Transatlantic Must-Reads 2014 Archive

Published August 27, 2014 by charlenecleoeiben54123

Transatlantic Must-Reads 2014 Archive

July 25

Ukraine – Pentagon Says Russia Firing Artillery Directly Into Ukraine from Within Its Borders, Doug Schoen, Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougschoen/2014/07/25/pentagon-says-russia-firing-artillery-directly-into-ukraine-from-within-its-borders/

Ukraine – Ukraine Faces New Risk of Instability as it Seeks a CLeaner Parliament, Irena Chalupa and James Rupert, Atlantic Council

Ukraine – The Resignation of the Ukrainian Government Was a Welcome Step, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4401

Middle East – Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/25/us-mideast-gaza-idUSKBN0FT06I20140725

MH17 – Armed Australian polic to deploy to MH17 crash site, RT
http://rt.com/news/175444-armed-police-ukraine-mh17/

Africa – One Hundred Days of Servitude, Gordon Brown, Project Syndicate
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/gordon-brown-on-the-global-movement-for-girls–rights-that-has-emerged-since-the-abductions-in-nigeria-in-april

Asia – Power and Order in Asia, Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi, CSIS
http://csis.org/files/publication/140605_Green_PowerandOrder_WEB.pdf

 

July 24

Ukraine – U.S. should lead tough response to Putin on Ukraine, Andras Simonyi, SFGate
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/U-S-should-lead-tough-response-to-Putin-on-5639632.php

Africa – Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso, BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28460625

Middle East – Five reasons this Israel-Hamas war is different, Oren Dorell, USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/23/israel-v-gaza-new-technology-new-war/13042365/

Middle East – Town Hall: Middle East Update, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/middle-east-and-north-africa/town-hall-middle-east-update/p33286

Europe – Do Interests Trump Values in Europe?, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=56239

MH17 – Tales from Two Cities: Moscow and Washington on Flight MH17, Keir Giles, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/15236

Eurozone – The Eurozone Economy Had a Much Better July Than Expected, Sumanta Dey, Reuters
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-euro-zone-business-on-solid-footing-in-july-but-firms-cut-prices—pmi-2014-24

EU – The EU and Global (Dis)Order, Richard Youngs, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/2014/07/02/eu-and-global-dis-order/hf0u

 

July 23

Britain – Brexit Stage Right, Tim Oliver, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/21/brexit_stage_right_britain_european_union

Europe – Europe’s Options, Michael J. Boskin, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/michael-boskin-sees-three-possible-paths-for-the-european-union–with-the-most-likely-also-the-least-helpful?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Project+Syndicate%27s+Economics+Update&utm_campaign=20140719_m121400343_Project+Syndicate%27s+Economics+Update%3A+%28post_title%29&utm_term=Europe_E2_80_99s+Options

Transatlantic – The Transatlantic Growth Gap, Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/daniel-gros-attributes-america-s-edge-over-europe-to-its-faster-bankruptcy-procedures?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Project+Syndicate%27s+Economics+Update&utm_campaign=20140719_m121400343_Project+Syndicate%27s+Economics+Update%3A+%28post_title%29&utm_term=The+Transatlantic+Growth+Gap

Ukraine – 2 Fighter Jets Shot Down, Ukraine Says, as Clashes Intensify, David M. Herszenhorn and Andrew Higgins, International New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/world/europe/Malaysia-Airlines-jet-ukraine.html?ref=world&_r=0

Israel – Kerry in Israel to push for Gaza cease-fire, Anne Gearan, Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kerry-in-israel-to-push-for-cease-fire/2014/07/23/4d902146-123b-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html

Middle East – Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War, F. Gregory Gause, III, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/07/22%20beyond%20sectarianism%20cold%20war%20gause/english%20pdf.pdf

TTIP – Labor Rights and Labor Standards in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Negotiations: An American Perspective, Lance Compa, CTR and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/transatlantic-topics/Articles/TTIP%20Forum/CompaFES_TTIP_paper_final.pdf

 

July 22

Germany/South Korea – Germany and South Korea readjust their relationships with Russia and China, Yuriko Koike, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/germany-and-south-korea-readjust-their-relationships-with-russia-and-china/2014/07/18/6a35fce4-0dc2-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html

BRICS – Hurling BRICS at the World Bank and the $, Benn Steil and Dinah Walker, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/geographics/2014/07/21/bricsbank/

NATO – Semantics Matter, NATO, Cyberspace and Future Threats, Christine Hegenbart, NATO Defense College
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/transatlantic-topics/Articles/nato/rp_103.pdf

Middle East – The New Thirty years War, Richard N. Haass, Project Syndicate
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/richard-n–haass-argues-that-the-middle-east-is-less-a-problem-to-be-solved-than-a-condition-to-be-managed

Iran – A Justified Extension for Iran Nuclear Talks, But Hard Choices Ahead, Robert Einhorn, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/07/19-iran-nuclear-talks-extended-hard-choices-enrichment

ISIS – ISIS and the Dangers of Black Market Oil, Valerie Marcel, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/15203

Ukraine – Train carrying remains of MH17 victims arrives in Kharkiv; black box handed over, Carol Morello, Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/train-leaves-ukraine-war-zone-with-victims-of-malaysia-plane-black-boxes-handed-over/2014/07/22/5fc7bdc0-1168-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html

 

July 21

Russia – The West and Russia: Naivete Without Borders, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/the-west-and-russia-naive_b_5604871.html

Ukraine – The Ukraine Crisis, Henrik Breitenbauch et. al, Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen
http://cms.polsci.ku.dk/english/publications/ukrainecrisis/Ukraine_Crisis_CMS_Report_June_2014.pdf

Russia – Guest Post: Putin’s No-win situation in Ukraine, Taras Kuzio, Financial Times
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/07/21/guest-post-putins-no-win-situation-in-ukraine/

Ukraine – Strike Him with an Axe, Alexander Motyl, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/18/strike_him_with_an_axe

Ukraine – MH17 Crash: A Turning Point in the Ukraine Crisis?, Alex Ward, Atlantic Council 
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/mh17-crash-a-turning-point-in-the-ukraine-crisis

Israel – LIVE UPDATES: Netanyahu says Gaza op will expand until goals achieved, Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.606315

Iran – Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog, The Daily Star, Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Jul-21/264581-iran-complying-with-nuclear-deal-un-watchdog.ashx#axzz386GOVnmt

Europe – Europe’s Self-Imposed Blindness Toward Russia, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe 
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=56202

NATO – NATO: Charting the Way Forward, Xenia Wickett and Kathleen McInnis, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/nato-charting-way-forward

 

July 18

Ukraine – Rebel in eastern Ukraine pledge access to plan crash site, but Kiev cites restrictions, Michael Birnbaum and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/missile-downs-malaysia-airlines-plane-over-ukraine-killing-298-kiev-blames-rebels/2014/07/18/d30205c8-0e4a-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html

Ukraine–War Comes to Ukraine: The Consequences of the Crash in Donetsk, Alexander J. Motyl, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141645/alexander-j-motyl/war-comes-to-ukraine

Ukraine — U.S. responded to MH17 before airliner was shot down, Asland Anders, Wall Street Journal
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sanctions-punish-russia-for-arms-that-shot-down-mh17-2014-07-18

NATO – US, NATO Charge Russian Weapons Flooding Eastern Ukraine, Jeff Seldin, Voice of Americahttp://www.voanews.com/content/us-nato-charge-russian-weapons-flooding-eastern-ukraine/1960113.html

Ukraine and Gaza – The Tragedies of Ukraine and Gaza, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=56195

Israel – Israel launches ground incursion in Gaza Strip, Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.605855

Israel – Israel warns it may further expand Gaza operation, Michael Pearson, Jethro Mullen and Ben Wedeman, CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/18/world/meast/mideast-crisis/

U.S. – Terrorism Insurance Legislation Passed by U.S. Senate, Cheyenne Hopkins and Kathleen Hunter, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-17/terrorism-insurance-legislation-passed-by-u-s-senate.html

Germany – Americans Spy Chief Leaves, Melissa Eddy, International New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/world/europe/germany-american-spy-chief-leaves.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

July 17

Russia – Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine, Michael Weiss and James Miller, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/16/russia_is_firing_missiles_at_ukraine_grad_rockets_us_sanctions

Russia – Russian Sanctions: The United States Takes the Lead, Robert Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/kahn/2014/07/16/russian-sanctions-the-united-states-takes-the-lead/?cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief–link24-20140717&sp_mid=46483124&sp_rid=bHdnYTkxQHlhaG9vLmNvbQS2

Europe – Europe’s Weakness Over Russia, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=56172

TTIP – State of Play of TTIP negotiations ahead of the 6th round of the negotiations, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission 
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/july/tradoc_152666.pdf

Middle East – Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East, Leslie H. Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/defense-strategy/heres-us-has-do-deal-mad-middle-east/p33249?cid=soc-facebook-in-US_deal_with_mad_middle_east-071614

Hamas – Hamas official says no new truce deal, efforts ongoing, AFP, Ma’an News Agency
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=713887

Germany – Not time for cynics: the German-American intelligence dispute, Volker Stanzel, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_no_time_for_cynics_the_german_american_intelligence_dispute287

Germany – Germany and China have an emerging ‘special relationship’ which has the potential to go far beyond trade, Emanuele Schibotto, The London School of Economics and Political Science
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2014/07/17/germany-and-china-have-an-emerging-special-relationship-which-has-the-potential-to-go-far-beyond-trade/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Europp+%28EUROPP+-+European+Politics+and+Policy+at+LSE%29

 

July 16

U.S. – The US needs a Discussion on when, not whether, to use Force, Robert Kagan, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-kagan-us-needs-a-discussion-on-when-not-whether-to-use-force/2014/07/15/f8bcf116-0b65-11e4-8341-b8072b1e7348_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

Security – On War and Peace in Cyberspace, Lothar Determann and Karl T. Guttenberg, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
http://www.hastingsconlawquarterly.org/archives/V41/I4/Determann_Online.pdf

BRICS – BRICS and Mortals, Robert Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/kahn/2014/07/15/brics-and-mortals/?cid=soc-facebook-in-brics_and_mortals-071514

Israel – The Bizarre Moral Criticism Against Israel, Eric H. Yoffie, TIME
http://time.com/2982215/israel-gaza-casualties/

Middle East – The Sunni-Shia Divide, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/peace-conflict-and-human-rights/sunni-shia-divide/p33176#!/

Ukraine – EU and Ukraine: Bumpy Road Ahead
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=56162
 

July 15

U.S. – Needed: A new team of rivals, Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fred-hiatt-rebuilding-the-team-of-rivals-in-the-white-house/2014/07/13/68ece7a6-090f-11e4-8a6a-19355c7e870a_story.html
 
Middle East – Israel accepts truce plan; Hamas balks, Wiliam Booth and Griff Witte, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-accepts-truce-plan-hamas-balks/2014/07/15/04373008-0bf5-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

Iran – Powerful Lawmakers Issue New Iran Demands, John Hudson, Foreign Policy 
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/07/14/iran_lawmakers_nuclear_negotation_bob_menendez

UK – Britain’s Summer of Discontent, Bernard Gwertzman, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/united-kingdom/britains-summer-discontent/p33222

Iraq – The Kurdish Move Toward Independence, Wladimir Van Wilgenburg, Atlantic Council 
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-kurdish-move-towards-independence

Germany – Expulsion of CIA Head A Sign of Tougher German Response to Spying, Spiegel Online
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/expulsion-of-cia-head-a-sign-of-tougher-german-response-to-spying-a-980912.html

 

July 14

Middle East – Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/israel/crisis-guide-israeli-palestinian-conflict/p13850?cid=soc-twitter-in-israeli_palestinian_conflict-071014

Iraq – U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi Force, Eric Schmitt and Michael R. Gordon, NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/world/middleeast/us-sees-risks-in-assisting-a-compromised-iraqi-force.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Ukraine – Ukraine Forces End Rebel Airport Blockage, Richard Balmforth and Anton Zverev, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/uk-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0FJ0R720140714

Energy – Putin Signs Nuclear Energy Deal with Argentina, Alexei Anishchuk and Richard Lough, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/12/us-russia-argentina-idUSKBN0FH0P520140712

Europe – How Have Levels of Intolerance Changed in western Europe, Jennifer Rubin et al., RAND 
http://www.rand.org/pubs/infographics/IG117.html

Global – The State of the State, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141477/john-micklethwait-and-adrian-wooldridge/the-state-of-the-state

Germany – U.S. ‘willing to talk’ to Germany in latest spy dispute, Valentina Pop, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/124942

Russia – Russia Approves New U.S. Envoy, Donald N. Jenson, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/775-russia-approves-new-us-envoy

 

July 11

U.S. – The Power to Coerce, David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk, US News 
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/07/09/how-the-us-can-use-its-non-military-power

Russia – Russia and Developments in Ukraine, Victoria Nunland, U.S. State Department 
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2014/jul/228959.htm

Europe – Germany Says Expulsion of U.S. Spy was Inevitable, Annika Breidthardt, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-germany-usa-spying-formin-idUSKBN0FG0ON20140711

Middle East – Do Not Belittle the Islamic State, Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe 
http://m.ceip.org/brussels/publications/?fa=56120&lang=en

Israel – Gaza Death Toll Hits 100 as Israel Continues Assault, Ma’an News Agency
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=711990

U.K. – Labor Market Slack in the United Kingdom, David N. F. Bell and David G. Blanchflower, The Peterson Institute for International Economics 
http://www.piie.com/publications/wp/wp14-2.pdf

 

