Your Friday Briefing

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato

By Azra Isakovic

Friday, February 19

Good morning

Welcome to Your Friday Briefing


Sociologie – Se ressaisir Rose-Marie LAGRAVE | Éditions La Découverte
Book – Byzantine Intersectionality, Roland Betancourt | Princeton University Press
Book Review – Byzantine Intersectionality, Roland Betancourt by Meaghan Allen | LSE Review of Books
This is Not Normal – The Collapse of Liberal Britain by William Davies | Verso Books
Kleptopia – How Dirty Money is Conquering the World Tom Burgis | Brave New Europe
Poutine – Poutine. La stratégie du désordre, I. Mandraud, J.Théron | Éditions Tallandier


US – Ronald Reagan a-t-il vraiment « gagné la guerre froide » ? Pierre Grosser | The Conversation France
EU/Russia – Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out, by Dmitri Trenin | Carnegie Rusia
Russia – The Role of Ideology in Foreign Policy, by Kristian Fors | Modern Diplomacy
US – A Superpower, Like It or Not  Robert Kagan, Foreign Affairs
US-China – How Will Biden Handle the Great U.S. Shift to Lesser Power?  Terry Su, SCMP
EU – The EU Is Much Less Wonderful Than It Thinks  Martin Ivens, Bloomberg
Canada – Trudeau’s Willful Blindness to Evils of Chinese Communism  John Robson, NP
China/Pakistan – What Happened to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?  M. Akbar Notezai, Dipl.
EU/China – The European Union has a new trade strategy  Bruno Maçães

Research & Analysis

US/China  – Understanding U.S.-China Decoupling: Macro Trends and Industry Impacts | U.S. Chamber of Commerce [PDF]
Cybersécurité La cybersécurité pour les TPE/PME en douze questions | ANSSI [PDF]
AI – Strengthening international cooperation on artificial intelligence, J. Meltzer C. Kerry | Brookings
AI – A blueprint for technology governance in the post-pandemic world, L. Signé & S. Almond | Brookings
Africa – The Great Reset: Relaunching African economies Landry Signé | Brookings [PDF]


Savoirs – Quand la sociologie émancipe, par Chloé Leprince | France Culture
Sciences Sociales – Entretien avec Rose-Marie Lagrave | Politika

Your Tuesday Briefing

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell

By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 19, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing


Book Reviews –  Empire, race and global justice, by Dani Solomon | International Affairs
Livres/Recension – « Les capitalismes à l’épreuve de la pandémie », de Robert Boyer – Éric Monnet | La Vie des idées
Books – “Grounded Nationalisms: A Sociological Analysis”, by Siniša Malešević | Center for Nationalism Studies PDF


US – America’s New Corporate Tyranny, by Michael Lind | Tablet Magazine
US – America’s Political Decay Accelerates  Francis Fukuyama, Foreign Affairs
US – Last Chance for American Power  Andrew Michta, National Review
US – Conspiracy Theories will Doom the Republican Party, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), The Atlantic 
US – Foreign Policy Priorities for the Biden Administration, Chatham House   
US – America and the World: How to Build Back Better, Jonathan Tepperman and Fareed Zakaria, Foreign Policy 
Russia – Navalny Is Russian for ‘Domestic Enemy Number One’  Ben Hall, Financial Times
Russia – What Navalny’s Return Means for Putin  Felix Light, New Statesman
China – New Lessons on China’s International Aid  Zhang Chao & Tang Yuxuan, The Diplomat
China/AI – Can China Become the AI Superpower?  Jinghan Zeng with Ben Horton, Chatham House US/Europe/Corruption – Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe, Kathleen Doherty, Foreign Policy 
Germany – Merkel era may only just be beginning, Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico  
US-EU/China –US-EU united front on China faces challenges | Hinrich Foundation
UK/EU – The UK and EU are heading for bad-tempered rivalry, unless we can avert it, Timothy G. Ash, ECFR
Technology –Why a dawn of technological optimism is breaking, The Economist 
US/Iran – Iran Struggles to Fill Vacuum Left by Soleimani  Ali Hashem, Center for Global Policy
Africa – Tunisia’s Revolution: Unfulfilled, Unforgotten  Tharwa Boulifi, African Arguments
Taiwan Policy – Sudden Policy Change Does Taiwan No Favors  Michael Green & Bonnie Glaser, CSIS

Research & Analysis

Germany/US – More Ambition, Please! Toward a New Agreement between Germany and the United States, German Transatlantic Group, GMF
US/Trade – The Trade Agenda for the 46th U.S. President – Advancing Global Economic Order? Peter Rashish, Konrad Adenauer Foundation  


Covid/écologie –  « Le confinement est définitif » Bruno Latour | France Culture

Ce que le numérique fait aux humanités, par Bruno Latour

Votre briefing du jeudi

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Ernest Benn

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Votre briefing du jeudi 17 décembre 2020

Europe🇪🇺L’Europe dans le monde : pour une refondation, modeste et efficace, par Thierry de Montbrial | Ifri

US/Defense Battle Force 2045: What It Is, Why It Matters  Brent Sadler, Heritage
Germany/Covid19 – Germany Says Goodbye to Frugality  Andreas Bock, ECFR
Africa/Ethiopia – Ethiopia Sinks Deeper Into Ethnic Conflict  Fritz Schaap, Der Spiegel
The Biden Transition – How Trump Rescued the ‘Blob’  Blaise Malley, The American Conservative
Think TanksThink Tanks as Platforms for Authoritarian Influence  NED

Investment Banking Investment bankers revel in bumper fees from Chinese groups in 2020 | Financial Times

Technology – A.I. and I, Mark C. Taylor, New York Times 
Technology/Human Rights/EU – Getting the Future Right: Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Rights, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights 
Technology/Human Rights/EU – Europe’s Approach to Artificial Intelligence: How AI Strategy is Evolving, Access Now
Nordics/Arctic – Surprise and Stability in the High North, Rachel Ellehuus, Johannes Gullestad Rø,  Robin Allers, Ingeborg Bjur, CSIS  
US/China/JapanJapan’s Potential Contributions in an East China Sea | RAND Corporation

NATO/Black Sea – Strengthening NATO in the Black Sea Region, Ben Hodges, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies  
US/Black Sea – The Black Sea: How America can avoid a great-power conflict, Philip Breedlove and Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings 
Arctic – Shifting Ground: Competing Policy Narratives and the Future of the Arctic, Oran R. Youngin Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason