June 10, 2020
Protests Push Politics; European Perspectives; COVID-19: Reshaping Medicine, Conflict, and Politics; U.S. Leadership Falters; China: Missteps and Oversteps; Tensions Intensify in the West Bank
The mother of Trayvon Martin , will you stand? The mother of Eric Garner , will you stand? The sister of Botham Jean , will you stand? The family of Pamela Turner , right here in Houston, will you stand? The father of Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri, will you stand? The father of Ahmaud Arbery , will you stand? All of these families came to stand with this family because they know better than anyone else the pain they will suffer from the loss that they have gone through.”

-- The Reverend Al Sharpton, in his eulogy at George Floyd's funeral on Tuesday.
Protests Push Politics
" Africa: 'I Cannot Breathe' - 60 Black Former U.S. Ambassadors Condemn Ongoing Injustice" Association of Black American Ambassadors -- AllAfrica, June 9, 2020

Why U.S. Global Leadership Rests on How It Manages Anti-Racism Upheavals” Frederick Kempe -- Atlantic Council, June 7, 2020 
 

U.S. Protests Push Europe to Face Its Own Histories of Injustice” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, June 9, 2020 
 
European Perspectives
After COVID: Resetting Europe-Africa Relations for Mutual Benefit” Andrew Lebovich -- European Council on Foreign Relations, June 8, 2020 

COVID-19 Be Damned: How Poland Is Beating Another Crisis” Philipp Fritz -- Worldcrunch, June 9, 2020 
 
Sanctions and COVID-19: A German Perspective” Dmitri Stratlevski -- Riddle, June 1, 2020 
COVID-19: Reshaping Medicine, Conflict, and Politics
Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Are Chasing Outbreaks Before They Disappear” William Booth and Carolyn Johnson -- The Washington Post, June 10, 2020 
 
Turn and Face the Strange: Research Approaches in the Age of COVID-19" Nicholas Harrington and Catrina Doxsee -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 10, 2020 

Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19" Council on Foreign Relations, June 5, 2020 

Coup Threats Rattle Brazil as Virus Deaths Surge” Simon Romero; Leticia Casado; Manuela Andreoni -- New York Times, June 10, 2020 
U.S. Leadership Falters
Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World” Michael Hirsh -- Foreign Policy, June 7, 2020 

How Much Longer Can the Dollar Reign?” Mark Gongloff -- Bloomberg, June 9, 2020

" Trump's Sudden and Dangerous Troop Withdrawal from Germany" Philip Gordon -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 8, 2020

" House Republicans Oppose Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Germany" Connor O'Brien -- Politico, June 9, 2020

Disunited Democracies Cannot Face the Challenge of China” Roland Paris -- Chatham House, June 4, 2020 
 
Why the Trump Administration Has Helped China” Kishore Mahbubani -- The National Interest, June 8, 2020
China: Missteps and Oversteps
China’s "Peaceful Rise" Vanishes in Thin Air” Shashi Tharoor -- Project Syndicate, June 8, 2020 

China Risks Imperial Overstretch With Post-Pandemic Aggression” Brahma Chellaney -- Nikkei Asian Review, June 10, 2020 

The Party Speaks for You” Alex Joske -- Australian Strategic Policy Institute, June 9, 2020 

China Is Pushing India Closer to the United States” Anik Joshi -- Foreign Policy, June 9, 2020 
 
 
China Unquarantined” Dan Blumenthal and Nicholas Eberstadt -- National Review, June 4, 2020 
Tensions Intensify in the West Bank
Palestine Says It Will Declare Statehood If Israel Annexes West Bank” Oliver Holmes -- The Guardian, June 9, 2020 

Israel Court Rejects Law Legalizing Thousands of Settlement Homes” David Halbfinger and Adam Rasgon -- New York Times, June 9, 2020 

Israeli Plans to Annex the West Bank” Geoffrey Aronson -- Center for Global Policy, June 3, 2020