February 7th, 2019
Afghanistan, China, Defense, Digital, Economy, Energy, EU, Europe, Italy, Macedonia, Middle East, Russia, Technology, Turkey, US, Western Balkans

Energy EU Nations Back New Rules That May Stall Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, New York Times
Energy - US-Russia Policy Hits European Energy Supply, Sascha Lohmann and Kirsten Westphal, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Defense German F-35 decision sacrifices NATO capability for Franco-German industrial cooperation, Hans Binnendijk and Jim Townsend, Defense News
Defense/Digital - The U.S. military is quietly launching efforts to deter Russian meddling, David Ignatius, Washington Post
EU/EconomyEuropean Economic Forecast, Winter 2019, European Commission
Europe/Digital/TechnologyNotes from the AI Frontier: Tackling Europe’s Gap in Digital and AI, McKinsey Global Institute
EU/China/DigitalEurope eyes privacy clampdown on China, Laurens Cerulus, Politico
US/ChinaThe China Dream: Their Goals and Ours, Gary J. Schmitt, The American Interest
Western Balkans/Turkey/EconomyCandidate Countries’ & Potential Candidates’ Economic Quarterly – 4th Quarter 2018, European Commission
Europe - Europe in 2019: A Critical and Transitional Year, Rachel Ellehuus, Ricklef Beutin, Quentin Lopinot, CSIS
Afghanistan - Finishing Strong: Seeking a Proper Exit from Afghanistan, Daniel F. Runde and Earl Anthony Wayne, CSIS
Middle East - America's Mideast retreat, Paul Salem, Chatham House
Russia/USPreserving Strategic Stability Amid U.S.-Russian Confrontation, Vladimir Dvorkin, Carnegie Moscow Center  
Italy - High Unemployment? Stagnant Economy? Just Bash the French, Ilaria Maria Sala, New York Times
Macedonia - Macedonia Joining NATO Is Self-Inflicted Defeat for Russia, Maxim Samorukov, Carnegie Moscow Center
Turkey Turkey’s Foreign Policy Priorities are Shifting, Ahmed Charai, National Interest
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