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Thursday, November 5, 2020
Arctic, Black Sea, Caspian, Health, Kosovo, Russia, US

Must-Reads  
US
United States of America, General Elections, Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions, International Election Observer Mission, OSCE
US
Three Reasons Biden Flipped the Midwest, Tim Alberta, Politico
US ­–
Lots of Latinos voted for Trump. That should not be a surprise, Gustavo Arrelano, Los Angeles Times 
US
A Cold War Between Red and Blue America, Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic  
US
Win or Lose, Trump was the Mirror America Needed, Andre M. Perry, Brookings  
US/Health
A Dreadful New Peak for the American Pandemic, Robinson Meyer and Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic     
Arctic
Geopolitics and Neglected Arctic Spaces, Rachel Ellehuus et al., CSIS
Kosovo
Kosovo President Thaci Resigns to Face War Crimes Charges, Xhorxhina Bami, Balkan Insight 
Russia – 
In Russia, the past is a constantly moving target, Vladimir Kara-Murza, Washington Post
Germany/Poland – 
German ignorance: Poland, the unknown country, Konrad Schuller, Die Zeit/Forum.eu 
Black Sea/Caspian
Antagonisms in the EU’s neighbourhood: Geopolitical Ambitions in the Black Sea and Caspian Region, Bertelsmann Foundation 

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Afghanistan, Central and Eastern Europa, Defense, Digital, EU, Europe, Kosovo, Moldova, NATO, Russia, Serbia, South Caucasus, US, Western Balkans

Must-Reads
US
How to Bring American Diplomacy Back from the Brink, Joaquin Castro, Foreign Affairs  
US
Trump Killed the Pax Americana, Paul Krugman, The New York Times  
US – 
A List of Specific, Actionable Foreign Policy Ideas for the Next President, Madiha Afzal et al., Brookings  
US/Western Balkans
How Trump Lost the Balkans, Edward P. Joseph, Foreign Policy
US/Afghanistan
Afghanistan: The Peace Negotiations Have Become an Extension of War by Other Means, Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS   
NATO
NATO’s Response to Covid-19: Lessons for Resilience and Readiness, Giovanna De Maio, Brookings  
Digital – 
The Internet of Bodies: Opportunities, Risks, and Governance, Mary Lee, Benjamin Boudreaux, Ritika Chaturvedi, Sasha Romanosky, Bryce Downing, RAND
Digital/Central and Eastern Europe
Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe: Building Regional Cooperation, Paula J. Dobriansky, Maciej Witucki, Jörn Fleck, and Eileen Kannengeiser, Atlantic Council  
Digital/EU
When Sovereignty Leads and Cyber Law Follows, Paul Timmers, Encompass
EU/Defense – 
EU seals accord to let third countries into future joint military projects, Alexandra Brzozowski, Euractiv 
EU
EU Strategic Autonomy: A Reality Check for Europe’s Global Agenda, Niklas Helwig, Finnish Institute of International Affairs   
Europe
Geopolitical Europe in times of Covid-19, Mark Leonard, Europe’s Futures 
Moldova
Transatlantic Take 360: Moldova’s Pivotal Presidential Election, Jonathan Katz, GMF   
Kosovo/Serbia
Twin Crises: Political Dysfunction in the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Engjellushe Morina, European Council on Foreign Relations   
Russia
The Geopoliticization of Russian Politics, Stefan Meister, Internationale Politik Quarterly  
Russia/South Caucasus
Russia on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Calculated Neutrality, Katarzyna Chawrylo, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)   

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