WACA Weekly World News Update 8/29/2018


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Remembering John McCain; Rohingya Crisis One Year On; Uganda’s Crackdown; Land Reform in South Africa; Australia’s New PM; Taiwan’s Allies Dwindle; Macron’s Call for European Defense; U.S. Foreign Aid Rollback?
 Remembering John McCain
Obituary: John McCain” Editorial Board — The Economist, August 26, 2018
The Death of Political Courage” Richard Fontaine — The Atlantic, August 26, 2018
Great-Heart Is Gone” Eliot Cohen — The Atlantic, August 26, 2018
McCain Honored By Best Friend Graham In Emotional Senate Speech” Kelsey Snell — NPR, August 28, 2018
The Rohingya Crisis, One Year Later
Rohingya Crisis: 132 MPs Across Region Call for Myanmar to Be Referred to ICC” Hannah Ellis-Petersen — The Guardian, August 24, 2018
Crackdown in Uganda
A Pop Star, a Protest, and a Likely Case of Torture in Uganda” Anonymous Author — The Atlantic, August 25, 2018
Ugandan Pop Star, Government Critic Bobi Wine Free on Bail” Rodney Muhumuza — The Kansas City Star (AP), August 27, 2018
Uganda: Who is Bobi Wine and Why Is He Creating Such a Fuss?” Editorial Board — News24, August 27, 2018


Land Reform in South Africa
Land Redistribution in South Africa, Trump’s Tweet, and U.S.-Africa Policy” Witney Schneidman and Landry Signé — Brookings, August 27, 2018
Trump Tweets About White Farmers While Indigenous Peoples Face Annihilation” Raj Patel — The Guardian, August 26, 2018
Leadership Change in Australia
The Rise and Rise of Scott Morrison” Deborah Snow — The Sydney Morning Herald, August 25, 2018
Meet Australia’s New Prime Minster, One-Time Attack Dog Scott Morrison” Ruth Pollard — Bloomberg, August 24, 2018
Scott Morrison Is a New Kind of Australian Prime Minister: An Evangelical Christian” Rick Rojas — The New York Times, August 27, 2018
The Fall Out from Australia’s Leadership Shake Up” Anthony Fensom — The Diplomat, August 28, 2018
Taiwan’s Allies Dwindle
China Seeks Domination, U.S. Says, After El Salvador Dumps Taiwan” Steve Holland, Yimou Lee — Reuters, August 23, 2018
Taiwan Prepares for the Day When It May Have No More Friends” Asia Times Staff — Asia Times, August 27, 2018
Ikea Is the Latest Big Brand to Feel the Heat in China Over Taiwan” Daniel Shane — CNN Money, August 29, 2018
Macron’s Call for European Defense
France’s Macron Urges Europe to Take Charge of Own Defense” Sylvie Corbet — AP News, August 27, 2018
Macron Says Europe Can No Longer Rely on U.S. for Security” Editorial Board — The Local France, August 27, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron Insists EU Can No Longer Rely on U.S. to Guarantee Its Security” Editorial Board — South China Morning Post, August 27, 2018
Trump Flip Flops on Foreign Assistance
U.S. Aid Community Braces for ‘Rescission’ Fight” Michael Igoe — Devex, August 24, 2018
Administration Decides Not to Roll Back Foreign Aid Funds” Carol Morello and Erica Werner — The Washington Post, August 28, 2018
Palestinians Blast Trump’s Aid Cut as Political Blackmail” Isabel Kershner — The Sydney Morning Herald, August 26, 2018