Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Belarus, China, Eastern Mediterranean, EU, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nationalism, Populism, Russia,
Serbia, US 

EU – Ursula von der Leyen plays safe with minimal Commission reshuffle, David M. Herszenhorn and Florian Eder, Politico 
EU/China/US – 
The Sinatra Doctrine. How the EU Should Deal with the US–China Competition, Josep Borrell, Istituto Affari Internazionali 
EU/China – 
The new China consensus: How Europe is growing wary of Beijing, Janka Oertel, ECFR 
Hong Kong
One Country, Two Systems, No Future, Jane Perlez, Foreign Affairs  
Much ado about nothing, Daniel Serwer, Peacefare 
Trump’s Kosovo show: No big deal, Majda Ruge, Politico 
Russia/Belarus – 
What Russia Really Has in Mind for Belarus And Why Western Leaders Must Act, Michael Carpenter and Vlad Kobets, Foreign Affairs 
Belarus – 
In Belarus, China is Neither at Odds With Russia nor Wedded to Lukashenko, Temur Umarov, Carnegie Moscow 
The EU’s Role in Addressing Lebanon’s Multiple Crises, Shahin Vallée, DGAP  
Eastern Mediterranean – 
What is at stake in the eastern Mediterranean crisis? David Sheppard, Laura Pitel and Michael Peel, Financial Times
For the First Time, America May Have an Anti-Racist Majority, Adam Serwer, The Atlantic  
US – 
Biden’s Domestic Priorities Should Guide His Foreign Policy. The United States Needs a Plan That Starts at Home, but Looks Abroad, Robert B. Zoellick, Foreign Affairs 
US – 
If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past, Alexander Cohen, The Conversation  
Populism/Nationalism – 
Why Populist Nationalists Are Not Having a Good Crisis Yet, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, GMF 

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