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Why Europe and China Are Creating A Comprehensive Agreement On Investment

If ratified, then the CAI will be a de facto recognition that it is acceptable to conduct a wide range of business activity with a totalitarian communist government that has proven itself capable of violating human rights with exacting precision and no apology.

Read Here | The National Interest

Biden Must Craft A Foreign Policy For A World The U.S. Doesn’t Rule

America is back.” And Joe Biden means it, tethered as he is to a romanticised view of America as the world’s greatest power destined to lead and to do good. The new president will have much going for him. He’s the anti-Trump. And after four years of norm-busting disruption, expectations for Biden are so low that Europeans might be inclined to give him a Nobel Peace Prize for just showing up.

Read Here | Politico

Power-Hungry Turkey May Push The Eastern Mediterranean Into An Armed Conflict

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has extended this belligerent approach to the Mediterranean, sending soldiers to war-torn Libya and tipping the scales in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood-influenced Government of National Accord (GNA), which is fighting the Egypt and UAE-backed Libyan National Army.

Read Here | The National Interest

5G Unease, Concerns Over Human Rights, Mar China’s Charm Offensive Through Europe

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is lobbying his European counterparts for support amid a geopolitical spat with the United States, but he has been met with concerns over human rights and 5G technology security.

Present At The Disruption

The term “disruption” is in and of itself neither a compliment nor a criticism. Disruption can be desirable and even necessary if the status quo is incompatible with one’s interests and there is an alternative that is both advantageous and achievable. But disruption is anything but desirable if the status quo serves one’s interests (or would with only minor adjustments) or the available alternatives are likely to be worse.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Saving The Iran Nuclear Deal

Five years after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was concluded, it is on life support, following the US’s reinstatement of sanctions and Iran’s return to enrichment activities. Before two decades of diplomacy are squandered, all parties involved must step back from the precipice.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

World Rebukes U.S. Over Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticised Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

In The Post-Pandemic Cold War, America Is Losing Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the world’s eyes to the true nature of the Chinese regime, countless articles have told us in recent weeks. And perhaps they are right. But in Europe, it is the U.S. response to the virus, even more so than China’s, that is deeply unsettling politicians and the wider public.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

European Countries Prepare Reopening As Infections Pass 4 Million Worldwide

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped four million as some of the hardest-hit countries on Sunday readied to lift lockdown restrictions despite concern about a second wave of infections. Governments are trying to stop the spread of the deadly disease while scrambling for ways to relieve pressure on their economies, which are facing a historic downturn with millions pushed into unemployment.

Europe Is Offering Iran Aid, And A Chance To Restore Its Relationship With The World

The delivery of the first batch of European aid to Iran this week does not only represent a lifeline to the regime in Tehran as it attempts to tackle the deadly impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It also presents Iran with the opportunity to begin the painful process of rebuilding relations with the outside world.

Read Here – The National

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