Thursday, April 22, 2021
Afghanistan, Climate, Czech Republic, Defense, Digital, Europe, EU, France, Germany, NATO, Russia, Security, Technology, Trade, Ukraine, US, Western Balkans

Climate State of the Global Climate 2020, World Meteorological Organization
Climate/NATONATO’s climate challenge, Jens Stoltenberg, Politico
Climate - In the climate battle, focus on the high-emitters, Rahul Tongia, Hindustan Times 
Climate/France - A Novel Approach to Local Climate Action in France, Ian Babelon, Nadja Nickel and Paola Pierri, Carnegie Europe  
Russia - Putin’s undeclared red lines – for now, Gwendolyn Sasse, Carnegie Europe
Russia/Ukraine/EUWith Russia threatening Ukraine with war, what should the EU do? Michael Emerson, CEPS
Russia/Czech Republic - Russian attacks in the Czech Republic: domestic context, implications, perspectives, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Martyna Wasiuta, Mateusz Seroka and Piotr Żochowski, OSW
Russia/Germany/US - Russia’s Gas Pipeline Doesn’t Need to Rupture Transatlantic Relations, Wolfgang Ischinger, Foreign Affairs
Germany - The Singular Chancellor: The Merkel Model and Its Limits, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Foreign Affairs
Western BalkansA Bronx cheer for a dumb idea, Daniel Serwer, Peacefare
Defense - The Nine Commandments on Countering Hybrid Threats, Michael Rühle, Internationale Politik Quarterly
Digital/Trade - The changing nature of digital trade, current and future barriers and ideas to overcome them, Javier López-González, Wilson Center
Digital/US/EU US vs EU Broadband Trends, USTelecom
Digital/Security - Artificial Intelligence and cybersecurity, Lorenzo Pupillo, Stefano Fantin, Afonso Ferreira and Carolina Polito, CEPS
US/EU - American Extraterritorial Sanctions: Did Someone Say European Strategic Autonomy? Marie-Helene Berard, Elvire Fabry, Farid Fatah, Edward Knudsen, Pascal Lamy, Genevieve Pons, Louis Schweitzer and Pierre Vimont, Delors Institute
EU/Technology - Proposal for a Regulation on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence, European Commission 
Europe/China/TechnologyTikTok sued on behalf of millions of European children over data concerns, Madhumita Murgia, Financial Times
Afghanistan Afghans Don’t Need U.S. Troops. They Need Islands of Stability, Michael F. Harsch and Taylor Whitsell, Foreign Policy

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