June 16, 2021
G7 to Geneva: Biden's Busy Week; NATO Looking to the Future; Myanmar's Trials; Sahel Withdrawal
Quote of the Week
"We are trying to determine where we have a mutual interest, where we can cooperate; and where we don't, establish a predictable and rational way in which we disagree — two great powers."  
-- President Joe Biden said today during the Biden-Putin Summit.
G7 to Geneva: Biden's Busy Week
Biden Pushes Putin for Stable 'Great Powers' Relationship” Maria Panina; Sebastian Smith – Moscow Times, June 16, 2021 

"Biden, Putin Meet in High-Stakes Summit Designed as a Counterpoint to Trump’s Approach" Anne Gearan; Ashley Parker; John Hudson -- The Washington Post, June 16, 2021

G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, But Cracks Are Clear” David Sanger; Michael Shear -- The New York Times, June 14, 2021

Key Takeaways from the G7 Summit” Michael Bosack -- Japan Times, June 14, 2021 
NATO Looking to the Future
The Future of NATO in an Order Transformed” Bruce Jones -- The Brookings Institution, June 14, 2021 

NATO Summit 2021: Alliance Needs Realistic Strategy for the Challenges of a Rising China” Luke Coffey; Daniel Kochis -- Heritage Foundation, June 11, 2021 
Biden Rallies NATO Support Ahead of Confrontation with Putin” Aamer Madhani; Jonathan Lemire; Lorne Cook -- Associated Press, June 14, 2021 

For Biden and NATO, Turkey is a Headache That’s Here to Stay” Steven Cook -- Politico, June 11, 2021
Myanmar's Trials
"Trial of Aung San Suu Kyi Begins in Closed Courtroom in Myanmar" Rebecca Ratcliffe -- The Guardian, June 14, 2021 
Myanmar’s Humanitarian Crisis Deepens” Joshua Kurlantzick -- Council on Foreign Affairs, June 15, 2021 

"Myanmar’s Coming Revolution" Thant Myint-U -- Foreign Affairs, June 6, 2021
French Withdrawal in the Sahel
France Stuck in Sahel Despite ‘Withdrawal’” Paul Taylor, Politico EU, June 12, 2021 

"France’s War in West Africa" Emmanuel Freudenthal et. Al -- Der Spiegel, June 9, 2021