January 22, 2020
Davos 2020; American Leadership and the Global Order; China Corner; Russian Moves; Middle East Snapshot; Brexit Draws Closer; and Tech Time
" From now onwards Pakistan will only partner another country in peace. We would not become part of any other conflict. We would not join any other country in conflict."
-- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in remarks at the Davos 2020 World Economic Forum.
Davos 2020
Trump Focuses on Economy at Davos, Seeking a Counter to Impeachment” Annie Karni; David Gelles; Peter Baker -- New York Times, January 21, 2020
Trump Drops a Climate Bomb on Davos” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, January 21, 2020

Business Leaders See the Light of ‘Moral Capitalism’ at Davos” Stephen Bartholomeusz -- The Sydney Morning Herald, January 22, 2020

Stakeholder Capitalism Arrives at Davos” Addisu Lashitew -- Brookings, January 21, 2020
American Leadership and the Global Order
The Disintegration of the American Presidency” Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes -- The Atlantic, January 21, 2020

Bipolarity Is Back” Andrew Michta -- The American Interest, January 17, 2020

Cold War II Has America at a Disadvantage as China Courts Russia” Niall Ferguson -- Boston Globe, January 20, 2020
China Corner
Nine Dead as Chinese Coronavirus Spreads, Despite Efforts to Contain It” Anna Fifield -- The Washington Post, January 22, 2020

Deadly Virus in China Should Scare World Leaders to Action” Adam Minter -- Bloomberg, January 21, 2020

U.S.-China Trade Rapprochement Round One” Yao Yang -- East Asia Forum, January 19, 2020

China Just Suffered Five Small Defeats in January” Tom Rogan -- Washington Examiner, January 20, 2020

Why the U.S.-China Cold War Will Be Different” Robert Kaplan -- The National Interest, January 19, 2020
Russian Moves
Chinese Dreams, Russian Realities” Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner -- The Moscow Times, January 21, 2020

Will He Stay or Will He Go? Putin’s Role Will Change” Kadri Liik -- European Council on Foreign Relations, January 16, 2020

The Rift Between Turkey and America Has Paved the Way for Russia’s Rebound” Dimitri Simes -- The National Interest, January 20, 2020

Russia’s Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe” Anas El Gomati -- Foreign Policy, January 18, 2020
Middle East Snapshot
Leaders in Israel to Mark 75 Years Since Auschwitz Liberation” David Halbfinger and Isabel Kershner -- New York Times, January 22, 2020

Washington’s Strategy in the Post-Soleimani Middle East” Joe Macaron -- Responsible Statecraft, January 18, 2020

Bashar al-Assad’s Hollow Victory” Lina Khatib -- Foreign Affairs, January 17, 2020
Brexit Draws Closer
Britain Could Be Canada” Tom McTague -- The Atlantic, January 21, 2020

With Brexit Imminent, What Are the Chances of a UK Trade Deal With China?” Rana Mitter -- The Guardian, January 19, 2020

Brexit: NI Assembly Votes to Withhold Brexit Bill Consent” Jayne McCormack -- BBC, January 20, 2020
Tech Time
Who Will Lead the World in Technology: U.S., Europe, or China?” Alex Berezow -- American Council on Science and Health, January 21, 2020

Jeff Bezos Hack: Amazon Boss’s Phone ‘Hacked by Saudi Crown Prince’” Stephanie Kirchgaessner -- The Guardian, January 22, 2020