March 10, 2021
Celebrating International Women's Day; At the Front in Myanmar; Chinese Confidence Grows; War in Yemen'; and the Pope's Historical Visit to Iraq
Quote of the Week
“We must give women equal voice in decision-making, for this is essential to free and fair democracies. And this is not just an act of goodwill. This is a show of strength. If we build a world that works for women, our nations will all be safer, stronger, and more prosperous.” 
-- Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on International Women’s Day to the European Parliament. 
Celebrating International Women's Day
"What’s the Theme of International Women’s Day 2021?” Natalie Marchant -- World Economic Forum, March 4, 2021

"Biden Establishes A Gender Policy Council Within The White House” Melissa Block -- NPR, March 8, 2021 
Gendered Disinformation is a National Security Problem” Lucina Di Meco; Kristina Wilfore -- Brookings Institution, March 8, 2021 
"International Women’s Day Marked with Increased Hardships for Women” Esha Sarai -- Voice of America, March 8, 2021 
Syria’s War Transformed Women’s Roles Through Empowerment” Liz Cookman -- Al Jazeera, March 8, 2021 
"The Women Who Changed War Reporting” George Packer -- The Atlantic, March 6, 2021 
At the Front in Myanmar
’She is a Hero’: in Myanmar’s Protests, Women Are on the Front Lines” Hannah Beech -- The New York Times, March 4, 2021 

Myanmar's Month-Long 'Phony War' is Over” Bill Hayton -- Chatham House, March 8, 2021 
New Crisis, New Opportunity in Myanmar” Iqbal Quadir -- Real Clear World, March 9, 2021 
Myanmar Security Forces Raid Compound of Striking Rail Workers” The Straits Times, March 10, 2021 
Chinese Confidence Grows
Beijing to Have a Say on Who Can Run for Hong Kong’s Legislature” Kenji Kawase -- Nikkei Asia, March 5, 2021 
Will Hong Kong’s Free Press Survive?” Elaine Yu; Leung Ka-lai; Icy Chung; Tiffanie Leung, Ronson Chan; Bao Choy; Catherine Chan -- Columbia Journalism Review, March 8, 2021 

"A Confident China Promises Robust Growth and a Hard Line on Hong Kong” Keith Bradsher; Chris Buckley; Vivian Wang -- The New York Times, March 4, 2021 
China Will Work with Russia on Policy Towards U.S., Says Ambassador to Moscow” Laura Zhou -- South China Morning Post, March 10, 2021 

"The U.S. Shouldn’t Be Afraid of China" Doug Bandow -- Foreign Policy, March 8, 2021
War in Yemen
"Saudi-Led Coalition Faults Biden’s Yemen Policy Shift for Refinery Attack" Anthony Di Paola; Mohammed Hatem; Vivian Nereim; Javier Blas -- World Oil, March 8, 2021

Accomplice to Carnage: How America Enables War in Yemen” Robert Malley; Stephen Pomper – Foreign Affairs, March/April 2021 
Only a Strong White House Can End Yemen's Civil War" Con Coughlin -- The National, March 4, 2021 
The Pope's Historical Visit to Iraq
"The Pope Goes to Najaf: The Person and the Institution of Sistani" Marsin Alshamary -- The Brookings Institute, March 4, 2021 
In Iraq, Pope Francis Holds Historic Talks with Shiite Ayatollah, Decries Religious Violence at Ancient Ur” Chico Harlan; Louisa Loveluck -- The Washington Post, March 6, 2021