July 22, 2020
Remembering John Lewis; The Race to Immunity; Unifying the Union; Technology Tests Trust; Moves and Countermoves; Human Rights at Risk; and Economic Upheaval Around the World
Quote of the Week
" A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option — for peace cannot exist where justice is not served."

-- The late John Lewis (1940-2020) in a June 25 statement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The civil rights leader and Georgia Democrat died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer.
Remembering John Lewis

" The World John Lewis Helped Create" Adam Harris -- The Atlantic, July 18, 2020

" How Do We Honor John Lewis' Legacy in a Police State?" Kyle Whitemire -- AL.com, July 22, 2020

" 10 John Lewis Quotes That Will Inspire You to Get Into 'Good Trouble'" Joe McCarthy -- Global Citizen, July 20, 2020

" How the Black Lives Matter Generation Remembers John Lewis" Aaron Morrison -- PBS, July 19, 2020
The Race to Immunity

How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last?” Derek Thompson -- The Atlantic, July 20, 2020

The People With Hidden Immunity Against COVID-19" Zaria Gorvett -- BBC, July 20, 2020

Russia Is Trying to Beat the West to a COVID-19 Vaccine” Ilya Arkhipov; Yuliya Fedorinova; Stephanie Baker -- Bloomberg, July 18, 2020

Geopolitics of Public Health: The One and Only WHO" Alex Berezow -- American Council on Science and Health, July 20, 2020
Unifying the Union

Coronavirus Has Weakened the West’s Nationalists” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, July 17, 2020

The Future of Transatlanticism Is Up to Europe" Sigmar Gabriel -- Project Syndicate, July 17, 2020
Technology Tests Trust
Return of the Transatlantic Privacy War” Kenneth Propp -- Atlantic Council, July 20, 2020

We Need Tougher Action Against Disinformation and Propaganda" Emma Briant -- Brookings, July 15, 2020
The UK’s Huawei Decision: Why the West Is Losing the Tech Race" Yu Jie and Joyce Hakmeh -- Chatham House, July 17, 2020

China’s Tech Ambitions Threaten to Fundamentally Change How the Internet Functions" Shane Tews -- American Enterprise Institute, July 17, 2020
Moves and Countermoves
China Is Ready for a Space War” Shay Stautz -- The National Interest, July 21, 2020

There Is No Arctic Axis" Elizabeth Buchanan -- Foreign Policy, July 21, 2020

The Strange Defeat of the United States” Robert Zaretsky -- Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2020

Restoring Strategic Competence” Van Jackson -- Center for a New American Security, July 20, 2020

After the 2020 Polish Presidential Elections: The State of Central European Democracies” Adrian Basora and Nikolas Gvosdev -- Foreign Policy Research Institute, July 21, 2020
Human Rights at Risk
Egypt: Apparent COVID-19 Outbreaks in Prisons” Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2020

Stuck at Venezuela’s Border With COVID-19 All Around” Tamara Taraciuk and Kathleen Page -- Caracas Chronicles, July 15, 2020

Colombia’s Disappeared" Forrest Hylton -- London Review of Books, July 16, 2020
Economic Upheaval Around the World

The Economic Effects of Working from Home” Anshu Siripurapu -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 16, 2020

South African Banks Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride” Mushtak Parker -- African Business Magazine, July 22, 2020

We Are Sleepwalking Toward Economic Catastrophe" Emily Stewart -- Vox, July 20, 2020