News Roundup 11/17/17

  • The judge has declared a mistrial in Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption case. [Link]
  • The House passes a tax reform bill. [Link]
  • 5,000 barrels of oil have spilled from the Dakota Access Pipeline. [Link]
  • Dan McAdams explains how the US plans to influence Hungarian elections. [Link]
  • Daniel Davis argues war with North Korea is now “likely” but there is still a chance for diplomacy. [Link]
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies has been pushing the idea of putting THAAD missiles in South Korea. THAAS missiles are made by a top donor of CSIS, Lockheed Martian. [Link]
  • The Libyan economy is in a downslide since the US war in 2011. [Link]
  • African countries are attempting to peacefully transition President Mugabe from power. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri plans to leave Saudi Arabia Saturday for France. [Link]
  • Afghanistan 2017 opium crop sets records of land use and weight produced. The anti-opium effort destroyed a record amount of opium. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • 14 people were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle 
  • Fighting is increasing in Syria near Damascus. The Syrian government is increasing airstrikes targeting rebels. The rebels have shelled Damascus. [Link]

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