July 10

Energy – European Energy Reliance on Russia, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Andras Simonyi 
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Andras%20Simonyi%20Testimony%20European%20Energy%20Security.pdf

EU – Leaked Paper: EU Wants ‘guaranteed’ access to US oil and gas, Benjamin Fox, EU Observer 
http://euobserver.com/news/124910

EU – How the EU Sleepwalked Into a Conflict With Russia, Ulrich Speck, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=56121

Middle East – Rethinking Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points, David Ignatius, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-rethinking-woodrow-wilsons-14-points/2014/07/08/809c20b0-06c1-11e4-a0dd-f2b22a257353_story.html

Iraq – Kurdish Ministers Boycotting Baghdad After Maliki Lashes Out at Erbil, Rudaw
http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/090720141

U.S. – U.S. Spied on 5 American Muslims, Charlie Savage and Matt Apuzzo, International NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/us/politics/nsa-snowden-records-glenn-greenwald-first-look.html?_r=0

Ukraine – The Last Stand of the People’s Republic, David Patrikarakos, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/09/the_last_stand_of_the_peoples_republic_donetsk_ukraine

 

July 9

Germany – Berlin Must Take Brussels Detour to Curb U.S. Spying, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/berlin-must-take-brussels-detour-to-curb-us-spying/a-17768331

Germany – Wake Up Germany and Smell the Cyber-Coffee, Malte Lehming, The Local
http://www.thelocal.de/20140708/wake-up-germany-and-smell-the-cyber-coffee

Germany – Do Germans Think the Americans are the Only Ones Listening? (INTERVIEW), Pat Reber, Europe Online Magazine
http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/interviewexpert-do-germans-think-the-americans-are-the-only-ones-listeningby-pat-reber-dpa_345288.html

EU – Show More Courage Europe, John Kornblum, FAZ
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/transatlantic-topics/Articles/eu/FAZ%20Europe.pdf

U.S. – Why We Need to Spy on the Germans, James Kirchick, The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/09/why-we-need-to-spy-on-the-germans.html

NATO – Watch Out for Little Green Men, Steven Pifer, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/07/07-watch-out-little-green-men-pifer

NATO – The NATO We Need, Xenia Dormandy and Kathleen McInnis, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/15086

Israel – Siege Mentality, Gregg Carlstrom, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/siege_mentality_gaza_east_jerusalem_hamas

 

July 8

Germany – Ties Strained, Germans Press U.S. to Answer Spy Allegation, Alison Smale, NY Times
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/world/europe/germans-demand-us-response-to-spy-allegation.html?_r=0

Israel – Israel Steps Up Offensive Against Hamas in Gaza, Isabel Kershner, International New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/world/middleeast/israel-steps-up-offensive-against-hamas-in-gaza.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Ukraine – Ukraine Says Rebels Must Disarm Before Talks, Peter Leonard, Associated Press
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_UKRAINE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Ukraine – How to Amend the Ukrainian Constitution, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4380

Afghanistan – We Do Not Want to Create Crisis in Afghanistan: Abdullah, TOLO News 
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/15527-we-do-not-want-to-create-crisis-in-afghanistan-abdullah

Energy – The 2014 Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Implications for Energy Markets and Scholarship, Andreas Goldthau and Tim Boersma, Brookings
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629614000607

EU Foreign Policy – EU Foreign Policy in the Arab World, Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/07/02/eu-foreign-policy-in-arab-world-three-bad-examples/hf3l

 

July 7

Europe – Europe Whole and Free: Ukraine Should Impel a Return to First Principles, Robert E. Hunter, The European Institute 
http://www.europeaninstitute.org/EA-May-2014/perspectives-europe-whole-and-free-ukraine-should-impel-a-return-to-first-principles.html

Transatlantic Security – Transatlantic Security from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, Riccardo Alcaro and Nicoletta Pirozzi, Istituto Affari Internazionali
http://www.iai.it/pdf/Quaderni/iairp_12.pdf

NATO – NATO Enlargement and Russia, NATO Review
http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2014/Russia-Ukraine-Nato-crisis/Nato-enlargement-Russia/EN/index.htm

U.S. – America the Hesitant, Andrew Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/07/01/america-the-hesitant/

 

July 2

Russia – The West can’t afford to make empty threats on Russia sanctions. Editorial Board, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-west-cant-afford-to-make-empty-threats-on-russia-sanctions/2014/07/01/43853534-014b-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html

ISIS – ISIS’ Western Ambitions, Robin Simcox, Foreign Affairs 
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141611/robin-simcox/isis-western-ambitions

Israel – Possible Revenge Killing Adds to Tension in Israel, Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren, International New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/world/middleeast/israel.html?ref=world&_r=0

Ukraine – Call it Terrorism: The Unacknowledged Tactic of the Russian-Led Insurgency in Ukraine’s East, John E. Herbst, Atlantic Council 
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/call-it-terrorism-the-unacknowledged-tactic-of-the-russian-led-insurgency-in-ukraine-s-east

US Supreme Court – What Does the Hobby Lobby Ruling Mean for Religious Freedom?, Jonathan Rauch, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2014/06/30-hobby-lobby-religious-freedom-rauch

EU – Assessing the EU Council Record, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4376
 

 

July 1

Ukraine – 20 questions for Poroshenko, parliament and government, Taras Kuzio, Kyiv Post
http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/taras-kuzio-20-question-for-poroshenko-parliament-and-government-353902.html

Iraq – Iraq Must Not Come Apart, Leslie H. Gelb, The New York TImes
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/opinion/leslie-gelb-iraq-must-not-come-apart.html?ref=international&_r=0

Bretton Woods – Bretton Woods Lessons, Robert McMahon, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/economics/bretton-woods-lessons/p33195

LGBT – LGBT Military Personnel Inclusion, Joshua Polchar and Tim Sweijs, The Hague Center for Strategic Studies (DOWNLOADABLE) 
http://www.hcss.nl/reports/lgbt-military-personnel-a-strategic-vision-for-inclusion/149/

Germany – The Opening Shots in a German Security Debate?, Gale A. Mattox, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
http://www.aicgs.org/publication/the-opening-shots-in-a-german-security-debate/

NATO – If NATO Delays Path to Georgia’s Membership, What is the Alternative?, Tedo Japaridze, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/articles/if-nato-delays-path-to-georgia-s-membership-what-is-the-alternative

NATO – Long March to Brussels, Edward P. Joseph and Janusz Bugajski, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141604/edward-p-joseph-and-janusz-bugajski/long-march-to-brussels

Middle East – Organizing the Middle East, Chris Patten, Project Syndicate 
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/chris-patten-rejects-the-neoconservative-argument-for-another-round-of-western-military-intervention-in-iraq

 

June 30

NATO – Extend NATO’s umbrella to Montenegro and Macedonia, Michael Haltzel, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/extend-natos-umbrella-to-montenegro-and-macedonia/2014/06/27/514d3bd2-fca8-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_story.html
 
US Military – Why America’s Military Dominance is Fading, Mackenzie Eaglen, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-america’s-military-dominance-fading-10772

Iran – Iran Nuclear Deal in Sight?, Suzanne Maloney, Council of Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/iran/iran-nuclear-deal-sight/p33190

Turkey – Can Turkey Become a Trusted Strategic EU Ally?, Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/06/30/can-turkey-become-trusted-strategic-eu-ally/hesm

UN – UN Peacekeepers: not Perfect but just good enough, Richard Gowan, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/un-peacekeepers-not-perfect-just-good-enough

Middle East – Losing Syria and iraq to Jihadists, Faysal Itani, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Losing_Syria_and_Iraq_to_Jihadists.pdf

Russia – Georgia’s Vulnerability to Russian Pressure Points, Sergi Kapanadze, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR106_GEORGIA_MEMO_AW.pdf

Ukraine – Ukraine-EU Economic Accord a Turning Point, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PODCAST)
http://www.piie.com/publications/interviews/interview.cfm?ResearchID=2635

 

June 27

100th Anniversary World War I – A Century Ago in Sarajevo, a Plot, a Farce, and a Fateful Shot
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/325516359/a-century-ago-in-sarajevo-a-plot-a-farce-and-a-fateful-shot

Ukraine – Ukraine Signs Trade Agreement with European Union, Andrew Higgins and David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/world/europe/ukraine-signs-trade-agreement-with-european-union.html?rref=world/europe&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Europe&pgtype=article

EU – Jean-Claude Juncker Elected President of the European Commission
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/jean-clause-juncker-eu-_n_5537006.html

EU — EU signs trade pact with Ukraine, threatens sanctions on Russia, Robin Emmott and Justyna Pawlak, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/27/us-ukraine-crisis-eu-idUSKBN0F20N420140627

EU — Guide to the EU deals with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, Laurence Peter, BBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28038725

EU — Study: EU countries ‘not interested’ in the Commission’s economic recommendations, Euractiv 
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance

Russia — Russia pressures Moldova and Ukraine ahead of signing of E.U. Association Agreement, Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-pressures-moldova-as-date-for-signing-of-eu-deal/2014/06/25/0d9ed50f-42d3-47db-90f6-3073c03746b1_story.html

Russia – Russia Goes East, Donald N. Jenson, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/762-russia-goes-east

TTIP – Free-Trade Pitfalls, Hans-Werner Sinn, Project Syndicate 
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/hans-werner-sinn-considers-the-risks-of-the-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership

Iraq – Obama’s Dangerous New Terror War, Sarah Chayes, Frederic Wehrey, Carnegie Endowment
http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/18/obama-s-dangerous-new-terror-war/he3i

Workforce Development — “Made in Germany” – Produced in America? How Dual Vocational Training Programs Can Help Close the Skills Gap in the United States, Justin JW Powell and Johann Fortwengel, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IB-47-ERP-Dual-Training.pdf

 

June 26

EU– In Flanders Fields, Europeans Still Learning How To Get Along, Marilyn Geewax, NPR
http://www.npr.org/2014/06/26/325527483/in-flanders-fields-europeans-still-learning-how-to-get-along?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Homeland Security – The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=755060

U.S. Drone Policy – Recommendations and Report of The Task Force on US Drone Policy, Gen. John P. Abizaid and Rosa Brooks, Stimsonhttp://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/task_force_report_final_web_062414.pdf
 
Transatlantic relations — How to take the pain out of transatlantic relations, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55987
 
TTIP — Cities and the Wealth of Nations. How can Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm Prosper from TTIP? Fredrik Erixon and Martina Francesca Ferracane, ECIPEhttp://www.ecipe.org/media/publication_pdfs/OCC62014_.pdf
 
Syria – Syria Bombed ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Maliki Confirms, Mirren Gidda, TIMEhttp://time.com/2926483/syria-iraq-maliki/

Finland – Euroscepticism vs. Political Pragmatism: The Finns Party tones down its criticism of the EU, Tuomas Iso-Markku, The Centre for European Policy Studies (PDF)http://www.ceps.be/book/euroscepticism-vs-political-pragmatism-finns-party-tones-down-its-criticism-eu

 

June 25

Privacy — Attorney General Holder Pledges Support for Legislation to Provide E.U. Citizens with Judicial Redress in Cases of Wrongful Disclosure of Their Personal Data Transferred to the U.S. for Law Enforcement Purposes, U.S. Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/June/14-ag-668.html

Syria -Syria’s Declared Nerve Agent is Gone, So Why is Nobody Celebrating? Colum Lynch, Foreign Policyhttp://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/06/24/syrias_declared_nerve_agent_is_gone_so_why_i_nobody_celebrating

Iraq – More than ISIS, Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency, Hassan Hassan, Carnegie Endowmenthttp://carnegieendowment.org/sada/2014/06/17/more-than-isis-iraq-s-sunni-insurgency/hdve

Russia – What Vladimir Putin doesn’t want you to know about Russia, Sally Painter, Truman National Security Project http://trumanproject.org/doctrine-blog/what-vladmir-putin-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about-russia/

Germany – Merkel’s Leadership in the Ukraine Crisis, Elizabeth Pond, AICGShttp://www.aicgs.org/publication/merkels-leadership-in-the-ukraine-crisis/

Fragile States – Fragile States Index, Foreign Policy Iraq – More than ISIS, Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency, Hassan Hassan, Carnegie Endowment http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/2014/06/17/more-than-isis-iraq-s-sunni-insurgency/hdve,
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/fragile-states-2014

 

June 24

Nordic-Now’s the Historic Moment for the Nordics, Andras Simonyi, The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/nows-the-historic-moment-_b_5518601.html
 
NATO – Think Again: NATO, Justin Logan, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/20/think_again_nato?wp_login_redirect=0

EU – Europe’s Half a Banking Union, Adam S. Posen and Nicolas Veron, Peterson Institute 
http://www.iie.com/publications/opeds/oped.cfm?ResearchID=2627

EU – A Model for Implementing Sustainable and Qualitative Growth in the EU, Sebastiano Sebato, David Natali and Cecile Barbier, Martens Centre 
http://martenscentre.eu/publications/model-implementing-sustainable-and-qualitative-growth-eu
 
Energy – EU Plays Hardball with Russia on Gas Issue, John Lough, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/eu-plays-hardball-with-russia-on-gas-issue/502214.html
 
Russia – Russia’s Putin renounces right to send troops to Ukraine: Kremlin, Kevin Liffey, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/24/us-ukraine-crisis-putin-idUSKBN0EZ0Y120140624
 
Europe – Europe After the U.S. Pivot, Luis Simon and Daniel Fiott, Orbis
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030438714000313#
 
TTIP – Three Reasons TTIP Needs Transparency, Michele Fletcher, Global Financial Integrity 
http://www.gfintegrity.org/three-reasons-ttip-needs-transparency/
 
