Your Monday Briefing

“Americans dreaded democracy and contrived their constitution against it.”
Lord Acton

By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 25, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Monday Briefing


Matt Gallagher – Empire City | CONSEQUENCE

Michael Lind – The New National American Elite  | Tablet
Richard M. Reinsch II – Why We Need Freedom From Aristocrats  | Law & Liberty
John Rogister – Voltaire’s History of Louis XIV’s Reign  | Times Literary Supplement-


EU/Europe – Chartbook Newsletter # 12 by Adam Tooze

China/Climate – The geopolitics of climate Bruno Maçães
France/Algeria – France tries to come to terms with colonial past in Algeria | Financial Times
National Interest – System Worked: Stress-Testing American Democracy  by Graham Allison
TomDispatch – Peering Into a Forever-War Crystal Ball  Danny Sjursen,
Washington Post – The Biden Admin’s Saudi Problem  David Ignatius,
Moscow Times – Protests for Navalny Sweep Russia  Uliana Pavlova & Felix Light,
WPR – Can Laschet Lead Germany’s CDU Into Post-Merkel Era?  Josie Le Blond,
Al Monitor – Who Is Behind Attacks on Turkish Presence in Idlib?  Sultan al-Kanj
The National – Has Biden Cooled on Iran Nuclear Talks Return?  Raghida Dergham
Spectator – Russia Hit by Protests  Owen Matthews
War on the Rocks – Counterterrorism and the Rule of Law  Deborah Pearlstein
Foreign Affairs – Iran Wants the Nuclear Deal It Made  Mohammad Javad Zari

Research & Analysis

Report – Vibrant Neighborhoods Forum: Leveraging Civic Engagement for Social Impact by Anne Marie E. Brady & Lauren Burke | German Marshall Fund
Arctic – Inside, Outside, Upside Down? Non-Arctic States in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses, Marc Lanteigne, in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor
Nuclear – The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions, Congressional Research Service


Histoire du mensonge (1/4) : Les démocraties ont-elles inventé la propagande ? par Xavier Mauduit | France Culture