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December 21st, 2018
Afghanistan, China, Digital, Europe, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, NATO, Russia, Syria, Trade, US

Transatlantic Must-Reads will return on January 7th. Best wishes of the holiday season and a great start to the new year!

Must-Reads
US - Letter of Resignation, James Mattis, U.S. Department of Defense
US/Afghanistan - Trump orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan as Mattis departs, Dan Lamothe, Josh Dawsey, Missy Ryan and Paul Sonne, Washington Post
US/SyriaU.S. Withdrawal from Syria Shakes Up the Middle East, David M. Halbfinger, New York Times
US/Syria - This time, the United States is betraying more than just the Kurds, allies say, Liz Sly, Washington Post
US/Syria - Trump is Leaving 50,000 Syrians to Die, Josh Rogin, Washington Post
NATO - Trump blindsides allies at NATO, David M. Herszenhorn, Politico
US/Syria - Much Ado About 2,200 Troops in Syria, Russell Berman, The Atlantic
US/Syria Why Trump Is Right to Withdraw Troops, Doug Bandow, National Interest
US With Syria Decision, Trump’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Emerges, Karen DeYoung, Washington Post
US Public Policy for an Age of Extremes, Brink Lindsey, Steven Teles, Will Wilkinson, Samuel Hammond, Niskanen Center
Digital The War-Torn Web, Sean Martin McDonald and An Xiao Mina, Foreign Policy
HungaryOrbán doubles down, Lili Bayer, Politico
Europe/China/US - How Europe Will Try to Dodge the US–China Standoff in 2019, Robin Niblett, Chatham House
Georgia - When an Election Damages Democracy: Lessons from the 2018 Georgia’s Presidential Election, Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze, Georgian Institute of Politics
Trade - World trade returns to the law of the jungle, Jakob Hanke, Politico
Italy - Italy’s Unruly Rulers, Riccardo Alcaro and Nathalie Tocci, IAI
Russia/Europe - Russia and the European security order revisited: from the congress of Vienna to the post-cold war, Tuomas Forsberg, European Politics and Society

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