February 12, 2020
Coronavirus: How Far Will It Reach?; Global Power; National Security and Intelligence; Law & Armed Conflict; Highs and Lows for International Refugees; EU Roundup; Middle East-South Asia Struggles; and Brexit Burns in Ireland
" Viruses can have more powerful consequences than any terrorist action."
-- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, in remarks after an international meeting of 400 scientists and other experts convened in Geneva to look for solutions to the crisis.
Coronavirus: How Far Will It Reach?
WHO to Accelerate Research and Innovation for New Coronavirus” World Health Organization -- February 6, 2020

Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Bleak Milestone, Exceeding SARS Toll” Steven Lee Myers and Karen Zraick -- New York Times, February 9, 2020

China Should Fear the Coronavirus. Look What Plague Did to Ancient Athens” James Holmes -- The National Interest, February 9, 2020

Wuhan Gets Its First Virus Martyr” James Palmer -- Foreign Policy, February 6, 2020

How Xi Jinping’s “Controlocracy” Lost Control” Xiao Qiang -- Project Syndicate, February 10, 2020
Global Power
China’s Modernizing Military” Lindsey Maizland -- Council on Foreign Relations, February 5, 2020

Mismanaging the Challenge: Responding to the Rise in China” Robert Ross -- Responsible Statecraft, February 11, 2020

Is the World Growing Softer or Just Getting Wiser?” David Howell -- Japan Times, February 7, 2020
National Security and Intelligence
Toward Accountable Nuclear Deterrents: How Much Is Too Much?” George Perkovich -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 11, 2020

The Intelligence Coup of the Century” Greg Miller -- The Washington Post, February 11, 2020
Law & Armed Conflict
Qassam Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill” Adam Entous and Evan Osnos -- The New Yorker, February 6, 2020 

India Takes Foreign Envoys to Disputed Kashmir” Shah Abbas -- The Associated Press, February 12, 2020


Explosive Weapons Devastating for Civilians” Human Rights Watch, February 6, 2020

The Idlib Crisis Is a Reminder That the Syrian War Is Not Over” Adam Taylor -- The Washington Post, February 6, 2020
Highs and Lows for International Refugees
Idlib Displacement Worst Since Start of Syria War: UN” Agence France-Presse -- Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2020

Hope and Anxiety as Congolese Refugees Return Home from Angola” Alexandra Stenbock-Fermor and Lubiana Gosp-Server -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees, February 6, 2020 

Greek Islanders Resist Plan to Seize Properties for Refugee Centers” The National Herald, February 12, 2020
EU Roundup
The Case for Extending New START” Alexander Vershbow -- Atlantic Council, February 5, 2020 

The Search for Freedom of Action: Macron’s Speech on Nuclear Deterrence” Tara Varma -- European Council on Foreign Affairs, February 7, 2020

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Favorite to Replace Merkel Stands Down” Jenny Hill -- BBC, February 11, 2020

Does the EU Hear the Israeli Public?” Liora Hening Cohen -- The Jerusalem Post, February 8, 2020
Middle East-South Asia Struggles
Deal or No Deal Ep. 48” Jonathan Schnazer -- Foundation for Defense of Democracies, February 6, 2020

Can We Bomb Afghanistan to Peace?” Bonnie Kristian -- RealClearWorld, February 7, 2020


A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Treaty” Madeleine Albright and Igor Ivanov -- New York Times, February 10, 2020
Brexit Burns in Ireland
" Sinn Fein Just Upended Ireland’s Status Quo. What Comes Next?" Colm Quinn -- Foreign Policy, February 12, 2020

The Special Bond Between Ireland and the UK Will Not Be Undermined By Brexit” Simon Coveney -- The Guardian, January 31, 2020