Your Tuesday Briefing

Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
June Jordan


By Azra Isakovic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Featured

Droits de l’homme –Pourquoi se souvenir de Srebrenica ? Florence Hartmann | Revue Esprit

Books

Russie – Un nouvel équilibre des pouvoirs: la Russie à la recherche d’un équilibre en matière de politique étrangère, Dmitri Trenin | Carnegie Russia
Review –Basic Urban Services in India: a Paradoxical Bricolage, by Hugo Ribadeau Dumas | Books & Ideas
Review – The Neglected Rights of the Disabled, by David Le Breton | Books & Ideas

Must-Reads

Europe/Asia-Pacific – Could Europe’s reemergence in Asia be a win-win this time? Richard Javad Heydarian, The National
US – Biden’s infrastructure plan replaces federal cynicism with a sweeping vision, Adie Tomer, Brookings
Ukraine – Conflict in Donbas: What Does Ukraine Stand to Gain? Sarah Lain, CEPA
Ukraine/Russia/US – On Ukraine’s doorstep, Russia boosts military and sends message of regional clout to Biden, Isabelle Khurshudyan, David L. Stern, Loveday Morris and John Hudson | The Washington Post
EU/Asia – Europe’s Re-Emergence in Asia: A Win-Win?  Richard Javad Heydarian | National
Germany – Söder Shakes Up German Succession  Guy Chazan | Financial Times
UK –
England Prepares to Get Drunk  Cristina Gallardo | Politico EU
US/China – Side That Heals Itself First Will Win US-China Cold War  Huang Jing | Nikkei
US/Health – What America’s Vaccination Campaign Proves to the World, Anne Applebaum | The Atlantic
Afrique – ONU et mercenaires russes en Centrafrique : le pacte du silence ? | Centre Afrique subsaharienne

Research & Analysis

US/Central and Eastern Europe – 100 Days of Biden’s New Transatlantic Strategy – Where Does Central and Eastern Europe Stand? Danielle Piatkiweicz | Europeum
EU/China/Technology – Technological Competition: Can the EU Compete with China? Francesca Ghiretti | IAI
Digital – Internet from Space: How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance, Daniel Voelsen | SWP

Podcasts

China’s Maritime Militia – Trouble in the South China Sea Ankit Panda | The Diplomat

Turquie – L’Europe se montre-t-elle trop faible face à la Turquie d’Erdoğan? Ariane Bonzon, Christophe Carron, Jean-Marie Colombani, Alain Frachon | SlatefrPodcasts

Your Wednesday Briefing

Je ne fais pas de blagues. Je viens de regarder le gouvernement et signaler les faits.
Will Rogers


By Azra Isakovic

Wednesday, February 17

Good morning

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Books

Remaking Central Europe, Edited by Peter Becker and Natasha Wheatley | Oxford Academic
Power and Time, Edited by Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley | UChicagoPress
Food insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa, Habib Ayeb et Ray Bush,  Anthem Press

Must-Reads

US/China – America’s Best Hope of Hanging Together Is China  Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
US – Don’t Restore U.S. Foreign Policy. Remake It.  Jessica Mathews, Foreign Affairs
China – WHO’s Wuhan Investigation Was Never Going to Satisfy  Joshua Keating, Slate
US/China – When Will Liberals Admit China Is Dangerous?  Kelly McParland, National Post
US/China – America’s Best Hope of Hanging Together Is China  Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
US – Don’t Restore U.S. Foreign Policy. Remake It.  Jessica Mathews, Foreign Affairs
China – WHO’s Wuhan Investigation Was Never Going to Satisfy  Joshua Keating, Slate
US/China – When Will Liberals Admit China Is Dangerous?  Kelly McParland, National Post
US/India/Russia – America’s India Problem Is All About Russia  Salvatore Babones, Foreign Policy
ICBM arsenal – ICBM Setting a Course Away From the ICBM  G. Hinck & P. Vaddi, War on the Rocks
Digital – What the US can teach Europe about privacy, Vincent Manancourt and Mark Scott, Politico
UK/EU – Finding a way forward for EU-UK foreign policy collaboration, Adam Hug, Encompass
US/Europe/China – Beware Beijing’s Long-Term Strategy of Division, Michael Ryan and Valbona Zeneli, National Interest

Research & Analysis

Economy – Global Economic Prospects, The World Bank

Podcasts

Thomas Gomart – Guerres invisibles : nos prochains défis géopolitiques |librairie mollat

Your Tuesday Briefing

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce


By Azra Isakovic

Tuesday, February 09

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Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Books

About : Le temps du paysage. Aux origines de la révolution esthétique, Jacques Rancière | La Fabrique, by Laurent Folliot | Books & Ideas
À propos de : Techno-féodalisme. Critique de l’économie numérique de Cédric Durand, par Thibault Darcillon | La Vie des idées


