5 Top Reads
The World This Weekend
Chaos worsens in Sudan, Theresa May exits No. 10 Downing St., and the United States marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
This week, violence surged in Sudan after military forces raided a central protest site in Khartoum on Monday, leaving more than 100 people dead. The bloodshed came amid global pressure for the military to turn over power to civilians. Experts said the United States has been notably quiet in its response.
In the United Kingdom, Theresa May concluded her term as prime minister, as rhetoric escalated around the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. Staunch Brexiteer and former London mayor Boris Johnson is currently the favorite to succeed May, with the first round of voting among the Conservative members of Parliament beginning next week.
Meanwhile, North America and Europe marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Here are Foreign Policy’s top five weekend reads.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates are stepping in to fill the power vacuum in Sudan as bloodshed worsens in the North African country—but the United States remains firmly on the sidelines, Justin Lynch and Foreign Policy’s Robbie Gramer report.
The United States should not abandon the Sudanese in their greatest hour of need, Cameron Hudson argues.
A no-deal Brexit could be devastating for the United Kingdom. But it’s become a mainstream option among Brexit supporters as the debate has escalated, Aleks Eror writes.
Decades after Beijing’s seminal crackdown on political dissent, Washington continues to poorly calibrate its relationship with China, Melinda Liu writes.
Kelly Knight Craft, who awaits confirmation as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, started out as a prominent Republican donor and fundraiser—a unique background for the role she’s up for, Foreign Policy’s Colum Lynch reports.
The last survivors of the Normandy invasion—and history’s worst war—are almost gone, Foreign Policy‘s Michael Hirsh writes. How long will the international system they helped create survive them?
Seventy-five years after the fact, the lessons of 1944 are in jeopardy, Peter Feaver argues.