September Briefing #2

 “I’m of the opinion that it’s okay to be silent, to not speak if you don’t have anything to say.”
Cate Blanchett


By Azra Isakovic

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Good Afternoon

Welcome to Your September Briefing #2

Featured

Chine – Les opérations d’influence chinoises – Un moment machiavélien, Paul Charon et Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer | IRSEM – RAMH | IRSEM

Books

UK – The Rise and Fall of the British Nation. A Twentieth-Century History, David Edgerton | Penguin Books
Neoliberalism – Market Civilizations, Quinn Slobodian & Dieter Plehwe | Zone Books | Princeton University Press
Neoliberalism – The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism, Fritz Bartel | Harvard University Press

Must-Reads

FranceMiroir, mon beau miroir, dis-moi si je suis encore une grande puissance? Jean-Do Merchet | l’Opinion
China – China’s ’Dual Cycle’ development model and the digital revolution, Emily de La Bruyere | Hinrich Foundation
China – Is Evergrande « China’s Lehman moment »? by Adam Tooze
Europe‘Brussels as the new Moscow’ | International Politics & Society
Aukus The new Australia, UK, and US nuclear submarine announcement | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
AukusIs the AUKUS alliance meaningful or merely provocation? | Chatham House
Aukus The Observer view on Anglo-French relations, Observer editorial | The Guardian
AukusMaking waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue, Simon Tisdall | The Guardian
Economy How and why the idea of a national economy is radical, David Edgerton [PDF]  
UK L’ascension, la chute… et l’éclatement de la nation britannique ?  ITW de David Edgerton, Louis de Catheu | GEG
Europe Europe’s reputation as a cosmopolitan haven has been exposed as a mirage, Hans Kundnani | The Guardian

Research & Analysis

GlobalGlobal Catastrophic – Risks 2021: Navigating the Complex Intersection | Global Challenges Foundation
UK/ChinaThe UK and China’s security and trade relationship: A strategic void. | UK Parliament
EU/US/China : Hybrid Multilateralism and the Limits of Prioritizing Values, Kerry Brown | GlobalSummitry

Podcasts

Is A Cold War With China Inevitable? Kerry Brown with Owen Jones 

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 Tuesday Briefing

« We are not makers of history. We are made by history. »
Martin Luther King, Jr.


By Azra Isakovic

 Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Featured

US Foreign Policy –  Understanding the Kennan Consensus Robert Kaplan | National Interest

Books

War in Abkhazia – Mobilizing in Uncertainty – Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia, by Anastasia Shesterinina | Cornell Press
Slavic Studies –  Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000–1900, Edited by Valerie A. Kivelson and Christine D. Worobec  | Cornell Press
À propos de : Paul Chauvin, L’obligation militaire sous l’Ancien Régime | Institut Universitaire Varenne, par Sümbül Kaya | La Vie des idées

Must-Reads

Germany – Angela Merkel Has Been in Power for 15 Years. What Comes Next? Anna Sauerbrey | The New York Times
EU/Technology – EU outlines wide-ranging AI regulation, but leaves the door open for police surveillance, James Vincent | The Verge
US/Japan – Defense Ties With Japan, U.S. Needed  Yao Chung-yuan | Taipei Times
China/Taiwan – China’s Pineapple Ban Shows Taiwan’s Vulnerability Shang-su Wu | EA Forum
US/China – Without Trade Strategy, There’s No Winning Against China  F. Kempe | AC
US – Joe Biden’s First 100 Days Reshaped America, Jonathan Chait | New York Magazine
Ukraine – Ukraine is an intractable problem, made worse by a lack of strategy, Iulia Joja | The Hill
Climate/US/Europe – New US climate strategy opens up old faultlines with Europe, Mehreen Khan, Leslie Hook, Victor Mallet and Katrina Manson | Financial Times
Nuclear Secrecy – Alex Wellerstein pulls back the curtain on nuclear secrecy Dr. Susan D’Agostino | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  


Research & Analysis

US/EU/Afghanistan – A transatlantic charter on Afghan sovereignty, security, and development, Shaharzad Akbar, Madeleine Albright and Federica Mogherini, et al. | Atlantic Council
Libya – Libya’s Flawed Unity Government, Wolfram Lacher | SWP Berlin
EU/India – India: An Ambivalent Partner for the West, Christian Wagner, Jana Lemke | SWP Berlin
Europe/Technology – Europe’s Capacity to Act in the Global Tech Race, Kaan Sahin and Tyson Barker | DGAP

Podcasts

Tchad – Mort d’Idriss Déby : une perte stratégique pour la France avc Alain Antil | RTL France
Global Security Briefing – Germany and the Future of European Security | RUSI

