News Roundup 12/22/17

  • US nuclear weapons tests caused the death of 340,000 – 690,000 Americans. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley is putting the US on the path to war with Iran. [Link]
  • Preu’s president faces corruption charges. Several Central and South American politicians have been caught taking bribes from a construction company. [Link]
  • Two people have been arrested in connection with a terror attack in Austraila that injured 14. [Link]
  • The Myanmar government is cracking down on journalists to suppress possible evidence of mass graves. [Link]
  • General Haftar says the UN decree that supported a government in western Libya has expired. [Link]
  • The UN General Assembly votes 128-9 in favor of a resolution condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. [Link]
  • India looks to expand weapons exports in 2018. [Link]
  • Russia says there is no reason for US troops to remain in Syria. [Link]

Note: There will not be a news roundup or episode of Foreign Policy Focus on Monday. Have a Merry Christmas!  

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