In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editor, Elliot Waldman, talk about North Korea’s recent string of short-range ballistic missile tests, the Trump administration’s less-than-forceful response, and what that says about the broader dysfunction plaguing the U.S. intelligence and foreign policy communities. They also discuss the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Algeria, which are now in their 25th week. As Francisco Serrano notes in his in-depth report for WPR this week, the outlook for the country’s protest movement remains unclear, given the risks that Algeria’s military leaders could still revert to form and crack down on the demonstrators.
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Relevant Articles on WPR:
South Korea and Japan Are Embroiled in a Trade War. Can the U.S. Step In?
Egged on by Trump, America’s Friends Are Fighting and Undermining the U.S.
After Bouteflika’s Ouster, Algeria’s Popular Uprising Faces a Much Bigger Test
Kelly Knight Craft’s Long To-Do List at the United Nations
For Justice in Myanmar, Sanction the War Profiteers Financing Genocide
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