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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Trouble In Asia (July 17 to 22, 2017)

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://warontherocks.com/2017/07/high-noon-in-the-himalayas-behind-the-china-india-standoff-at-doka-la/.

Stand-off at Doka La (Credit: War on the Rocks).

July 17 to 22, 2017

Trouble is brewing in Asia. Geopolitically, a stand-off between Bhutan, China, and India continues in the Himalayas, in Doka La, and no immediate resolution is in sight. Politically, four more pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong were stripped of their seats over an oath-taking controversy last year, and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe agreed to be questioned by the opposition over a cronyism scandal, two weeks after his party suffered a historic defeat in the Tokyo election. And finally, in terms of natural disasters as well as accidents or attacks, China, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam were hit by floods, while accidents or attacks struck Indonesia, Kashmir, and Taiwan.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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