Welcome to Your Friday Briefing

A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Charles W. Pickering


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 15, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Friday Briefing

Books

Books – Où suis-je ? Leçons du confinement à l’usage des terrestres, Bruno Latour | Éditions La Découverte

Must-Reads

Outlook/Russia – What are the Kremlin’s priorities for 2021? By Dmitri Trenin | Defense News
US – Joe Biden needs an America-first foreign policy, Philip Stephens, Financial Times 
US/Afghanistan – The way forward in Afghanistan: How Biden can achieve sustainable peace and US security, James B. Cunningham, Hugo Llorens, Ronald E. Neumann, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne, Atlantic Council 
US – The Insurrection Hiding in Plain Sight, Renee DiResta and Alex Stamos, Foreign Affairs 
US – This Impeachment Is Different, David A. Graham, The Atlantic   
Digital – Donald Trump shows the US needs a European approach to online regulation, Emily Bell, Financial Times 
Turkey/Balkans – Erdogan’s great game: Turkish intrigue in the Balkans, Valerie Hopkins and Laura Pitel, Financial Times 
EU/US/China – Why Europe’s China deal will poison transatlantic relations, Nicholas Vinocur, Politico   
Europe – For Central and Eastern Europe, Strategic Autonomy Isn’t Particularly Strategic, Candace Huntington, CEPA  

Research & Analysis

US/Intelligence – Maintaining the Intelligence Edge: Reimagining and Reinventing Intelligence through Innovation, CSIS Technology and Intelligence Task Force
Energy – Global Energy Perspective 2021, McKinsey PDF
Digital – Decoupling: Severed ties and patchwork globalisation, MERICS/European Chamber of Commerce in China PDF
Technology –Smart Partnerships amid Great Power Competition, Matthew Burrows and Julian Mueller-Kaler, Atlantic Council  
Technology/UK – UK AI Roadmap, UK AI Council 

Technology/UK – AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency, House of Lords
Russia – Russia’s Domestic Politics have Become Part of the West’s Russia Policy, Jussi Lassila, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Podcasts

Enjeux internationaux – En Allemagne, la CDU choisit son nouveau président, par Julie Gacon | France Culture

   

 

Your Thursday Briefing

America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration. – Warren G. Harding


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 14, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Thursday Briefing

Books

Books –  La société de vigilance. Auto-surveillance, délation et haines sécuritaires, par Vanessa Codaccioni | Éditions Textuel
Books – Introduction à Antonio Gramsci by George HOARE, Nathan SPERBER | Éditions La Découverte
Books –  French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War, by Alice Pannier, Olivier Schmitt  | Routledge Books
Books –  Rivals in Arms: The Rise of UK-France Defence Relations in the Twenty-First Century by Alice Pannier | McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal

Must-Reads 

US – Impeachable Speech, Katherine Shaw, Emory Law Journal 
US – Institutional Integrity: Learning the Right Lessons from the Capitol Siege, Suzanne Spaulding and Devi Nair, CSIS 
US – We Tried to Warn You, Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic  
US/China/Technology – What the Cold War can teach Washington about Chinese tech tensions, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Brookings  
Lithuania – Vilnius at 30 – Nothing Must Be Forgotten, Paul Goble  
Estonia – Estonia’s PM resigns as corruption scandal hits ruling coalition, Richard Milne, Financial Times 
Baltics/Russia – The Sorry State of Baltic-Russian Relations, Sergei Utkin, Carnegie Moscow  
Germany – A Small Window of Opportunity, Stefanie Babst, Internationale Politik Quarterly   
Technology/Digital – Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) History, Ben Thompson, Stratechery 
Technology – The Global AI Index, Tortoise 
Technology/US – Summary of AI Provisions from the National Defense Authorization Act 2021, Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence 
Europe – Will Europe Part Ways with Populism in 2021? Shane Markowitz, World Politics Review 

Research & Analysis

US/Health/Global – COVID-19 exposes a changed world: A prescription for renewing U.S. global partnership, George Ingram, Brookings  
Data/Tech – Good Intentions, Bad Inventions – The Four Myths of Healthy Tech, by Amanda Lenhart & Kellie Owens | Data & Society 📥 PDF
Arctic –The U.S.-Canada Northwest Passage Disagreement: Why Agreeing to Disagree Is More Important Than Ever, Suzanne Lalonde, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate edito