U.S. Economy – FDI in U.S. Metro Areas: The Geography of Jobs in Foreign-Owned Establishments, Devashree Saha, Kenan Fikri and Nick Marchio, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2014/06/20-fdi-us-metro-areas-saha-fikri-marchio
 
U.S. Foreign Policy – Breaking Down Obama’s Grand Strategy, Hal Brands, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/breaking-down-obamas-grand-strategy-10719
 

June 23

Ukraine – After Ukraine: Developing Central European Defense Capabilities, Tomasz Szatkowski, Center for European Policy Analysis
http://www.cepa.org/content/after-ukraine-developing-central-european-defense-capabilities

Energy – Russia’s Quiet War against European Fracking, Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy 
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/20/russias_quiet_war_against_european_fracking

Iraq – Kerry in Baghdad to Urge Iraqis to Form New, Inclusive Government, Michael R. Gordon, NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/world/middleeast/kerry-in-baghdad-to-urge-iraqis-to-form-new-inclusive-government.html?_r=0

Iraq – Tehran Doubles Down, Mohsen Milani, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141586/mohsen-milani/tehran-doubles-down

Poland – Tapes Said to Reveal Polish Minister Disparaging US Ties, Rick Lyman, NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/world/europe/tapes-said-to-reveal-polish-minister-disparaging-us-ties.html?_r=0

Ireland – EU Urges Ireland to Keep Budget Tight, Eamon Quinn, WSJ
http://online.wsj.com/articles/eu-urges-ireland-to-keep-budget-tight-1403531787

 

June 20

Ukraine — Ten Global Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis, Anthony Dworkin et.al., European Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_ten_global_consequences_of_ukraine272

Ukraine — Ratchet Up, Ratchet Down, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21604563-violence-eastern-ukraine-may-abate-while-russian-meddling-could-crank-it-up

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Diplomacy of Force, Roger Cohen, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/opinion/cohen-the-diplomacy-of-force.html

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama Isn’t the Only One With a Passive-Aggressive Foreign Policy, Ian Bremmer, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2014/06/19/obama-isnt-the-only-one-with-a-passive-aggressive-foreign-policy/

Trade — Demystifying Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), Fredrik Erixon, Roderick Abbott and Martina Francesca, ECIPE
http://www.ecipe.org/media/publication_pdfs/OCC52014_.pdf

Cyber Diplomacy — The Rise of Cyber Diplomacy: The EU, Its Strategic Partners and Cyber Security, Thomas Renard, FRIDE
http://www.fride.org/download/WP7_The_rise_of_cyber_diplomacy.pdf

Europe — Juncker EU Victory Likely to Alienate UK Further, Stephen Fidler, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/articles/juncker-eu-victory-likely-to-alienate-u-k-further-1403206435

 

June 19

Russia — How Putin Stole Our Smart Power, Andras Simonyi and Judit Trunkos, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/how-putin-stole-our-smart_b_5504985.html
 
Iraq — Here’s What the U.S. Can Do About Iraq, Max Boot, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-boot-iraq-isis-obama-iran-20140619-story.html
 
U.S. Foreign Policy — America’s World-Weariness Dilemma, Riccardo Alcaro, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/americas-world-weariness-dilemma-10688
 
NATO — Whither NATO?, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55953
 
NSA — New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden’s Germany File, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/new-snowden-revelations-on-nsa-spying-in-germany-a-975441.html
 
Privacy — Privacy Since Snowden, Mark Stephens, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mark-stephens-criticizes-the-response-to-the-revelations-by-edward-snowden-last-year
 
Energy — Europe’s Energy Dilemma, Tim Boersma, Brookings
 
http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2014/06/18-europes-energy-dilemma-boersma
 

June 18

TTIP Geopolitics — The Strategic Logic of Trade, Remarks by Amb. Michael Froman at the Council of Foreign Relations, June 16
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/June/Remarks-USTR-Froman-at-Council-Foreign-Relations-Strategic-Logic-of-Trade

Ukraine — Poroshenko Prepares a Unilateral Cease-Fire in Eastern Ukraine, David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/world/europe/putin-and-poroshenko-ukraine.html

Ukraine — What Options Do Putin and Ukraine Have Left?, Linda Kinstler, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118211/ukraine-peace-plan-russian-gas-cutoff-and-options-putin

Russia — Did the Kremlin Hit “Pause” for the G7 Summit?, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/758-did-the-kremlin-hit-pause-for-the-g-7-summit

Russia — European Countries Are Selling Arms to Russia While Condemning It Over Ukraine, Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/european-countries-are-selling-arms-to-russia-while-condemning-it-over-ukraine/2014/06/16/6ad20143-ffce-4b45-a063-bea132fa0123_story.html

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Moral Argument for American Restraint – in Iraq and Beyond, Noah Berlatsky, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/06/the-moral-argument-for-restraintin-iraq-and-around-the-world/372933/

Democracy — Nations in Transit 2014: Eurasia’s Rupture with Democracy, Freedom House
http://freedomhouse.org/report/nations-transit/nations-transit-2014#.U6F9N7H77cs

June 17

Iran — U.S. Is Exploring Talks With Iran on Crisis in Iraq, Michael R. Gordon and David E. Sanger, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/world/middleeast/us-and-iran-signaling-new-joint-effort-in-iraq-crisis.html?src=me

Iraq — Obama’s Impossible Choices on Iraq, Bill Schneider, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/06/16/obamas-impossible-choices-on-iraq/

Ukraine — Russia Cuts Gas to Ukraine, Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/16/russia_cuts_gas_to_ukraine

Ukraine — Ukraine Gas Negotiations: From ‘Win-Win’ to ‘Lose-Lose’?, Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1363-ukraine-gas-negotiations-from-win-win-win-to-lose-lose-lose/

TTIP Geopolitics — The Impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the Visegrad Group, Tamás Novák, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20cee%20novak%20final.pdf

Middle East — NATO After Ukraine: The Alliance Should Stay Vigilant in the Middle East, Jakob Aaroe Jorgensen, DIIS
http://en.diis.dk/files/publications/Policybriefs2014/After%20Ukraine_%20Jacob_Aroe_forweb.pdf

Middle East — It’s Time for Brussels to Rethink Its Post-Arab Spring Strategy, Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/06/15/its-time-for-brussels-to-re-think-its-post-arab-spring-strategy/#.U6AgqrH77cv

Germany — Germany’s Budding Defense Debate, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55928

U.S. Nuclear Weapons — Bombs Away. The Case for Phasing Out U.S. Tactical Nukes in Europe,
Barry Blechman and Russell Rumbaugh, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141484/barry-blechman-and-russell-rumbaugh/bombs-away

Governance — The State of the State. The Global Contest for the Future of Government, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, Foreign Affairs

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141477/john-micklethwait-and-adrian-wooldridge/the-state-of-the-state

 

June 16

Syria/Iraq — Wider War, Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/06/23/140623taco_talk_filkins

Iraq/Iran — U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels, Ziad al-Sanjary and Susan Heavey, Reuters
http://news.yahoo.com/advancing-iraq-rebels-seize-northwest-town-heavy-battle-014217917.html;_ylt=AwrBEiIcCp9TbyMABbfQtDMD

Ukraine — Don’t Delude Yourself: The Ukraine Crisis Is Far From Over, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55916

TTIP Geopolitics — The Impact of TTIP on Brazil, Vera Thorstensen and Lucas Ferraz, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20thorstensen%20final%20final.pdf

TTIP Geopolitics — TTIP and Sub-Saharan Africa: A Proposal to Harmonize EU and U.S. Preferences, Eveline Herfkens, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/ttip%20geopolitics%20book%20herfkens%20final.pdf

TTIP — Financial Services Off the Table at Next Round of TTIP Talks, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/financial-services-table-next-round-ttip-talks-302808
 
U.S. Politics — How U.S. Politics Undermines U.S. Security, Clive Crook, Bloomberg
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-15/how-u-s-politics-undermines-u-s-security

European Economy — How to Keep A Competitive Edge in the Talent Game: Lessons for the EU from China and the U.S., Christal Morehouse and Matthias Busse, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9389/pdf
 
U.S. Economy — The 2014 State New Economy Index, Robert D. Atkinson and Adams Nager, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
http://www.itif.org/publications/2014-state-new-economy-index?utm_source=June+16&utm_campaign=april+21st+email&utm_medium=email

Energy — Barriers to U.S. Clean Energy Innovation, Testimony by Matthew Stepp before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee
http://www2.itif.org/2014-stepp-testimony-natural-resources-committee.pdf?utm_source=June+16&utm_campaign=april+21st+email&utm_medium=email
 
NATO/African Union — Resetting AU-NATO relations, Mehari Taddele Maru, NATO Defense College
www.ndc.nato.int/research/series.php?icode=1

June 13

Syria/Iraq — The Meaning of Mosul, Henri Barkey, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/06/12/the-meaning-of-mosul/

Iran — Regional Implications of a Nuclear Deal with Iran, Dennis Ross, Testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/RossTestimony20140612.pdf
 
Republican Party — The Primaries Project: Will Cantor’s Loss Be a Turning Point for the Tea Party? Jill Lawrence, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2014/06/12-primaries-project-cantor-brat-tea-party-turning-point-lawrence
 
Canada/TTIP — CETA and TTIP: Implications and Lessons Learned, Colin Robertson, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20robertson%20final%20May%2013.pdf

TTIP Geopolitics — TTIP and Turkey: The Geopolitical Dimension, Kemal Kirisci, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20kirisci%20final.pdf

Russia — A New Western Strategy Toward Russia, Franklin D. Kramer and Hans Binnendijk, The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/209048-a-new-western-strategy-toward-russia

Russia — Moscow’s Dilemma: Finlandization of Ukraine or Occupation?, Pavel Felgenhauer, Jamestown Foundation
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=42488&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=9fcea29047b81ba598421d7eedabac3c#.U5rXybH77cs

Baltic states — The Security Policy of the Baltic States vis-à-vis Russia, Kinga Dudzinska, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17608

Hungary — Hungary’s insidious media clampdown, Lydia Gall, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/124596
 
Governance — Networks and Hierarchies, Niall Ferguson, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/06/09/networks-and-hierarchies/

June 12

TTIP Geopolitics — TTIP: Don’t Lose Momentum!, Thomas Straubhaar, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20straubhaar%20final.pdf

TTIP Geopolitics — TTIP’s Implications for the Global Economic Integration of Central and Eastern Europe, Tamás Novák, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20novak%20final.pdf

Ukraine — Ukraine, NATO Enlargement, and the Geithner Doctrine, Clifford G. Gaddy and Barry W. Ickes, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2014/06/10-ukraine-nato-geithner-doctrine-gaddy-ickes

Ukraine — Rust Belt Rising: The Economics Behind Eastern Ukraine’s Upheaval, Yuri M. Zhukov, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141561/yuri-m-zhukov/rust-belt-rising

U.S. Foreign Policy — Iraq War III Has Now Begun: Can Washington Afford to Sit on the Sidelines?, Michael Knights, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/11/iraq_war_iii_has_now_begun_mosul_isis_takeover

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama the Pragmatist, Joseph S. Nye, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joseph-s–nye-defends-obama-s-approach-to-foreign-policy-against-critics-calling-for-a-more-muscular-approach

Turkey — Split Three Ways on Ukraine: Turkey in a Changing Regional Order, Pinar Elman, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17576

June 11

TTIP Geopolitics — The Strategic Significance of TTIP, Charles Ries, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20ries%20final.pdf

TTIP Geopolitics — The Geopolitical Implications of TTIP, Robert D. Hormats, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20hormats%20final.pdf

EU — Horse-trading Is Not the Way to Select Europe’s Next Leader, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/horsetrading-is-not-the-w_b_5481639.html

Syria — The Syrian Conundrum: The Growing Threat of Returning Jihadi Fighters, Wolfgang Petritsch and Christopher Sage, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wolfgang-petritsch/the-syrian-conundrum-the-jihadi-fighters_b_5481304.html

Europe — Rethinking the Eastern Neighborhood: The Ukraine Crisis Present a Chance for the EU, Stefan Meister, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/rethinking-eastern-neighborhood

Defense — After Ukraine: Developing Central European Defense Capabilities, Tomasz Szatkowski, CEPA
http://cepa.org/content/after-ukraine-developing-central-european-defense-capabilities

Energy — Bolstering European Energy Security, Jesper Packert Pedersen, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1402426387Pedersen_EuropeanEnergySecurity_Jun14_web.pdf

June 10

INF — Don’t Scrap the INF Treaty, Steven Pifer, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/dont-scrap-the-inf-treaty-10622

TTIP Geopolitics — Parsing TTIP’s Geopolitical Implications, Charles A. Kupchan, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20kupchan%20final.pdf

TTIP Geopolitics — TTIP, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia, Edward Lucas, CTR Working Paper
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/The%20Geopolitics%20of%20TTIP/TTIP%20geopolitics%20book%20lucas%20final.pdf

Trade — Has America’s Trade Agenda Run out of Gas? Robert A. Pollard, CSIS
http://cogitasia.com/has-americas-trade-agenda-run-out-of-gas/

NATO — NATO and Ukraine: The Need for Real World Strategies and for European Partners Rather than Parasites, Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/nato-and-ukraine-need-real-world-strategies-and-european-partners-rather-parasites
 
NATO — Collective Defence and Common Security: Twin Pillars of the Atlantic Alliance, Robin Niblett, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/field/field_document/20140610NATOPolicyExpertsNiblett.pdf
 
