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Transatlantic Must-Reads

Monday April 18, 2016

Syria, NATO, Extremism/Assistance, US, Russia, EU, Germany, France, Italy, Balkans

Syria - The Assad Files, Ben Taub, The New Yorker
NATO's Southern Exposure, Christopher Chivvis, Foreign Affairs
Extremism/Assistance -
Causes and Consequences of Violent Extremism and the Role of Foreign Assistance, Testimony of General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
US -
Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, American Interest
US -
Five Evils: Multidimensional Poverty and Race in America, Richard Reeves, Edward Rodrigue, and Elizabeth Kneebone, Brookings
What Clinton and Sanders owe progressives, E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post
Trump’s Rear-View Politics, Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy
Russia -
Russian High Seas Brinkmanship Echoes Cold War, Keir Giles, Chatham House
Russia -
Isolation and Propaganda. The Roots and Instruments of Russia's Disinformation Campaign, Stefan Meister, Transatlantic Academy
How Putin Changed the Balance of Power Among Russia's Elite, Nikolai Petrov, The Moscow Times
EU -
Euro-sceptics in Power, Nicolai von Ondarza, SWP
EU -
European Disintegration: Too Much to Lose, Bettina Rudloff and Evita Schmieg, SWP Berlin
Towards an EU global strategy, ISS Europa
German FM’s remarks show no desire to contain Russia, Robert Hunter, Tehran Times
France and Germany: Europe's stalling engine, Josef Janning and Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, ECFR
Matteo Renzi’s survival test, Jacopo Barigazzi, Politico Europe 
Balkans -
The Budding Autocrats of the Balkans, Besnik Pula, Foreign Policy

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