Podcasts

Idées – Sommes-nous entrés dans une société de vigilance ? par Vanessa Codaccioni et Olivia Gesbert | France Culture

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Aucun homme n’a jamais été sage par hasard. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 13, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Books

Books📚 – Une guerre perdue. La France au Sahel, par Alain Antil | Politique étrangère
Books📚 – « The Back Channel. A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal » de William J. Burns, par Laurence Nardon | Politique étrangère
Books📚 – Les maîtres de l’espionnage par Eugène Berg | Conflits

Must-Reads

Technology – CRISPR and the Slice to Survive, Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker  
Technology/EU/US – EU hopes for ‘tech alliance’ with Biden after Trump Huawei 5G ban, Giannis Seferiadis, Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa, Nikkei Asia 
Turkey –Erdogan’s great game: Soldiers, spies and Turkey’s quest for power, Laura Pitel, Financial Times 
Belarus – Has Lukashenko Won? Slawomir Sierakowski, Project Syndicate
US – Yes, It Was a ‘coup.’ Here’s Why, Fiona Hill, Politico 
US – America’s Authoritarian Adversaries Seize the Moment, Jimmy Quinn, National Review 
US – The Day the internet Came for Them, Nina Jankowicz, Foreign Affairs  
US – Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy, Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy  
UK/Indo-Pacific – ‘Global Britain’: The UK in the Indo-Pacific, Anisa Heritage and Pak K. Lee, The Diplomat 
EU – The EU’s enlargement agenda is no longer fit for purpose, Erwan Fouéré, CEPS
How America Can Shore Up Asian Order  Kurt Campbell & Rush Doshi, Foreign Affairs
Does China Need More Russian, Central Asian Gas?  S. Kapitonov & T. Umarov, MT
Bitcoin Has Ambitions for Gold’s Role Gavyn Davies, Financial Times
EU/UK/Trade – The double irony of the new UK-EU trade relationship, André Sapir, Bruegel  
Sweden’s Journey From Model to Pandemic Pariah  C. Karlsson, Worldcrunch

  

Research & Analysis

EU/UK – The EU-UK trade and co-operation agreement: A platform on which to build? Sam Lowe | CER PDF 📥  
Germany – Merkel’s Successor: None of the Above?  Sophia Besch & Christian Odendahl, CER  
US/NAT – The Biden Transition and Reshaping U.S. Strategy: Replacing “Burden Sharing” with Meaningful Force Planning, Anthony H. Cordesman with the assistance of Grace Hwang, CSIS
Arctic – Constant and Changing Components of the Arctic Regime, Alexander N. Vylegzhanin, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor

Podcasts

Opération Barkhane – La France doit-elle se retirer du Sahel ? | France Culture
États-Unis/Occupation du Capitole – Un après-guerre mal négocié ? | France Culture

 

Your Tuesday Briefing

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. – Thomas Jefferson


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 12, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Books

Books – Too Nice to Be President? By Tim Stanley | Literary Review
Books – ‘Visionary success’: Jonathan Alter makes the case for Jimmy Carter David Smith | The Guardian
Books – ‘Reaganland’ explores how ‘the Gipper’ changed American politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Must-Reads

EU/China – The EU’s Double Bind  Mark Leonard, Internationale Politik Quarterly
US – The Ingredients of a Coup Attempt  Fiona Hill, Politico
US – The American Abyss, Timothy Snyder, New York Times 
US – Present at the Destruction, Richard Haass, Foreign Affairs  
US – The US Must Now Stand Up for Democracy at Home and Abroad, Thomas Wright, The Atlantic 
US – The United States Needs a Democracy Summit at Home, James Goldgeier and Bruce W. Jentleson, Foreign Affairs   
US – American Soft Power Will Survive Donald Trump, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., National Interest 
Europe – Europe is not immune from America’s political madness, Gideon Rachman, Financial Times   
US/Western Balkans – How Biden can make a big difference in the Western Balkans, Engjellushe Morina and Vessela Tcherneva, European Council on Foreign Relations 
Europe/China/Investment – Europe’s China Gambit, Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate   

