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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Persistence Of The Islamic State (May 14 to 19, 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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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

May 14 to 19, 2018

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may have lost its territories in Iraq and Syria, but in the past two weeks the countries of Afghanistan, Brazil, and Indonesia felt the effects of the terror group and its branches around the world. ISIS claimed responsibility for explosions in Afghanistan last week, where its capital has been the scene of escalated violence since January this year. Brazil charged 11 people for planning to establish an ISIS cell in the country, while in Indonesia three suicide bomb attacks in four days – carried out by families, including children – killed dozens of people. ISIS claimed responsibility for these attacks too.

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Latin America

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