Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
By Azra Isakovic
Monday, April 19, 2021
Welcome to Your Monday Briefing
France/Sahel – Philanthropic Imperialism, Stephen W. Smith | London Review of Books
Books interview –Laurent Binet: ‘In France, I just feel like we are lost in space’, Alex Preston | Guardian Books
About – Louis Menand : “The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War,” by Marc Tracy | The New York
Guaranteed Work –Does it make sense to question the morality of capitalism? Laura Pennacchi | Social Europe
Financial News – China Officially Backs A Crypto Currency And Establishes It As Their Official Coin, Shen Haixiong | Forbes
UK –Understanding Britain’s New Strategic Outlook Ryan Evans | War on the Rocks
Ukraine/Russia – Why All-Out Ukraine-Russia War Is Unlikely Liana Semchuk | The Conversation
US/China – Did China Simulate Attack on U.S. Carrier? Stephen Silver | 1945
US – America’s Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory Hal Brands | Foreign Policy
China – Can China’s New Trade Strategy Hit the Right Buttons? Wang Yong | EA Forum
Jordan –Inside Jordan’s royal crisis: why the prince turned to tribal leaders for support, Mehul Srivastava and Andrew England | FT
Economy – Forget identity politics: economics is what matters now, Simon Kuper | FT Weekend Magazine
Research & Analysis
China/Foreign Policy – What Do Overseas Visits Reveal about China’s Foreign Policy Priorities? | CSIS
US/EU/Economy – The US proposals on digital services taxes and minimum tax rates: How the EU should respond, Zach Meyers | Centre for European Reform
COVID-19/Recover – To recover from COVID-19, downtowns must adapt, Tracy Hadden Loh Joanne Kim | Brookings
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