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Transatlantic Must-Reads

Tuesday April 19, 2016

US, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, EU, UK, Hungary, Czech Republic, Trade, Energy, Human Rights, Assimilation

US - How GOP Intellectuals’ Feud With the Base Is Remaking U.S. Politics, Tevi Troy, Politico
US/Saudi Arabia
The Ever More ‘Complicated’ U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia, David A. Graham, The Atlantic
US/Saudi Arabia
Obama's big damage-control tour, Michael Crowley, Politico
Russia -
Putin's Foreign Policy. The Quest to Restore Russia’s Rightful Place, Fyodor Lukyanov, Foreign Affairs
Russia -
Putin’s downfall: The coming crisis of the Russian regime, Nikolay Petrov, ECFR
Russia/Armenia/Azerbaijan -
Russia senses opportunity in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Jack Farchy, Financial Times
New Agreement With Belarus Could Extend Russia's Reach Into Europe, Keir Giles, Newsweek
What Ukraine’s new prime minister is (and isn’t) likely to achieve, Steven Pifer, Brookings
Fighting a Culture of Corruption in Ukraine, Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Europe
What Britain’s Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism, Karen Donfried, GMF
The EU will play hardball with post-Brexit Britain, John Springford and Simon Tilford, The Telegraph
Is Hungary’s Leader Giving Up on Europe? Attila Mong, Foreign Policy
Czech Republic –  
Changing our country’s name to Czechia won’t solve the problems we face, Jakub Patočka, The Guardian
Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods - Mapping the Economic Impact, OECD
The twilight of the oil Eldorado. How the activity of Russian oil companies on the EU market has evolved, Szymon Kardas, OSW
Human Rights
Half a Meaningful Human Rights Report is a State Department Disgrace, Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS
Assimilation is counter-terrorism, Raymond Odierno and Michael O'Hanlon, USA Today

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