January 6, 2021
Post-Trump Foreign Policy; Shifting Perspectives; Democracies in Doubt; & Britain Post-Brexit
Quote of the Week
"Our elections have occurred. Recounts and audits have been conducted. Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts. Governors have certified the results. And the electoral college has voted. The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived.

-- All ten living former defense secretaries issued a joint statement on Sunday on involving the military in election disputes. 
Post-Trump Foreign Policy
"Senate Battle May Not Dramatically Affect Biden’s Foreign Policy" Michael Hirsh -- Foreign Policy, January 5, 2021

US-China Ties: Biden Has Limited Time to Repair Trump’s Damage, Say Analysts” Dewey Sim -- South China Morning Post, January 6, 2021  

Biden Faces a Minefield in New Diplomacy With Iran” Robin Wright -- The New Yorker, January 4, 2021 

What’s Next for Foreign Aid Under Biden?” Kristen A. Cordell -- Council on Foreign Relations, December 30, 2020 
Shifting Perspectives, Shifting Goals

From Embargo to Embrace, Saudi Arabia Pushes Gulf Détente" Aziz El Yaakoubi -- Reuters, January 5, 2021 

Saudi Arabia Will Cut Its Oil Production, Allowing Russia’s to Grow“ Stanley Reed -- The New York Times, January 5, 2021 

N.K. Leader Admits Economic Failure as He Opens Party Congress” Choi Soo-hyang -- Yonhap News Agency, January 6, 2021 
Democracies in Doubt
Targeting Democracy” Timothy McLaughlin -- The Atlantic, January 6, 2021

Venezuelan Opposition Efforts to Capture Government’s Foreign Assets Draw Scrutiny” Anthony Faiola; Ana Vanessa Herrero -- The Washington Post, January 2, 2021 

Abiy Ahmed’s Crisis of Legitimacy” Nic Cheeseman; Yohannes Woldemariam -- Foreign Affairs, December 30, 2020 
Britain Post-Brexit
Britain Needs a Post-Brexit Foreign Policy” The Economist, January 2, 2021

"Brexit: 'Problems' in First Week of Post-Deal GB-NI Trade" Conor Macauley -- BBC News, January 6, 2021

Scottish Independence: Die Zeit Puts Focus on Scotland and Collapse of UK” Kathleen Nutt -- The National, January 4, 2021