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Transatlantic Must-Reads
December 13th, 2017
 China, Defense, Digital, Eastern Europe, EU, Europe, Energy, Global, Middle East, Migration, Russia, Syria, Trade, UK, US

Featured CTR Commentary

US/Middle East - Reexamining US Mideast Policy after the Jerusalem Proclamation, Robert E. Hunter, LobeLog 


US - 5 takeaways from Alabama’s startling special election, Gabriel Benedetti and Alex Isenstadt, Politico
US - A National-Security Strategy Devoid of Values, David Frum, The Atlantic 
US - What Would an Honest National Security Strategy Say?, Thomas Wright, War on the Rocks
Energy - Five main drivers of oil prices in the coming year, David Sheppard, Financial Times
Migration - Tusk reignites EU refugee row with call to end quotas, Michael Peel and Jim Brunsden, Financial Times
Defense - For a True European Defense, Jowolyn Howorth, Martens Centre for European Studies
Global - 10 Elections to Watch in 2018, James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
Digital - Net Neutrality’s Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S., Liz Alderman and Amie Tsang, New York Times
Digital - Estonia, the Digital Republic, Nathan Heller, New Yorker
Digital/Trade - TPP a model for NAFTA digital trade rules, Claude Barfield, East Asia Forum
EU/UK - Brussels rules out early Brexit trade talks, Jim Brunsden & Mehreen Khan, Financial Times
EU/UK - Finding a Sensible Brexit, Dr. Robin Niblett, Chatham House
Eastern Europe - 17 Oligarchs Who Are Shaping Eastern Europe, Natalia Sergheev & Christian-Zsolt Varga, Ostpol
Russia - Holding On: Russian Military Modernization Versus the Declining Force-to-Space Ratio, Nicholas J. Myers, Jamestown Foundation
Russia/US - Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon, Keith Johnson & Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy

Europe - European politics: leaders struggle to contain rising populism, Anne-Sylvaine Chassany & Guy Chazan, Financial Times 
China - A Superpower in the Making? China’s Paths to Global Influence, Teemu Naarajärvi, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

US/Russia - U.S.-Russia arms control was possible once—is it possible still?, Strobe Talbott, Brookings
Russia/Syria - Putin's Plan for Syria: How Russia Wants to End the War, Dmitri Trenin, Foreign Affairs


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