July 29, 2020
U.S.-China Decoupling Intensifies; The Unprecedented Present; Will Cities Survive; A Climate That Kills; War and Entanglement; Peace and Pause; and The Price of Power
Quote of the Week
" Even though the world around him gave him every cause for bitterness, he stubbornly treated everyone with respect and love."

-- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a speech at John Lewis' July 27 memorial service at the U.S. Capitol.
U.S.-China Decoupling Intensifies
U.S.-China Reconciliation Is Drifting Further Away” Denny Roy -- The Japan Times, July 29, 2020 

What Mike Pompeo Doesn’t Understand About China, Richard Nixon, and U.S. Foreign Policy” Richard Haass -- The Washington Post, July 25, 2020

U.S.-China Confrontation Is Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before" Frederick Kempe -- Atlantic Council, July 26, 2020 

Trade, Technology, and Security at Risk in U.S.-China Feud” Associated Press, July 28, 2020 

" China Is Done Biding Its Time" Kurt Campbell and Mira Rapp-Hooper -- Foreign Affairs, July 15, 2020
The Unprecedented Present
Global Deaths Due to Various Causes and COVID-19" Ian Barratt -- Flourish, July 19, 2020 

Can Vietnam Prevent the Next Pandemic?” Tom Fawthrop -- The Diplomat, July 28, 2020 

‘We’ve Let Our Guard Down’: Europe Battles to Contain New Coronavirus Surge” Guy Chazan and Anna Gross -- Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2020 

Europe’s Expensive Coronavirus Summit” Judy Dempsey -- Carnegie Europe, July 23, 2020 
Will Cities Survive?
The Death of the City" Aitor Hernández-Morales; Kalina Oroschakoff; Jacopo Barigazzi -- Politico, July 27, 2020 

Cities Aren’t Going Anywhere, But the Way We Build Them Must Change” Hasier Larrea -- Forbes, July 28, 2020 

Croatia's Empty Pearl: A Dreamy, Tourist-Free Dubrovnik” Clément Guillou -- Worldcrunch, July 24, 2020 
A Climate That Kills
War and Entanglement

How the Wars in Libya and Syria Are Strangely Intertwined" Christopher Phillips -- Middle East Eye, July 22, 2020 

Russian Moves in Afghanistan Are About Regional Stability, Not Revenge on U.S.” Artemy Kalinovsky -- Russia Matters, July 22, 2020 
Peace and Pause
The Price of Power
Does Iran Really Want to Build Nuclear Weapons at Any Cost? Maybe Not” Yossi Melman -- Haaretz, July 26, 2020 

Lessons for North Korea: How South Africa (Voluntarily) Gave Up Its Nukes” Robert Farley -- The National Interest, July 28, 2020 

How Atomic Bomb Survivors Have Transformed Our Understanding of Radiation’s Impacts" Dennis Normile -- Science Magazine, July 23, 2020 
WACA's  Cover to Cover  With Lesly Blume on Hiroshima -  August 6
Register now for WACA's  Cover to Cover conference call  Thurs., Aug. 6, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET , featuring  Lesley Blume, award-winning journalist, historian, and NYT bestselling author. Blume will discuss her new book  Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World.

Just days after the U.S. decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the U.S. government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop can save the world.