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United States

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January 20, 2017

A Trump Administration, With Obama Staff Members Filling In the Gaps

By Maggie Haberman & Glenn Thrush | The New York Times

Donald J. Trump arrived in Washington the day before his inauguration as the nation’s 45th president in a swirl of cinematic pageantry but facing serious questions about whether his chaotic transition has left critical parts of the government dangerously short-handed.

The Government Secrets Trump Is About to Discover

By Garrett M. Graff | Politico

From spy planes to cyberattacks to the private lives of foreign leaders, the president gets access to more confidential material than anyone else on the planet. Now, it’s all in Donald Trump’s hands.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

What Kind of New Beginning?

By David Rothkopf | Foreign Policy (subscription required)

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office, it will mean a new beginning for a new America. What you see when you watch the inauguration and what it stirs in you will determine just what kind of a beginning that is and what kind of America will emerge in the days and months and years to follow.

The Americas

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January 20, 2017

Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Lands in New York to Face Charges

By Tom Hays, Peter Orsi & Bradley Klapper | Associated Press

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Europe

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January 20, 2017

Opinion

January 20, 2017

Brexit Into Trumpland

By Philippe Legrain | Project Syndicate

British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the U.K. toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests.

Can Germany Learn to Understand Trumpish?

By Jochen Bittner | The New York Times

The best anyone can say about German-American relations these days is that, for the time being, they are dangerously lost in translation.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini has invited Kosovo and Serbia representatives to a high-level meeting, the first after the “train” incident. Last week, Kosovo authorities stopped a Serb train with nationalistic slogans from entering Kosovo, an episode that caused harsh reactions from Belgrade.

Africa

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January 20, 2017

Gambian Leader Told to Cede Power or Be Forced Out

By Carley Petesch & Babacar Dione | Associated Press

The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

Boko Haram Attacks Camp Bombed by Nigeria's Air Force

By Haruna Umar & Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim | Associated Press

Boko Haram extremists attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it, witnesses said Friday, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

South Sudan Cannot Be Allowed to Collapse

By Andrew S. Natsios | The New York Times

If the conflict in Syria tops the list of the world’s worst civil wars today, the one in South Sudan is a close second. Over the past three years, more than three million South Sudanese civilians have been displaced inside the country or have fled abroad because of fighting and atrocities — including more than 340,000 just to Uganda over the past six months.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Burundi and the African Union have signed a deal to renew the mandate of Burundian peacekeeping troops in Somalia, the bloc said Friday. The move comes more than two months after Burundi said it would withdraw all its troops on duty in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) due to a dispute with the European Union over the payment of salaries.

Middle East & North Africa

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January 20, 2017

A sweeping bill that will alter the Turkish constitution and grant broad powers to the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is on track to pass in parliament, paving the way for a historic spring referendum that could transform the country’s politics and strengthen the ruling party.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

What Game Is Russia Playing in Libya?

By Mohamed Eljarh | Al-Monitor

Russia appears headed toward greater involvement in Libya, a development that could have catastrophic consequences for Libya and the region.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

UAE's Mohammad to Visit India on Tuesday

By Binsal Abdul Kader | Gulf News

The upcoming visit of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to India next week will provide a further impetus to strategic relations between the two nations, a top Indian diplomat told Gulf News on Thursday.

Asia-Pacific

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January 20, 2017

Taiwan aspires to create a "new era" of peace with China as military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, lauding Taipei's peaceful intentions at a time of tension with Beijing.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

Xi Jinping’s Guide to the Chinese Way of Globalization

By Eric Li | Financial Times (subscription required)

China’s take on globalisation has never been universalist. Allowing different countries to pursue their own development paths without undue external influence has been the central theme of its engagement with the world.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

United States

Top News

January 20, 2017

A Trump Administration, With Obama Staff Members Filling In the Gaps

By Maggie Haberman & Glenn Thrush | The New York Times

Donald J. Trump arrived in Washington the day before his inauguration as the nation’s 45th president in a swirl of cinematic pageantry but facing serious questions about whether his chaotic transition has left critical parts of the government dangerously short-handed.

The Government Secrets Trump Is About to Discover

By Garrett M. Graff | Politico

From spy planes to cyberattacks to the private lives of foreign leaders, the president gets access to more confidential material than anyone else on the planet. Now, it’s all in Donald Trump’s hands.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

What Kind of New Beginning?

By David Rothkopf | Foreign Policy (subscription required)

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office, it will mean a new beginning for a new America. What you see when you watch the inauguration and what it stirs in you will determine just what kind of a beginning that is and what kind of America will emerge in the days and months and years to follow.

The Americas

Top News

January 20, 2017

Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Lands in New York to Face Charges

By Tom Hays, Peter Orsi & Bradley Klapper | Associated Press

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Europe

Top News

January 20, 2017

Opinion

January 20, 2017

Brexit Into Trumpland

By Philippe Legrain | Project Syndicate

British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the U.K. toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests.

Can Germany Learn to Understand Trumpish?

By Jochen Bittner | The New York Times

The best anyone can say about German-American relations these days is that, for the time being, they are dangerously lost in translation.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini has invited Kosovo and Serbia representatives to a high-level meeting, the first after the “train” incident. Last week, Kosovo authorities stopped a Serb train with nationalistic slogans from entering Kosovo, an episode that caused harsh reactions from Belgrade.

Africa

Top News

January 20, 2017

Gambian Leader Told to Cede Power or Be Forced Out

By Carley Petesch & Babacar Dione | Associated Press

The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

Boko Haram Attacks Camp Bombed by Nigeria's Air Force

By Haruna Umar & Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim | Associated Press

Boko Haram extremists attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it, witnesses said Friday, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

South Sudan Cannot Be Allowed to Collapse

By Andrew S. Natsios | The New York Times

If the conflict in Syria tops the list of the world’s worst civil wars today, the one in South Sudan is a close second. Over the past three years, more than three million South Sudanese civilians have been displaced inside the country or have fled abroad because of fighting and atrocities — including more than 340,000 just to Uganda over the past six months.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

Burundi and the African Union have signed a deal to renew the mandate of Burundian peacekeeping troops in Somalia, the bloc said Friday. The move comes more than two months after Burundi said it would withdraw all its troops on duty in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) due to a dispute with the European Union over the payment of salaries.

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

January 20, 2017

A sweeping bill that will alter the Turkish constitution and grant broad powers to the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is on track to pass in parliament, paving the way for a historic spring referendum that could transform the country’s politics and strengthen the ruling party.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

What Game Is Russia Playing in Libya?

By Mohamed Eljarh | Al-Monitor

Russia appears headed toward greater involvement in Libya, a development that could have catastrophic consequences for Libya and the region.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

UAE's Mohammad to Visit India on Tuesday

By Binsal Abdul Kader | Gulf News

The upcoming visit of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to India next week will provide a further impetus to strategic relations between the two nations, a top Indian diplomat told Gulf News on Thursday.

Asia-Pacific

Top News

January 20, 2017

Taiwan aspires to create a "new era" of peace with China as military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, lauding Taipei's peaceful intentions at a time of tension with Beijing.

Opinion

January 20, 2017

Xi Jinping’s Guide to the Chinese Way of Globalization

By Eric Li | Financial Times (subscription required)

China’s take on globalisation has never been universalist. Allowing different countries to pursue their own development paths without undue external influence has been the central theme of its engagement with the world.

Off the Radar

January 20, 2017

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