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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Uncertainty In Asia (November 7 to November 12, 2016)

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://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2015/12/04/Foreign/Images/India_Air_Pollution-0add8-6763.jpg.

Levels of the most dangerous air particles in New Delhi, India soared to over 16 times the limit considered to be safe by the Indian government (The Washington Post).

November 7 to 12, 2016

The election of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States may have made headlines this past week, but uncertainty persists in Asia. An oath-taking controversy in Hong Kong and Beijing’s intervention in the local court case have sparked widespread protests in the city. Tens of thousands marched in Jakarta, demanding that Governor Ahok – even though he is still heavily favoured to win the election in February next year – be jailed for blasphemy. And beyond the political realm, levels of dangerous PM 2.5 in New Delhi soared to over 16 times the limited considered to be safe by the Indian government, with no solutions in sight.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

  • Despite losing the popular vote by a slim margin, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – with his appeal to white, blue-collared and working-class voters – was elected as the 45th President of the United States.
  • Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton – like outgoing President Barack Obama – called for unity, for Americans to give President-elect Trump a chance to lead, and for an orderly transition of executive power.

Latin America


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