Research & Analysis

UK/Foreign Policy – Global Britain, global broker: A blueprint for the UK’s future international role, Robin Niblett, Chatham House  
Germany/France/Defense – Future Combat Air System: Too Big to Fail, Dominic Vogel, SWP
Arctic –Freedom of the Seas in the Arctic Region, J. Ashley Roach, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor

Your Monday Briefing

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 11, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Monday Briefing

Books

Books – The Habsburg Empire — Pieter M. Judson | Harvard University Press


Books/Review – How America Chose Supremacy, by William Anthony Hay | Law & Liberty
Books/Review – « Tomorrow, the World”, review by Paul Kennedy | The Wall Street Journal

Must-Reads

Russia – Russia’s Military in the 2020s  Pavel Luzin, Riddle
Missiles – Austin Must Overhaul Aging Missile Defense System  Michael Evans, Times
Nato – Time for NATO Members to Renew Their Vows  J. Foggo III & V. Zakem, Proceedings
China/Japan – China-Japan Fish Fight Could Turn Ugly  Neil Newman, SCMP

Global – The World After the Coronavirus – Foreign Policy, Various authors, Foreign Policy  
US – Profound Rebuilding Needed to Shore Up U.S. Democracy, Rachel Kleinfeld, Carnegie Endowment   
US –It Happened in America, Pippa Norris, Foreign Affairs
US – The Capitol Siege Is the Wake-up Call America Shouldn’t Have Needed, Larry Diamond, Foreign Affairs 
US/Democracy – America Can’t Promote Democracy Abroad. It Can’t Even Protect It at Home, Emma Ashford, Foreign Policy 
US/Sanctions – New Sanctions in the US Defence Budget, Bartosz Bieliszczuk, Mateusz Piotrowski, Polish Institute of International Relations PISM
US/Defense – Warfare’s worldwide web, The Economist 
US/Europe –Transatlantic relations: Putting it back together again, The Economist 
US/China/Energy –Why the United States should compete with China on global clean energy finance, Chuyu Liu and Johannes Urpelainen   
EU/NATO – Time for Big Picture Thinking, Barbara Kunz, Internationale Politik Quarterly
Germany/China – Riding High: Deutschland AG in China, The Economist 

Newsletter

Newsletter – Chartbook Newsletter #10  by Adam Tooze

Research & Analysis

Russia/Baltics – Russia’s Strategic Interests and Actions in the Baltic Region, Heinrich Brauß  and András Rácz, DGAP


US/China/Sanctions – Raising a Caution Flag on US Financial Sanctions against China, Jeffrey J. Schott, PIIE      
Arctic – Climate Change and the Opening of the Transpolar Sea Route: Logistics, Governance, and Wider Geo-economic, Societal and Environmental Impacts, Mia M. Bennett, Scott R. Stephenson, Kang Yang, Michael T. Bravo, and Bert De Jonghe, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor

Your Friday Briefing

Lying is an elementary means of self-defense ~ Susan Sontag


By Azra Isakovic
Jan. 8, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to your Friday briefing

Books

Books – Underground Asia – Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire, by Tim Harper | Harvard University Press
Book Review – Deplorable, yourself, by Isaac William Martin | Books & Ideas
Book Review: White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg | LSE USAPP blog

Must-Reads

Capitol Hill – The Peril the U.S. Faces  International Crisis Group
Capitol Hill – Mike Davis, Riot on the Hill New Left Review
Capitol Hill – The storming of Capitol Hill was organized on social media by Sheera Frenkel | New York Times
Capitol Hill – Amid a transfer of power, Trump supporters break into Capitol – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Capitol Hill – Trump Told Crowd ‘You Will Never Take Back Our Country With Weakness, by Maggie Haberman | New York Times
Russia – Russia’s Northern Fleet Upgraded  Roger McDermott, Jamestown
EU – With UK Gone, Smaller Nations Fight EU Integration  William Nattrass, CapX
Biden – What’s Next for Foreign Aid Under Biden?  Kristen Cordell, Council on Foreign Relations
Israel/IranIs This the Year Israel and Iran Go to War?  Seth Frantzman, 1945
France – France a Post-Imperial Power Seeking a Role  Philip Stephens, Financial Times
Russia – Russia’s Northern Fleet Upgraded to military District Status, Roger McDermott, The Jamestown 
EU/Russia – The EU in Action: Russia, Sarah Pagung, Internationale Politik Quarterly  
EU/Middle East/North Africa –The EU in Action: The Middle East and North Africa, Florence Gaub, Internationale Politik Quarterly 
EU/Turkey – The EU in Action: Turkey, Günter Seufert, Internationale Politik Quarterly 

