June 9, 2021
Central America's Migrant Crisis; Biden Administration Abroad; Foreign Relations with China; New Kids on the Block: the New Israeli Coalition; Iranian Presidential Elections
Quotes of the Week
Do not come... If you come to our border you will be turned back.

-- Vice President Kamala Harris said in a news conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.

This is disappointing to see. First, seeking asylum at any U.S. border is a 100% legal method of arrival. Second, the U.S. spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.

-- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to Vice President Harris’ remarks.
Central America's Migrant Crisis
Harris Says U.S. Wants to Work With Guatemala to Limit Migration” Henry Morales Arana -- Tico Times, June 7, 2021

Harris Meets AMLO, With Immigration in Focus” Colm Quinn -- Foreign Policy, June 8, 2021

The Real Root Causes of America’s Border Crisis” Michael Clemens -- Foreign Affairs, June 7, 2021

Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle” Amelia Cheatham -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 7, 2021

U.S. Anti-Corruption Drive Faces Bleak Prospects in Central America” Sandra Cuffe -- The Intercept, June 8, 2021
Biden Administration Abroad
On Biden's First Overseas Trip, a Foreign Policy Geared for Domestic Consumption” Mike Memoli; Carol Lee -- NBC News, June 8, 2021


Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, But Challenges Loom” Michael Shear; David Sanger -- The New York Times, June 9, 2021


Foreign Relations with China
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China" Catie Edmondson -- The New York Times, June 8, 2021


ASEAN Meets with China as Progress on Myanmar Consensus Stalls” Shotaro Tani -- Nikkei Asia, June 7, 2021

China Warns U.S. Against Trade Deal With Taiwan” International Business Times, June 8, 2021

"China Should Be Worried About the Uyghur Tribunal" Andrew Tettenborn -- The Spectator, June 8, 2021
New Kids on the Block: the New Israeli Coalition
Israel’s Likely Leadership Change Prompts a Hasty Rethinking in Washington” Anne Gearan -- The Washington Post, June 6, 2021

After Bibi” Natan Sachs -- The Brookings Institution, June 4, 2021

Heading to Opposition, Likud Lawmakers Prepare for Fierce Internal Battles” Raoul Wootliff -- The Times of Israel, June 9, 2021


The Meaning of Israel’s First Religious Prime Minister” Oren Kessler -- Foreign Policy, June 7, 2021
Iranian Presidential Elections
What’s at Stake in Iran’s Presidential Election” Golnar Motevalli -- Bloomberg News, June 4, 2021  

June 5, 2021


Iran Presidential Debate Avoids Issue of Sanctions, Nuclear Program” Maryam Sinaiee -- Iran International, June 5, 2021