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Weekly International
Press Brief
08 - 12 : VI : 2020 


Post Covid-19 International Order

The Pandemic and Political Order

Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World

Middle Powers After the Middle Power Moment 

Why a new Yalta wouldn’t end the malaise between the West and Russia

USA Protests’

The George Floyd Protests: A Global Rallying Cry for Democracy

A New Civil Rights Movement Is a Foreign Policy Win: This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Trump’s Threat to Use the Military Against Protesters: What to Know


For the US and China, Thucydides’ Trap Is Closing

Could War on Huawei Lead to War With China? 

China toys with a new propaganda technique: Irony

Transatlantic Relations & European Defense

Trump’s Sudden Troop Withdrawal From Germany 

Will U.S. Troop Pullouts Accelerate European Defense Integration?

Withdrawing 9,500 troops from Germany will be costly for U.S.

Sudan in Transition

UN Security Council Walks Tightrope with Creation of New Mission in Sudan

Multiplying crises: The coronavirus in Sudan

Notes on post-revolutionary Sudan


Brazilians Die, Bolsonaro Shrugs

A Nightmare Scenario in Brazil’s Institutional Crisis

Why America’s Protests Resonate So Deeply in Brazil


Pierre Nkurunziza's Death and the Future of Burundi

I cry, not for Nkurunziza, but for the lives he broke

Transition and continuity in Burundi


The Geopolitics of Post-Brexit Britain

EU-UK negotiations: no need to panic (yet)

Libya’s Conflict

The Cairo Declaration is a false resolution to Libya's conflict

Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis: Hostage to the Skhirat Agreement


>The Controller: How Basil Hassan Launched Islamic State Terror into the Skies

Violent extremism in Africa: Popular assessments from the ‘Eastern Corridor’

Terrorism in Afghanistan: A Joint Threat Assessment


Biden’s Journey Left

The Self-Defeating Executive Order Against the International Criminal Court

The pandemic adds significantly to the risk of a contested result and a constitutional crisis

Exceptionalism Is Killing Americans: An Insular Political Culture Failed the Test of the Pandemic


Rise of e-RMB: Geopolitics of China’s Digital Currency

Chine, puissance normative

On the Yunnan-Rakhine Corridor

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power


Double Shock: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Oil Price Collapse on Russia’s Energy Sector

Russian Policy on Nuclear Deterrence

Russian Economic Sovereignty in the COVID-19 Age

Pandemic Blasts Change Through Russia’s Church

European Union

EU Security and Defense Challenges: Toward a European Defense Winter?

Friends in Need: The Corona Pandemic Changes the Landscape of Groups and Coalitions in the EU

Is the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to boost the euro as a global currency?

Le destin de l’économie allemande est inséparable de celui de l’Europe

¿Protestantes contra católicos en la UE?

Middle East

The Oil for Security Myth and Middle East Insecurity

Destroying Lebanon to Save It

Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Challenges to China’s Silk Road Strategy in the Middle East

Al Assad y la lucha fratricida por el poder en Siria

Latin America

COVID-19 May Ultimately Strengthen Latin America’s Democracies, Not Destroy Them

Chile: The COVID-19 catches up with President Sebastián Piñera

Cuba: crisis económica, sus causas, el COVID-19 y las políticas de rescate

Guyana’s final hurdle


Interpreting the India-Nepal border dispute

Renewed Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

The Asia Pacific’s “Age of Uncertainty”

East Asia decouples from the United States: Trade war, COVID-19, and East Asia's new trade blocs


Decentralisation Amidst Hybrid Governance: Case Of Northern Mali

Mozambique ante la insurgencia islamista

The DRC is riveted by a political thriller

L’Afrique de l’Est face à la gestion du COVID-19. Un enchevêtrement de crises?

Bridging the Divide in Ethiopia’s North

Climate Change

From pandemics to floods: Inequality as a comorbidity

Climate Change and Populism: Comparing the populist parties’ climate policies in Denmark, Finland and Sweden


NATO and CSDP: party and public positioning in Germany and France

NATO: Rebranding exercise or new product launch?


The EU’s international politics of cyberspace in an emerging post-liberal order

Intelligence artificielle et cybersécurité


Global Peace Index 2020


Why Are Fossil Fuels So Hard To Quit?

Books & Reviews

Divided We Fall: What Is Tearing America Apart?

Les violences du militantisme radical en France

War for Eternity by Benjamin R Teitelbaum review – starstruck by Steve Bannon?

Is There a Religious Left?

The Debate Over the Word ‘Fascism’ Takes a New Turn

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