Monday, November 16, 2020
Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Climate, Digital, Economy, EU, Europe, Global, Health, Nordics, Russia, South Caucasus, Technology, Trade, US

Health – 
Inside the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine: how BioNTech made the breakthrough, Joe Miller, Financial Times 
A Tale of Two Pandemics, Fabrizio Tassinari, Noema
Digital – 
'Nobody can block it': how the Telegram app fuels global protest, Shaun Walker, The Guardian 
The National Security Case for Fixing Social Media, Glenn Gerstell, New Yorker
The Biden administration needs a fresh approach to Huawei and 5G, Andrew Grotto, Foreign Policy  
US/Global – 
Trump Remade His Party and the World, William Galston, Jr, The Wall Street Journal 
Biden’s Putin Challenge, David J. Kramer, Foreign Policy  
Rushing for the exits in Afghanistan would leave a lasting stain on America, James Cunningham, John Negroponte, Ronald Neumann, Hugo Llorens, Richard Olson and Earl Anthony Wayne, Atlantic Council 
Trade – 
The meaning of RCEP, the world’s biggest trade agreement, The Economist 
Europe’s Collaborative Economy, William Echikson and Jesse Goldberg, CEPS   
To meet the Biden administration, the EU needs an integrated tech foreign policy, Tyson Barker, DGAP  
The Macron Doctrine, Groupe d’études géopolitiques  
Climate – 
Paris is passé as climate green deals become chic, Karl Mathiesen and Kalina Oroschakoff, Politico 
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 
Opposition Takes Key Cities in Bosnia’s Local Elections, Srecko Latal, Balkan Insight 
Bulgaria/North Macedonia
Bulgaria threatens to veto North Macedonia’s EU talks, Jacopo Barigazzi, Politico 
Moldova – 
Pro-EU Candidate Wins Landslide Victory in Moldovan Presidential Race, Madalin Necsutu, Balkan Insight 
South Caucasus – 
Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Russia’s Return to the Caucasus, James Durso, International Policy Digest
China – 
China’s promise: ‘A free market for unfree people’, Andrew A. Michta, Politico 

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