Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Afghanistan, Baltic Sea, Central Europe, Digital, Eastern Europe, Energy, EU, Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, OSCE, Russia, Security, Technology, Trade, US, Western Balkans

Afghanistan -
Al Qaeda Versus ISIS: The Jihadi Power Struggle in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Cole Bunzel, Foreign Affairs 
The OSCE’s Afghanistan Challenge, Anastasiya Bayok, Frank Evers and Stefan Wolff, Foreign Policy Centre 
US -
Strategies of Restraint: Remaking America’s Broken Foreign Policy, Emma Ashford, Foreign Affairs 
Europe/Security -
European Strategic Autonomy After Afghanistan, Ana Palacio, Project Syndicate 
Norway election result: Labour celebrates but coalition talks loom, Jon Henley, The Guardian 
Baltic Sea/Security
Close to the Wind: Baltic Sea Regional Security, Edward Lucas and Ben Hodges with Carsten Schmiedl, Center for European Policy Analysis 
EU/US/Trade/Technology -
Advancing U.S. Goals in the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council, Robert D. Atkinson, ITIF 
Germany/Digital -
Germany’s ‘sovereign cloud’ is coming – and it’s provided by Google, David Meyer, Fortune 
Germany/Russia/Energy -
3 hurdles still facing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, America Hernandez, Politico 
Central/Eastern Europe
The rise of eastern Europe is a forgotten economic success story, Ruchir Sharma, Financial Times 
Western Balkans -
The unviable economies, Valbona Zeneli, NATO Foundation Defense College 
Netherlands/Indo-Pacific -
Netherlands and Indo-Pacific: Inclusive But Not Value-Neutral, Maaike Okano-Heijmans with Kayle Van 't Klooster, Clingendael

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