Research & Analysis

US/China/Russia – The Biden Transition and U.S. Competition with China and Russia: The Crisis-Driven Need to Change U.S. Strategy, Anthony H. Cordesman with the assistance of Grace Hwang, CSIS
Arctic/Nuclear – Strategic Stability and Competition in the Arctic, Rebecca Hersman, Eric Brewer, and Maxwell Simon, CSIS
China/Central and Eastern Europe – Huawei in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and Forecast, Ivana Karásková, ed., Association for International Affairs Prague
Arctic – Climate Change and the Opening of the Transpolar Sea Route: Logistics, Governance, and Wider Geo-economic, Societal and Environmental Impacts, Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor 

Podcasts

Capitol Hill – Après l’assaut du Capitole, Donald Trump accepte enfin de quitter la Maison Blanche | France Culture

      

   


Your Thursday Briefing

A week is a long time in politics. – Harold Wilson


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 7, 2021

Good morning.

Welcome to your Thursday briefing

Books

Books – The Paranoid Style in American Politics, By Richard Hofstadter |  Harper’s Magazine
Books – Charisma and Disenchantment | Books at NYRB
Books – The 10 Best Books of 2020 | New York Times Books
Books – Three New Books on the Predigital Technologies That Shaped Our World | New York Times Books

Must-Reads

US/Digital – The U.S. Failed to Execute Its Cyberstrategy—and Russia Pounced, Rob Knake, Foreign Affairs 
US/EU/Defense – The EU is the Military Ally the US Needs, Max Bergmann, Foreign Affairs 
Europe – Europe’s Geopolitical Moment, Daniela Schwarzer, Internationale Politik Quarterly 
EU – The EU’s Double Bind, Mark Leonard, Internationale Politik Quarterly 
EU/Climate – Flexing the Regulatory Muscle, Noah J. Gordon, Internationale Politik Quarterly  
EU/UK – EU-UK Relations: Time for a ‘New Normal’ post-Brexit, Richard G Whitman, Chatham House 
EU/China – With China deal, EU leaves the hard part to Washington, Dalibor Rohac, Politico 
France/EU – The lonely leader: The origins of France’s strategy for EU foreign policy, | ECFR
Europe/China – Watching China in Europe – January 2021, Noah Barkin, GMF  
NATO – NATO plans space center to counter Russia, China satellite threats, Joshua Posaner, Politico 
US/Turkey – Biden and Erdogan Are Trapped in a Double Fantasy, Asli Aydintasbas and Jeremy Shapiro, Foreign Policy 
Germany Ponders a Post-Merkel Shift on China  Erika Solomon & Guy Chazan, FT
Britain Returns to Its Past George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
Is America Ready for an Asian NATO?  Douglas Bulloch, 1945
What Does Vietnam Want From U.S. in South China Sea?  D. Grossman, Diplomat
European Elections to Watch in 2021  Emma Anderson, Politico EU
What We Can Do to Expose China’s Abuses  Daniel Finkelstein, Times of London

 

Research & Analysis 

US/China – Deglobalisation in the context of United States-China decoupling, Alicia García-Herrero and Junyu Tan, Bruegel
EU – Rethinking EU Leadership in the “Neighbourhood”: Limits and Ambitions | IAI 
Arctic – Governance and Economic Challenges for the Global Shipping Enterprise in a Seasonally Ice-Covered Arctic Ocean, Lawson W. Brigham,  in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor

