Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Central and Eastern Europe, China, Corruption, Defense, Digital, Eurasia, Europe, EU, Finance, Freedom, Global, Poland, Privacy, Russia, UK, US, Western Balkans

Europe/Eurasia/Freedom - The Antidemocratic Turn: Nations in Transit 2021, Freedom House
Digital/Privacy - Apple and Google are the world’s biggest privacy regulators, Mark Scott and Vincent Manancourt, Politico
Global - Strengthening the G-20 in an era of great power geopolitical competition, Colin I. Bradford, Brookings 
UK - Can the UK be secure if Europe is not? The UK’s (un)Integrated Review, Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform
UK/CorruptionAnti-Corruption Update: Statement by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab before the UK Parliament
US/CorruptionCorruption Is a National Security Threat. The CROOK Act Is a Smart Way to Fight It. Senator Roger F. Wicker and Senator Ben Cardin, Just Security
EU/PolandEurope’s post-pandemic future will be decided in Poland, Piotr Buras, Politico
Poland/EU/Defense - Charting a new course: How Poland can contribute to European defence, Karolina Muti, European Council on Foreign Relations
EU/Finance - The Brussels Effect on Sustainable Finance, Kalin Anev Janse and Anu Bradford, Project Syndicate
EU - Strategic autonomy and the transformation of the EU: New agendas for security, diplomacy, trade and technology, Niklas Helwig et al., Finnish Institute of International Affairs
US/Russia/Digital - US SolarWinds Response Unlikely to Change Russia’s Behavior, Highlights Need for Improved Cyber Defense, Paul Kolbe, Russia Matters
US - Biden’s first 100 days in foreign policy have been about undoing. Here’s what comes next. David Ignatius, The Washington Post
US/EU - A Transatlantic Tally, Katharina Emschermann, Internationale Politik Quarterly
China/Russia/Central and Eastern EuropePartnership Without Substance: Sino-Russian Relations in Central and Eastern Europe, Bobo Lo and Edward Lucas, CEPA
Western BalkansDefender Europe 21: An Historic Milestone for the Western Balkans, Valbona Zeleni, National Interest

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