote, thereby extending his rule for another six years, but international headlines were instead dominated by reports of Russian involvement in the United Kingdom (UK) and interference in the United States (US). In the UK, following the nerve-agent attack of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil, Russia expelled 23 British diplomats and closed a British consulate, after the UK had expelled 23 staff at the Russian embassy in London. Despite Brexit, the European Union has rallied together to show solidarity with the UK. In the US, President Donald Trump named special counsel Robert Mueller – who is overseeing an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections – for the first time in a series of tweets, sparking concerns that he may order the firing of Mr. Mueller.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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