L’Inde, une puissance en tensions, par Sabine Jansen

L‘Inde, «de qui toute la terre a besoin et qui seule n’a besoin de personne », écrivait Voltaire dans l’Essai sur les mœurs (1756), possède un pouvoir d’attraction à la hauteur des mythes dont elle est porteuse. La littérature et, plus récemment, le cinéma ont contribué à forger ces images, entre cliché et réalité, qu’éveille toute évocation de l’ancien joyau de l’Empire britannique. De L’Inde sans les Anglais de Pierre Loti (1903), du Kim de Rudyard Kipling (19ÔO), à La Cité de la Joie de Dominique Lapierre pour la littérature, de La Révolte des Cipayes à Coup de foudre à Bollywood en passant par Gandhi, pour le cinéma, l’Inde lointaine habite nos imaginaires.

Pour le poète mexicain Octavio Paz qui y avait été ambassadeur, « l’Inde est plus vaste que le monde » et cette dimension la rend difficile à cerner. Immense (3,2millions de km2), populeuse (1,38 milliard d’habitants), plurielle (28 États et 8 territoires), l’Union indienne est aussi un miracle linguistique (plus de 1000 langues) et un chaudron religieux où coexistent hindouistes, bouddhistes, sikhs, musulmans, chrétiens… 1

Riche de tous les contrastes, la patrie de Gandhi, apôtre de la non-violence, est aussi celle où près de deux millions de femmes sont assassinées chaque année et où les conflits intercommunautaires sont parmi les plus meurtriers au monde. Présentée dans les manuels scolaires comme «la plus grande démocratie du monde », identifiée en 2001 par la banque d’investissement Goldman Sachs comme l’une des puissances émergentes à forte croissance du groupe des BRICS (Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine et Afrique du Sud), l’Inde est en proie aujourd’hui à de fortes secousses internes et à des défis extérieurs, susceptibles d’entacher son statut de « puissance fiable dépourvue d’ambitions hégémoniques »2.

Économie : brio et pesanteurs

Le slogan électoral du BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party, Parti du peuple indien) en 2014, «les beaux jours arrivent », n’est plus d’actualité. Certes, en 2019, le candidat du parti nationaliste hindou, Narendra Modi, a été réélu et reconduit comme Premier ministre de la cinquième puissance économique mondiale (devant la France), mais l’économie a connu la même année sa croissance la plus faible depuis sept ans (6,1%). La consommation intérieure, l’investissement privé et les exportations ont considérablement ralenti, alors que l’inflation flirte avec les 7 %. Le déficit budgétaire est de plus de 7 % et le niveau de la dette publique atteint 70 % du PIE, que la pandémie de la Cuvid-19 a fait chuter de 24 % en 2020, aggravant la situation.

Pourtant, l’Inde est devenue un géant, réalisant en l’espace de trente ans une réforme économique marquée par une libéralisation progressive, qualifiée de «furtive» en raison de sa prudence, mais qui n’en constitue pas moins une véritable révolution. Quatrième puissance agricole du monde, elle est le second plus important producteur de bétail. Si la part de l’agriculture a baissé ces dernières années, elle représente encore 15% du PIE et occupe 43 % de la population active.

Mais c’est d’abord le secteur tertiaire qui a porté le spectaculaire taux de croissance du pays depuis 2003 et qui contribue à 59 % de son PIB avec seulement 32 % de la main d’œuvre. Elle est une exportatrice majeure de services informatiques, brillant dans la création des logiciels comme dans la fourniture de services de sous-traitance commerciale, avec des pôles technologiques de premier plan (Hyderabad, Bengaluru). Le secteur manufacturier, adossé au charbon dont l’Inde est le troisième producteur, compte deux fleurons : le textile et l’industrie chimique. Plusieurs entreprises comme Tata, Arcelor Mittal ou l’Indian Space Research Organisation (lSRO) dans l’industrie spatiale attestent de son rayonnement économique mondial. Mukesh Ambani, classé cinquième fortune mondiale en 2020 par le magazine Forbes, symbolise la réussite indienne avec sa compagnie Reliance Industries Limited.

