Weekly Brief
June 14, 2020

TLN Commentary

Watch Now: Book launch of Maritime Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Way Forward by Dr. Roudi Baroudi, featuring a virtual panel on "Eastern Mediterranean at a Cross Roads: Energy Issues at the Forefront"

Don't Let Putin's Pipe Dreams Become Reality, Debra Cagan, Anders Aslund, American Interest
The U.S. Elections and Domestic & Foreign Policies, Michael Haltzel, TLN Blog
Hand-wringing for Hong Kong: What else can the EU do? Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform


Trump Plans to Withdraw Some U.S. Troops From Germany, a Key NATO Ally, Michael Crowley, Julian Barnes, New York Times
Why are we pulling additional forces out of Germany?, Brig. Gen. Peter Zwack (ret.), The Hill
EU Security and Defense Challenges: Toward a European Defense Winter? Raluca Csernatoni, Carnegie Europe
The United States Needs German Bases More Than Germany Does, Michael John Williams, Foreign Policy
The folly of a NATO troop withdrawal decision, Hans Binnendijk, DefenseNews

Trade and Economy

The future of work in Europe, McKinsey Global Institute
The world economy on a tightrope, OECD Economic Outlook, June 2020
The Looming Bank Collapse, Frank Partnoy, The Atlantic
How to Make Trade Work for Workers: Charting a Path Between Protectionism and Globalism, Robert E. Lighthizer, Foreign Affairs
2020 Convergence Report, European Central Bank
Why would Chicago consider giving stimulus dollars to China's rail industry?, Mark Sparkman, The Hill


The Pandemic and Political Order, Francis Fukuyama, Foreign Affairs
The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition, United Nations
Rapid Risk Assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the EU/EEA and the UK – tenth update, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The effect of large-scale anti-contagion policies on the COVID-19 pandemic, Solomon Hsiang, et al., Nature


U.S. protests push Europe to face its own histories of injustice, Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post (soft paywall)
As Protests Engulf the United States, China Revels in the Unrest, Javier Hernandez, New York Times
The battle of Lafayette Square and the undermining of American democracy, Robert Kagan, Brookings Institute
America, This is Your Chance, Michelle Alexander, New York Times
America should cultivate democracy at home as it does abroad, Amb. Mark Green, The Hill
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