November 4, 2020
U.S. Election Uncertainty; Terrorism in Europe; France's Secular Debate; Erdogan vs. the World; Elusive Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh; Thai Protests; India-China Tensions; and New Zealand's Progressive Path
Quotes of the Week
We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,President Trump said in a speech, just after 2:00 AM ET Wednesday, as millions of votes were still to be counted in several states. “We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop.

“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who’s winning this election. That’s the decision of the American people,” former Vice President Biden said in his election night speech.
U.S. Election Uncertainty
"Once Again, a Nation Cuts It Too Close for Comfort" John F. Harris -- Politico, November 4, 2020

"A Hidin’ for Biden? Win or Lose, Trump Has Remade American Politics?" Dominic Green -- The Spectator, November 4, 2020

"Biden May Win, But Trump Remains the President of Red America" Susan Glasser -- The New Yorker, November 4, 2020

"Britain Is Holding Its Breath" Tom McTague -- The Atlantic, November 2, 2020

"An Anxious China Awaits Result Of U.S. Presidential Race" Emily Feng -- NPR, November 2, 2020
Terrorism in Europe
Terrorist Shooting in Capital of Austria” Christopher Schuetze; Melissa Eddy; Katrin Bennhold; Christoph Koettl -- New York Times, November 3, 2020 
 
Does Vienna Attack Signal New Wave of Jihadist Terrorism?” Jason Burke -- The Guardian, November 3, 2020 


France's Secular Debate
France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. It’s Reality” Benjamin Haddad -- Foreign Policy, November 3, 2020 

Macron Is Right to Defend Free Speech in France, Denounce Islamists” Paul Marshall -- Hudson Institute, October 28, 2020 
 
Macron's 'Crusade' Against Islam Reveals a Dangerous Double Standard” Andreas Krieg -- Middle East Eye, November 3, 2020 

"France’s President Stands on Principle, But Stumbles in Practice" Justin Smith -- Foreign Affairs, November 4, 2020
Erdogan vs. the World
Erdogan’s Game: Why Turkey Has Turned Against the West Francis Pike -- The Spectator, October 31, 2020

How Erdogan Muscled Turkey to the Center of the World Stage” Henri Barkey -- World Politics Review, October 30, 2020 

"Erdogan’s Judges Are Making a Mockery of Justice" Ece Temelkuran -- The Washington Post, November 3, 202

Erdogan Drives Lira’s Fast and Furious Collapse” Özlem Albayrak -- Asia Times, November 2, 2020
Elusive Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
Thai Protests Mix Nationalism and Liberalism
Thailand’s National Moment: Protests in a Continuing Battle Over Nationalism” Joel Selway -- Brookings, November 2, 2020  
 
Thai King and Queen Meet Supporters as He Calls Thailand ‘Land of Compromise" Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul; Tassanee Vejpongsa -- Time, November 1, 2020 

The Unraveling of Thailand’s National Myth” Wilfred Chan -- The Nation, October 28, 2020 
India-China Tensions Continue to Flare
What the Timing of the U.S.-India Defense Deal Reveals” Patrick Mendis; Antonina Luszczykiewicz -- South China Morning Post, October 31, 2020 

 
After the Border Clash, Will China-India Competition Go Nuclear?” Toby Dalton; Tong Zhao; Rukmani Gupta -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 29, 2020 

"Can India Decouple From China?" Amitendu Palit -- The Diplomat, November 1, 2020
New Zealand's Progressive Path
 
New Zealand Votes to Legalize Euthanasia but Not Marijuana” Nick Perry -- Associated Press, October 29, 2020 
Governing Through Natural Disasters