October 7, 2020
Armenia and Azerbaijan at War; Germany Grapples With Legacies; Greece's Golden Dawn Neo-Fascists Found Guilty; Brexit Fallout; Trouble in Eurasia; Analysis on Asia; Green Solutions; Nobel Prize 2020
Quote of the Week
I see weakness and division and above all else distractedness. Any problem anywhere else is just a third- or fourth-order problem right now because we are so self-absorbed, inward looking and consumed with our own toxicity. And when you’re distracted, you make mistakes.

-- Nick Rasmussen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center in the Obama and Trump administrations, describing potential pitfalls of Trump's illness.
Armenia and Azerbaijan at War
Renewed Fighting Between Armenia and Azerbaijan: What Makes It Different This Time?” Alexander Stronell -- International Institute for Strategic Studies, October 5, 2020 

Armenia-Azerbaijan War: Military Dimensions of the Conflict” Michael Kofman -- Russia Matters, October 2, 2020 

"War in the Caucasus Will Draw in Russia and Turkey" James Stavridis -- Bloomberg, September 30, 2020
 
De-Escalating the New Nagorno-Karabakh WarInternational Crisis Group, October 2, 2020 
 
AP Explains: What’s Behind Armenia and Azerbaijan Fighting” Associated Press, October 6, 2020 
Germany Grapples With Legacies

"How German Police Cadets Learn to Confront Racism" Ben Knight -- Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2020

"Gorbachev Was Right About German Reunification" Elisabeth Braw -- Foreign Policy, October 2, 2020

"Russia and German Reunification: Opposing Views on Mikhail Gorbachev's Legacy" Roman Goncharenko -- Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2020

"With Friends Like These: Assessing Russian Influence in GermanyJeffrey Mankoff -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 2020 
Greece's Golden Dawn Neo-Fascists Found Guilty
Golden Dawn Found Guilty of Running Criminal Organization in Greece” Niki Kitsantonis and Iliana Magra -- New York Times, October 7, 2020  
 
Golden Dawn Leader and Ex-MPs Found Guilty in Landmark Trial” Helena Smith -- The Guardian, October 7, 2020 

"Greek Court Rules Far-Right Golden Dawn Leaders Ran a Crime Group" Renee Maltezou; Lefteris Papadimas -- Reuters, October 7, 2020
Brexit Fallout
Britain and E.U. Enter Make-Or-Break Phase for Brexit Deal by Year’s End” Mark Landler and Stephen Castle -- New York Times, October 3, 2020


The Race to Replace the City of London Begins” Lionel Laurent -- Bloomberg, October 4, 2020
Trouble in Eurasia
Kyrgyzstan Annuls Results of Parliamentary Elections After Night of Deadly Protests” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, October 6, 2020 
 
Eight Principles of the 'Greater Eurasian Partnership'” Andrey Kortunov -- Russian International Affairs Council, October 5, 2020 

Belarusian Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya Meets With Germany's Merkel” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, October 6, 2020
Analysis on Asia
What You Need to Know About the 'Quad'Tanvi Madan -- Brookings, October 5, 2020 

Complicated But Necessary: A Transatlantic Policy Approach Toward China” Heather Conley and Bonnie Glaser -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 5, 2020 

Demystifying U.S.-China RelationsRobert Merry -- The American Conservative, October 5, 2020 

Rough Waters Ahead for Vietnam-China Relations” Huong Thu -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 30, 2020 

What an ‘October Surprise’ from North Korea Might Actually Look LikeMarkus Garlauskas and Bruce Perry -- New Atlanticist, October 1, 2020 
Green Solutions?
Ensuring a Greener Recovery from the PandemicPatrick Schröder and Tahseen Jafry -- Chatham House, October 5, 2020 

Everything You Think About the Geopolitics of Climate Change Is Wrong” Jason Bordoff -- Foreign Policy, October 5, 2020


New Sea Law Could Revolutionize Protections in Brazil's Coastal Areas” The Brazilian Report -- Wilson Center, October 2, 2020
Nobel Prize 2020
Three Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize for Black Hole Research” David Keyton; Seth Borenstein; Frank Jordans -- Associated Press, October 6, 2020 



Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus” Katherine Wu and Daniel Victor -- New York Times, October 5, 2020