Monday, November 30, 2020
Arctic, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Economy, Energy, EU, Europe, France, Global, Health, Indo-Pacific, NATO, Russia, Sanctions, US

COVID-19 Global Cases, Johns Hopkins University 
Health – 
Europe’s coronavirus Christmas — what you can (and can’t) do, Paola Tamma and Laurenz Gehrke, Politico 
Needle and spread, The Economist
Global – 
After the crisis, opportunity, The Economist
The rule of law in the EU budget, Milan Nič, Roderick Parkes, Slawomir Sierakowski, and Shahin Vallée, DGAP  
Pandemic borrowing, Helen Thompson, Internationale Politik Quarterly  
EU/US – 
EU proposes fresh alliance with US in face of China challenge, Sam Fleming, Jim Brunsden and Michael Peel, Financial Times
EU/Sanctions – 
After U.S. Push, EU Set to Launch New Human-Rights Sanctions Regime, Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
Belarus protests have explosive potential for EU-Russia relations, Arkady Moshes, Carnegie Moscow   
US – 
Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump? Will Wilkinson, New York Times
Say no, Joe, Benjamin H. Friedman and Stephen Wertheim, Foreign Policy  
US/Economy –
The crisis opportunity, Jason Furman, Foreign Affairs  
US/France/Europe – 
Europe may cheer Biden’s win – But it threatens Macron’s grand project, Michele Barbero, Foreign Policy   
US/Russia/Europe/Energy – 
U.S., Russia Race to Outflank Each Other on Russian Pipeline, Brett Forrest, Wall Street Journal  
US/Russia/China/EU – 
Biden’s approach to U.S. allies and adversaries will challenge Russia, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow   
Russia/Arctic – 
Russia’s Arctic strategy through 2035, Janis Kluge and Michael Paul, SWP  
China and Brexit drive the UK’s ‘tilt’ to Indo-Pacific, Bill Hayton, Chatham House  
NATO 2030: a resilient Alliance and its main priorities, Ottavia Credi, Alessandro Marrone, and Roberto Menotti, Istituto Affari Internazionali   
China in Europe and transatlantic security, Andrew A. Michta, International Centre for Defence and Security, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute   
Bulgaria – 
Bulgaria joins Europe’s awkward squad, Valerie Hopkins and Michael Peel, Financial Times

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