U.S. Foreign Policy — America’s Late Imperial Dilemma, Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ian-buruma-defends-barack-obama-s-retreat-from-pax-americana
 
U.S. Foreign Policy — Strategy and Statecraft: An Agenda for the United States in an Era of Compounding Complexity, Jacob Stokes and Julie Smith, CNAS
http://www.cnas.org/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/CNAS_Strategy%26Statecraft_SmithStokes.pdf

Europe — Europe’s Delivery Gap, Günter Verheugen, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/g-nter-verheugen-proposes-a-simple-agenda-for-winning-back-eu-citizens–hearts-and-minds

June 9

Russia — Russia vs. the West: End of Round One, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=55856

Ukraine — Don’t Forget Crimea, Steven Pifer, John Herbst and William Taylor, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/opinion/dont-forget-crimea.html

U.S. Foreign Policy — America’s Grand Strategy Disaster, William C. Martel, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/americas-grand-strategy-disaster-10627

U.S. — 25 Maps And Charts That Explain America Today, Niraj Chokshi and David Beard, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/24/25-maps-and-charts-that-explain-america-today/

Germany — The Berlin Republic: An Independent Germany Faces the 21st Century, Jonathan Laurence, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/06/06-berlin-republic-independent-germany-21st-century-laurence/the-berlin-republic.pdf

UK and EU — The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/attachments/pdf/2014/report_smc_final_report_june2014-9013.pdf

EU — The Perils of Merkelvellianism, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21603442-europe-looks-getting-either-rotten-president-or-constitutional-crisis-perils

Europe — Europe in a Multipolar World, Volker Perthes, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/volker-perthes-proposes-two-scenarios-for-the-eu-s-global-role–with-the-test-coming-in-ukraine

June 6

Russia — Putin’s D-Day Diss: How Russia’s Leader Is Rewriting WWII History to Justify His Aggression, Peter Eltsov and Klaus Larres, Politico
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/putins-d-day-dis-107446.html#.U5GLcSj77ct

Ukraine — Russia’s Goal in the Ukraine Remains the Same: Keep NATO Out, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center
http://carnegie.ru/2014/06/02/russia-s-goal-in-ukraine-remains-same-keep-nato-out/hcjx

Ukraine — Poroshenko’s Presidency: Eastern Concerns, West-Bound Aspirations, Ievgen Vorobiov, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17531

U.S. Foreign Policy — Groping for a Reset, Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2014/06/04/groping-for-a-reset/

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Perils of Leaning Forward, Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-the-perils-of-a-foreign-policy-that-leans-forward/2014/06/05/b4cd16f8-ecd8-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html

United States — The second-largest religion in each state, Reid Wilson, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/06/04/the-second-largest-religion-in-each-state/

NATO — NATO Baltic Air Policing – Revenge of the Cold War Relic, Justin Bronk, RUSI
https://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C538F2DF245D7F/#.U5BnOSj77cs

NATO –  Henrik Breitenbauch,  After ISAF: Implications for the Shift from Operations to Readiness
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/SMPC%20Paper%20Breitenbauch.pdf

NATO – Hans Binnendijk, The American Pivot and NATO Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Basin
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/ACT%20Paper%20Binnendijk.pdf

Transatlantic Relations — Weakness or Strength: The European Reassurance Initiative, Edward Lucas, CEPA
http://cepa.org/content/weakness-or-strength-european-reassurance-initiative

Europe — Mind the Gap: How to Close the EU’s Democratic Deficit, Gareth Harding, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141529/gareth-harding/mind-the-gap

June 5 

G-7 — The Brussels G7 Summit Declaration
http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/summit/2014brussels/brussels-declaration.pdf

G-7 — G7 Leaders’ Communiqué on Foreign Policy
http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/summit/2014brussels/foreign-policy.html

G7 — Learning to Compartmentalize: How to Prevent Big Power Frictions from Becoming Major Global Headaches, Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2014/06/04/learning-to-compartmentalize-how-to-prevent-big-power-frictions-from-becoming-major-global-headaches/

France — France Moves to Defy Allies on Sale of Warship to Russia, Stacy Meichtry, Wall Street Journal•
http://online.wsj.com/articles/france-moves-to-defy-allies-on-sale-of-warship-to-russia-1401877000

Ukraine — The West Shows No Willingness to Defend Freedom against Russia, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-west-shows-no-willingness-to-defend-freedom-against-russia/2014/06/04/e5f590f0-ec0d-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html

NATO — NATO’s Land Forces: Losing Ground, Guillaume Lasconjarias, AEI
http://www.aei.org/outlook/foreign-and-defense-policy/defense/nato/natos-land-forces-losing-ground/

U.S. Foreign Policy — The American Way of Partnership, Daniel S. Hamilton, FRIDE/Egmont
http://www.egmontinstitute.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ESPO_WP6.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — Can Obama Rescue the Transatlantic Relationship?, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55806

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama’s ”Don’t Do Stupid Shit” Foreign Policy, David Rothkopf, Foreign Policyhttp://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/04/obama_dont_do_stupid_shit_foreign_policy_bowe_bergdahl

U.S. – Eastern Europe — Obama’s Nothing Burger for Poland and Friends, Gary Schmitt, AEI
http://www.aei-ideas.org/2014/06/obamas-nothing-burger-for-poland-and-friends/

Eurasia — Russia Opens a Eurasian Pandora’s Box, Denis Corboy, William Courtney, and Kenneth Yalowitz, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/russias-opens-eurasian-pandoras-box-10602

Nationalism — The Great Backlash, Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nouriel-roubini-likens-the-rise-of-nationalism-today-to-that-of-authoritarian-regimes-during-the-great-depression

Right Wing Politics in Europe — Europe’s Deep Right-Wing Logic, Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/06/05/europes_deep_right-wing_logic.html

June 4

Ukraine — Ukraine Can Take Inspiration from Poland’s Post-Soviet Transformation, Lee Feinstein, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/06/04/ukraine-can-take-inspiration-from-polands-post-soviet-transformation/

Ukraine — ‘A European War’: The Fight for Ukraine’s East Gets Bloodier, Florian Gathmann and Christian Neef, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/fighting-intensifies-in-eastern-ukraine-as-kiev-advances-a-973304.html

NATO — Partnership Plus: On the Future of the NATO-Ukraine Relationship, Markus Kaim, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C28_kim.pdf

Democratization — Non-Western Roots of International Democracy Support, Thomas Carothers, Richard Youngs et al., Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/02/non-western-roots-of-international-democracy-support/hcc1

Climate Policy — Obama’s Green Gamble, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/06/climate-policy

Climate Policy — The Economic Consequences of Delay in U.S. Climate Policy, Warwick J. McKibbin, Adele Morris and Peter J. Wilcoxen, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/06/03-economic-consequences-delay-us-climate-policy/03_economic_consequences_delay_us_climate_policy.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — The “Obama Doctrine” and the Pivot, Ralph A. Cossa, CSIS
http://csis.org/files/publication/Pac1441.pdf

 

Energy — What Europe Gets Wrong About Energy Security, Gal Luft and Anne Korin, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/06/03/what-europe-gets-wrong-about-energy-security/

 

June 3

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Festering Divions, Samuel Charap, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/opinion/ukraines-festering-divisions.html

Russia — Engaging Russia: A Return to Containment?, The Trilateral Commission, 2013/2014 Task Force Report
http://www.trilateral.org/download/doc/TF_Russia_for_WEBSITE_final_15_May_2014.pdf

Defense — Obama Calls for $1 Billion Europe Security Fund, Carol E. Lee and Julian E. Barnes, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/articles/obama-stands-behind-european-allies-in-face-of-russian-aggression-1401785625

Trade — Locked In or Left Out? Transatlantic Trade Beyond Brussels and Washington, Sinan Ülgen, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/06/03/locked-in-or-left-out-transatlantic-trade-beyond-brussels-and-washington/hcf1

Trade — Negotiating Trade in Services: Lessons From Autonomous Liberalisation, Erik van der Marel, ECIPE
http://www.ecipe.org/media/publication_pdfs/ECIPE_bulletin514vanderMarel.pdf

Europe — Europe 2020: Country-specific recommendations for European growth, European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/making-it-happen/country-specific-recommendations/index_en.htm

Europe — Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/spiegel-editorial-argues-britain-must-determine-future-in-eu-a-972903.html

 

Turkey — Turkey’s Political Islam and the West, Galip Dalay, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1401741250Dalay_TurkeysPoliticalIslam_Jun14.pdf

 

June 2

US-Europe — With Ukraine Still Unsettled, Obama Sets Off to Soothe European Friends, Peter Baker and Rick Lyman, New York Times 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/02/world/europe/with-ukraine-crisis-cooling-obama-sets-off-to-soothe-european-friends.html?_r=0

Ukraine — The Sanctions Crossroads, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=55759

Russia — The Opinion-Makers: How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russia-uses-state-television-to-sway-opinion-at-home-and-abroad-a-971971.html

Russia — In Ukraine War, Kremlin Leaves no Fingerprints, Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/world/europe/in-ukraine-war-kremlin-leaves-no-fingerprints.html

China — Ukraine, Russia, and the China Option, Andrew Small, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1401468298Small_UkraineRussiaChina_May14_web.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — What Did Obama Really Say at West Point?, Robert E. Hunter, LobeLog
http://www.lobelog.com/what-did-obama-really-say-at-west-point/

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Obama Doctrine, Janine Davidson, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/05/29/the-obama-doctrine/

Europe — The New European Commissioner: Which President, and what Priorities?, Charles Grant, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/new-european-commission-which-president-and-what-priorities
 
European Productivity — Raising European Productivity Growth Through ICT, Ben Miller and Robert D. Atkinson, ITIF  
http://www2.itif.org/2014-raising-eu-productivity-growth-ict.pdf

 

May 30

Ukraine — Quo Vadis, Postelection Ukraine?, Gwendolyn Sasse, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55750

Eurasia — Putin’s Dangerous Eurasian Idea, Ingo Mannteufel, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/opinion-putins-dangerous-eurasian-idea/a-17670509

Eurasia — Obama Needs a Eurasia Strategy, Andrew C. Kuchins, CSIS
https://csis.org/publication/obama-needs-eurasia-strategy

Europe — The European elections in Central and Eastern EU states illustrate that the rise of Euroscepticism was far from uniform across Europe, Tim Haughton and Tereza Novotna, LSE Blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2014/05/29/the-european-elections-in-central-and-eastern-eu-states-illustrate-that-the-rise-of-euroscepticism-was-far-from-uniform-across-europe/

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama’s Leadership is Right for Today, Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-obamas-disciplined-leadership-is-right-for-today/2014/05/29/7b4eb460-e76d-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html

Trade — Fate of Obama’s ‘Fast Track’ Authority Rests with the Oregon Democrat, Shawn Donnan, Richard McGregor and James Politi, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/74ebaf84-e4bf-11e3-9b2b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz338zB4cP6

Energy — New Energy, New Geopolitics, Sarah O. Ladislaw and Maren Leed, CSIS
http://csis.org/files/publication/140529_Ladislaw_NewEnergyNewGeopolitics_Background1_WEB.pdf

Iran — Russia Plans to Build Up to Eight New Nuclear Reactors in Iran, Reuters
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/uk-iran-nuclear-russia-plants-idUKKBN0E21GJ20140522

Algeria — The Risks of Playing for Time in Algeria, Isabelle Werenfels, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C23_wrf.pdf

Syria — Foreign Jihadis Fighting in Syria Pose Risk in West, Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura, The New York Times
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/world/middleeast/foreign-jihadis-fighting-in-syria-pose-risk-in-west.html?_r=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=MAY%2030%202014&referrer=

NATO — End of ISAF, End of NATO? John R. Deni, War on the Rocks
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://warontherocks.com/2014/05/end-of-isaf-end-of-nato/

 

May 29

Ukraine — Four Crises, One Country, Nicu Popescu,
EUISS http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_16_Ukraine_crisis.pdf

Ukraine — Dissolve the Ukrainian Parliament!, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4334

Europe — Speech by President Herman Van Rompuy upon receiving the International Charlemagne Prize
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/142974.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony, May 28, 2014, The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/28/remarks-president-united-states-military-academy-commencement-ceremony

U.S. Foreign Policy — GOP Amnesia: What a Real Conservative Foreign Policy Looks Like, Richard L. Russell, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/gop-amnesia-what-real-conservative-foreign-policy-looks-10551

U.S Foreign Policy — Obama’s Foreign Policy Repeats Some Avoidable Mistakes, David Ignatius, Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-obamas-foreign-policy-repeats-some-avoidable-mistakes/2014/05/28/4412d8a2-e6a3-11e3-a86b-362fd5443d19_story.html

Transatlantic Economy — New Study Maps Dominant EU-Bay Area Economic, Investment Ties, Bay Area Council http://www.bayareacouncil.org/community_engagement/new-study-maps-dominant-eu-bay-area-economic-investment-ties/

Human Rights — Human Rights and Sustainability in Free Trade Agreements, Evita Schmieg, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C24_scm.pdf

Cyber Security — White House Staff, Obama’s Top Military Adviser Disagree on Cyber Strategy
http://insidecybersecurity.com/Cyber-General/Cyber-Public-Content/white-house-staff-obamas-top-military-adviser-disagree-on-cyber-strategy/menu-id-1089.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=MAY%2029%202014

 

May 28

Russia — Why Putin Fears Ukraine, Elizabeth Pond, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/blog/eye-europe/why-putin-fears-ukraine

Russia — Whatever Happened to the Russian Opposition?, Richard Sakwa, Chatham House

http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Russia%20and%20Eurasia/20140523SakwaFinal.pdf

