September Briefing #1

I’m not a synonym – I’m a proper noun.
Clarice Lispector.


By Azra Isakovic

Sunday, September 5

Welcome to Your September Briefing #1

Featured

Chartbook on Shutdown #2: Writing in medias res, by Adam Tooze


Le nouveau visage du pouvoir, par Lorenzo Castellani | GEG

Books


Review – Shutdown: How Covid shook the world’s economy by Adam Tooze | The TLS
9/11 – The books of the last two decades show how America failed, Carlos Lozada | WaPo
Puissances mondialisées, Bertrand Badie | Éditions Odile Jacob
The New Apartheid – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh,  NB Publishers
Adventure Capitalism , Raymond B Craib | PM Press
9/11 – The Terror of War, Samuel Moyn | The Nation


Must-Reads

9/11 – How we paid for the War on Terror, Adam Tooze
La menace de la gauche illibérale , Lorenzo Castellani | TEMPI
Inter pacem et bellum nihil medium, Céline Jouin | GEG
America Is Giving the World a Disturbing New Kind of War, Samuel Moyn | New York Times
Demain, la guerre de tous contre tous? Raffaele Alberto Ventura  | GEG
Video – Bruegel panel with Jean Pisani-Ferry, Sabine Weyand and Hélène Rey, Adam Tooze


China – How Much Does Beijing Control the Ethnic Makeup of Tibet? By Andrew M. Fischer | ChinaFile
China – The Power of the Party , Macabé Keliher | Boston Review

Research & Analysis

World Social Protection Report 2020  | ILO


The Internet and the Pandemic | Pew Research Center
Towards a New Paradigm in Open Strategic Autonomy? Eric Van den Abeele | ETUI
A year like no other, Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti | Brookings Institution
Promoting Peace and Stability in the Maritime Order Amid China’s Rise, Rachel Esplin Odell | Quincy
The Future of the International System | CSIS

Podcasts

Tooze and Klein on Chinese Growth Miracles, Hyperinflation, and Napoleonic Authoritarians, by Jordan Schneider | China Talk

Your Wednesday Briefing

“When you put on a uniform there are certain inhibitions that you accept.”
General Dwight D. Eisenhower


By Azra Isakovic

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Featured

Big Tech – Chinese Antitrust 2.0: Why Is China Going After Its Big Tech? By Jana Kasperkevic | ProMarket

Books

About – Andrew Jewett : “Science under Fire: Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America” | Harvard University Press, by Michael D. Gordin | LARB
About – The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster, Nicholas A. Lambert | Oxford University Press, by Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
Big Tech – Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism – How The Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation by Angela Zhang | Oxford Academic

Must-Reads

Africa/Sahel – Déby’s Dead. What’s Next for Chad and the Sahel? Judd Devermont  | CSIS
Covid19 –How One Epidemiologist Decided Whether to Send Her Children to Group Childcare, Zeynep Tufekci | Insight
EU/Finance/Technology – Recent Developments in EU Foreign Investment Screening, Sarah Erickson | CSIS
US/Germany/Russia – The Nord Stream 2 dispute and the transatlantic alliance, Jonathan Hackenbroich and Kadri Liik | ECFR
US/Global – It is now time to focus on multilateral order, Bruce Jones and Susana Malcorra | Brookings
US/Europe/Asia – Residents in Closest Allies Have Doubts About U.S. Democracy, Horus Alas | US News and World Report
Turkey/Russia/Ukraine – What Role for Turkey in the Crisis between Russia and Ukraine? Mehmet Fatih Ceylan | GMF
Czech Republic/Belarus/Russia – Events in Czechia and Belarus Cement Eastern Europe’s New Divide, Maxim Samorukov | Carnegie Moscow Center
Taiwan – The Free World Must Embrace Taiwan  Ted Yoho | Taipei Times
North Korea – The Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army  Ed Caesar | New Yorker
US/China/Russia – The Nightmare of Growing China-Russia Common Cause  Frederick Kempe | AC
EU – The Orbanisation of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon | International Politics & Society

Research & Analysis

Nuclear Weapons –North Korea Working on Nampo Missile Test Stand Barge, Joseph Bermudez, Victor Cha | CSIS
China – Populism, China, and Covid-19: Latin America’s New Perfect Storm Evan Ellis | CSIS
US –Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community | Office of the DNI


Podcasts

Africa/ Sahel – Chad’s president Deby dies after fighting rebels on battlefield | FRANCE 24 English

Your Tuesday Briefing

You exist only in what you do.
Federico Fellini


By Azra Isakovic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Featured

Review – Into Each Other’s Eyes: On Jasmila Žbanić’s “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, Sejla Rizvic | LA Review of Books (LARB)

Events

Allemagne/France –Travailler ensemble au renforcement de la sécurité et de la défense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer/Thierry de Montbrial | Ifri /Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Books

Review –The Reorientations of Edward Said Pankaj Mishra | The New Yorker
À propos de : Bernard Rougier (dir.), Les territoires conquis de l’islamisme | Puf par Vincent Geisser & Haoues Seniguer | La Vie des idées
À propos de : Mark Granovetter, Société et économie | Seuil, par Nathan Ferret | La Vie des Idees

Must-Reads

Biden/Afghanistan –Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal doesn’t mark the end of America’s “forever war” Samuel Moyn | New Statesman
Foreign Policy –The Home Front, by Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz | Foreign Affairs
UK –Britain’s Benefit Madness, @RSkidelsky | Robert Skidelsky
US – Why Political Sectarianism is a Growing Threat to American Democracy, Nate Cohn | New York Times
Germany/Health – The Failure of Germany’s Coronavirus Strategy, Matthias Bartsch, et al. | Der Spiegel
EU/US/Australia/India/Japan/Indo-Pacific – Friends in deed: How the EU and the Quad can promote security in the Indo-Pacific, Manisha Reuter | ECFR
EU – Income inequality in the EU: General trends and policy implications, Stefano Filauro, Georg Fischer | VoxEU/CEPR
Afghanistan – Is America’s longest forever war really coming to an end? | Adam Weinstein and Stephen Wertheim | The Guardian

Research & Analysis

China/Economy – No, China Does Not Make Everything! David Henig and Anna Guildea | ECIPE
EU/Indo-Pacific – EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific | Council of the European Union
France/Allemagne – Un pacifisme à géométrie variable. Les partis allemands et la participation de la Bundeswehr à des opérations extérieures, Paul Maurice | Ifri

Podcasts

 “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, Jasmila Žbanić