Week in Review: A Telling Dutch Election, Russia Sends Troops to Egypt, Japan Stands Up to China, and Much More
• The Netherlands held an election where the far-right Freedom Party gained several seats and became the nation’s second most popular party. It shows just how much European politics are changing.
• It was reported this week that a contingent of Russian troops positioned themselves on Egypt’s border with Libya, showing Russia’s determination to exert its influence there—and also Vladimir Putin gave an order that will absorb troops from South Ossetia into Russia’s military command structure.
• Just two years after Scotland decided it wanted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, the nation’s leaders say they’re going to hold another referendum on Scottish independence.
• We’ll also talk about how federal courts are holding the Trump administration’s foreign policy in check—a bold move by Japan to counter China’s moves in the South China Sea—Iran’s effort to take the Golan Heights—a midnight airstrike by Israel into Syria—and a pornography scandal in the U.S. Marines.