Your Monday Briefing

“All men are born free: just not for long.”
John le Carré


By Azra Isakovic

Monday, March 08

Good morning

Welcome to Your Monday Briefing

Books

China – Biden’s China Challenge by Christopher Smart | Project Syndicate
Meteorology – Atmospheric Changes, by Laura Marris | The Point Magazine
À propos de : À la gauche du droit, Liora Israël | EHESS | La Vie des idées

Must-Reads


Radioactivity – Irony as Saharan dust returns radiation from French nuclear tests in the 1960s, by Rafael Cereceda | Euronews


Digital- A ‘splinternet’ won’t solve global cyber defense problems by Yaron Rosen | C4ISRNET
Russie – À l’intérieur du Red Web, par Clémence Maquet | Siècle Digital
Splinternet – Goodbye free Internet? By Zuzana Pison | New Europe
UK/US – New UK-US Alignment Can Reshape Transatlantic Cooperation | Chatham House
EU/China – European navies hold stronger China deterrent than first appears, Akita Hiroyuki | Nikkei Asia
UK – A cut too far: why shrinking the Army would be a huge strategic blunder, By Freddie Fitzjames | CapX  
US/Russia/China – Kissinger Revisited. Can the United States Drive a Wedge Between Russia and China? Eugène Rumer Richard Sokolsky | Carnegie Russia
US/China – What Could Cause a US-China War? by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. | Project Syndicate
US/Economics/Biden – The United States’ massive relief package is more than a technocratic policy. It’s a democratic triumph, by Adam Tooze | Foreign Policy

Research & Analysis

US/Trade – 2021 Trade Policy Agenda and 2020 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program, United States Trade Representative
EU/Geo-Economics – Germany’s Debt Brake and Europe’s Fiscal Stance after COVID-19, Shahin Vallée, Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Dominik Buhl | DGAP [PDF] 📥
US/North Korea – Sanctions by the Numbers  | CNAS

Podcasts

EU/Russie – Europe–Russia Relations Today, with Kadri Liik and Dmitri Trenin | Sound Cloud

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

Books

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-

Must-Reads

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

Podcast

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




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