October 21, 2020
Elections Abroad Shake Things Up; The People Dissent Over Politics; Africa's Conflict; Diplomacy, Sanctions, and Borders; The War Over Water; In Trouble With the Law; and Tragedy Again in France
Quote of the Week
"We are living in an increasingly polarized world. A place where, more and more, people have lost the ability to see one another's point of view. I hope that this election, New Zealand has shown that this is not who we are. That, as a nation, we can listen and we can debate. After all, we are too small to lose sight of other people's perspective." 

-- Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, addressing a crowd of cheering supporters during her victory speech after winning the 2020 New Zealand election in a landslide victory.
Elections Abroad Shake Things Up
Jacinda Ardern, Hero to Liberals Abroad, Is Validated at Home” Damien Cave -- New York Times, October 17, 2020 
Why New Zealand Rejected Populist Ideas Other Nations Have Embraced” Charlotte Graham-McLay -- The Guardian, October 18, 2020 

Will Bolivia’s Elections Usher in a New Wave of Socialism in Latin America?” Jaime Aparicio-Otero -- Foreign Policy, October 16, 2020

Bolivia Election: Evo Morales’s Party Won Presidential Vote, Runner-Up Concedes” Juan Forero; John Otis -- The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2020 
The People Dissent Over Politics
Behind Bangkok’s Wave of Popular Dissent” Matthew Wheeler -- International Crisis Group, October 16, 2020 
Pakistan Protests Gain Momentum, Putting Khan Under Pressure” Faseeh Mangi; Khalid Qayum; Ismail Dilawar -- Bloomberg, October 19, 2020 
Africa's Conflicts
Libya Crisis After Sarraj's Resignation Move” Imad Atoui; Rania Khalouta -- Daily Sabah, October 20, 2020 
1,300 Prisoners Escape from Congo Jail After an Attack Claimed by ISIS” Mike Ives; Isabella Kwai -- New York Times, October 20, 2020 
In Ethiopia, a Heated Political Tug-of-War Sparks Security Fears” Elias Gebreselassie -- Al Jazeera, October 19, 2020 
Sudan is Removed from the Terror List. Now What?” Cameron Hudson -- Atlantic Council, October 19, 2020 
Diplomacy, Sanctions, and Borders

No Matter Who Is U.S. President, Iran Will Drive a Harder Bargain Than Before in Istanbul” Mohammad Tabaar -- Foreign Affairs, October 20, 2020

Emirati Officials Pay First Israel Visit After Forging Ties” Ilan Zion -- Associated Press, October 20, 2020 
Greece Extends Wall on Turkish Border as Refugee Row Deepens” Bethan McKernan -- The Guardian, October 20, 2020 
The War Over Water
Africa’s Largest Dam Powers Dreams of Prosperity in Ethiopia – and Fears of Hunger in Egypt” Max Bearak; Sudarsan Raghavan -- Washington Post, October 15, 2020

With War Over the GERD Unlikely, Institutionalizing Nile River Diplomacy Would Be a Wise Next Step” Matthew Gallagher -- New Security Beat, October 20, 2020  
'This Is a War': Cross-Border Fight Over Water Erupts in Mexico” Natalie Kitroeff -- New York Times, October 16, 2020
In Trouble With the Law
Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancée Sues Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in U.S. Over Journalist’s Murder” Agence France-Presse -- South China Morning Post, October 21, 2020 
DOJ Unveils More Sweeping Cyber-Charges Against Russian Intelligence Officers” Ryan Lucas; Philip Ewing -- NPR, October 19, 2020 
Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister Must Stay in Jail in Drug Case” Patricia Hurtado -- Bloomberg, October 20, 2020
Tragedy Again in France

Marine Le Pen Seeks Political Opening After Teacher’s Beheading in France” Nicholas Vinocur -- Politico, October 19, 2020