Il incarne le capitalisme de ces élites indiennes passées de l’industrie lourde traditionnelle, dont Ambani est l’héritier, aux Data et à la high-tech.
L’industrie emploie toutefois moins d’un quart de la main d’œuvre et représente à peine 26 % du PIE. En 2014, le gouvernement a lancé un plan « Make in India », assorti d’une autre injonction « Make for the World », avec l’ambition d’attirer les investissements étrangers. Les résultats se font pourtant attendre en raison d’une bureaucratie tatillonne, d’une corruption omniprésente et d’infrastructures de transports et de fourniture d’énergie insuffisantes. En 2020, le gouvernement a annoncé un plan de relance de 246 milliards d’euros assorti de réformes, visant à davantage d’autonomie et de souveraineté industrielle : l’Inde est certes la plus grande pharmacie de la planète mais 70 % des principes actifs utilisés par ses firmes sont fabriqués en Chine.
Pour y remédier, 24 « secteurs champions » ont été identifiés pour les dix ans à venir. Ils s’appuient sur les cinq corridors industriels ou économiques qui relient les plus grandes agglomérations, Delhi , Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru et Ahmedabad. Ces zones modernisées doivent contribuer à créer des emplois3 dans un pays où le chômage, estimé à au moins 6 % de la population, n’a jamais été aussi élevé depuis 45 ans. En 2018, la compagnie des chemins de fer indiens a reçu 25 millions de candidatures pour 90000 postes à pourvoir…

Pour lire la suite: L’Inde: une puissance singulière | Questions internationales N° 106 – Mars-avril 2021

Notes

1 Les données chiffrées et statistiques qui figurent dans cette ouverture sont celles données avec leurs sources par les auteurs dans les contributions qui suivent.
2 Isabelle Saint-Mézard,« L’Inde en Asie de l’Est: engagement sous réserve ? », Politique étrangère, 2-20 12, p.371.
3 Philippe Cadène et Yves-Marie Rault,« Les corridors industriels en Inde. Entre libéralisation du capital productif et stratégies de développement régional », EchoGéo [en ligne], 49/2019, mis en ligne le 23 octobre 2019, https://doi.org/IOAOOO/echogeo.17830

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Wirecard Scandal – The Weird, Extremely German Origins of the Wirecard Scandal, Adrian Daub | The New Republic

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Covid19 – The Covid Consensus – The New Politics of Global Inequality, Toby Green | Hurst Publishers
Sanctions – The Economic Weapon – The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War, Nicholas Mulder | yalebooks

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Europe/China/Technology – TikTok sued on behalf of millions of European children over data concerns, Madhumita Murgia | Financial Times
US/Japan – With U.S. Help, Japan’s Stance on China Hardens Jennifer Lind | Financial Times
US – Engage Americans in Foreign Policy Daniel Baer | Foreign Policy
US/Russia – Why Is Biden Risking War With Russia?  Ted Galen Carpenter | 1945
US/Russia – Did Biden Blink on Russia?  Paul Roderick Gregory | The Hill
Xinjiang – A Manitoba Couple Who Saw the Horrors in Xinjiang J. Chiu & J. Nuttall | The Star
Australia/China – Australia Vetoes Victoria’s Belt and Road Deal With China  | Stratfor Worldview
Australia/China – We Lead the World in Confronting China  Eryk Bagshaw | Sydney Morning Herald
Belarus – The Bizarre Belarus ‘Coup Plot’  Brian Whitmore [ Atlantic Council
Digital/Trade – The changing nature of digital trade, current and future barriers and ideas to overcome them, Javier López-González |  Wilson Center
Russia – Russia and the Future of Drone Swarms  Samuel Bendett | Modern War Institute Russia/Czech Republic – Russian attacks in the Czech Republic: domestic context, implications, perspectives | OSW
Defense – The Nine Commandments on Countering Hybrid Threats, Michael Rühle | Internationale Politik Quarterly

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EU/Technology – Proposal for a Regulation on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence | European Commission
China – After Xi: Future Scenarios for Leadership Succession in Post-Xi Jinping Era, Richard McGregor, Jude Blanchette | CSIS

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Josep Borrell – La Commission européenne est-elle devenue vraiment géopolitique ? | IFRI

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Green Energy – America’s race to net zero, Adam Tooze | New Statesman

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US/History – Ages of American Capitalism, Jon Levy | Penguin Random House
Review – Ages of American Capitalism | Eric Primm
À propos de : Karen Akoka, L’asile et l’exil. Une histoire de la distinction réfugiés/migrants, La Découverte, par Annalisa Lendaro | La Vie des idées

