June 27th, 2019
China, Council of Europe, Democracy, EU, Europe, Iran, Middle East, NATO,
Russia, Sahel, Spain, Trade, US

The Transatlantic Must-Reads will return in September. Have a great summer!

Must Reads
Europe Paralyzed by Trauma: Europe no longer believes in itself, John Kornblum, Handelsblatt
Democracy Post–Cold War Democratic Declines: The Third Wave of Autocratization, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tom Gerald Daly, Ken Godfrey, Staffan I. Lindberg, Anna Lührmann, Tsveta Petrova, Richard Youngs, Carnegie
US ‘End Forever Wars’ is a Sound Bite, Not a Security Policy, Kevin Baron, Defense One
US/Iran/ChinaThis Isn’t About Iran. It’s About China, Robert D. Kaplan, New York Times
US/China - Donald Trump’s impulsive approach to China makes US vulnerable, Robert Zoellick, Financial Times
US/China/Trade - How China Really Sees the Trade War, Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs
US/RussiaTrump’s Confused Russia Policy is a Boon for Putin, Andrew S. Weiss, Politico
US/EuropeWhat Happened to America’s Political Center of Gravity? Sahil Chinoy, New York Times
EU/Middle East - The Limits of European Influence in Palestine and Israel, Khalil Shikaki, Carnegie
Europe/SahelEurope Has Spent Years Trying to Prevent ‘Chaos’ in the Sahel. It Failed, Peter Dörrie, World Politics Review
Persian GulfPompeo’s Hollow Plan to Beef Up Security in the Gulf, Lara Seligman, Foreign Policy
Ukraine/Russia/Council of EuropeUkraine Protests as Russia Returns to the Council of Europe, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest
Russia/Council of EuropeWhy We Should Welcome Russia Rejoining PACE, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Moscow Times
Migration Can regular replace irregular migration across the Mediterranean? Mikkel Barslund, Mattia Di Salvo and Lars Ludolph, CEPS
Spain Spain’s population hits record level as immigrants flock in, Ian Mount and Valentina Romei, Financial Times
NATO - NATO: Going From the 2% Non-Solution to Meaningful Planning, Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS
US/EU - Trump: ‘Europe treats us worse than China’, Paul Dallison, Politico

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