March 3, 2021
Biden Administration Balances Foreign and Domestic Policies; Handling of the Jamal Khashoggi Report; Myanmar Coup Continues; India's Border Disputes; and Hong Kong Detentions
Quote of the Week
"More than any other time in my career — maybe in my lifetime — distinctions between ‘domestic’ and ‘foreign’ policy have fallen away. Our domestic renewal and our strength in the world are completely entwined. And how we work will reflect that reality.”

-- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, outlines aspects of the national security strategy in a speech at the State Department on Wednesday.  
Biden Administration Balances Foreign and Domestic Policies
"Colossus Constrained: Renewal at Home Requires Restraint Abroad" Charles Kupchan -- Foreign Affairs, March 2, 2021

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What Were the Legal (and Strategic) Grounds for Biden’s Syria Airstrikes?” Jonah Shepp -- New York Magazine, February 27, 2021 
 
Biden’s Syria Strikes Fuel New Debate on War Powers” Robbie Gramer; Jack Detsch -- Foreign Policy, February 26, 2021 
 
 

"Biden Administration Sanctions Russia Over Navalny Poisoning and Arrest" Natasha Bertrand -- Politico, March 2, 2021
Handling of the Jamal Khashoggi Report
How Biden’s Jamal Khashoggi Report Could Backfire” Michael Rubin -- 1954, February 28, 2020 
  
Analysis: Biden Retreats from Vow to Make Pariah of Saudis” Ellen Knickmeyer -- Associated Press, March 2, 2021 

A Realist Reset for U.S.-Saudi Relations” Richard Haass -- Project Syndicate, February 27, 2021 
 
How Saudi Arabia Gets Away With Murder” Stephen Cook -- Council on Foreign Relations, February 25, 2021 
 
Murderers Should Be Called Murderers” Graeme Wood -- The Atlantic, February 26, 2021 
Myanmar Coup Continues
 “Myanmar Poll Results Invalidated as Shots Fired in Yangon” Al-Jazeera, February 26, 2021 
 
 
Facebook Takes a Side, Barring Myanmar Military After Coup” Paul Mozur; Mike Isaac; David Sanger; Richard Paddock -- The New York Times, March 1, 2021 
  
Why the Tanks Keep Rolling: Militaries Are Getting Better at Overthrowing Elected Governments” Joshua Kurlantzick -- The Washington Post, February 25, 2021 
 
"The Coup in Myanmar and the Threat to ASEAN Centrality” Aaron Connelly -- International Institute for Strategic Studies, March 1, 2021 
India's Border Disputes
America Can’t Ignore the Next Indo-Pakistani Crisis” Sameer Lalwani -- War on the Rocks, February 26, 2021 
 
 
Did India Just Win at the Line of Actual Control?” Harsh Pant; Yogesh Joshi -- Foreign Policy, February 24, 2021 

China-India Border Dispute: Ministers Speak for First Time in 5 Months, Urge More Talks” Sarah Zheng -- South China Morning Post, February 26, 2021  
 
China Appears to Warn India: Push Too Hard and the Lights Could Go Out” David Sanger; Emily Schmall -- The New York Times, February 28, 2021 
Hong Kong Detentions
With New Mass Detentions, Every Prominent Hong Kong Activist is Either in Jail or Exile” Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin; Theodora Yu -- The Washington Post, February 28, 2021 
 
Protesters Swamp Hong Kong Court After Pro-Democracy Figures Charged” Helen Davidson -- The Guardian, March 1, 2021 
 
"China’s Expanding Toolbox to Quell Hong Kong Dissent" Karen Leigh -- Bloomberg, March 3, 2021