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Transatlantic Must-Reads
October 24th, 2017
Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Defense, France, Migration, NAFTA, NATO, Russia, Terrorism, US



NATO NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings. In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack, Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult, Der Spiegel
Strategic Review of Defence and National Security 2017: Key Points, French Ministry of Defense
France/Defense - Pragmatic and European: France sets new goals for a European defence policy, Claudia Major and Christian Mölling, German Council on Foreign Relations DGAP
Trade -
Global Impact of a Protectionist U.S. Trade Policy, Erdal Yalcin, Gabriel Felbermayr, Marina Steininger, IFO Institute
Prepare for NAFTA, the zombie edition, Shawn Donnan, Financial Times
China -
China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States,
Wayne M. Morrison, Congressional Research Service
An assertive China challenges the west, Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
China -
Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens,  Rachel Botsman, Wired
Migration -
More Development – More Migration? The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa, Steffen Angenendt, Charles Martin-Shields, Benjamin Schraven, SWP
Migration -
How U.S. Policies Are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis, Steven Feldstein, Blue Review
How the Islamic State Will Grapple With Defeat in Raqqa, Daniel Byman, Lawfare
Force Planning for the Era of Great Power Competition, Mark Gunzinger, Bryan Clark, David Johnson, Jesse Sloman, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
US/China/Russia/EU -
Fluid Dynamics: Global Great Powers in the 21st Century, Mark N. Katz, Finnish Institute for International Affairs FIIA
Czech Republic/EU
Is the Czech Republic Turning on the West? Joshen Bittner, NYTimes
UK-US pact will force big tech companies to hand over data, Madhumita Murgia, Financial Times
Belarus -
Belarus performs balancing act in move to strengthen EU ties, James Shotter, Financial Times

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