January 29, 2020
Coronavirus Causes Alarm; Trade Talk; European Roundup; Holocaust: 75 Years After Auschwitz; Ukraine Update; Planning for Peace in the Middle East?; Iran News; Presidential Foreign Policy; Disaster Strikes; and the Gender Equality in 2020
" The spirits of evil are emerging in a new guise, presenting their anti-Semitic, racist, authoritarian thinking as an answer for the future, a new solution to the problems of our age. And I wish I could say that we Germans have learnt from history once and for all. But I cannot say that when hatred is spreading."
-- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Jan. 23 World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.
Coronavirus Causes Alarm
New Coronavirus Cases in China Surpass SARS Epidemic as Infections Grow Abroad” Simon Denyer and David Crawshaw -- The Washington Post, January 29, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Concern Is Warranted, Panic Is Not” David Heymann and Lara Hollmann -- Chatham House, January 23, 2020

China’s Biological ‘Chernobyl’: Different Country, Same Lies” Bradley Thayer and Lianchao Han -- The Hill, January 28, 2020

Chinese New Year 2020: The Year of the Coronavirus” Alex Berezow and Phillip Orchard -- American Council on Science and Health, January 27, 2020
Trade Talk
Reform the WTO, Don’t End It” Willis Krumholz -- RealClear World, January 24, 2020

What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations” Nader Habibi and Hans Yue Zhu -- The Diplomat, January 22, 2020
European Roundup
The Fragmentation of the European Union” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, January 28, 2020

The Three Elephants of European Security” Johanna Möhring -- War on the Rocks, January 28, 2020

What Did the United Kingdom Just Decide on Huawei and 5G?” James Lewis -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 28, 2020

An Italian Flash Mob Just Pushed Back Europe’s Populist Tide” Rachel Donadio -- The Atlantic, January 27, 2020

A Chance for Leadership: German Foreign Policy After the Killing of Qassem Soleimani” René Wildangel -- European Council on Foreign Relations -- January 22, 2020
Holocaust: 75 Years After Auschwitz
Ukraine Update
How Ukraine Vanished in the Fog of Impeachment” Kurt Volker -- Foreign Policy, January 28, 2020

Zelensky’s Reform Drive Appears to Have Stalled” Oleg Sukhov -- Kyiv Post, January 25, 2020

Rumors of Ukraine’s Death on Capitol Hill Are Greatly Exaggerated” John Herbst -- Atlantic Council, January 24, 2020
Planning for Peace in the Middle East?
The Difference Between a Plan and a Deal…of the Century” Gideon Remez -- The Times of Israel, January 24, 2020

The Trump Plan: How Israel Should Respond” Moshe Koppel -- Jerusalem Post, January 28, 2020
 
Palestinian Reactions to the Trump Plan” Ghaith al-Omari -- The Washington Institute, January 27, 2020

The Real Goal of Trump’s Middle East Plan” Robert Malley and Aaron Miller -- Politico, January 28, 2020
Iran News
Trapped in Iran” Nicolas Pelham -- The Economist, February/March 2020

Iran Pares Election Roster in Favor of Hard-Liners” Saeid Jafari -- Al-Monitor, January 27, 2020

It’s a Disaster for Europe to Be So Subservient to the U.S.” Christiane Hoffman -- Der Spiegel, January 24, 2020
Presidential Foreign Policy
We Can End Our Endless Wars” Elizabeth Warren -- The Atlantic, January 27, 2020

All Presidents Are Doves Before They’re Elected” Michael Dougherty -- National Review, January 28, 2020
Disaster Strikes
7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Between Jamaica and Cuba, One of the Strongest on Record in the Caribbean” Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow -- The Washington Post, January 28, 2020

Gender Equality in 2020
The Challenge for Gender Equality in the New Decade” Natalie Gonnella-Platts -- RealClear World, January 27, 2020