Ukraine — Building Awareness about the EU in Ukraine, Adriana Skorupska, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17456

National Security — Getting it right: US national security policy and al Qaeda since 2011, Mary Habeck, AEI
http://www.aei.org/article/getting-it-right-us-national-security-policy-and-al-qaeda-since-2011

Afghanistan — Afghanistan Announcement is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, Richard Fontaine, CNAS

http://www.cnas.org/blog/one-step-forward-two-steps-back-fontaine

Poland — Polish hard power: Investing in the military as Europe cuts back, Andrew E. Michta, AEI

http://www.aei.org/outlook/polish-hard-power-investing-in-the-military-as-europe-cuts-back

Germany — Europe and the Western Alliance Come First for Germany, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe

http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/05/26/europe-and-western-alliance-come-first-for-germany/hbpt

UK — Labor’s Digital Displacement, Michael Spence, Project Syndrome
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/michael-spence-describes-an-era-in-which-developing-countries-can-no-longer-rely-on-vast-numbers-of-cheap-workers

Libya — Libya’s Transition: Towards Collapse, Wolfram Lacher, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/libyas_transition_towards_collapse.html

May 27

Ukraine — Poroshenko’s Task: Halt Rebellion and Bankruptcy, Then Fix the System, Irena Chalupa, Atlantic Council http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/poroshenko-s-task-halt-rebellion-and-bankruptcy-then-fix-the-system

Ukraine — The Constitutional Process in Ukraine: Issues in Play, Dominik Tolksdorf, U.S. Institute of Peacehttp://www.usip.org/publications/the-constitutional-process-in-ukraine

Russia — U.S. Needs a Strong Moral Narrative to Combat Putin, Paula J. Dobriansky, Washington Posthttp://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-needs-a-strong-moral-narrative-to-combat-putin/2014/05/23/dd56450c-e10e-11e3-9743-bb9b59cde7b9_story.html

Russia — Russia’s gas deal with China underlines the risks to Europe’s energy security, Sarah Lain, The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/26/russia-gas-deal-china-europe-energy-security-danger

European Elections — A Victory for European Democracy, Nikolaus Blome, Spiegelhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/editorial-on-the-importance-of-the-eu-election-for-european-democracy-a-971766.html

European Elections — France Shaken by National Front ‘Earthquake’, Stacy Meichtry, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304587704579585501067038362

Germany — Five Myths About German Leadership, John Kornblum, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55699

 

May 22

Energy — China and Russia Reach 30-Year Gas Deal, Jane Perlez, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/world/asia/china-russia-gas-deal.html?_r=0

Russia — Best Frenemies: Vladimir Putin Pivots Eastward: Should America Be Worried?, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21602695-vladimir-putin-pivots-eastward-should-america-be-worried-best-frenemies

Ukraine — The Crisis in Ukraine: Europe’s Divisions, Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/05/22/europes-divisions/

U.S. Foreign Policy — Putting Ukraine in Its Place, Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/putting-ukraine-in-its-place/361627/

Global Order — The Old Order Collapes, Finally, Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/05/22/the_old_order_collapses_finally_110529.html

EU — Europe’s Ugly Election, Fringe parties don’t have to be coherent to win protest votes in a stagnant economy, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303480304579575900190990672

Trade — The European Parliament’s New Role in Trade Policy: Turning Power into Impact, Lore Van den Putte, Ferdi De Ville and Jan Orbie, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9282/pdf

 

May 21

Libya – It’s Not Benghazi, It’s Everything, John Hudson, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/05/20/it_s_not_benghazi_it_s_everything

Ukraine — A Finland Model for Ukraine?, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-a-finland-model-for-ukraine/2014/05/20/75a414a8-e05e-11e3-810f-764fe508b82d_story.html

Ukraine — The Global Consequences of Ukraine, Mark Leonard, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_the_global_consequences_of_ukraine257

Europe — Far Right Fever for a Europe Tied to Russia, Andrew Higgins, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/world/europe/europes-far-right-looks-to-russia-as-a-guiding-force.html

Europe — Moldova, a European Neighborhood Tragedy in the Making, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55644

Europe — The Eastern Blockage, Charlemagne, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21602277-new-europe-divided-about-russia-old-europe-bad-consequences-all-eastern

Germany — Germany Seen Becoming a Favorite Destination for Migrants, Harriet Torry, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304422704579573532979189724

Privacy — Missed Connections: Talking With Europe About Data, Privacy, and Surveillance, Cameron F. Kerry, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/05/20-europe-privacy-surveillance-kerry/kerry_europefreetradeprivacy.pdf

 

May 20

Ukraine — Stop Forcing Ukraine into a Narrative of Moscow versus Washington, Oliver Bullough, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/19/ukraine-narrative-moscow-versus-washington-oligarchs

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Political Scene: Russian Intervention and the Upcoming Presidential Election, Ievgen Vorobiov, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17324

Ukraine — Ukraine and the Art of Crisis Management, Lawrence Freedman, IISS
http://www.iiss.org/en/publications/survival/sections/2014-4667/survival–global-politics-and-strategy-june-july-2014-3d8b/56-3-02-freedman-6162

Poland — Ukraine Crisis: Poland Stuck in the Middle, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55633

NATO — Unprotected in the East: NATO Appears Toothless in Ukraine Crisis, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/ukraine-crisis-shows-up-cracks-in-nato-a-970248.html

NATO — NATO Chief Describes “Outrageous” Russia as Threat to Europe, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/defence/124184

Russia — Ukraine Crisis Pushing Putin Toward China, Neil MacFarquhar and David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/05/20/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-pushing-putin-toward-china.html

EU — Why Turkey and Ukraine need the EU, Amanda Paul and Demir Murat Seyrek, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/why-turkey-and-ukraine-need-eu-302237

Bosnia – Bosnia’s Other Calamity, Edward P. Joseph and Srecko Latal, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/opinion/bosnias-other-calamity.html?ref=international&_r=0

 

May 19

Trade — America’s Mega-Regional Trade Diplomacy: Comparing TPP and TTIP, Daniel Hamilton, International Spectator
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UHV8pNgwckRgw7kGVfaC/full

Trade — TTIP: A Transatlantic Bridge for Worldwide Gains, Lucian Cernat and Nuno Sousa, Ifo Institute
http://www.cesifo-group.de/DocDL/forum2-14-special1.pdf

Ukraine — Front-Runner in Ukraine Election May Be Shifting Putin’s Stance, David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/world/europe/frontrunner-in-ukraine-election-may-be-shifting-putins-stance.html

Ukraine — Loved and Hated: Can Tymoshenko Still Lead Ukraine?, Erich Follath and Matthias Schepp, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/yulia-tymoshenko-divides-ukraine-a-969645.html

NATO — Ukraine Crisis Will Be “Game Changer” for NATO, Andrius Sytas and Adrian Croft, Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-ukraine-crisis-nato-insight-20140518,0,2360647,full.story

Russia — Behind Putin’s Cynicism and Hypocrisy, Tom Malinowski, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303409004579565954129092342

Russia — Russian President Putin Builds Ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics, Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-president-putin-builds-ties-in-moldova-kazakhstan-and-baltics/2014/05/17/fa1beb22-c45f-4027-9b30-cc45212c785e_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop

Germany — Merkel in the Middle, Paul Hockenos. Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/05/16/angela_merkel_in_the_middle_germany_putin_russia_east_west_america_freunde

 

European Politics — Fight Club: When the EU’s Campaign Season Ends, The Real Political Battles Will Begin, R. Daniel Kelemen and Anand Menon, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141426/r-daniel-kelemen-and-anand-menon/fight-club

May 16

Ukraine — Decentralization: Ukraine’s Rub, Richard Youngs, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55612

Russia — The Crisis in Ukraine is Crippling Russia’s Foreign Trade, Mark Adomanis, Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2014/05/15/the-crisis-in-ukraine-is-crippling-russias-foreign-trade/

Security — Is it Fair to Say There’s No Euro-Atlantic Security Approach?, Heather Conley, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/05/16/is-it-fair-to-say-there-is-no-euro-atlantic-security-approach

TTIP — Ensuring Transparency in EU-US Trade Talks: EU Publishes Negotiating Positions in Five More Areas, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
http://www.euintheus.org/press-media/ensuring-transparency-in-eu-us-trade-talks-eu-publishes-negotiating-positions-in-five-more-areas/

European Union — Europe Goes to the Polls, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21602206-although-economies-around-europe-may-be-mend-voters-disillusion-could-cause-new

European Union — Five Big Policy Issues for Europe’s Next Five Years, Stephen Fidler, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304908304579564180959369024

Development — Recalibrating Transatlantic Aid in an Era of Emerging Donors, Patrick W. Quirk, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/05/16/recalibrating-transatlantic-aid-in-an-era-of-emerging-donors/
 

May 15

Privacy/Data — Right to be Forgotten vs. Free Speech, Craig Timberg and Sarah Halzack, Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/right-to-be-forgotten-vs-free-speech/2014/05/14/53c9154c-db9d-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html
 
Syria — U.N. Mediator on Syria Quits; French Envoy Says Chemicals Were Used, Somini Sengupta and Michael R. Gordon, New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/world/middleeast/Syria-war-abuses.html
 
Ukraine — The Unraveling of Ukraine, Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss, Politicohttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-unraveling-of-ukraine-106685.html

Ukraine — Ukraine Crisis Fires Efficiency Up the EU’s Energy Agenda, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/ukraine-crisis-fires-efficiency-eus-energy-agenda-302142

Russia — Shakeup Highlights Putin’s Internal Challenges, Andrew Monaghan, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/199471

Russia — Why Aren’t Sanctions Stopping Putin?, Meghan O’Sullivan,http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/13/why-aren-t-sanctions-stopping-putin.html

Security — French Warships should go to Europe, not to Russia, Claudia Major and Christian Möller, SWPhttp://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/french-warships-should-go-to-europe-not-to-russia.html

UK – Anti-immigration party is shaking up the political order in Britain, Griff White, Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/anti-immigration-party-ukip-is-shaking-up-the-political-order-in-britain/2014/05/14/af138781-8ff4-4a9d-9216-48e0895c52db_story.html
 
European Public Opinion – A Fragile Rebound for EU Image on Eve of European Parliament Elections, Pew Research Center http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/05/12/a-fragile-rebound-for-eu-image-on-eve-of-european-parliament-elections/
 
European Public Opinion — Southern Europe is Suspicious: The Evolution of Trust in the EU, Jetemy Bowles, Bruegel http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1331-southern-europe-is-suspicious-the-evolution-of-trust-in-the-eu/
 
TTIP — Towards Effective Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP: A Comparative Overview of the EU and US Legislative and Regulatory Systems, Richard Parker and Alberto Alemanno, CEPShttp://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9254/pdf

 

May 14

Ukraine — EU Security Amid Crisis in Ukraine, Speech by Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, May 12, 2014http://carnegieendowment.org/files/CE_Transcript_Sikorski_Final2.pdf

Ukraine — A Test Like None Before for European Foreign Policy, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55591

Russia — Russia’s New Doctrine: How the Kremlin Has Learned to Fight Tomorrow’s War Today, Michael John Williams, CEPA http://cepa.org/content/russia’s-new-doctrine-how-kremlin-has-learned-fight-tomorrow’s-war-today

Russia — Cold War or Cool Calculation?, Ian Bremmer, Project Syndicate http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ian-bremmer-argues-that-the-west-should-offer-more-carrots-for-ukraine–rather-than-more-sticks-for-russia

U.S. Foreign Policy — The weakened West: What Would America Fight For?, The Economisthttp://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601508-nagging-doubt-eating-away-world-orderand-superpower-largely-ignoring-it-what

U.S. Foreign Policy — Barack Obama’s Legacy Problem: A Nation in Retreat?, Dov S. Zakheim, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/barack-obamas-legacy-problem-nation-retreat-10453

Privacy — In Google Case, EU Court Says People Are Entitled to Control Their Own Online Histories, Craig Timberg and Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post http://m.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/eu-court-people-entitled-to-control-own-online-histories/2014/05/13/8e4495d6-dabf-11e3-8009-71de85b9c527_story.html

 

May 13

Russia — Are the U.S. Sanctions against Russia Really “Smart”?, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/737-are-the-us-sanctions-against-russia-really-smart

Russia — In the Kremlin’s Grip: Fears Grow Over Bulgaria’s Russian Dependence, Gerald Traufetter, Spiegel http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/fears-grow-in-europe-that-russia-will-influence-bulgaria-a-968955.html

Ukraine — Fascism Returns to Ukraine, Timothy Snyder, New Republichttp://www.newrepublic.com/article/117692/fascism-returns-ukraine

Ukraine — Europe’s Brush with Its Past, John Yemma, Christian Science Monitorhttp://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/upfront-blog/2014/0511/Europe-s-brush-with-its-past

Defense — Europeans Dither on Defense While Putin Laughs, John Vinocur, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304081804579557602692066402

U.S., Europe and Asia — Competition for Resources and Consequences for the Environment, Tim Boersma and Jaime de Bourbon Parme, Center for Transatlantic Relations http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%2012.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — The New Silk Road, Mircea Geoana, Center for Transatlantic Relationshttp://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%2013.pdf

Middle East — Middle East Peace Talks at the End of the Road? Muriel Asseburg, SWP http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/middle_east_one_state_reality.html

May 12

Iran — As Nuclear Talks Intensify, Iran’s Approach to Enrichment May Be A Show-Stopper, Robert Einhorn, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/05/10-iran-nuclear-negotiations-enrichment-einhorn

