January 20, 2021
Recrafting American Foreign Policy; Democracy as It Stands in the World Today; 10 Years Post Arab Spring; Navalny's Return to Russia; and Navigating a New Relationship Post Brexit.
Quote of the Week

To heal, we must remember. It's hard sometimes to remember, but that's how we heal. It's important to do that as a nation.
 
--President-elect Joe Biden spoke last night at the Covid-19 Memorial to urge remembrance of the 400,000 lives lost. 
Recrafting American Foreign Policy
The Post-Trump Reconstruction of America and the World” Kemal Derviş -- The Brookings Institution, January 19, 2021

America and the World: How to Build Back Better” Jonathan Tepperman; Fareed Zakaria -- Foreign Policy, January 15, 2021 

Biden Doesn’t Need a New Middle East Policy” James Jeffrey -- Foreign Affairs, January 15, 2021 

America’s Troubles Ahead in the Asia-Pacific" Hadrien Saperstein -- The Interpreter, January 14, 2021  

Biden’s North Korea Challenge” Naoko Aoki -- East Asia Forum, January 17, 2021  

U.S. Declares China's Actions Against Uighurs "Genocide"” Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian -- Axios, January 20, 2021
Democracy as It Stands in the World Today
“COVID-19 Batters Asia’s Already-Struggling Democracies” Joshua Kurlantzick -- The Japan Times, January 13, 2021 


"In Uganda, Museveni Steamrolls to a Sixth Term. Billions in U.S. Aid Help Him Stay in Power” Max Bearak -- The Washington Post, January 16, 2021 


The Future of Democracy and State Building in Postconflict Armenia” Laura Delcour -- Carnegie Europe, January 19, 2021

Maria Chaplia: In Ukraine, We Should Talk More About Ideas” Maria Chaplia -- Kyiv Post, January 13, 2021 
10 Years Post Arab Spring... Looking Back and Forward
A Decade After the Arab Spring, We Can See How We Failed It” Doug Saunders -- The Globe and Mail, January 14, 2021 

Egypt 2011: ‘We Did Not Know We Would Be Documenting History'” Alessio Romenzi -- Al Jazeera, January 17, 2021 

In Tunisia, Some Wonder if the Revolution Was Worth It” Vivian Yee -- The New York Times, January 19, 2021 

Special Briefing: The Arab Spring a Decade on” Fatima Abo Alasrar; Mietek Boduszyński; Paul Salem; Mohammed Soliman; Hafsa Halawa; Dima M. Toukan; Emiliano Alessandri; Ibrahim Al-Assil; Jessica Agostinelli -- Middle East Institute, January 14, 2021 
Navalny’s Return to Russia
After Arrest, Kremlin Critic Navalny Calls On Supporters To 'Take To The Streets'” Lucian Kim -- National Public Radio, January 18, 2021 

What Alexei Navalny’s Return to Russia Means for Vladimir Putin” Felix Light -- New Statesman, January 18, 2021 

Navalny Video: Putin Palace Claims Reach Millions for Jailed Critic” Steve Rosenberg -- BBC, January 20, 2021 
Navigating a New Relationship Post Brexit
Britain’s Foreign-Policy Debate Is Back” Ben Judah -- The Atlantic Council, January 14, 2021 

The UK and EU Are Heading for Bad-Tempered Rivalry, Unless We Can Avert It” Timothy Garton Ash -- The Guardian, January 14, 2021 

A Brexit Lesson: EU’s Benefits, Largely Invisible, Hurt to Lose” John Lichfield -- Politico, January 19, 2021