April 29th, 2019
Arctic, Arms, China, Economy, Energy, EU, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Liberalism, Russia, Spain, Trade, US

Spain - Spain’s Socialists score big election victory, Diego Torres, Politico 
France - Gauls, gilets jaunes and the fight for French identity, Mark Mazower Financial Times
France - Is Macron’s Grand Débat a Democratic Dawn for France? Renaud Thillaye, Carnegie Europe
Germany - Germany: Hegemon or Free Rider? Steven Szabo, AICGS
Liberalism - Welcome to the liberal buffet, Yuval Noah Harari, Financial Times
China/Europe - From 16+1 to 17+1: The EU’s Challenge from the Rebranded China-CEEC Initiative, Yixiang Xu, AICGS
US - PC and Prejudice: Gauging Divides in America’s Culture War, Joanna Piacenza, Cameron Easley & Eli Yokley, MorningConsult
US/Trade - Trump's steel and car tariffs hit major legal hurdle, Hans von der Burchard, Politico
US/EU/Arms - EU slams Trump's withdrawal from UN arms trade treaty, Agence France Press
US/EU/Economy - Response to the call for proposals for US-EU regulatory cooperation activities, AmCham EU
Arctic - Polar powers: Russia’s bid for supremacy in the Arctic Ocean, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Henry Foy, Financial Times
Italy - Italy and the EP elections, Luigi Scazzieri, Center for European Reform
Russia - The Split in Russia’s Civil Society, Andrei Kolesnikov, Carnegie Moscow Center
Energy/Economy - Rising oil prices could prevent a world economic rebound, The Economist
Book Tip:
Simon Bulmer and William Paterson, Germany and the European Union: Europe’s Reluctant Hegemon (London: Red Globe Press, 2018)

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