February 5, 2020
Brexit and the New EU; Coronavirus Update; Russia-China: Progress?; Macron in the Middle; The Foreign Policies of War; Proxy Actions in Africa; South America Snapshot; North Korea Watch; and Power and Protection
" We've got a deal, it's a great deal, we're out."
-- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

" The most ambitious partnership is what we had. When you are not a member of the EU then, objectively speaking, your position is different and less favorable."
-- Michel Barnier , European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the UK

" [Will the] new relationship be determined by the economic interests of our country or by the ideological commitments to break with the European social model that drove so many of the Brexit enthusiasts? I am sorry to say that today's statement suggests… that ideology has trumped common sense."
-- Paul Blomfield, Labor Party's Shadow Brexit Minister

Brexit and the EU-UK free trade agreement negotiations from three different standpoints.
Brexit and the New EU
Goodbye Europe, Hello America?” Madeleine Kearns -- National Review, February 4, 2020

Keeping the Relationship Special” Patrick Davies -- American Foreign Service Association, January/February 2020
Europe Can’t Afford to Alienate the UK” Romain Leick -- Der Spiegel, January 31, 2020

The European Union’s Double Crisis of Legitimacy” Yascha Mounk -- The Atlantic, January 31, 2020 

It Was All a Dream: There Was No Way to Stop Brexit” David Runciman -- The Guardian, February 1, 2020 
Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus Outbreak: What Is the U.S. Public Health Response?” Lindsay Maizland -- Council on Foreign Relations, February 4, 2020

The Economics of Pandemics and Quarantines” Vincent Geloso -- American Institute of Economic Research, January 28, 2020
Russia-China: Progress?
Russia Struggles With the Chinese Challenge” Pavel Baev -- Eurasia Daily Monitor, February 5, 2020

How Much Will Russia Benefit from New Pipeline to China?” Li-Chen Sim -- Responsible Statecraft, February 5, 2020
Macron in the Middle
Macron Torn Between Poland and Putin” Rym Momtaz -- Politico EU, February 4, 2020

Macron’s Visit to Warsaw” Ray Wojcik -- Center for European Policy Analysis, January 31, 2020 
The Foreign Policies of War
Outspoken Recep Tayyip Erdogan Challenges Both Washington and Moscow” Simon Tisdall -- The Guardian, February 1, 2020

Turkish Gambit: Impact of Aggressive Foreign Policy” Mustafa Batman -- Yale University, January 28, 2020

Stuck in the Middle: Iraq and the Enduring Conflict Between the United States and Iran” Vanda Felbab-Brown -- Brookings, January 29, 2020

U.S. Commander Visits Iraq Amid Tensions Over Strike That Killed Iranian General” Missy Ryan -- The Washington Post, February 4, 2020

Americans Demand a Rethinking of the ‘Forever War’” Edward Wong -- New York Times, February 2, 2020
Proxy Actions in Africa
Trump Scapegoats Almost a Quarter of Africa’s Population" Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, February 5, 2020

Africa: The First Casualty of the New Information Warfare Against China” Caleb Slayton -- War on the Rocks, February 3, 2020

Algeria Battles Larger Countries to Vie for Leading Role in Libya Peace Process” Simon Speakman Cordell -- Al- Monitor, February 4, 2020
South America Snapshot
Can India Become a Player in Latin America?” Ketan Mehta -- The Diplomat, February 1, 2020

End the Failed Venezuela Regime Change Policy” Daniel Larison -- The American Conservative, February 3, 2020

From Exile, Evo Morales Fights to Maintain Influence in Bolivia” Frida Ghitis -- World Politics Review, January 30, 2020

How Dollarization Saved Ecuador’s Economy” Mauricio Ríos García -- WorldCrunch, January 28, 2020 
North Korea Watch
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Finds Himself in a Bind of His Own Making” Artyom Lukin -- Stratfor Worldview, January 31, 2020 

How to Approach the North Korea Problem in 2020” Michael Fuchs and Haneul Lee -- Center for American Progress, February 3, 2020
Power and Protection
The Infallibility of Popes and Presidents” Robert Zaretsky -- RealClear World, February 4, 2020