Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Afghanistan, China, Climate, Defense, Digital, Economy, Europe, EU, Germany, Poland, Russia, Technology, Trade, Ukraine, UK, US

US/Afghanistan - Don’t expect an al-Qaida reboot in Afghanistan, Daniel L. Byman, Brookings
EU/Technology - Machines learn that Brussels writes the rules: The EU's new AI regulation, Mark MacCarthy and Kenneth Propp, Brookings
Poland/EU - Poland’s Constitution Under Siege, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
US/Digital - Open Access Fiber to Improve U.S. Internet Connectivity, Robert K. Knake, Council on Foreign Relations
Germany/Defense - Germany and Defense: The Next Five Years, Claudia Major and Christian Mölling, DGAP
Europe/Digital - Network effects: Europe’s digital sovereignty in the Mediterranean, Matteo Colombo, Federico Solfrini and Arturo Varvelli, European Council on Foreign Relations
China/Europe - China’s M&A activity rebounds with a clear focus on Europe, Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu, Bruegel
Russia - Russia just took a big step back toward the Soviet Union, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Washington Post
Russia/Ukraine - Troops withdrawing? Russian forces still on Ukraine’s borders, Andrzej Wilk, OSW
US/EU/Russia - A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia, Daniel Fried and Adrian Karatnycky, Foreign Policy
EU/US/Economy - EU readies response to Biden’s ‘Buy American’ pitch, Jakob Hanke Vela, Politico
Germany/Climate - Future Focus: Any Foreign Policy Must Include Climate Policy, Ronja Scheler and Christin Knüpfer, Internationale Politik Quarterly
Germany Hello, Berlin? Germany’s future raises foreign policy concerns for allies, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Financial Times
UK - After Brexit Could Come Scexit, Jörg Schindler, Der Spiegel
Trade - WTO Reform: Back to the Past to Build for the Future, Petros C. Mavroidis and Bernard Hoekman, Global Policy

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