Week in Review: Failed Independence Bids in Iraq and Spain, China’s New Maoism, Europe vs. Iran, and More
- A bid for independence for Kurds in Iraq has met a forceful response from Iraqi and Iranian forces. As America stands aside, Iran eliminates yet another obstacle to its regional dominance.
- Spain responds to Catalonia’s vote for independence by stripping it of some of its autonomy, and Europe is letting it happen.
- China’s president kicked off the Chinese Communist Party’s national congress and looks to be laying groundwork for tightening his grip on power for a new Maoist era.
- Donald Trump decertifying the Iran nuclear deal could force Europe to make a difficult choice: break with the U.S.—or confront Iran?
- We’ll also talk about how only a third of American states have a rainy-day fund—how Nepal is trying to remain a bridge between China and India—and how Russia is marketing its impressive advanced missile system to some interesting customers in the Middle East.
- Iran Pushes Kurds Out of Kirkuk
- Catalonia Update
- The Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress
- Two Thirds of American States Aren’t Ready for the Next Recession
- Europe’s Iranian Moment of Truth
- Russia’s S-400 Missile Systems: A Game Changer in the Middle East
- Nepal Wants to Remain a Bridge Between India, China