June 3, 2020
Protest Power: We Can't Tolerate Intolerance; U.S. Global Leadership Wanes; Pandem(ic)onium; Hong Kong Fights On; Europe: In Other News...; and War & Peace in the Middle East

It’s not OK that in the middle of a pandemic we have to be out here risking our lives. But I have to protest for my life and fight for my life all the time.”
-- Atlanta protester Spence Ingram, in a quoted Friday after marching with other protesters to the Georgia state Capitol.

" We need to dominate the battle space.
-- Defense Secretary Mark Esper, on President Trump's call with governors to explain that about 70,000 National Guard troops had been activated in 29 states but most states using them had fewer than 200 of them deployed.

" America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy.” 
-- General (ret.) Martin Dempsey, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Barack Obama, in a Monday tweet.
Protest Power: We Can't Tolerate Intolerance
Why the U.S. Protests Matter to the World" Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, June 2, 2020 

How to Make This Moment the Turning Point for Change” Barack Obama -- Medium, June 1, 2020 

Is It Revolution?” Michael Dougherty -- National Review, May 31, 2020 

I Cannot Remain Silent” Mike Mullen -- The Atlantic, June 2, 2020 
 

" China, Iran Mock U.S. Amid Riots: 'I Can't Bre ath e '" Sam Dorman -- Fox News, May 31, 2020

Around the World, Police Chokeholds Are Being Scrutinized” John Leicester -- TIME, June 3, 2020
 
With Scenes of Policy Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out” Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer -- Foreign Policy, June 1, 2020 
U.S. Global Leadership Wanes
U.S. Is Tearing Itself Apart Because Its Political System Has Failed” Peter Hartcher -- The Sydney Morning Herald, June 1, 2020 
 
History Will Judge the Complicit” Anne Applebaum -- The Atlantic, July/August 2020 
 
The Overmilitarization of American Foreign Policy” Robert Gates -- Foreign Affairs, July/August 2020 

From China to India” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, June 2, 2020 
 
Under Trump, the U.S. Has Become an Irresponsible Stakeholder” Stewart Patrick -- World Politics Review, June 1, 2020 
Pandem(ic)onium
COVID Has Exposed America as a Failed State” Aris Roussinos -- UnHerd, June 1, 2020 

COVID-19 Will Leave South Asia Poorer, Weaker, and Less Democratic” Arif Rafiq -- World Politics Review, June 2, 2020 
 
Coronavirus Infects Famed Research Lab Working on At-Home Test” Ruth Maclean -- New York Times, June 2, 2020 
Hong Kong Fights On
So Far It’s Two Strikes for China” Kuni Miyake -- The Japan Times, June 1, 2020 


Europe: In Other News...
The United Kingdom’s Policy U-Turn on Huawei” Heather Conley -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 1, 2020 

Economic Scars for Decades to Come” Markus Dettmer; Frank Hornig; Anton Rainer Thomas Schulz; Gerald Traufetter; Robin Wille -- Der Spiegel, May 29, 2020 
 
The Prehistory of Merkel’s Latest Coup” Harold James -- Project Syndicate, June 1, 2020 

Blue Homeland: The Heated Politics Behind Turkey’s New Maritime Strategy” Ryan Gingeras -- War on the Rocks, June 2, 2020 
War & Peace in the Middle East
No End in Sight for Russo-Turkish Tensions in Syria” Stephen Blank -- Center for Global Policy, May 27, 2020 
 
How the U.S. Election Will Determine Assad’s Future” Iyad Yousef -- Foreign Policy, June 2, 2020 
 
Yemen Aid Falls Short, Threatening Food and Health Programs” Vivian Yee -- New York Times, June 2, 2020