March 11, 2020
Global Impact of Covid-19; The Oil War Begins; A False Peace; Greece's Migrant Crisis; Power in Numbers; The Fight for Justice Around the World; and Women in Leadership
" When the virus is out there, the population has no immunity and no therapy exists, then 60% to 70% of the population will be infected. The process has to be focused on not overburdening the health system by slowing the virus’s spread...it’s about winning time.”

-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at a Berlin press conference Wednesday morning, March 11.
Global Impact of Covid-19
The Global Economic Impacts of COVID-19” Stephanie Segal and Dylan Gerstel -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Is Exposing the Limits of Populism” Thomas Wright and Kurt Campbell -- Brookings, March 5, 2020

Italy Orders Total Lockdown Over Coronavirus” Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli -- Politico, March 10, 2020 

A Stress Test for Public Health Systems” Jim O’Neill -- Project Syndicate, March 9, 2020

Iran Has Far More Coronavirus Cases Than It Is Letting On” Graeme Wood -- The Atlantic, March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Sickens Turkish-Iraqi Trade” Mahmut Bozarslan -- Al-Monitor, March 6, 2020
The Oil War Begins
Saudi Arabia and Russia Feud Over Coronavirus Oil Response: Will Everyone Lose?” David Werner -- Atlantic Council, March 11, 2020

Why This Oil Crash Is Different” Jason Bordoff -- Foreign Policy, March 11, 2020

The Oil Market Meltdown and Its Global Impact” David McHugh -- Associated Press, March 9, 2020 

The Oil Price War Is Turning Into a Debt War” David Fickling -- Bloomberg, March 8, 2020
A False Peace

Counterterrorism Expert Explains U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal” Scott Simon and Seth Jones -- National Public Radio, March 7, 2020

The Almost Peace Deal” Mujib Mashal -- New York Times, March 6, 2020

The U.S. War in Afghanistan” Zachary Laub; Kevin Lizarazo; Jeremy Sherlick -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 5, 2020 
Greece's Migrant Crisis
Greece Denies Report of Secret 'Black Site' for Migrants Near Turkish Border” George Georgiopoulos; Luke Baker; Gareth Jones -- Reuters, March 11, 2020

‘We Are Like Animals’: Inside Greece’s Secret Site for Migrants” Matina Stevis-Gridneff; Patrick Kingsley; Haley Willis; Sarah Almukhtar -- New York Times, March 10, 2020 

EU to Take in Some Child Migrants Stuck in Greece” BBC News, March 9, 2020
Power in Numbers
The United States’ Current and Future Relationship With the United Nations” David Whineray -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 6, 2020 
 
The Silent Power of the Moderate Majority” David Stadelmann -- WorldCrunch, March 4, 2020 
The Fight for Justice Around the World
Secret Witnesses in MH17 Trial Face ‘Genuine Threat’ of Being Murdered by Russia” Bevan Shields -- The Sydney Morning Herald, March 11, 2020

UN Investigator Wants Myanmar Brought Before International Criminal Court” Lisa Schlein -- Voice of America, March 10, 2020 

ASEAN Must Do More to Help the Rohingyas” Kasit Piromya -- The Diplomat, March 9, 2020 

Dubai Ruler Organized Kidnapping of His Children, UK Court Rules” Owen Bowcott and Haroon Siddique -- The Guardian, March 5, 2020

Securing Women’s Property Rights in Kenya” Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu -- Human Rights Watch, March 7, 2020 
Women in Leadership
The Fratboys Vying to Succeed Angela Merkel” Constanze Stelzenmüller -- Brookings, March 5, 2020