Ukraine — EU foreign ministers to raise pressure on Russia over Ukraine, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/europes-east/eu-foreign-ministers-raise-pressure-russia-over-ukraine-302055

Ukraine — The Coming Rise of the Ukrainian Far-Right, Alina Polyakova, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141405/alina-polyakova/on-the-march

Russia — Putin Has a Vision and a Strategy – The West Seems to Have Neither, Andras Simonyi and Henrik Breitenbauch, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/putin-has-a-vision-and-a-_b_5296411.html

Russia — Russia Revisits Its History to Nail Down Its Future, Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/world/europe/russia-revisits-its-history-to-nail-down-its-future.html

Energy — Addressing Europe’s Energy Dependence on Russia, Thomas O’Donnell, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/addressing-europes-energy-dependence-russia

U.S., Europe and Asia — How NATO Can Pivot Towards Asia, Karl-Heinz Kamp, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%208.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Abiodun Williams, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%2010.pdf

CETA/TTIP — ‘Thorny’ CETA issues to be tackled in coming weeks: EU trade chief, Embassy
http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2014/05/08/%E2%80%98thorny%E2%80%99-ceta-issues-to-be-tackled-in-coming-weeks-eu-trade-chief/45512

Transatlantic Business — Alstom Highlights Perception of Transatlantic Investment, Guillaume Xavier-Bender, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/05/12/alstom-highlights-perceptions-of-transatlantic-investment/

May 9

Ukraine — Europe’s Decisive Role to Play in Ukraine, Cornelius Adebahr, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/05/07/europe-s-decisive-role-to-play-in-ukraine/ha3j

Ukraine — Toward a Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine, David Wise, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/issue/toward-a-diplomatic-solution-in-ukraine/

Ukraine — Geneva Agreement and the OSCE: Two Non-Solutions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Vladimir Socor, Jamestown Foundation
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=42323&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=b178af0d18ab407b95ffce7d47760ec7#.U2y4Syj77cs

Russia — Vladimir Putin’s New Order with the West, Lilia Shevtsova, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/vladimir-putin-offers-the-west-a-faustian-bargain/2014/05/08/47acffb0-d604-11e3-95d3-3bcd77cd4e11_story.html

U.S., Europe and Asia — The Impact of the Pivot on the Alliance, Robert E. Hunter, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%207.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — European Crisis Management in Asia: The Case of Aceh, Pieter Feith, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%209.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama’s Foreign-Policy “Failures”: A Word for the Defense, John Cassidy, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2014/05/obama-foreign-policy-failures-a-word-for-the-defense.html

U.S. Foreign Policy — America’s Enduring Leadership, Bruce Jones, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/bruce-jones-argues-that-no-country-can-match-the-us-in-terms-of-the-breadth-and-strength-of-its-alliances

May 8

Ukraine — Could the Ukraine Crisis Spark a World War?, Graham Allison, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/could-the-ukraine-crisis-spark-world-war-10387?page=show

Ukraine — Putin’s Ukrainian U-Turn, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601848-how-treat-signs-russia-last-wants-lower-tensions-putins-ukrainian-u-turn

Ukraine — Improving Energy Efficiency: A Key Task for the Ukrainian Economy, Damian Wnukowski, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17198

U.S., Europe and Asia — Asia’s Rise and the Transatlantic Economic Response, Jeffrey J. Schott and Cathleen Cimino, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%2011.pdf

Germany — Cold Turkey: How Germany Could End Russian Gas Dependency, Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/german-alternatives-to-russian-gas-numerous-but-pricey-a-967682.html

United States — Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia, Xenia Dormandy and Joshua Webb, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/199317

Turkey — Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey’s President-in-Wainting?, Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55523

Security — EU and NATO Engagement with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Afghanistan as a Pilot, Marcel de Haas, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/05/07/eu-and-nato-engagement-with-the-shanghai-cooperation-organization-afghanistan-as-a-pilot/#.U2t0oSj77cs

May 7

Ukraine — Countering Russian Intervention and Supporting a Democratic State, Victoria Nuland, Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 6, 2014
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2014/may/225674.htm

U.S., Europe and Asia — Asia’s Pivot to the Atlantic: Implications for the U.S. and Europe, Daniel S. Hamilton, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%206.pdf

NATO — China’s Mediterranean Presence Is an Opportunity for NATO, Christina Lin, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/04/29/chinas-mediterranean-presence-is-an-opportunity-for-nato/

EU Foreign Policy — Pioneers of a European Diplomatic System: EU Delegations in Moscow and Washington, Heidi Maurer and Kristi Raik, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/415/pioneers_of_a_european_diplomatic_system/

Germany — Why Germans Love Russia, Clemens Wergin, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/opinion/why-germans-love-russia.html

Germany — What Is Wrong with German Foreign Policy?, Charles Grant, Centre for European Reform
www.cer.org.uk/insights/what-wrong-german-foreign-policy

Trade — Remarks by Amb. Michael Froman at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, May 5, 2014
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/Remarks-by-Ambassador-Froman-at-German-Federal-Ministry-Economic-Affairs-Energy

Trade — Remarks by Karel de Gucht at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, May 5, 2014
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/may/tradoc_152451.5.5%20What%20we%20need%20to%20make%20TTIP%20work.pdf

Global Warming — U.S. Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe, Darryl Fears, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-climate-report-says-global-warming-impact-already-severe/2014/05/06/0e82cd3c-d49c-11e3-aae8-c2d44bd79778_story.html

May 6

Ukraine — “Europe Whole and Free”: Ukraine Should Impel a Return to First Principles, Robert E. Hunter, European Institute
http://www.europeaninstitute.org/EA-May-2014/perspectives-europe-whole-and-free-ukraine-should-impel-a-return-to-first-principles.html

Ukraine –The U.S. Doesn’t Need to Prove Itself in Ukraine, Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/05/us-credibility-fallacy-ukraine-russia-syria-china/361695/

Ukraine –Putin’s Invasion of Eastern Ukraine: Is It Next Week or Never?, James Rupert, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/putin-s-invasion-of-eastern-ukraine-is-it-next-week-or-never

Russia –The Czar of Brinkmanship: A Classic Cold War Strategy Makes a Comeback in the Kremlin, Cynthia A. Roberts, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141390/cynthia-a-roberts/the-czar-of-brinkmanship

U.S., Europe and Asia — The Pivot and Underlying U.S. Interests in Asia, Patrick M. Cronin and Alexander Sullivan, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%203.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — European Approaches to Asia, Rem Korteweg, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%204.pdf

U.S.-Germany — Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity over NSA Truth, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/chancellor-merkel-sacrifices-nsa-investigation-for-unity-on-ukraine-a-967596.html

International System — Liberal Order in a Post-Western World, Trine Flockhart, Charles A. Kupchan, Christina Lin, et. al., GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1398801737TA2014report_May14_web.pdf

May 5

Afghanistan — Nurturing Space for Political Development, Mark Byrd, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/199287

U.S., Europe and Asia — A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia – Agenda for Action, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/pivot%20project%20agenda%20for%20action.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — The “Pivot to Asia”: Myths and Realities, Julianne Smith, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%202.pdf

U.S., Europe and Asia — A New Diplomacy for the Pivot, Christopher R. Hill and Michael Schaefer, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic%20Pivot%20to%20Asia/Pivot%20chapter%2014.pdf

Big Data — Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values, Executive Office of the President, The White House
http://m.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/big_data_privacy_report_may_1_2014.pdf

Turkey — Erdogan’s Armenian Outreach, Henri J. Barkey, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/05/02/erdogans-armenian-outreach/

Freedom of the Press — Freedom of the Press 2014, Freedom House
http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-press/freedom-press-2014

Freedom of the Press — Press Freedom Index Reveals a Divided Europe, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/public-affairs/press-freedom-index-reveals-divided-europe-301887

May 2

Ukraine — The Strategic Importance of Slavyansk, Igor Sutyagin, Michael Clarke, and Jonathan Eyal, RUSI
https://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C53628C52C2519/#.U2OD5KhzBFQ

Russia — NATO Official: Russia Now an Adversary, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/nato-official-russia-now-an-adversary/2014/05/01/f7af778e-d141-11e3-a714-be7e7f142085_story.html

NATO — NATO Expansion: The Source of Russia’s Anger?, Edward P. Joseph, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/nato-expansion-the-source-russias-anger-10369

U.S.-Germany — Merkel in Washington: A Reset Rendezvous, Jackson Janes, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/issue/merkel-in-washington-a-reset-rendezvous/

Europe — A Window of Opportunity to Upgrade EU Foreign Policy, Stefan Lehne, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieendowment.org/files/external_relations_paper.pdf

Europe — Struggling with an Opportunity: The First 10 Years with the EU for Central Europe and the Baltics, Kalman Mizsei and Adam Kullmann, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9220/pdf

Higher Education — Why Europe Still Matters in Study Abroad, Michael Woolf, Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/why-europe-still-matters-in-study-abroad/33777

Migration — Migration in the South Atlantic Basin: Patterns, Governance, and Development, Philip Martin and Susan Martin, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1398882653MartinMartin_SouthAtlanticMigration_Mar14_web.pdf
 

May 1

Ukraine — Pro-Russian Separatists in Eastern Ukraine Seek Legitimacy Through Referendum, Philip Shishkin, Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304178104579534100799227982

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Turmoil: Chaos Out of Order, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2014/04/ukraines-turmoil

Ukraine-Russia – President Obama to Visit Europe Amid Russia Crisis, Biden Says, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/remarks-by-vice-president-joe-biden

Ukraine-Russia – NATO Expansion: The Source of Russia’s Anger?, Edward P. Joseph, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/nato-expansion-the-source-russias-anger-10369

U.S.-Eastern Europe – Obama, Media Need to Focus Americans on Ukraine, Madeleine Albright, Stephen Hadley
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/the-struggle-for-europe

U.S.-Germany — NSA What? Spying Scandal Unlikely to Dominate Merkel’s U.S. Visit, Nikolaus Blome, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Holger Stark, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/ukraine-and-free-trade-to-top-agenda-of-merkel-in-washington-a-966579.html

Europe — How the EU’s ‘Big Bang’ Enlargement Changed Foreign Policy, Steven Blockmans, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/123983

Europe — Europe’s Trapped Politics, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/jean-pisani-ferry-doubts-that-the-european-parliament-election-can-address-growing-divergences-among-eu-members

Energy — Energizing TTIP: A Step Towards Better EU Energy Security, Maya Rostowska, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17133

NATO — Nordic NATO: Why It’s Time for Finland and Sweden to Join the Alliance, Jan Joel Andersson, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141377/jan-joel-andersson/nordic-nato

April 30

Europe Whole and Free — Remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry
http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/04/225380.htm

Europe Whole and Free — Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Eastern Edge, remarks to Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/the-eastern-edge-of-a-europe-whole-and-free

US and Europe — Senator John McCain, Senator Chris Murphy, remarks to Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/the-role-of-the-united-states-a-european-power

United States — Americans Want to Pull Back From World Stage, Poll Finds, Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304163604579532050055966782?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories&mg=reno64-wsj&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20APRIL%2030%202014

Ukraine — Crisis in Ukraine: Known Unknowns, Andrew E. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/04/29/known-unknowns/

Russia — Russian Billions Scattered Abroad Show Trail to Putin Circle, Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/russian-billions-scattered-abroad-leave-trail-to-putin-circle.html

Russia — Russia to ‘reconsider’ Western energy projects, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/russia-reconsider-western-energy-projects-301845?utm_source=EurActiv+Newsletter&utm_campaign=70e245c397-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-70e245c397-245423033

Russia — Challenging Putin’s Values, Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/opinion/friedman-challenging-putins-values.html

U.S.-Germany — U.S. and German Policies toward Russia: Common Approaches or Bone of Contention?, Hannes Adomeit, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/issue/u-s-and-german-policies-toward-russia-common-approaches-or-bone-of-contention/

U.S.-Germany — Transatlantic Stock Taking, Ekkehard Brose, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/transatlantic-stock-taking.html

Eurozone — Europe’s Next Moral Hazard, Hans-Werner Sinn, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/hans-werner-sinn-laments-the-renewed-run-up-in-public-debt-in-key-eurozone-economies

Responsibility to Protect — On Power and Norms. Libya, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect, Nathalie Tocci, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/publications/power-and-norms-libya-syria-and-responsibility-protect

 

April 29

Ukraine — The Real Winner in the Ukraine Crisis, Volha Charnysh, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-real-winner-the-ukraine-crisis-10350

Ukraine — Western Policy Needs to Exploit Russia’s Weaknesses on Ukraine, John Lough, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/199239

Ukraine — Europe’s Act in Ukraine’s Tragedy, Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joschka-fischer-backs-a-polish-proposal-for-a-european-energy-union-to-diminish-russia-s-power-peacefully

Ukraine — Nuanced Views in Eastern Ukraine, Steven Pifer and Hannah Thoburn, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/04/28-nuanced-views-eastern-ukraine-pifer-thoburn

Russia — What Does the Latest Round of U.S. Russia Sanctions Mean?, Julia Ioffe, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117564/what-does-latest-round-us-russia-sanctions-mean

Russia — U.S. vs. Russia: Searching for Kennan, Nina Krushcheva, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/28/u-s-v-russia-searching-for-kennan/

Germany — Germany Turns Against the West on Russia, John Vinocur, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303939404579529341282445718

Geopolitics — The Illusion of Geopolitics: The Enduring Power of the Liberal Order, G. John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141212/g-john-ikenberry/the-illusion-of-geopolitics

 