Podcasts

Biden Transition – États Unis : l’impossible passation de pouvoir ? Avec Romain Huret et Hubert Vedrine | France Culture
France Culture – Jacques Prévert ou l’amour de la vie (3/4) :  Prévert engagé – et ami | France Culture

Welcome to your Wednesday briefing

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. – Ralph Nader


Azra Isakovic

Wednesday January 6

Good Morning

Welcome to your Wednesday briefing

Books

Books – Fateful triangle: how China shaped US–India relations during the Cold War | Oxford Academic | International AffairsLivres – Et si la santé guidait le monde ? par Eloi Laurent | Les liens qui libèrent
Livres Apocalypse cognitive, par Gérald Bronner | PUF
Livres Sortir de la croissance, mode d’emploi, de Éloi Laurent par Étienne Espagne | La vie des idées

Must-Reads

China🇨🇳/HongKong🇭🇰 – Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested in sweeping crackdown, by Helen Davidson | The Guardian
Mali🇲🇱 Wedding guests killed in Mali airstrike, local sources say | The Guardian
EU-China – The Strategic Implications of the China-EU Investment Deal, By Theresa Fallon | The Diplomat
Russia/Baltic – Why the Baltics Behave As They Do Toward Russia, Kadri Liik | Carnegie Russia
Gulf States – Gulf States end blockade on Qatar, now the heavy lifting begins by Dr. Annelle Sheline | Responsible Statecraft
Health/US/Europe – Coronavirus Exposed that America Lacks Resilience, Andrew Michta, The National Interest, Andrew Michta, The National Interest
Europe/Africa/Health –How Europe can work with Africa amid the global scramble for vaccines, Theodore Murphy, European Council on Foreign Relations 
Health/Global – COVID-19 Could Undo Decades of Women’s Progress, Jamille Bigio, Kweilin Ellingrud, Mekala Keishnan, Anu Madgavkar, and Rachel Vogelstein, Foreign Affairs  
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Old tensions still alive in Bosnia 25 years after Dayton, Valerie Hopkins, Financial Times   
UK/EU – The great Brexit heist, Nick Witney, European Council on Foreign Relations  
Germany/China – What Merkel Really Thinks About China – and the World, Noah Barkin, Foreign Policy  
EU/China –Furor Over Europe’s Investment Agreement with China is Overblown, Julia Friedlander, National Interest 
Technology/China – Dealing with China on high-tech issues: Views from the US, EU and like-minded countries in a changing geopolitical landscape, Brigitte Dekker and Maaike Okano-Heijmans (eds.), Clingendael 
Russia/US – The Meddlers: Moscow’s and Washington’s Covert Campaigns, Angela Stent, Foreign Affairs 

Research & Analysis

Top Risks/2021 – Top Risks in 2021  Eurasia Group
Russia/EU – Neighborliness as a model for Russia-EU relations in 2030 by Dmitri Trenin | Moscow Carnegie Centre PDF
Arctic/Russia – Russia and the Development of Arctic Energy Resources in the Context of Domestic Policy and International Markets, Arild Moe, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor,
Arctic –The Arctic and World Order, Johns Hopkins SAIS/Brookings Institution Press   

Podcasts

Economie/Santé –  L’économie d’un monde meilleur (1/3) : Santé ou croissance, l’heure du choix | France Culture

   

Welcome to your Tuesday briefing

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller


Azra Isakovic

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday, January 5.

Books

Books/Review – Unravelling liberal interventionism: local critiques of statebuilding in Kosovo, by Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu | International Affairs
Books/Review – Boris Johnson: The Gambler by Tom Bower review – the defining secret by Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian
Books – Turkey–West Relations, by Oya Dursun-Ozkanca | Cambridge University Press.

