December 20th, 2018
Balkans, Central Europe, Digital, Energy, Europe, Industry, Kosovo, Mexico, Nuclear, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Terrorism, Tunisia, US

US/Syria - A Strategy of Retreat in Syria, With Echoes of Obama, David E. Sanger, New York Times
US/SyriaTrump Just Messed Up the One Thing He Did Better Than Obama, Kori Schake, The Atlantic
US/SyriaDon’t Be Surprised the Next Time Trump Ends a US Mission, Derek Chollet, Defense One
US/Syria - Ignore the hawks, Trump’s Syria withdrawal is bold and brave, John R. Bradley, Spectator
Balkans - Russia and the West in a Balkan Deadlock, Julia Petrovskaya, Riddle
Balkans - Western Balkans on the line, Janusz Bugajski, Center for European Policy Analysis
Kosovo/Serbia - Opening gambit, Daniel Serwer, Peacefare
US/Russia Treasury rolls out new sanctions hitting Russians, including alleged Skripal poisoners, Matthew Choi, Politico
Russia/US Russians’ Changing Attitudes to the USA, Stepan Goncharov, Riddle
Digital Second annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council
Terrorism/EuropeFrom the IRA to the Islamic State: The Evolving Terrorism Threat in Europe, Seth G. Jones, Boris Toucas and Maxwell B. Markusen, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Poland - Polish Civil Society, Barbara Smith, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Mexico - Mexican Civil Society, Sara Baumunk and Linnea Sandin, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Tunisia - Tunisia's Fragile Democracy: Decentralization, Institution-Building and the Development of Marginalized Regions, Dina Fakoussa and Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, German Council on Foreign Relations
Central Europe - Double Trouble in Central Europe, Milan Nič, Berlin Policy Journal
Europe/Nuclear - Eyes tight shut: European attitudes towards nuclear deterrence, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Tara Varma and Nick Witney, European Council on Foreign Relations
Energy - Nord Stream 2: ECFR opinions, Piotr Buras, Josef Janning, Kadri Liik and Nicu Popescu, European Council on Foreign Relations
Europe/Industry - Is the European automotive industry ready for the global electric vehicle revolution? Gustav Fredriksson, Alexander Roth, Simone Tagliapietra and Reinhilde Veugelers, Bruegel

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