April 30

Europe Whole and Free — Remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/04/225380.htm
 
Europe Whole and Free — Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Eastern Edge, remarks to Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/the-eastern-edge-of-a-europe-whole-and-free
 
US and Europe — Senator John McCain, Senator Chris Murphy, remarks to Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/the-role-of-the-united-states-a-european-power
 
United States — Americans Want to Pull Back From World Stage, Poll Finds, Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304163604579532050055966782?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories&mg=reno64-wsj&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20APRIL%2030%202014
 
Ukraine — Crisis in Ukraine: Known Unknowns, Andrew E. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/04/29/known-unknowns/
 
Russia — Russian Billions Scattered Abroad Show Trail to Putin Circle, Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-27/russian-billions-scattered-abroad-leave-trail-to-putin-circle.html
 
Russia — Russia to ‘reconsider’ Western energy projects, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/russia-reconsider-western-energy-projects-301845?utm_source=EurActiv+Newsletter&utm_campaign=70e245c397-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-70e245c397-245423033
 
Russia — Challenging Putin’s Values, Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/opinion/friedman-challenging-putins-values.html
 
U.S.-Germany — U.S. and German Policies toward Russia: Common Approaches or Bone of Contention?, Hannes Adomeit, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/issue/u-s-and-german-policies-toward-russia-common-approaches-or-bone-of-contention/
 
U.S.-Germany — Transatlantic Stock Taking, Ekkehard Brose, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/transatlantic-stock-taking.html
 
Eurozone — Europe’s Next Moral Hazard, Hans-Werner Sinn, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/hans-werner-sinn-laments-the-renewed-run-up-in-public-debt-in-key-eurozone-economies
 
Responsibility to Protect — On Power and Norms. Libya, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect, Nathalie Tocci, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/publications/power-and-norms-libya-syria-and-responsibility-protect

April 28

Ukraine — U.S. Weighs Harder Line on Russia Than European Allies, Peter Baker and C.J. Chivers, New York Times 
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/world/europe/a-white-house-split-over-russia.html

Ukraine — Ukraine Talks Off to a Modest Start in Geneva, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia 
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/724-ukraine-talks-off-to-a-modest-start-in-geneva

Russia — Obama Unveils Timing of New Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine, Colleen McCain Nelson, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/articles/obama-unveils-timing-of-new-russia-sanctions-over-ukraine-1398682647

Russia — Solving the Russia Problem, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=55442

Russia — Russia’s Latest Land Grab: How Putin Won Crimea and Lost Ukraine, Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS 
http://csis.org/publication/russias-latest-land-grab-how-putin-won-crimea-and-lost-ukraine

Energy — Europe’s Dependence on Russian Energy: Deeper Than You Think, Kathryn Sparks, Atlantic Council 
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/eastern-europe-s-russian-energy-dependence-deeper-than-you-think

NSA — Reforming the NSA: How to Spy After Snowden, Daniel Byman and Benjamin Wittes, Foreign Affairs 
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141215/daniel-byman-and-benjamin-wittes/reforming-the-nsa

Germany — Germany’s Government: Easy Politics, Bad Policies, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21601312-indulging-her-social-democratic-coalition-partners-angela-merkel-risks-turning-germany

April 25

Ukraine — Ukraine Says It Will ‘Blockade’ Pro-Russian Militants, Andrew Higgins, C.J. Chivers and Alan Cowell, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/world/europe/ukraine-crisis.html

Russia — Constitutional Conquest: How Russia Putin Could Achieve of his Designs on Ukraine — Without Sending a Single Tank Across the Border, Edward P. Joseph, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/24/constitutional_conquest_federalism_ukraine_secession_russia_putin

Transdniestria: Beyond the River, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21601314-recent-events-have-revived-interest-tiny-pro-russian-territory-moldova-beyond-river

Central and Eastern Europe Fit for the Next Decade in the EU, Marion Mühlberger and Kevin Körner, Deutsche Bank Research
http://www.dbresearch.com/PROD/DBR_INTERNET_EN-PROD/PROD0000000000333559/CEE%3A+Fit+for+the+next++decade+in+the+EU.pdf

Geopolitics -The Return of Geopolitics: The Revenge of the Revisionist Powers, Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141211/walter-russell-mead/the-return-of-geopolitics

U.S. Foreign Policy: In Troubling Disarray, Richard N. Haass, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/04/20/in-troubling-disarray/

Hungary — Victor Orban and Europe’s New Populism, Bartlomiej Nowak, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/04/25/viktor_orban_and_europes_new_populism.html
 

April 24

Syria — Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, U.N. Chiefs Say, Nick-Cumming-Bruce, New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/world/middleeast/syrian-aid.html?_r=0

Ukraine — Russia Warns Ukraine of Potential Military Response, Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/world/europe/ukraine-russia.html

Ukraine — Are Ukrainians Europeans?, Elizabeth Pond, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/are-ukrainians-europeans
 
Ukraine Energy — Gazprom Demands $11.4 Billion From Ukraine Before EU Gas Talks, Elena Mazneva, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-24/gazprom-demands-11-4-billion-from-ukraine-before-eu-gas-talks.html

Russia — Putin Is Using WWII for Propaganda Because It’s the Best Memory that Russia Has, Tikhon Dzyadko, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117479/russia-world-war-ii-victory-putins-obsession

Russia — Putin Learning What U.S. Didn’t, Nicholas Wapshott, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2014/04/23/putin-learning-what-u-s-didnt/

NATO — When Symmetric and Asymmetric Threats Converge: A New (and Grim) Prospect for NATO, Kacper Rekawek, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17117
 
Missile Defense — Will Putin push Obama to Reset his Missile Defense Plans for Eastern Europe? Gordon Lubold, Foreign Policy http://complex.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/04/23/will_putin_push_obama_to_reset_his_missile_defense_plans_for_eastern_Europe

Digital Economy — Global Flows in a Digital Age, James Manyika et al, McKinsey Global Institute
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/globalization/global_flows_in_a_digital_age?cid=other-eml-alt-mgi-mck-oth-1404

Energy — Welcome to the Revolution: Why Shale is the Next Shale, Edward L. Morse, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141202/edward-l-morse/welcome-to-the-revolution

Eurozone — Weapon of Last Resort: ECB Considers Possible Deflation Measures, Christian Reiermann and Anne Seith, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/ecb-prepares-measures-to-combat-possible-deflation-a-965636.html
 
Corruption — 1st EU Integrity System Report Highlights Risk of Corruption in European Institutions, Transparency International
http://www.transparencyinternational.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EU_Integrity_System_Report.pdf

 

April 23

Ukraine — U.S. Sending Troops to Eastern Europe, Philip Ewing, Politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/american-troops-eastern-europe-ukraine-russia-105910.html

Ukraine — No Drama in Obama’s Ukraine Policy, Michael O’Hanlon, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/22/no-drama-in-obamas-ukraine-policy/

Russia — While We Praise Ukrainian Restraint, Putin Builds His Neo-Soviet Empire, Adam Michnik, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117462/adam-michnik-putins-post-soviet-empire-threatens-ukraine

Russia — Germany’s Dangerous Blindness Over Russia, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55409

Russia — The Propaganda War: Opposition Sings Kremlin Tune on Ukraine, Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/in-moscow-propaganda-war-even-opposition-is-singing-kremlin-tune-a-965487.html

Russia — The End of the New World Order, Christopher R. Hill, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/christopher-r–hill-calls-on-the-west-to-prepare-for-a-long-struggle-with-a-revanchist-russia

NATO — Despite Crimea, Finland and Sweden Stay Ware of NATO, Suvi Turtiainen, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_despite_crimea_finland_and_sweden_stay_wary_of_nato250

Europe — EU Elections May Strengthen Putin in Europe, Eszter Zalan, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/eu-elections/123887

April 22

Syria — Chemical Weapons Progress in Syria Clouded by New Allegations, John Hudson, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/04/21/chemical_weapons_progress_in_syria_clouded_by_new_allegations

Ukraine — Biden offers Ukraine U.S. help on energy, aid allocation Jeff Mason, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/us-ukraine-crisis-biden-lawmakers-idUSBREA3L0BN20140422
 
Ukraine — Which Former Soviet State Could be the Next Ukraine?, Linda Kinstler, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117440/which-former-soviet-state-could-be-next-ukraine

Ukraine — The Guns of April?, Andrew J. Stravers, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-guns-april-10293?page=show

Russia — Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in Ukraine’s East, Michael R. Gordon, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/world/europe/new-prowess-for-russians.html

Russia — Can Vladimir Putin Upend Democracy in Europe?, Paul Hockenos, Boston Review
http://bostonreview.net/world/paul-hockenos-can-vladimir-putin-upend-democracy-europe

Russia — Putin’s Perilous Course, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/jeffrey-d–sachs-says-that-a-russian-invasion-of-eastern-ukraine-would-have-a-devastating-impact-on-russia-s-economy

Kosovo — Europe’s Diplomatic Triumph in Kosovo, Bernard Kouchner, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303626804579505451287644332
 

April 21

Ukraine — Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades, Timothy Snyder, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117395/historic-ukrainian-russian-relations-impact-maidan-revolution

Ukraine — Creating a “Failed State”: Scenarios for Russia’s Destabilization of Eastern Ukraine, Ievgen Vorobiov, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17112

Russia — How Russia Is Dividing the EU Over Ukraine, John Bruton, Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/how-russia-is-dividing-the-eu-over-ukraine-1.1766950

Russia — Putin Playing the Long Game Over Russian Kin in Ukraine, Christian Lowe, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/21/us-ukraine-crisis-kremlin-analysis-idUSBREA3K07W20140421

Russia — How America Lost Vladimir Putin, David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/how-america-turned-putin-against-the-west/360921/

 

Russia — What Putin Is Costing Russia, Ilan Berman, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303663604579503433988345564

 

April 18

Ukraine — Has the Ukraine Crisis Been Defused?, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-has-the-ukraine-crisis-been-defused/2014/04/17/edf7e192-c66d-11e3-8b9a-8e0977a24aeb_story.html

Ukraine — Away From Show of Diplomacy in Geneva, Putin Puts On a Show of His Own, David M. Herszenhorn, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/russia-ukraine.html

Ukraine — Russia’s Neighbors Are Worried, Ian Bond et. all, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ukraine-crisis-russias-neighbors-are-worried-10272?page=show

Russia — Putin’s Plan, Stefan Meister, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_putins_plan249

NATO — NATO’s Framework Nations: Capabilities for an Unpredictable World, Franklin D. Kramer, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/NATOs_Framework_Nations.pdf

EU — Why A British Exit Is Not Inevitable, Charles Grant, Center for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/why-british-exit-not-inevitable

April 17

Ukraine — U.S., EU, Russia Meet Over Ukraine Crisis, Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579506924089231470

Ukraine — Russia and Ukraine: Insatiable, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21600979-cost-stopping-russian-bear-now-highbut-it-will-only-get-higher-if-west-does

Russia — Playing Putin’s Game: Strategy After Crimea, Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2014/04/15/playing-putins-game/

Russia — Russia’s New Challenge to Europe, Ulrich Speck, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/04/17/russia-s-new-challenge-to-europe/h8dy

NATO — NATO Increases Its Operations In Response to Russia Moves on Ukraine, Naftali Bendavid, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579505472716291560?mg=reno64-wsj

Poland — Poland Wants Larger US, NATO Troop Presence, Marcus Weisgerber, Foreign Policy
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140416/DEFREG01/304160026/Poland-Wants-Larger-US-NATO-Troop-Presence

Banking Union — Europe reaches end of crisis-driven reform trail to banking union, John O’Donnell, Thomson Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/eu-bankingunion-idUSL6N0N72M820140415

UK — Why a British Exit is not Inevitable, Charles Grant, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/why-british-exit-not-inevitable?utm_source=all+email+17+april+14&utm_campaign=00b96f20ef-insight_17_april_144_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_896d8df5e5-00b96f20ef-301919693

Syria — Behind Assad’s victory boasts, a recalibration of success in Syria, Nicholas Blanford, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Reality-Check/2014/0416/Behind-Assad-s-victory-boasts-a-recalibration-of-success-in-Syria

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy, Ian Bremmer, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-tragic-decline-american-foreign-policy-10256

Germany — The Snowden Dilemma: Merkel Caught Between Washington and her Domestic Public, Bettina Vestring, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/blog/berlin-observer/snowden-dilemma

April 16

Russia — Putin Needs Victory, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4275

Russia — The Cost of Putin’s Adventurism in Ukraine, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-the-cost-of-putins-adventurism-in-ukraine/2014/04/15/f31efed0-c4ce-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html

Russia — The Source of Russian Conduct, Richard N. Haass, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/richard-n–haass-thinks-the-west-should-revive-the-containment-strategy-that-guided-its-policies-during-the-cold-war

EU and Russia —  The EU and Russia: Uncommon spaces, by Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/policy-brief/2014/eu-and-russia-uncommon-spaces?utm_source=All+email+16+April+14+-+IB+PB&utm_campaign=89df6629b4-Russia_PB_16_April_144_15_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1b5dc56e50-89df6629b4-301903045

Energy — Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy, Bruce Jones, David Steven and Emily O’Brien, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/04/14-geopolitical-security-consequences-energy-jones/14-geopolitical-security-energy-jones-steven.pdf

NATO — Conventional Deterrence is the New Black, Henrik O. Breitenbauch, War on the Rocks
http://warontherocks.com/2014/04/nato-conventional-deterrence-is-the-new-black/

TTIP — The Future of TTIP: The Benefits and How to Achieve Them, Karel de Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-314_en.pdf

