Your Wednesday Briefing

« A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. »
Robert Heinlein


By Azra Isakovic

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Featured

US – Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal doesn’t mark the end of America’s “forever war” Samuel Moyn | New Statesman World

Books

Philanthropie – Philanthropes en démocratie par Anne Monier | Puf/Vie des idées
Life – A Day in the Life of Abed Salama, Nathan Thrall | The New York Review of Books
Médias –  L’Information est un bien public Julia Cagé, Benoît Huet | Editions du Seuil

Must-Reads

Human Rights – Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid, Patrick Kingsley | The New York Times
Human Rights – Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes of Apartheid | Human Rights Watch
Médias –  « L’information est un bien public » : le plan de bataille pour la probité et la liberté des médias, par Aude Dassonville | Le Monde
EU/Technology – The EU path towards regulation on artificial intelligence, Valeria Marcia and Kevin C. Desouza | Brookings
UK – Moving Past the Troubles: The Future of Northern Ireland Peace, Charles Landow and James McBride | CFR
India – India’s Catastrophe: Illness, Everywhere  Jeffrey Gettleman | New York Times
Russia – The Urgent Need for Improved Cyber Defense  Paul Kolbe | Russia Matters
China/US – China Is Wrong About U.S. Decline  Martin Wolf | Financial Times
Russia/ Czech Republic – Russian State Terrorism Has Triggered the Biggest Fallout with the Czech Republic since 1989, Adéla Klečková | GMF
EU/Defence – Charting a new course: How Poland can contribute to European defence Karolina Muti | ECFR
China/Taiwan – Could China Blockade Taiwan?  Simon Leitch | National Interest
China/US – Four Ways a China-U.S. War at Sea Could Play Out  James Stavridis | Bloomberg
US/Biden – Biden’s Philosophy of “As If” | Bruno Maçães
US/Biden – Biden’s Dreampolitik at Home and Abroad, Bruno Maçães | American Affairs Journal | American Affairs

Research & Analysis

Corruption/Europe – How to fight corruption and uphold the rule of law, Carmino Mortera-Martinez | Centre for European Reform/Open Society Institute
Israel – “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution,” | Human Rights Watch
UK/EU/Germany – Germany, the EU and Global Britain: So Near, Yet So Far: How to Link “Global Britain” to European Foreign and Security Policy, Claudia Major and Nicolai von Ondarza | SWP

Podcasts

Climate – How Radical Is President Joe Biden On Climate? Aaron Bastani & Adam Tooze | Downstream

Your Monday Briefing

“The main thing is to make history, not to write it.”
Otto Von Bismarck


By Azra Isakovic

Monday, March 29

Good morning

Welcome to Your Monday Briefing

Featured

Misinformation – How to Stop Misinformation Before It Gets Shared, by Renee DiResta | Wired

Books

Ideas – Conservatism: A View from Sweden  | University Bookman
Biography – Making of a Cold War President  Jason K. Duncan | University Bookman
Review – “The World Turned Upside Down”, by Branko Milanović | Brave New Europe

Must-Reads

Big Tech – The mess at Medium, Casey Newton | The Verge
Autocracy – Why the International Order Is Tilting to Autocracy  A. Cooley & D. Nexon | For. Aff.
UK – Is the United Kingdom Still a Nation?  Henry Hill | Spectator
Suez – In Suez Canal, a Warning About Excessive Globalization  Peter Goodman | NYT
Suez – With Suez Canal Blocked, Shippers Begin End Run Around a Trade Artery Peter S. Goodman & Stanley Reed | New York Times  
China – « La Chine devient plus que jamais une puissance clivante » Alice Ekman  | Le Monde
China/Iran – China, With $400 Billion Iran Deal, Could Deepen Influence in Mideast by Farnaz Fassihi et Steven Lee Myers | New York Times
US –How the United States’ legal community became global oligarchs’ most useful enablers, Alexander Cooley & Casey Michel | Foreign Policy
Pandémie – Avec la pandémie, l’Occident perd du terrain face aux régimes autoritaires chinois et russe, Cyrille Bret, Florent Parmentier | Slate.fr

Research & Analysis

History –Austerity and the Rise of the Nazi Party | Cambridge University Press
History –Testing Marx. Income Inequality, Concentration, and Socialism in Late 19th Century Germany | Center for Open Science @OSFramework
EU/Economy – The Corona Debt Conundrum in the Eurozone, Paweł Tokarski and Alexander Wiedmann  |  SWP

Podcasts

Revue de presse internationaleQuelles leçons tirer des embouteillages au canal de Suez ?  Camille Magnard | France Culture

Libya – Can Libya’s New Unity Government Transcend the Divides? | SWP