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Hampton Roads World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – November 1-7, 2021

The Group of Twenty summit in Rome brought together leaders from the leading economic powers. These leaders DID NOT travel to the summit EXCEPT for WHICH ONE.  [#WACquiz]

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Chinese President Xi Jinping
Saudi King Salman

President Biden met with THIS world leader on the sidelines of the G20 summit for the first time since a “clumsy” rollout of anew defense pact among the UK, Australia and the US, called “AUKUS.” The arrangement included Australian acquisition of nuclear submarines, scotching a proposed sale of diesel-electric submarines from THEIR country. [#WACquiz]

President Emanual Macron of France
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan

As world heads of state – minus some leading polluters like China and Russia – gather in Glasgow for the COP26 UN climate summit, a United Nations report warned that current measures would result in THIS critical result. [#WACquiz]

A reduction of 15% in coal-fired power plants vice the Paris agreed 60%.
A rise in planetary temperatures of 2.7 degree C, not the 1.5 degree C target.
An increase in percentage of worldwide electric vehicles (EVs) of only 40% by 2025.
A reduction of agricultural methane emission of just 5%.

According to legislation governing U.S. foreign assistance appropriations, the United States has withdrawn a $700 million aid package from THIS country after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency last week, prompting protests in the country’s capital of Khartoum. (WACA Weekly World News Update)

Egypt
Tunisia
Mali
Sudan

The Biden administration amended their Mutual Defense Cooperation agreement with Greece, renewing a strong alliance. It appears aimed at deterring THIS other NATO member, whose President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently threatened to expel ten Western ambassadors. (WACA Weekly News Update)

Albania
Turkey
Italy
Czech Republic

Russia recently brokered a peace deal between Armenia and THIS country after a six-week long war was fought over the disputed Nargorno-Karabakh region, which ended with 6,000 people dead. [#WACquiz]

Turkey
Iraq
Georgia
Azerbaijan

Paris and London are bickering over THIS post-Brexit aspect of their relationship. [#WACquiz]

 

Submarines
Wine
FIsh
Airports

The President of Nicaragua and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, are said to be moving closer and closer to the creation of a police state having detained at least seven presidential candidates and banned some opposition political parties. THIS President of Nicaragua came on the scene from 1979-1990 as leader of the Sandinista government, target of American-backed “Contra” fighters? (WACA Weekly News Update)

Daniel Ortega
Enrique Bolaños Geyer
Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Noel Vidaurre

China and Australia reached agreement with THIS multilateral regional association to upgrade their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. [#WACquiz]

SEATO
CPTPP
APEC
ASEAN
As THIS city in China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it also prepares to be the first city ever to have hosted both the summer and winter games. [#WACquiz]
Shanghai
Beijing
Hong Kong
Tianjin
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