Your Wednesday Briefing

« A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. »
Robert Heinlein

By Azra Isakovic

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Welcome to Your Wednesday Briefing


US – Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal doesn’t mark the end of America’s “forever war” Samuel Moyn | New Statesman World


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


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


Climate – How Radical Is President Joe Biden On Climate? Aaron Bastani & Adam Tooze | Downstream

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

Azra Isakovic


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