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Transatlantic Must-Reads
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Resilience, Syria, Trade, US, Russia, Middle East, Economy, Defense, Digital, China, Atlantic Basin


Resilience - Toward Greater Resilience in Uncertain Regions, David J. Kaufman and Robert L. Bach, Center for Transatlantic Relations

Syria - ‘A Complete Meltdown of Humanity’: Civilians Die in Fight for Eastern Aleppo, Nick Cumming-Bruc and Anne Barnard, New York Times

Syria - What Happens After Aleppo Falls, Faysal Itani, New York Times

Trade - Overview of Developments in the International Trading Environment, Annual Report by the Director-General, World Trade Organization

US - Barack Obama and the Dilemmas of American Grand Strategy, Hal Brands, Washington Quarterly 

US - The Return of Jacksonianism: the International Implications of the Trump Phenomenon, Taesuh Cha, Washington Quarterly

US - Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post 

US - Five roadblocks that may trip up Tillerson, Matt Daily, Politico

US - Russia Mess Shouldn’t Stop Trump From Shaking Up Shaky American Foreign Policies, Zachary Karabell, Daily Beast

US/Russia - The Temptation of a “Grand Bargain,” Jakub Grygiel, CEPA 

US/Middle East - Belligerent Minimalism: The Trump Administration and the Middle East, Marc Lynch, Washington Quarterly

US/Economy - Trumponomics: Can He Move Beyond Bluster to a Competitiveness Policy? Edward Alden, CFR

US/Defense/Digital - Surveillance Policy. A Pragmatic Agenda for 2017 and Beyond, Adam Klein, Michele Flournoy and Richard Fontaine, CNAS

US/China - How Trump Should Deal with China, Douglas H. Paal, Carnegie 

China - China challenges EU and US over market economy status, Shawn Donnan, Lucy Hornby and Arthur Beesley, Financial Times

Digital - ENISA’s Opinion Paper on Encryption, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security,

Digital - Foresight. Cyber threat Analysis for 2017, Cyber4Sight, Booz Allen Hamilton

Atlantic Basin - Atlantic Currents 2016: An Annual Report on Wider Atlantic Perspectives and Patterns, GMF


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