October 28, 2020
Factions, Betrayals, and Deals in Africa; Winning Hearts and Minds; Climate Change Perils; France Falls Out With the Muslim World; and Fight for Rights
Quote of the Week
It is incredible for me because especially in [Nigeria], where a lot of people have these backwards views about women in leadership positions, I’m hoping this will allow people to see that you need women at the top, at every level of society. Simply, we are able to get things done.” 

-- Feyikemi Abudu, one of the leaders of the #EndSARS protests, on women leading the fight for change.  
Factions, Betrayals, and Deals in Africa

Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia Was 'Betrayed' Over Nile Dam” Farouk Chothia -- BBC, October 26, 2020  
 
"Trump Administration Twists Sudan’s Arm to Establish New Israel Ties" Kristian Coates Ulrichsen; Giorgio Cafiero -- Responsible Statecraft, October 27, 2020

Israel-Sudan Deal: What Does the Pact Mean, and Why Now?” Gabriele Steinhauser; Nicholas Bariyo -- Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2020
Winning Hearts and Minds
"How the U.S. and India Became Brothers In Arms" Jagannath Panda -- Asia Times, October 28, 2020

Elections, Nukes, and the Future of the South Korea-U.S. Alliance” Toby Dalton; Ain Han -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 26, 2020 
 
How Trump Is Winning Hearts and Minds in Taiwan - Risking China's Wrath” John Ruwtich -- NPR, October 21, 2020 

Will U.S. Troops Return to Taiwan?” Philip Orchard -- RealClearWorld, October 26, 2020

"China Shocked to Discover the Developed World Views It in a Negative Light" Frank Ching -- The Japan Times, October 27, 2020
Climate Change Perils
2020 Is on Course to Be the Warmest Year on Record" Zeke Hausfather -- World Economic Forum, October 26, 2020 

Key Player in War on Climate Change? The Pentagon” Michèle Flournoy -- CNN, October 26, 2020

Canada: Climate Crisis Toll on First Nations’ Food Supply” Human Rights Watch, October 21, 2020 
France Falls Out With the Muslim World
Is France's Response to Samuel Paty Murder Deepening Divisions?” Chloé Benoist -- Middle East Eye, October 23, 2020


Erdogan’s Call for French Boycott Might Divide Muslim World” Caroline Alexander; Zainab Fattah -- Bloomberg, October 26, 2020
Rights Fights
Poland Is in Revolt Against Its New Abortion Ban” Ewa Majewska -- Jacobin Magazine, October 27, 2020

Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland Is Causing a Furor” Monika Pronczuk -- New York Times, October 27, 2020 
 
Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Laws for Same-Sex Couples” Chico Harlan; Michelle Boorstein; Sarah Bailey -- Washington Post, October 21, 2020