Weekly Brief
October 20, 2019


In 'Cave-In,' Trump Cease-Fire Cements Turkey's Gains in Syria, David Sanger, Eric Schmitt, New York Times
The High Price of Trump's Great Betrayal, Richard Haas, Project Syndicate
The US No Longer Matters in Syria, Ranj Alaaldin, Brookings Institution
Withdrawing from Syria is a Grave Mistake, Mitch McConnell, Washington Post
A Disgraceful Policy Decision Just Made Syria's Problems Worse, Christopher Hill, The Hill


The Brexit Deal Explained, Politico
European Union's Message to the UK: Just Leave Already, Steven Erlanger, New York Times
Johnson's Brexit Deal Leaves Me Utterly Depressed, Even Though I Would Grimly Vote for It, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph


One Step Closer to Rupture: Europe, the US, and Turkey, Luigi Scazzieri, CER
NATO's Turkey Ties Must Change, Max Boot, CFR
In Syria, Global Spotlight Should Be on Turkey, Not Trump, James Jay Carafano, Heritage Foundation
Like Obama, Trump Finds Turkey's Erdogan is Trouble, Andrew McCarthy, The Hill

Southeastern Europe

EU Leaders Deadlock Over Membership Talks for North Macedonia, Albania, David Herszenhorn, Politico
EU Failure to Open Membership Talks with Albania and North Macedonia Condemned, Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian
Kosovo's Crucial Crossroads: What's Next for Pristinha? Janusz Bugajski, CEPA

US Foreign Policy

The Demolition of US Diplomacy, William Burns, Foreign Affairs
Do Liberal and Moderate Democrats Divide on US Foreign Policy? Dina Smelts, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
America Adrift: Trump Has Ended the 'Post-World War II Era,' R. David Harden, The Hill
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