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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Successes And Failures At Reconciliation (January 28 to February 2, 2019)

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://www.gouvernement.fr/sites/default/files/styles/plein-cadre/public/locale/image/2019/01/aachentreaty.png?itok=AWdevSuy.

The signing of the Treaty of Aachen.

January 28 to February 2, 2019

France and Germany signed the Treaty of Aachen and in Afghanistan the Taliban and the United States said they agreed in principle to a peace framework, as the celebration of Australia Day remains contested, the Palestinian government submitted its resignation, and the Brexit turmoil continues in the United Kingdom. With successes: France and Germany signed the Franco-German treaty focused on political and economic cooperation, and in Afghanistan the Taliban and the US said they agreed in principle to a peace framework. With failures: The celebration of Australia Day – or Invasion Day – remains contested, attempts at reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in Palestine have remained unsuccessful, and the UK’s plans to reopen negotiations with the European Union have been rejected.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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