In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Freddy Deknatel talk about China’s latest encroachment on Hong Kong’s autonomy, and how it might affect U.S.-China relations. They also discuss the Trump administration’s latest move to finish off the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, and the outdated logic guiding the administration’s Iran policy more generally.
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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Why China’s Xi Opted for the ‘Nuclear Option’ in Hong Kong
China’s Aggression Amid the Pandemic Has Little to Do With COVID-19
Trump’s Iran Strategy Is Still Just an Anti-Obama Vendetta
The Trump Administration’s Magical Thinking About Iran
The Cold War Playbook of Economic Isolation Won’t Work Against China
What Religion Can Offer in the Response to COVID-19
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