News Roundup for April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

FEATURED:

THE WASHINGTON POST: Trump’s decision to leave a global arms treaty was built on an NRA lie [by Rachel Stohl] – April 29 (Opinion)

DEFENSE ONE: Trump’s Withdrawal from Arms Trade Treaty Could Reduce US Exports [by Rachel Stohl] – April 29 (Opinion)

ARMS CONTROL ASSOCIATION: Trump Move to Withdraw from Arms Trade Treaty Counterproductive – Rachel Stohl quoted – April 28

INTER PRESS SERVICE: US Takes Back Signature on Arms Trade Treaty [by Thalif Deen] – Rachel Stohl quoted – April 29

GREEN WATCH: US takes back signature on Arms Trade Treaty [by Lutfun Nahar] – Rachel Stohl quoted – April 30

NEWS RELEASES AND SELECTED STORIES

NPR: Why is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal? [by Steve Inskeep and Ashley Westerman] – Courtney Weatherby quoted – April 29

NPR: In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope for Growth – And Fears of Debt [by Ashley Westerman] – Brian Eyler quoted – April 26

UxC HEADLINE NEWS: Cindy’s field note was included in the UxC headline news distribution. https://www.stimson.org/content/going-deep-underground-visit-waste-isolation-pilot-plant-carlsbad-new-mexcio

LIVEDOOR: Last days of the Mighty Mekong: A Review of The Last Day of the Mighty Mekong, Impressions After Reading – Stimson Center mentioned – April 30

THE ORGANIZATION FOR WORLD PIECE: North Korea Wants Pompeo Out of Talks, U.S. Not Backing Down [by Ethen Beringen] – Jenny Town quoted – April 29

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS: Last Days of the Mighty Mekong: A Review – Brian Eyler quoted – April 29