Ukrainian Business – Exclusive: First ‘Excerpt’ From Hunter Biden’s Memoir  Kyle Smith, New York Post

Must-Reads

OpenLux – Entre la France et le Luxembourg, une faille fiscale pour l’immobilier de luxe | Le Monde
OpenLux/Luxembourg – Shedding Light on Big Secrets in Tiny Luxembourg, Antonio Baquero, Maxime Vaudano, Cecilia Anesi, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
France – How consultants like McKinsey took over France, by Paul de Villepin & Elisa Braün | POLITICOEurope
US/China – Why is Biden proposing a massive stimulus plan for … Chinese manufacturers? | Bruno Maçães
China – China Ends the Clubhouse Spring  Melissa Chan, Foreign Policy
Digital/US – US’s flawed approach to 5G threatens its digital future, Eric Schmidt, Financial Times
US/Russia –Dealing With Biden’s America, by Dmitri Trenin | Carnegie Russia
Digital/US – How the United States Lost to Hackers, Nicole Perlroth, New York Times
Technology/China –From Lightbulbs to 5G, China Battles West for Control of Vital Technology Standards, Valentina Pop, Sha Hua and Daniel Michaels, The Wall Street Journal
EU/Energy/Climate – EU urged to quit energy treaty as companies sue over climate action, Mehreen Khan, Financial Times
China/Central and Eastern Europe – Baltic vs. Beijing: Lithuania, Estonia snub Xi’s eastern summit, Stuart Lau | Politico
Yemen – Accomplice to Carnage in Yemen  Robert Malley & Stephen Pomper, Foreign Affairs

Research & Analysis

UK/China –  Inadvertently Arming China? by Radomir Tylecote & Robert Clark | Civitas think tank 📥 [PDF]


Technology/China – China, Europe and the New Power Competition over Technical Standards, Tim Rühlig | Swedish Institute of International Affairs
US/Africa – Ideas for Policy on Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia  R. Satloff & S. Feuer, Wash. Ins.

Podcasts

Covid, saison 3 (1/4) : L’Europe des vaccins : la grande cacophonie | France Culture

Your Thursday Briefing

“The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal.” John le Carré


By Azra Isakovic

February 04, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Thursday Briefing

Books

European Social Democracy From Revolution to Reformism, by Adam Przeworski | Boston Review
European Social Democracy – Market Economy, Market Society by Adam Przeworski. | Phenomenal World

Opinion

Technocratic Despotism –  Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule’s Technocratic Despotism, Jason Blakely | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Must-Reads

#EU🇪🇺 – Europe’s ‘long-Covid’ economic frailty, by Adam Tooze | IPS
Energy – 5 Oil And Gas Predictions For 2021 | OilPrice.com
Italie – An Italian rescue mission for Mario Draghi | Financial Times
Brexit – Brexit Is Probably the United Kingdom’s Death Knell  Brent Peabody, Foreign Policy
UK/EU – Foreign Policy Cooperation: Brexit’s Missing Link, Luigi Scazzieri, Centre for European Reform
EU/Health EU Faces 100 Billion-Euro Price Tag for Bungled Vaccine Push, Alexander Weber, Bloomberg
EU/US – Open strategic autonomy: What’s in a name? Susan Danger, Euractiv
EU/US/China – EU goes soft on China in hopes of a climate ‘partnership’ while the US plays hardball, Karl Mathiesen, Politico
Digital – Advancing Data Governance in the G7, Matthew P. Goodman and Pearl Risberg, CSIS
Eastern Europe – Tackling frozen conflicts in the EU’s own neighbourhood, Bogdan Aurescu, EU Observer

Research & Analysis

Democracy – Global democracy has a very bad year | The Economist Europe/Mobility – European Mobility Atlas 2021: Facts and Figures About Transport and Mobility in Europe, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Central and Eastern Europe/China – The Chinese Economic Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe: Impact on Energy Transition and Climate, Center for the Study of Democracy
US/Deterrence – Forging 21st-Century Strategic Deterrence, Admiral Charles A. Richard, U.S. Naval Institute
China – Chinese State Capitalism, Jude Blanchette | Hinrich Foundation  📥  PDF
Technology – Digital technology and democratic theory,  | Data & Society 📥 PDF
China –Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region | CSIS 📥 PDF
EU/Economy/Energy – The geopolitics of the European Green Deal | Bruegel 📥 PDF

Podcasts

Sahel – «Projet d’expansion» d’al-Qaïda vers le golfe de Guinée avc Alain Antil | RFI

Russie – «La condamnation de Navalny va plutôt encourager un certain nombre de manifestations» avc Florent Parmentier, | RFI