Featured Study 

Middle East Studies Journal –  The most popular articles of 2020 – free to access through 20th January | History at Cambridge
Asian Studies Journal – The most popular articles of 2020 – free to access through 15th January | History at Cambridge

Must-Reads 

Trade/China/EU – Europe Hands China a Strategic Victory  Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Trade/China/EU – The EU Takes a Gamble With China  Constantin Eckner, Spectator
Trade/UK/EU – 10 key details in the UK-EU trade deal, Anna Isaac, Politico 
Trade/UK/Turkey – UK signs free trade agreement with Turkey, Bethan McKernan, The Guardian 
UK/Northern Ireland – The Irish Sea widens, The Economist 
UK/Scotland – Brexit changed the game on Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon, Politico 
UK/France –Never mind Brexit. Britain and France are condemned to work together,John Lichfield, Politico 
UK/EU/Education – UK pulls out of ‘extremely expensive’ Erasmus scheme, Cristina Gallardo, Politico
EU/China/Investment – Europe’s disappointing investment deal with China, Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Nikkei Asia 
The Biden Transition – What Biden Must Do to Restore U.S. Foreign Policy  Robert Kaplan, National Interest
The Biden Transition – Biden Faces no Shortage of Foreign Policy Problems  John McLaughlin, Ozy
The Biden Transition – Biden Inherits a Challenging Civil-Military Legacy  Jim Golby & Peter Feaver, WOTR

Digital/US – As Understanding of Russian Hacking Grows, So Does Alarm, David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth, Julian E. Barnes, New York Times 
Digital/US – We Can Take Advantage of the Russian Hack. Here’s How, Glenn S. Gerstell, Politico 
Tactical Nuclear Weapon – Do tactical nukes break international law? By Jaroslav Krasny | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Research & Analysis

Digital/EU – The EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade, European Commission
EU/China/Investment – Key elements of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, European Commission

Idées

Pandemie/Democratie – Comment s’engager en pandémie ? Avec Barbara Stiegler | France Culture

Europe – Sarajevo Revisited  Benjamin Moser, New York Review of Books

Your Monday Briefing

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. – Kin Hubbard


Azra Isakovic

Your Monday Briefing – What you should know for Monday January 4

Books

Books – Secrets and Spies: UK Intelligence Accountability After Iraq and Snowden, by Jamie Gaskarth | Chatham House
Books – A Year in Reading: Books in the Time of COVID | National Review
Books –The Coming Global Backlash against China | National Review
Books – Trade Wars Are Class Wars – How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace, Matthew C. Klein and Michael Pettis | Yale Univ Press
Books – To Rule Eurasia’s Waves The New Great Power Competition at Sea Geoffrey F. Gresh | Yale Univ Press
Books/Review – Biden’s Dreampolitik | Bruno Maçães

Must-Reads

US/China – China used stolen data to expose CIA operatives in Africa and Europe, by Zach Dorfman | Foreign Policy
US/China – Beijing ransacked data as U.S. sources went dark in China, by Zach Dorfman | Foreign Policy
US/China – Tech giants are giving China a vital edge in espionage, by Zach Dorfman | Foreign Policy

Russia/Baltic – Respect Thy Neighbor: Russia and the Baltic Region, by Dmitri Trenin | Carnegie Russia
Julian Assange – The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny Glenn Greenwald
Europe – An Embattled Public Servant in a Fractured France Roger Cohen | New York Times
2021 –  What Will a Post-Trump and Post-Covid World Look Like? | Geopolitics Mag
US/ChinaDon’t Assume U.S. Would Beat China in a Taiwan War  Daniel Davis, 1945
UK/Turkey – UK-Turkey FTA: Beyond the Economics  Tridivesh Singh Maini, Notes on Liberty
The Carnival Goes On  Robert Zaretsky, Forward
What Will Historians Make of Our Annus Horribilis?  Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
A Sovereign Britain Still a Global Force  Con Coughlin, The National
Britain Must Rebuild Trust in Europe  Camilla Cavendish, Financial Times
US/China/ – A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China by George Magnus | Project Syndicate

Research & Analysis

Research – The Most Popular RAND Research of 2020 | RAND Corporation
China/Nato – China’s rise as a global security actor: implications for NATO Meia Nouwens | IISS
Strategy – Hedgemony: A Game of Strategic Choices | RAND Corporation
TerrorismCommunity and Gender in Counter-Terrorism Policy Jessica White | ICCT – The Hague PDF
Terrorism – Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Libya case study, Mary Fitzgerald | ICCT – The Hague  PDF
China/Russia/Serbia – Sino–Russian Interests in Serbia: Competitive, Coordinated or Complementary? Veerle Nouwens and Emily Ferris | RUSI PDF