July 8, 2020
A World of Disease; Global Grappling; Mixed Takes on Hong Kong Crackdown; America's Altering Alliances; International Students Get the Boot; and Putin's Power Grab
Quote of the Week
We are in trouble.”

-- Tom Bossert, former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump, in a tweet Sunday morning following his interview with ABC News regarding the coronavirus crisis in the U.S.
A World of Disease
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale” Peter Goodman -- New York Times, July 7, 2020 
Bolsonaro’s Failed Diplomacy Leaves Brazil Isolated as Pandemic Rages” Hussein Kalout -- Foreign Policy, July 7, 2020 

Chinese Health Officials Confirm Case of Bubonic Plague” Yaron Steinbuch -- New York Post, July 6, 2020 
Congo Declares End of World’s Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak” Max Bearak -- The Washington Post, June 25, 2020 
Global Grappling
George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home” Abdi Latif Dahir; Ruth Maclean; Lynsey Chutel -- New York Times, July 3, 2020 

Time for Israel to Take BDS Movement Seriously” Ronnie Olesker -- RealClear World, July 6, 2020 

Greek Government Seeks Curb on Right to Protest, Unions Push Back” Renee Maltezou and John Stonestreet -- Reuters, July 8, 2020 
Mixed Takes on Hong Kong Crackdown
Hong Kong: China Accuses UK of ‘Gross Interference’ Over Citizenship Offer" Samuel Osborne -- The Independent, July 6, 2020 

Taiwan Eyes Hong Kong Exodus Warily" Kathrin Hille and Nicolle Liu -- Financial Times, July 5, 2020

New Security Law for Hong Kong: Move Marks a Shove in the Back for Sino-U.S. Ties” Nirmal Ghosh -- The Strait Times, July 6, 2020  

Who Lost Hong Kong on June 30?" Kuni Miyake -- The Japan Times, July 6, 2020 
America's Altering Alliances
The Third Neighbor: Can America Live With Putin's Russia?" Matthew Rojansky and Michael Kimmage -- The National Interest, July 3, 2020 

Yes, to Balance China, Let’s Bring Russia in from the Cold" Matthew Dal Santo -- Lowy Institute, July 8, 2020 

The Unraveling of the U.S.-South Korean Alliance” Sue Mi Terry -- Foreign Affairs, July 3, 2020 

A Golden Opportunity for U.S.-India Relations” Tim Roemer -- Real Clear World, July 3, 2020 

Cracks in the Trump-Europe Relationship Are Turning Into a Chasm” Luke McGee -- CNN, July 4, 2020 

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for Foreign Policy” Jeremy Shapiro -- War on the Rocks, July 8, 2020 

** Listen now to the podcast of WACA's Cover to Cover program featuring Mira Rapp-Hooper on her new book Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances .
International Students Get the Boot
Trump Speeds Up Plans to Force Foreign Students, Others Out of U.S.” Stuart Anderson -- Forbes, July 7, 2020 
Harvard, MIT Sue U.S. Government Over New ICE Rule for International Students” Evie Fordham -- Fox Business, July 8, 2020 
Putin Grasps for Power
Vladimir Putin Sheds the Last Pretenses of Legitimacy to Extend His Rule" Vladimir Kara-Murza -- TIME, July 7, 2020 

Czar Putin Wants a New Age of Empires” Natalia Popovych and Danylo Lubkivsky -- Atlantic Council, July 6, 2020 

Putin’s Empire Strikes Back” Mathis Bitton -- National Review, July 6, 2020 

Russia’s Arctic Ambitions” Ekaterina Zolotova -- Geopolitical Futures, July 7, 2020