June 23, 2021
China: Trade Wars, Human Rights, and Security; COVID-19 Global Vaccine Distribution; Elections Around the World; U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Quote of the Week
The tragic history of conflict need not repeat itself — but left to its own and our inertia it just might.”

-- The United Nation’s top envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, said Tuesday on pushing the Taliban and the Afghan government back to the negotiating table.
China: Trade Wars, Human Rights, and Security
"Biden Weighs Ban on China’s Solar Material Over Forced Labor" Kelsey Tamborrino; Gavin Bade -- Politico, June 21, 2021 

Biden Opens Sneaky New Front in Trade War Against China” Chris Miller -- Foreign Policy, June 22, 2021 

Apple Daily Confirms Shutdown After Arrest of Editorial Writer” Michelle Chan -- Nikkei Asia, June 23, 2021 

COVID-19 Global Vaccine Distribution
The United States Sends 2.5 Million Doses of Moderna’s Vaccine to Help Taiwan Battle Its First Major Outbreak” Jesus JimĂ©nez; Annie Karni -- The New York Times, June 19, 2021 

"U.S., China Vaccine Diplomacy Crucial but Will Fade Away: Analysts” Viet Anh -- VnExpress International, June 22, 2021 

Third Wave of COVID Hits Africa” Martina Schwikowski; Frank Yiga – DW, June 17, 2021 
Elections Around the World
"Iran’s Election Reveals a Weakening but Ruthless Regime" The Washington Post, June 21, 2021 

Embarrassing Defeat as UK PM Johnson’s Party Loses Out at Election” Alistair Smout; Elizabeth Piper -- Reuters, June 18, 2021 

The ‘Shadowy Figure’ Behind Peru’s Likely Next President” Brendan O’Boyle -- Americas Quarterly, June 21, 2021 

U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Trouble with the Taliban
Taliban Gains Afghan Territory, May Seek ‘Complete Return Power’ Amid U.S. Withdrawal” Nick Schifrin; Dan Sagalyn -- PBS News Hour, June 21, 2021

Taliban Take Key Afghan District, Adding to String of Gains” Kathy Gannon -- Associated Press, June 22, 2021  

Afghan Translators, Contractors Fear for Their Lives Amid Taliban Offensives, U.S. Withdrawal” Martha Raddatz; Cindy Smith; Conor Finnegan -- ABC News, June 23, 2021 

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