Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. His latest book is "American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump."
Protesters lit candles and carry pictures of activist Alaa Abou Fakhr during a vigil mass as a gesture of respect to his soul in Martyrs' Square in Beirut, Lebanon, 14 November 2019. EPA/NABIL MOUNZER
People brave the elements on the seafront during a heavy storm in San Sebastian, Basque Country, northern Spain, 14 November 2019. Northern Spain is facing adverse weather conditions. EPA/Juan Herrero