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India/Covid19 – ‘The system has collapsed’: India’s descent into Covid hell, Hannah Ellis-Petersen | The Guardian
Vaccine – How the Pandemic Changed Europe, Isaac Chotiner & Adam Tooze | The New Yorker
ECB – Hawks press ECB to scale back bond buying despite rising Covid wave Martin Arnold | Financial Times
Ukraine – Prepare for the Worst, András Rácz | DGAP
Ukraine/Russia – Russia, Ukraine and the West: Déjà vu all over again, Ian Bond | Encompass
Russia/Ukraine – Why Russia Is Escalating in Ukraine  Andreas Umland | National Interest
Interventionism – Is Liberal Interventionism Dead?  Sholto Byrnes | The National
Angela Merkel – The Merkel Model and Its Limits  Constanze Stelzenmüller | Foreign Affairs
US/Japan – The U.S.-Japan Summit: Uneventful and Indecisive  June Teufel Dreyer | FPRI
Germany – Germany’s corruption scandals: How to limit authoritarian influence in the EU, Gustav Gressel and Majda Ruge, | ECFR
Ukraine/Turkey – Ukraine-Turkey Cooperation Has Its Limits  Dimitar Bechev | Al Jazeera
Biden/Tax Havens – Biden’s War on Tax Havens Could Pinch Europe  David Böcking et al | Der Spiegel
US – How Joe Biden is reshaping America’s global role | The Economist
US/Digital – America’s Place in Cyberspace: The Biden Administration’s Cyber Strategy Takes Shape, David P. Fidler | CFR
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Neoliberalism – Are Intellectual Property Rights Neoliberal? Yes and No, by Quinn Slobodian | ProMarket

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Economy/Global – Global Goliaths: Multinational Corporations in the 21st Century Economy, C. Fritz Foley, James R. Hines Jr. and David Wessel | Brookings
Global Trade – East Asian Forum Quarterly: Reinventing global trade | Hinrich Foundation
Freedom – 2021 World Press Freedom Index | Reporters Without Borders
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American Foreign Policy – Do External Threats Unite or Divide? Rachel Myrick | Cambridge Core

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Ukraine – « Zelenskyy’s foreign policy: One year in » | Atlantic Council

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

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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

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Africa/Sahel – Déby’s Dead. What’s Next for Chad and the Sahel? Judd Devermont  | CSIS
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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

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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


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

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Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.
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France/Sahel – Philanthropic Imperialism, Stephen W. Smith | London Review of Books

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Books interview –Laurent Binet: ‘In France, I just feel like we are lost in space’, Alex Preston | Guardian Books
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Guaranteed Work –Does it make sense to question the morality of capitalism? Laura Pennacchi  | Social Europe
Financial NewsChina 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

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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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How did the Iraq catastrophe happen?

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EU – Imagine that the coronavirus pandemic, rather than undermining confidence in the European Union, had strengthened it, Yanis Varoufakis | Project Syndicate


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Essay –Brexit and the Two Irelands by Ophélie Siméon | Books & Ideas
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Russia/Ukraine – Why Russia Is Threatening Escalation  Gustav Gressel | ECFR
Russia/Ukraine – Russian pressure on Ukraine: military and political dimensions, Marek Menkiszak and Andrzej Wilk | OSW
Digital/EU/UK/USDo continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States? Kenneth Propp | Atlantic Council
Drones/Middle East –Droning On in the Middle East, Francis Fukuyama | American Purpose
Diplomacy – How Diplomacy Falls Flat  Sholto Byrnes | The National The National
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US/Japan – Can Japan, U.S. Lead way to 6G?  James Schoff & Joshua Levy | The Diplomat

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Proxy Warfare – The Future of Sino-U.S. Proxy War  Dominic Tierney  | Texas National Security Review
Russia/Central and Eastern Europe/Western Balkans –Russia: mighty Slavic brother or hungry bear next-door? The image of Russia in Central & Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, Daniel Milo | Globesec
China/Europe/Economy –  Home advantage: How China’s protected market threatens Europe’s economic power, Agatha Kratz and Janka Oertel | ECFR 
US/Health – The Time Is Now for U.S. Global Leadership on Covid-19 Vaccines, J. Stephen Morrison, Katherine E. Bliss and Anna McCaffrey | CSIS
NATO/Climate –A Climate Security Plan for Nato: Collective Defence for the 21st Century, Erin Sikorski and Sherri Goodman | Policy Exchange

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UK – Wales, England and the Future of the UK, Daniel Wincott | Talking Politics

