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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Rising Tensions In Iran (June 17 to 22, 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://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2018/05/RTS1Q6Z2-1024x646.jpg.

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

June 17 to 22, 2019

Despite recent bids to save the 2015 nuclear accord – which the United States withdrew from last year – Iran said it plans to exceed limits on its stockpile of enriched uranium next week. Iran then shot down an American military drone, and reports also emerged that the United States had called for a retaliatory military strike before it was called off by President Donald Trump at the last minute.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

  • Egypt’s first democratically elected leader Mohamed Morsi – who “had been on trial for an espionage case” in relation to a number of foreign organisations – died after suffering from a heart attack in court.
  • Despite recent bids to save the 2015 nuclear accord – which the United States withdrew from last yearIran said it plans to exceed limits on its stockpile of enriched uranium next week.
  • Iran shot down an American military drone flying over the country, reportedly sending a clear defensive message to the United States.
  • Later in the week, reports emerged that the United States had called for a retaliatory military strike against Iran before it was called off by President Donald Trump at the last minute.
  • For the murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, a United Nations report is calling for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman to be investigated. The government is also said to be responsible.

North America

Latin America

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