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May 11, 2022
Weekly World News Update
Syria Back on the Agenda in Brussels; Russia Targets Odesa; Draghi Firm on Sanctions; The Marcos Dynasty Returns to the Philippines; Sri Lankan PM Resigns; ASEAN Heads to the U.S.; Hunger Crisis Threatening Africa; Bolsonaro Doubting Results Before October Election Begins
Syria Back on the Agenda in Brussels
Russia Targets Odesa
"Four Ukraine Takeaways From Russia's Victory Day" Olivier Knox – Washington Post, May 10, 2022


"Putin Bombs Odesa Hours After Laying Flowers to the 'Hero City'" Michael Wasiura – Newsweek, May 10, 2022

"Belarus Has Good Reason for Concern Over Putin's Nuclear Intimidation" Steven Pifer -- Atlantic Council, May 10, 2022

Draghi Firm on Sanctions in Meeting With Biden
The Marcos Dynasty Returns to the Philippines
"In the Philippines, Nostalgia for Strongmen Trumps Democracy" Ishaan Tharoor – Washington Post, May 10, 2022

"The Philippines' Strongman Problem" Sheila Coronel – Foreign Affairs, May 5, 2022

"Marcos Presidency Complicates U.S. Efforts to Counter China" David Rising and Jim Gomez – The Diplomat, May 10, 2022

"Why the Marcos Family Is So Infamous in the Philippines" Gareth Evans – BBC News, May 10, 2022

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Resigns
"Sri Lanka Asks, 'What Now?' After PM Exit and Night of Fiery Chaos" Munza Mushtaq – Nikkei Asia, May 10, 2022

"In Blow to Ruling Family, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Quits in Face of Unrest" Skandha Gunasekara and Mujib Mashal – New York Times, May 9, 2022


"Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Creates Opening for India" Philip Wen and Alexander Saeedy – Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2022

ASEAN Heads to the U.S.
"What to Expect From the U.S.-ASEAN Summit" Brian Harding – U.S. Institute of Peace, May 9, 2022

"Seize the 'Asian Moment,' China Tells Cambodia Ahead of U.S.-ASEAN Summit" Laura Zhou – South China Morning Post, May 9, 2022

"Myanmar's Meaningless Five-Point Consensus" Colm Quinn – Foreign Policy, May 11, 2022
Hunger Crisis Threatening Africa
Bolsonaro Doubting Results Before October Election Begins
"Why Reelection Would Embolden Bolsonaro Even More" Oliver Stuenkel – Americas Quarterly, May 10, 2022

"Bolsonaro Is Already Undermining Brazil's Upcoming Election" Robert Muggah – Foreign Policy, May 4, 2022


"CIA Director Urged Bolsonaro to Stop Doubting Brazil's Voting System" Tom Phillips – The Guardian, May 5, 2022


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