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Big Tech – Meet the Professor Who’s Warning the World About Facebook and Google, Sarah Brown | The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Social Psychology – The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills Jesse Singal | Amazon
Nationalism – 100 Best Nationalism Books of All Time |  BookAuthority
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EU – Brussels faces battle on new pan-EU revenue sources, Sam Fleming and Jim Brunsden | Financial Times
Europe – Les Capitales | EURACTIV France @EURACTIV_FR
Turquie/Italie – La Turquie suspend des contrats italiens à la suite de commentaires de Mario Draghi | EURACTIV France
Iran – Blackout Hits Iran Nuclear Site in What Appears to Be Israeli Sabotage By Ronen Bergman, Rick Gladstone and Farnaz Fassihi | The New York Times 
US/Iran/JCPOA – Hawks preview strategy to oppose Biden’s ‘woke’ Iran policy, Matthew Petti | Responsible Statecraft
Social Psychology –The False Promise of Quick-Fix, Jesse Singal | The Wall Street Journal
Essay – Philip, Prince of Nowhere Ed West | UnHerd
US – Crisis of Command Risa Brooks, Jim Golby et Heidi Urben | Foreign Affairs
Pandemic – The Gaslighting of Science by Zeynep Tufekci | Insight
UK Security Review – A Post Mortem of a Disintegrated Review, Jack Watling  | RUSI
US/Iran/JCPOA – For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down this sanctions wall, Tyler Cullis | Responsible Statecraft
Technology –Europe in the Geopolitics of Technology, Alice Pannier | Ifri

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Japan/Africa – Japan’s Economic Diplomacy in Africa: Between Strategic Priorities and Local Realities, Céline Pajon | Ifri
EU/Defence – Europe’s Missile Defence and Italy: Capabilities and Cooperation, Alessandro Marrone, Karolina Muti | IAI
UK Security Review – Defence in a competitive age | GOV.UK
Iraq – 18 Years of Terror and Destruction, by Hannah Mulhern and Razan al-Shammari | GICJ
Russia/China/Arctic – Partners, Competitors, or a Little of Both?  Jim Townsend and Andrea Kendall-Taylor | CNAS

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Political Economy – The future of capitalism, Branko Milanovic  | AEI Economics

Strongmen – Mussolini to Present | YouTube

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“Politics is not an exact science.” Otto Von Bismarck


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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Post-neoliberalism – The Revenge of Sovereignty on Government? The Release of Neoliberal Politics from Economics Post-2008, Will Davies | Theory, Culture & Society
Post-neoliberalism –Software, Sovereignty and the Post-Neoliberal Politics of Exit Harrison Smith, Roger Burrows | Theory, Culture & Society

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Xinjiang – Eurasian Crossroads – A History of Xinjiang, James A. Millward | Hurst Publishers
Middle East – The Middle East Crisis Factory – Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance, Ahmed Gatnash, Iyad El-Baghdadi | Hurst Publishers

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EU/US/Economy – Europe has a lot to learn from Joe Biden’s audacity, Philip Stephens | Financial Times
US🇺🇸/China🇨🇳/Taïwan🇹🇼 Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China, Michael Crowley | The New York Times
China – China’s Techno-Authoritarianism Goes Global  Maya Wang | Foreign Affairs
China/Myanmar – Will Beijing Intervene in Myanmar?  Abby Seiff | ChinaFile
China/Taiwan – Taiwan and the Use of Force: China’s Conundrum  Frank Ching | Japan Times
Myanmar – Myanmar’s Military Chooses Total Violence  Francis Wade | New Statesman
EU – Friends like these: How foreign policy could derail an alliance of Europe’s populist right, Pawel Zerka | ECFR
Russia/Ukraine – Kremlin saber-rattling in Ukraine: How the West should react, Steven Pifer | Brookings
Covid19/Vaccine – Germany starting talks to buy Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, by Jillian Deutsch | POLITICO Europe
Covid19/Vaccine – Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened? Kate Andrews | The Spectator

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Post-neoliberalism –TCS Special Issue: ‘Post-neoliberalism?’ | Theory, Culture & Society  
Hardware Innovation – Labs Over Fabs: RISC-V’s Promise by Jordan Schneider | ChinaTalk
US/Security/Technology –Linking National Security and Innovation: Part 1, James Andrew Lewis | CSIS
Ukraine – Ukraine’s half-hearted reforms: What needs to change in the West’s approach? Arkady Moshes and Ryhor Nizhnikau | FIIA

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UE🇪🇺/Turquie🇹🇷/Podcast🎧Entre démocratie et transactionnalisme | SWP Berlin

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We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.  
Scott Cook


