September 29, 2021
Germany After Merkel; Countering China: Quad Meeting in the White House; Al Shabaab: The Next Taliban?; Haitian Migrants at the Border; Japan's New Prime Minister; Ongoing Crisis in Yemen; Worldwide Protests for Climate Action
Germany After Merkel
Register for our upcoming Wunderbar Together programs on "The World's Most Important Election: Bundestag 2021" (today at 7:00 PM ET) and "All Eyes on Germany: An Analysis of the German Election" (tomorrow at 12:00 PM ET)
"Five Key Takeaways from Germany's Historic Election" Tara John, Nadine Schmidt, Stephanie Halasz, and Frederick Pleitgen -- CNN News, September 27, 2021

"The Long Road to Forming a Post-Merkel Government" Wolfgang Dick and Rina Goldenberg -- Deutsche Welle, September 27, 2021

"With Germany Sidelined, EU Must Wait on Big Challenges" Laurence Norman -- Wall Street Journal, September 28, 2021

"Opinion: What Germany's Election Results Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy" Ulrike Franke -- Politico, September 27, 2021

AICGS Asks: What is Angela Merkel's Foreign Policy Legacy?" Andrea Rotter, Aylin Matlé, and Jana Puglierin -- American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, September 22, 2021

Photo by Britta Pedersen/AP and Story by NBC
Countering China: Quad Meeting in the White House
Why the Quad Is Crucial” Kei Hakata and Brendon J. Cannon -- The Diplomat, September 27, 2021

China Upset With U.S. 'Cliques' After Joe Biden Meets With Quad NationsJohn Feng -- Newsweek, September 28, 2021


Photo and Story by The Tribune
Al Shabaab: The Next Taliban?
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?” Omar S. Mahmood -- Foreign Policy, September 22, 2021

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Eight in Somali Capital” Al Jazeera, September 25, 2021

How an Intelligence Officer's Disappearance in Somalia Has Ripped the Government Apart” Rachel Chason and Omar Frank -- The Washington Post, September 18, 2021

Examining Extremism: Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen (al Shabaab)” Jake Harrington and Jared Thompson -- CSIS, September 23, 2021

Photo by Reuters and Story by Council on Foreign Relations

Haitian Migrants at the Border
"The AP Interview: Haiti PM Plans to Hold Elections Next Year" Dánica Coto, Joshua Goodman, and Pierre-Richard Luxama -- Associated Press, September 28, 2021

"Haiti Deportations Justified Because of COVID, Biden Homeland Secretary Says" Amanda Holpuch -- Guardian, September 26, 2021


Photo by Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty and Story by CBS
Japan's New Prime Minister
"Ex-Foreign Minister Kisihida to Become Next Japan PM After Party Vote" Sayo Sasaki -- Kyodo News, September 29, 2021

"Establishment Prevails in Pick for Japan's Prime Minister" New York Times, September 29, 2021
Ongoing Crisis in Yemen


"Yemen: EU Allocates €119 Additional Million for Humanitarian Crisis" Balazs Ujarvi, Ana Pisonero-Hernandez, Daniel Puglisi, and Genise Knoll -- European Commission, September 22, 2021

"Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering" Kali Robinson -- Council on Foreign Relations, September 2, 2021

Photo by Evan Vucci/AP and Story by Associated Press
Worldwide Protests for Climate Action
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, Global Climate Activists Take to the Streets Again” Andy Eckardt and Rhea Mogul -- NBC News, September 24, 2021

Young People Rally at Climate Protests Around the World“ Angela Dewan, Aditi Sangal, Isabelle Jani-Friend, Melissa Mehtani, and Meg Wagner -- CNN, September 24, 2021

A Friday for the Future: The Global Climate Strike May Help the Youth Movement Rebound From the Pandemic” Bob Berwyn and Delger Erdenesanaa -- Inside Climate News, September 24, 2021

Photo and Story: The Guardian