News Roundup 5/9/19

by | May 9, 2019

News Roundup 5/9/19

by | May 9, 2019

Russiagate

  • US and foreign intelligence worked to interfere in the Trump campaign. [Link]   
  • The Mueller Report allows readers to look past the no collusion finding and hold on to the Russiagate conspiracy theory. [Link]

US Foreign Policy

China

  • Trump raises tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion in Chinese products. [Link]
  • China tells two US guided missile destroyers to leave waters claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • Daniel Larison breaks down the terrible advice Pompeo is getting on China. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Myanmar releases two Reuters journalists from jail. The journalists were arrested for covering an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya. They were sentenced to seven years and served 500 days. The Myanmar government released over 6,000 other prisoners at the same time. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US war in Afghanistan is going so poorly; it has stopped reporting most meaningful data. [Link]
  • Airstrikes targeting Taliban drug labs killed at least 45 civilians. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Acting Secretary of Defense claims that Iran poses multiple, credible threats to US interests. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama argues the US is pushing Iran out of the JCPOA. [Link]
  • The UN calls on the Yemen government to release Ethiopian migrants from detention centers. The conditions in the detention center are deplorable. [Link]

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