March 24, 2021
U.S. and Allies Are Back; Tough Talk with China; U.S.-Russian Tensions; Peace Processes; Brazil's Vaccine Battleground; and Resistance Rises in Myanmar
Quote of the Week
“No country and no continent can face these challenges alone. Not Europe alone. Not America alone. But Europe and America together, in NATO.”

-- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, referring to a host of international issues, from climate change to a new cold war.
U.S. and Allies Are Back
Facing Sweltering Soldiers and Flooded Ports, NATO to Focus on Climate Change” Michael Birnbaum; Missy Ryan -- The Washington Post, March 23, 2021 
Blinken and Austin’s Heavy Lifting: Takeaways from Indo-Pacific Tour” Ken Moriyasu; Wajahat Khan -- Nikkei Asia, March 23, 2021  
U.S. and Europe to Revive Forum on China" Colm Quinn -- Foreign Policy, March 18, 2021 
"China's Hardline Turn Lifts Chances of Deeper EU-U.S. Alliance" Stuart Lau; Rym Momtaz; Jakob Hanhe Vela -- Politico, March 23, 2021 
Tough Talk with China
Mr. Biden, Enough With the Tough Talk on China” Ian Johnson -- The New York Times, March 19, 2021 
Why It’s Wrong for the U.S. to Label China a Threat to the ‘World Order’” Rachel Odell -- Responsible Statecraft, March 20, 2021

China’s Neighbors Are Stronger Than We Think” Salvatore Babones -- Foreign Policy, March 18, 2021 
China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States” Jennifer Hillman; David Sacks -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021 
U.S.-Russian Tensions
Russia, China and the United States: First Shots” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, March 23, 2021 

Kremlin Says Biden Does Not Want to Improve Ties With Russia” Anna Smolchenko -- The Moscow Times, March 18, 2021 
Putin Responds to Biden Comment That He’s a Killer: ‘I Know You Are, But What Am I?’” Isabelle Khurshudyan -- The Washington Post, March 18, 2021 
Can the Biden Administration Get Russia Policy Right?” Thomas Graham -- Russia Matters, March 18, 2021 
Why Russia Is the Problem From Hell” Robert Kaplan -- The National Interest, March 22, 2021 

Nord Stream 2: U.S. Warns Companies to ‘Immediately Abandon Work” Jon Shelton -- Deutsche Welle, March 18, 2021 
Peace Processes
Secret India-Pakistan Peace Roadmap Brokered by Top UAE Royals” Sudhi Ranjan Sen -- Bloomberg, March 22, 2021 

’The National' Obtains U.S. Official Document for Palestinian ‘Reset’” Joyce Karam -- The National, March 17, 2021 

Yemen Conflict: Saudi Arabia Puts Forward Peace Plan” Lyce Doucet -- BBC, March 22, 2021 
Americans Are Not Unanimously War-Weary on Afghanistan” Madiha Afzal; Israa Saber -- The Brookings Institute March 19, 2021 
Brazil's Vaccine Battleground
"Brazil's Single Day COVID-19 Deaths Soars Above 3,000” Voice of America News, March 24, 2021  
Brazil Is Looking Like the Worst Place on Earth for COVID-19" Philip Reeves -- NPR, March 23, 2021 

Brazil Is a Bleak Covid Warning for Europe and Britain” Lionel Laurent -- Bloomberg, March 22, 2021 
Resistance Rises in Myanmar
’I Will Die Protecting My Country’: In Myanmar, a New Resistance Rises” Hannah Beech -- The New York Times, March 24, 2021 
Inside the 'Spring Revolution' Opposing Myanmar's Military Coup” Poppy McPherson -- Reuters March 23, 2021 

"Myanmar’s Junta Stumbles as It Tries to Follow Thailand’s Playbook" Joshua Kurlantzick -- World Politics Review, March 22, 2021