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Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Corporation tax – US offers new plan in global corporate tax talks, James Politi, Aime Williams and Chris Giles | FT
Economy/ecology – Europe’s path to decarbonisation, by Adam Tooze | International Politics & Society

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The Care –The Care Crisis – What Caused It and How Can We End It? by Emma Dowling | Verso Books
Political Science – Of Privacy and Power, Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman | Princeton University Press
À propos de : Socialisme et sociologie, de Bruno Karsenti, Cyril Lemieux | EHESS

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EU/Energy – From coal to low carbon, Irina Kustova, Christian Egenhofer, Jorge Núñez Ferrer and Julian Popov | CEPS
Covid19 – Pandemic as Metaphor | Zeynep Tufekci
China – China as a Third World Country  George Friedman | Geopolitical Futures
Germany – Merkel’s Magic Faded Long Ago  Roger Boyes | Times of London
China – What if China Launches a Surprise Attack on U.S. Military?  Daniel Davis | 1945
China/Iran – China’s Iran Deal Is Just a Start  Erielle Davidson & Ari Cicurel | National Interest
US/Ukraine – Biden Administration Support for Ukraine Is Strong but Is There a Partner in Kyiv? Jonathan D. Katz and Olena Prokopenko | GMF
US/EU/Economy – Transatlantic economic relations under the Biden administration, Peter Rashish | European Policy Centre
Economy – Janet Yellen calls for a global minimum tax on companies. Could it happen? | The Economist
US/Security – Overlooking the Policy Connections: Fragility, Democracy, and Geopolitical Competition, Frances Z. Brown | Just Security
French politicsEmmanuel Macron’s dangerous election gamble, Bruno Amable | International Politics & Society

Research & Analysis

Human Rights –The State of the World’s Human Rights, Amnesty International Annual Report 2020/2021 | Amnesty International
NATO – Origins, Progress, and Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy, Katie Dock, Victoria K. Holt and Marla Keenan | Stimson
EU/Turkey/Greece – Revisiting and going beyond the EU-Turkey migration agreement of 2016: an opportunity for Greece to overcome being just “Europe’s aspis”, Kemal Kirişci | Brookings
US/India/Australia/Japan/Russia/China –The Return of the Quad: Will Russia and China Form Their Own Bloc? Heather A. Conley, Michael J. Green, Cyrus Newlin and Nicholas Szechenyi | CSIS

Podcasts

Talking Politics – Adam Curtis | Acast

Your Wednesday Briefing

No one can instill in you a sense of inferiority without your consent.
Bertolt Brecht


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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Liberal Order – The Liberal Order Begins at Home, by Robin Niblett & Leslie Vinjamuri | Foreign Affairs

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Political Science –Nonstate Warfare Stephen Biddle | Princeton University Press
Review – The Origins of Western Divergence  Robert Henderson | City Journal
Political Science –Subtle Tools, Karen J. Greenberg | Princeton University Press

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Vaccine Diplomacy – The Surprise Success of Sputnik V  C. Esch, J. Glüsing & C. Hebel | Der Spiegel
US/Russia – U.S.-Russian Relations Will Only Get Worse, James Goldgeier | Foreign Affairs
EU/Global – Built to order: How Europe can rebuild multilateralism after covid-19, Anthony Dworkin | ECFR
Covid19 – A COVID Counterfactual for Europe  Yanis Varoufakis | Project Syndicate
China – With Xinjiang Cotton, China Takes On the World  Kris Cheng & Holmes Chan | Lowy
Northern Ireland – Ignoring Northern Ireland’s Dangerous Drift  Andrew McQuillan | Spectator
Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland Clashes Show Brexit Isn’t Done Ailbhe Rea | New Statesman
French politics: Macron faces test of character as Le Pen’s popularity grows, Victor Mallet | FT
Corporation Tax – Global corporate tax deal edges closer after US backs minimum rate, Chris Giles, Guy Chazan and David Keohane | FT

Research & Analysis

Economy/Health – Economic Policy for a Pandemic Age, Monica de Bolle, Maurice Obstfeld and Adam S. Posen | PIIE
Health – Health Silk Road 2020:A Bridge To The Future Of Health For All By Henry Tillman, YE Yu, YANG Jian | Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) [PDF]
EU/5G –The impact of 5G on the European economy | Accenture
EU/Corruption – A wicked problem: How to cooperate with collusive states? Roderick Parkes and Mark McQuay | EUISS
China – China as a ‘cyber great power’: Beijing’s two voices in telecommunications, Rush Doshi, Emily de La Bruyère, Nathan Picarsic, and John Ferguson | Brookings

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