Your Tuesday Briefing

“Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited.”

Lord Acton


By Azra Isakovic

February 02, 2021

Good morning

Welcome to Your Tuesday Briefing

Books

À propos de : Comment perdre une guerre, Élie Baranets | CNRS Ed, par T Delamare | La Vie des idées


Surveillance Capitalism – The Coup We Are Not Talking About  Shoshana Zuboff | The New York Times
Review – Napoleon & De Gaulle: Heroes and History, by Daniel J. Mahoney | City Journal
About: Le dossier sauvage, Philippe Artières | Gallimard, by Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod | Books & Ideas

Must-Reads

US/China – How We Lose against China | National Review
US – What those mourning the fragility of American democracy get wrong, Alasdair S. Roberts, The Conversation
US – Joe Biden’s ‘Buy American’ isn’t bad, it’s necessary, Rana Foroohar, Financial Times
US/Europe – Transatlantic relations for the Biden era and beyond, Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform
US/Turkey – A path for Joe Biden to reset US relations with Turkey, Sinan Ulgen, Financial Times
EU/Digital – Europe’s digital economy needs analogue wings to fly, Martin Sandbu, Financial Times
Draw Red Lines and Focus on Xi  Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council
Taiwan – Taiwan as an Economic Fortress  Huang Tien-lin, Taipei Times
Xi Tells the World What He Really Wants  Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy
Biden’s Nightmare May Be China  Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
Von Der Leyen’s Trail of Disaster  Matthew Lynn, Spectator
Vaccine – Why the European Commission Failed the Vaccine Challenge  G. Rachman, FT
UK/China – The U.K.’s Incoherent China Strategy  David Green, World Politics Review
Myanmar’s Coup – Myanmar’s Coup Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone Salil Tripathi, Foreign Policy
Myanmar’s Coup – Burma’s Coup: What to Watch For  Michael Auslin, National Review
Myanmar’s Coup – A Hero or a Foil? Myanmar’s Leader Ends Up as Neither  Hannah Beech, NYT

Research & Analysis

Environment – The Green Future Index | MIT Technology Review
Nuclear/Europe – Nuclear deterrence in Europe: points of convergence, singularities and prospects for cooperation, Emmanuelle Maitre | FRS
US/China – Inflicting Surprise: Gaining Competitive Advantage in Great Power Conflicts | CSIS
Turkey/Europe – Charting a Way out of Deadlock in Eastern Mediterranean  Galip Dalay, Brookings
UK/US – A Washington Strategy for British Diplomacy  Ben Judah, Policy Exchange

Podcasts

Inégalités – L’invention du bon et du mauvais pauvre Xavier Mauduit | France Culture


Your Thursday Briefing

A week is a long time in politics. – Harold Wilson


By Azra Isakovic

Jan. 7, 2021

Good morning.

Welcome to your Thursday briefing

Books

Books – The Paranoid Style in American Politics, By Richard Hofstadter |  Harper’s Magazine
Books – Charisma and Disenchantment | Books at NYRB
Books – The 10 Best Books of 2020 | New York Times Books
Books – Three New Books on the Predigital Technologies That Shaped Our World | New York Times Books

Must-Reads

US/Digital – The U.S. Failed to Execute Its Cyberstrategy—and Russia Pounced, Rob Knake, Foreign Affairs 
US/EU/Defense – The EU is the Military Ally the US Needs, Max Bergmann, Foreign Affairs 
Europe – Europe’s Geopolitical Moment, Daniela Schwarzer, Internationale Politik Quarterly 
EU – The EU’s Double Bind, Mark Leonard, Internationale Politik Quarterly 
EU/Climate – Flexing the Regulatory Muscle, Noah J. Gordon, Internationale Politik Quarterly  
EU/UK – EU-UK Relations: Time for a ‘New Normal’ post-Brexit, Richard G Whitman, Chatham House 
EU/China – With China deal, EU leaves the hard part to Washington, Dalibor Rohac, Politico 
France/EU – The lonely leader: The origins of France’s strategy for EU foreign policy, | ECFR
Europe/China – Watching China in Europe – January 2021, Noah Barkin, GMF  
NATO – NATO plans space center to counter Russia, China satellite threats, Joshua Posaner, Politico 
US/Turkey – Biden and Erdogan Are Trapped in a Double Fantasy, Asli Aydintasbas and Jeremy Shapiro, Foreign Policy 
Germany Ponders a Post-Merkel Shift on China  Erika Solomon & Guy Chazan, FT
Britain Returns to Its Past George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
Is America Ready for an Asian NATO?  Douglas Bulloch, 1945
What Does Vietnam Want From U.S. in South China Sea?  D. Grossman, Diplomat
European Elections to Watch in 2021  Emma Anderson, Politico EU
What We Can Do to Expose China’s Abuses  Daniel Finkelstein, Times of London

 

Research & Analysis 

US/China – Deglobalisation in the context of United States-China decoupling, Alicia García-Herrero and Junyu Tan, Bruegel
EU – Rethinking EU Leadership in the “Neighbourhood”: Limits and Ambitions | IAI 
Arctic – Governance and Economic Challenges for the Global Shipping Enterprise in a Seasonally Ice-Covered Arctic Ocean, Lawson W. Brigham,  in Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, editors, Jason Moyer, associate editor

Podcasts

Biden Transition – États Unis : l’impossible passation de pouvoir ? Avec Romain Huret et Hubert Vedrine | France Culture
France Culture – Jacques Prévert ou l’amour de la vie (3/4) :  Prévert engagé – et ami | France Culture