January 7th, 2019
Afghanistan, Atlantic Basin, Balkans, Central Europe, China, Eastern Europe, Economy, EU, Euro, Europe, Germany, Global, Romania, Russia, Syria, US

Atlantic Basin - Atlantic Currents: An Annual Report on Wider Atlantic Perspectives and Patterns -- Overcoming the Choke Points, Policy Center for the New South
Global - The End of the World that 1948 Made, Yehudah Mirsky, Tablet
US - The key factor in the rise of Trumpism that we continue to ignore, Mitchell Lerner, Washington Post
US - America First is Only Making the World Worse: Here is a Better Approach, Anthony Blinken and Robert Kagan, Washington Post
US/Syria - 5 reasons why Trump is right about getting America out of Syria, Aaron Miller and Richard Sokolsky, Los Angeles Times
US/Syria - Bolton Puts Conditions on Syria Withdrawal, Suggesting a Delay of Months or Years, David E. Sanger, Noah Weiland and Eric Schmitt, New York Times
Afghanistan - Time to Get Out of Afghanistan, Robert D. Kaplan, New York Times
US/Europe - Transatlantic ties, interrupted, Julianne Smith, Live Mint
Europe Brexit Watch: Nasty Normal Europe, Jan Techau, American Interest
Europe 6 post-Cold War taboos Europe must now face, François Heisbourg and Maximilian Terhalle, Politico
Euro The Euro Turns 20, Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate
EU The EU Can’t Fulfill Its Purpose, Jakub Grygiel, American Interest
EU/EconomyThe rise of poverty among EU workers since the financial crisis — in charts, Valentina Romei, Financial Times
EU/Russia - New year, same problem: EU divisions on Russia remain, Eva Fischer, Handelsblatt
Russia - How to Hit Russia Where It Hurts, Peter Harrell, Foreign Affairs
Russia - The Rasps of Putin’s Political Machine, Maxim Trudolyubov, Moscow Times
Russia/China - How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged, Robert D. Kaplan, Wall Street Journal
Balkans - Make Plan A work, Daniel Serwer, Peacefare
Romania/EU - Old wounds fester as Romania assumes the EU presidency, Tony Barber, Financial Times
Romania/EU - Romania’s press freedom in free fall as its takes over EU presidency, Reporters Without Borders
Central/Eastern Europe - Life After Liberation, Timothy Garton Ash, Foreign Affairs
Germany - Merkel’s Germany, a Generation after Reunification, George Will, National Review

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Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor, at Johns Hopkins University SAIS

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