Your Friday Briefing

“The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.”  
Otto Von Bismarck


By Azra Isakovic

Friday April 23, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Friday Briefing

Featured

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

Books

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

Must-Reads

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

Research & Analysis

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

Podcasts

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

Your Thursday Briefing

A society without dreams is a society without a future.
Carl Gustav Jung


By Azra Isakovic

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Thursday Briefing

Featured

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

Books

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

Must-Reads

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
Economy/Technology – The digital revolution is eating its young, Mark Esposito, Landry Signé, and Nicholas Davis | Brookings
Neoliberalism – Are Intellectual Property Rights Neoliberal? Yes and No, by Quinn Slobodian | ProMarket

Research & Analysis

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
Europe/Climate – Europe’s green moment: How to meet the climate challenge, Susi Dennison, Rafael Loss and Jenny Söderström | ECFR
American Foreign Policy – Do External Threats Unite or Divide? Rachel Myrick | Cambridge Core

Podcasts

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

Your Thursday Briefing

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius


By Azra Isakovic

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Thursday Briefing

Featured

Perspective – Twilight of the economists? More like twilight of the neoliberals Daniel W. Drezner | The Washington Post

Books

About: Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman | Norton,  Adam Tooze | London Review of Books
À propos de : Donald Reid, L’affaire Lip, 1968-1981, Presses universitaires de Rennes, par Ismaïl Ferhat | La Vie des idées

Must-Reads

US/Russia – Putin’s sabre-rattling wins west’s attention and Biden summit Henry Foy | Financial Times
US/China(in French) – Germany will have to make real choices Thierry de Montbrial | Le Monde
Vaccine – Why Biden health officials decided to pause J&J’s coronavirus vaccine Laurie McGinley, Lena H. Sun and Frances Stead Sellers | The Washington Post
US/Russia – President Biden on Tuesday proposed that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a summit | WSJ
Disruptive Technologies – Meet the Future WMD, the Drone Swarm  Zachary Kallenborn | The Bulletin
US/China/Taiwan – Biden Faces Reckoning on China, Taiwan  Joseph Bosco | The Hill
Energy/Trade – Hydrogen: The Key to Decarbonizing the Global Shipping Industry? William Alan Reinsch | CSIS
Biden/China – Biden Needs to Ditch Xi Infatuation  Joseph Bosco | Taipei Times
Quad – The Quad Delivers. Can It Endure?  Susan Thornton | Lowy Interpreter
US/Russia – Facing the Facts of War With Russia  Douglas Macgregor | The American Conservative
BCE – Quand la BCE a-t-elle stoppé la contagion de la Covid-19 aux marchés financiers ?  Aymeric Ortmans & Fabien Tripier | La Lettre du CEPII ; N°416 – Mars 2021
Serbia/Health – Bounty of Serbian vaccine diplomacy shames the EU, Valerie Hopkins, Financial Times
Data – HOUSE ARREST How An Automated Algorithm Constrained Congress for a Century, Dan Bouk | Data & Society

Research & Analysis

US/Iran – Other Sides of Renegotiating Iran Agreement  Anthony Cordesman | CSIS
US/Russia /Cyber Security – Lessons of the SolarWinds hack by Marcus Willett | IISS
Germany/Economy – What is Wrong with the German Economy? The Case for Openness to Technology and Human Capital, Philipp Lamprecht | ECIPE
Europe/Economy/Health – COVID-19 credit support programs in Europe’s five largest economies, Julia Anderson, Francesco Papadia and Nicolas Véron | PIIE
Bulletin75 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – 75th Special Anniversary Issue, currently available to read with free access |   Routledge Politics, IR & Area Studies

Podcasts

Russia/Ukraine “This is a force that is much more potent than it was when Ukraine was first invaded” – The Intelligence | The Economist  

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 Monday Briefing

“Absolute power demoralizes.”  Lord Acton


By Azra Isakovic

Monday, April 12, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Monday Briefing

Featured

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

Books

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
Review – Are We Living in an Age of Strongmen? David A. Bell | The Nation

Must-Reads

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

Research & Analysis

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

Podcasts

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

Strongmen – Mussolini to Present | YouTube

Your Friday Briefing

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


By Azra Isakovic

Friday, April 9, 2021

Good Day

Welcome to Your Friday Briefing

Featured

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

Books

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

Must-Reads

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

Research & Analysis

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

Podcasts

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

Your Wednesday Briefing

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


By Azra Isakovic

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing

Featured

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

Books

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

Must-Reads

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

Podcasts