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


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


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


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


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

Azra_Files : Your Wednesday Briefing

À force de ne jamais réfléchir, on a un bonheur stupide.

Jean Cocteau

Good morning

Here’s what you need to know today

Russia/Japan/ Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan | Reuters

Russia/ Moldova/  Moscow Says Call To Leave Moldovan Breakaway Region ‘Irresponsible’ | Barron’s

EU/US – A new transatlantic bargain: An action plan for transformation, not restoration, Julien Barnes-Dacey, et al., European Council on Foreign Relations

China / Australia/ The World in a Vise: Sounding the Alarm on China, Then Running for Shelter By Damien Cave | The New York Times

NATO/China/ NATO should expand its focus to include China, a high-level assessment of the alliance’s future says | The Wall Street Journal

NATO – NATO 2030: United for a New Era. Analysis and recommendations of the Reflection Group appointed by the NATO Secretary General | NATO 

Technology/China/US – The Great 5G Race: Is China Really Beating the United States? Doug Brake and Alexandra Bruer, ITIF 

US/Asia-Pacific/Trade – Rebuild the Trans-Pacific partnership back better, Jeffrey J. Schott, PIIE   

EU/Security – CFSP: The capability-expectation gap revisited, Annegret Bendiek, Minna Ålander, and Paul Bochtler, SWP 

NATO/Europe/ The role of NATO for Europe’s defense Status and options for further development from a German perspective, by Claudia Major | SWP PDF 📥 :

EU – Still governing in the shadows? Member states and the Political & Security Committee in the post‐Lisbon EU foreign policy architecture Journal of Common Market Studies 

Europe/China – Europe wakes up to the China challenge, Lionel Barber, Nikkei Asia  

Digital/Europe – How nine digital frontrunners can lead on AI in Europe, McKinsey 

Digital/US/EU – EU-US Cybersecurity Policy Coming Together: Recommendations for instruments to accomplish joint strategic goals, Julia Schuetze, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung 

Disinformation – Tackling online abuse and disinformation targeting women in politics, Lucina Di Meco and Saskia Brechenmacher, Carnegie Endowment   

The Next Liberal Order The Age of Contagion Demands More Internationalism, Not Less By G. John Ikenberry | Foreign Affairs

Syria/ Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials By Reuters Staff

Middle East/Yemen/ The Houthis and misuse of the terrorist organization list | Responsible Statecraft

Middle East/ Yemen/ UN: 11 children killed in 2 attacks in Yemen By AHMED AL-HAJ The Associated Press @AP