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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Trump’s Political And Geopolitical Challenges; An India-Pakistan Confrontation (February 25 to March 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!

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Former Trump longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

February 25 to March 2, 2019

As President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without a joint agreement and his former longtime lawyer testified in front of a House committee, India and Pakistan engaged in one of their most dangerous confrontation since their 1971 war. In Vietnam, the meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim ended because of disagreements over international sanctions, as Mr. Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen described his former client as a “racist”, “con man”, and “cheat” before alleging Mr. Trump’s involvement in different controversies. And prompted by a suicide bombing in Kashmir – and further against the background of an upcoming election in April – the two nuclear-armed powers, India and Pakistan, had skirmishes over the air, air strikes, and downed fighter jets.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

  • The collision between a train and a truck in New York killed at least three people.
  • Two women in Pennsylvania – who are now arrested – are accused of killing five family members.
  • Following tit-for-tat tariffs last year, China and the United States have been engaged in trade talks. For the third time, however, President Donald Trump delayed a deadline for raising tariffs on Chinese imported goods.
  • Following last year’s meeting in Singapore, President Donald Trump met with with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam. The summit, however, was cut short without a joint agreement. Disagreement over international sanctions was a key reason: “Pyongyang said sanctions against it must be lifted before there could be progress on dismantling its nuclear weapons programme“.
  • During a public hearing in front of a House committee, President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen described his former client as a “racist”, “con man”, and “cheat”, before alleging Mr. Trump’s involvement in or knowledge of different controversies.

Latin America

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