Europe — Moldova in the Middle: The Newest Front in the Battle Between Russia and the West, Mitchell A. Orenstein and Kalman Mizsei, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141181/mitchell-a-orenstein-and-kalman-mizsei/moldova-in-the-middle

Europe — EU Countries to Boost Defense Budgets in Light of Ukraine, Andrew Rettman, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/defence/123868

April 15

Ukraine — Ukraine Military Dispositions: The Military Ticks Up While the Clock Ticks Down, Igor Sutyagin and Michael Clarke, RUSI
https://www.rusi.org/downloads/assets/UKRANIANMILITARYDISPOSITIONS_RUSIBRIEFING.pdf

Ukraine — How to Save Ukraine: Why Russia Is Not the Real Problem, Keith Darden, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141182/keith-darden/how-to-save-ukraine

Russia — Will Putin Fall Victim to One of History’s Classic Blunders?, David C. Gompert and Hans Binnendijk, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/14/will_putin_fall_victim_to_one_of_history_s_classic_blunders_napoleon_bush_history

Russia — ‘A Partner for Russia’: Europe’s Far Right Flirts with Moscow, Charles Hawley, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-far-right-developing-closer-ties-with-moscow-a-963878.html

Transatlantic Security — A Strategy for Eurasia, Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/04/14/a-u-s-strategy-for-eurasia/

Germany — The German Leadership Question, Otmar Issing, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/otmar-issing-wants-germany-to-lead-europe-with-good-economic-policy–not-by-bailing-out-governments-and-banks

Germany — The Ukraine Crisis Threatens Germany Especially, Ulrich Speck, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/2014/04/07/ukraine-crisis-threatens-germany-especially/h84l

Europe –The EU and International Conflicts, Richard Youngs, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55341

Europe — The Eurosceptic Surge and How to Respond to It, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca and Mark Leonard, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR98_EUROSCEPTIC_BRIEF_AW_(4).pdf

Europe — Learning from Past Experiences: Ways to Improve EU Aid on Reforms in the Eastern Partnership, Elzbieta Kaca, Anita Sobjak, and Konrad Zasztowt, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17080

Climate Change — Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg3/

April 14

Central and Eastern Europe — U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, prepared statements by Victoria Nuland, Derek Chollet, Julianne Smith, Ian Brzezinski, Edward Chow
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/transatlantic-security-challenges-central-and-eastern-europe
 
Ukraine — Ukraine Acting President: Not Opposed to Referendum on Regional Autonomy, James Marson, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303663604579500971938538690

Ukraine — The Die Is Cast: Russia’s Intentions in Ukraine, Anna Borshchevskaya, CEPA
http://cepa.org/content/die-cast-russia%E2%80%99s-intentions-ukraine

Ukraine — Is Transnistria the Next Crimea?, Anita Sobjak, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=17064

Russia — Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims about Ukraine, U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/04/224759.htm

Russia — Waking Up to the Russian Threat, Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303603904579492950683945762

Europe — Waiting for the Great Gas Cutoff, John Roberts, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/articles/waiting-for-the-great-gas-cutoff

Europe — Reality Check: Central Europe’s Vulnerabilities Toward Russia, Jana Kobzova, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55322

Transatlantic Relations — The EU-US Love-Hate Relationship, Nicholas Wapshott, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2014/04/11/the-eu-u-s-love-hate-relationship/

April 11

Ukraine — Ukraine in Crisis: Challenges of Developing a New Political Culture, Steffen Halling and Susan Stewart, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C18_hln_stw.pdf

Russia — West Struggles as Russia Moves to Dominate Old USSR, Peter Apps, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/11/us-ukraine-crisis-strategy-analysis-idUSBREA3A0G620140411

Russia — Playing to Putin’s End Game: It Is Best to Watch what Putin Does, Not Listen to What He Says, Nicholas Burns, Boston Globe
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/04/10/how-should-respond-putin-ukraine-playbook/mLN524T8zuGl2V0cYosmPJ/story.html

Russia — The West’s Financial Arsenal, Harold James, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/harold-james-warns-that-eu-and-us-financial-warfare-against-russia-could-lead-to-the-real-thing

Energy — How to Reduce Dependence on Russian Gas, Stephen Tindale, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/how-reduce-dependence-russian-gas

Energy — New Energy, New Geopolitics: Balancing Stability and Leverage, Sarah O. Ladislaw, Maren Leed, and Molly A. Walton, CSIS
http://csis.org/files/publication/140409_Ladislaw_NewEnergyNewGeopolitics_SummaryPolicymakers_WEB.pdf

Europe — Europe’s Neighborhood Policy Is In Trouble, But Not Beyond Saving, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/2014/04/07/europe-s-neighborhood-policy-is-in-trouble-but-not-beyond-saving/h7te

Defense — Pentagon’s Reliance on Europe Is ‘Wishful Thinking’, Michael Shurkin and Chris Pernin, DefenseOne
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/04/pentagons-reliance-europe-wishful-thinking/82057/
 

April 10

Russia — Russia Plotting for Influence, Not Invasion, Analysts Say, Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/world/europe/russia-plotting-for-ukrainian-influence-not-invasion-analysts-say.html

Russia — Russia, Europe, and the New International Order, Josef Janning, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_russia_europe_and_the_new_international_order

Germany — How Western Is Germany? Russia Crisis Spurs Identity Conflict, Christiane Hoffmann, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/conflict-with-russia-raises-buried-questions-of-german-identity-a-963014.html

Germany — Germany’s New Ostpolitik, Jakob Mischke and Andreas Umland, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141115/jakob-mischke-and-andreas-umland/germanys-new-ostpolitik

TTIP — Support in Principle for U.S.-EU Trade Pact: But Some Americans and Germans Wary of TTIP Details, Pew Research Center
http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/04/09/support-in-principle-for-u-s-eu-trade-pact/

Trade – On Trade, Obama Faces a Tough Political Dance, Kate Ackley, Roll Call
http://www.rollcall.com/news/on_trade_obama_faces_a_tough_political_dance-232073-1.html?ET=rollcall:e17536:131599a:&st=email&pos=eam

April 9 

Ukraine — U.S. and EU Prepare to Strike Russian Banks, Energy Firms, Andrew Rettman, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/123797

Ukraine — Ukraine’s May Election and the Politics of East and West, Oleksandr Andreyev and Andrew Wilson, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_ukraines_may_presidential_election_and_the_politics_of_east_a244

Russia — You Can’t Beat Putin, Because He’s Already Won, Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/08/you_cant_beat_putin_because_hes_already_won

Russia — Putin Steals the CIA’s Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-putin-steals-from-the-cias-playbook-with-anti-soviet-covert-operations/2014/04/08/2fd4f73a-bf57-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html

Russia — Playing Hockey with Putin, Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/opinion/friedman-playing-hockey-with-putin.html

Russia — A Russian Requiem, Sir Andrew Wood, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/198918

Europe — EU Court Slams Data Retention Directive, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/eu-court-slams-data-retention-directive-301430

April 8

Russia — Has Our Window of Opportunity Just Closed?, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/has-our-window-of-opportu_b_5089515.html

Russia — Russia and Ukraine: Military-Strategic Options, and Possible Risks, for Moscow, Johan Norberg and Frederik Westerlund, IISS
https://www.iiss.org/en/militarybalanceblog/blogsections/2014-3bea/april-7347/russia-and-ukraine-3b92

Russia — Ukraine: Invasion is Russia’s Fallback Option, John Herbst, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ukraine-invasion-russias-fallback-option-10197

U.S.-Russia — U.S.-Russia Diplomatic Feelers Over Ukraine: Based on Wrong Assumptions, Jonathan Eyal, RUSI
https://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C5342DB7174611/#.U0PVLFf77cs

Energy — U.S. Gas Tantalizes Europe, but It’s Not a Quick Fix, Clifford Krauss, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/business/energy-environment/us-gas-tantalizes-europe-but-its-not-a-quick-fix.html

Germany — The Dangers of German Strategic Haplessness, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55273

European economy — Cementing Europe’s Recovery, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/mohamed-a–el-erian-lists-the-short-term-steps-needed-to-strengthen-the-european-economy-s-fragile-recovery

April 7

Ukraine — Putin Marches Into Eastern Ukraine, Europe Ponders, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=55260

Ukraine — Searching for Deterrence: Ukraine Crisis Exposes Gaps Between Berlin and NATO, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/ukraine-crisis-exposes-gaps-between-berlin-and-nato-a-962978.html

Russia — Can Putin’s Strategy Be Countered?, Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2014/04/06/can-putins-ukrainian-strategy-be-countered/

Russia — Checking Putin’s Eurasian Ambitions, Svante E. Cornell, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303532704579476972067682740

Russia — The Case for Gradualism Against Russia, Riccardo Alcaro, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-case-gradualism-against-russia-10199?page=show

Hungary — What Viktor Orban’s Victory Means for Hungary and the West, Charles Gati, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-viktor-orbans-victory-means-for-hungary-and-the-west/2014/04/07/a4ab440c-bb87-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html

April 4

Ukraine — NATO, the EU, Ukraine, Russia and Crimea: The “Reset” that was Never “Reset”, Hall Gardner, NATO Watch
http://www.natowatch.org/sites/default/files/briefing_paper_no_49_-_ukraine_russia_crimea.pdf

Ukraine — Ukraine and the West: The West Never Intended to Humiliate Russia, John Kornblum, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/FAZUkraine%20and%20the%20West31032014English.pdf

Ukraine — Ukraine Crisis: The U.S. Pushes Back, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/704-ukraine-crisis-the-us-pushes-back

Russia — Has Our Window of Opportunity Just Closed?, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/has-our-window-of-opportu_b_5089515.html

Russia — Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation Is Real, Andrew Nagorski, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/04/putin-s-patriotism-is-phony-his-desperation-is-real.html

NATO — Obama’s Quiet Offensive, Samuel Charap and Lee Feinstein, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/samuel-charap-and-lee-feinstein-on-america-s-recent-decision-to-bolster-its-role-in-defending-nato-s-eastern-european-members

Trade — Rep. Paulsen, Others to Launch TTIP Caucus; Reports Says U.S., EU Investment Drives Trade, Len Bracken, Bloomberg BNA
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/Len_Bracken_TTIP_Transatlantic_Economy.pdf

Trade — The U.S. Is Still Indispensable When it Comes to Free Trade, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-the-us-is-still-indispensable-when-it-comes-to-free-trade/2014/04/03/2e43b1a8-bb61-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html

April 3

U.S. Trade Policy – USTR Michael Froman Testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/att59846.pdf
 
Energy — Secretary of State Kerry pledges U.S. help in weaning Ukraine, and Europe, off Russian energy, Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/02/energizing_europe
 
Ukraine — Russia’s Plan to Partition Ukraine: How Should the West React?, David Frum, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/russias-plans-to-partition-ukraine/360017/
 
Russia — Russia’s Big Bet on Putinomics, Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-j-samuelson-putinomics/2014/04/02/4af0e39e-ba84-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html
 
Russia — Germany’s Policy Towards Russia: New Wine in an Old Wineskin, Ryszarda Formuszewicz, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16971

Nuclear Arms — How U.S.-Russia Relations Complicate Obama’s Nuclear Arms Legacy, Steven Pifer, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/04/02-obama-prague-nuclear-agenda-five-years-pifers

Global Economy — The Global Economy in 2030: Trends and Strategies for Europe, Daniel Gros and Cinzia Alcidi, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9142/pdf
 

April 2

Energy – EU, U.S. to Intensify Cooperation on Energy Security Concerns, Vanessa Mock, Wall Street Journal
 
NATO – NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses, John-Thor Dahlburg and Vladimir Isachenkov, Sacremento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/31/6284781/ukrainian-radicals-end-standoff.html#storylink=cpy
 
NATO/Russia — Top US Commander – Russia Not Budging, Gordon Lubold, Foreign Policy
 
Ukraine — Support for Ukraine Unbraiding: How Merkel Went From Hot to Cold on Tymoshenko, Bettina Vestring, IP Journal
Russia — 10 Tough Questions Obama Needs to Answer on Ukraine, Jeffrey Tayler, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/04/10-tough-questions-obama-needs-to-answer-on-ukraine/359974/

Russia — Putin’s World, Ivan Krastev, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ivan-krastev-blames-the-west-s-weak-response-in-crimea-for-empowering-russia

Turkey — Erdogan Jumps Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire, Henri J. Barker, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/04/01/erdogan-jumps-out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire/

April 1

CIA — CIA Misled on Interrogation Program, Senate Report Says, Greg Miller, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-misled-on-interrogation-program-senate-report-says/2014/03/31/eb75a82a-b8dd-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html

Ukraine — Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine, Leslie H. Gelb, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/30/obama-must-show-he-ll-use-military-means-to-deter-russia-in-ukraine.html

Ukraine — Why the Ukraine Crisis Won’t Save NATO, Rajan Menon, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/why-the-ukraine-crisis-wont-save-nato-10165

Russia — Sanctions Score: How the West Can Still Beat Putin, Tom Keatinge, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141076/tom-keatinge/sanctions-score

Russia — Europe Cannot Cling to Russian Profits with Security at Stake, Ilya Zaslavskiy, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/198701

Russia — Putin’s New War on ‘Traitors’, Joshua Yaffa, New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/03/putin-new-hunt-for-internal-enemies.html

Europe — Will Vladimir Putin Bolster the Eurozone?, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/jean-pisani-ferry-questions-the-assumption-that-a-common-currency-gives-rise-to-political-solidarity

Europe — Europe’s Social Problem and Its Implications for Economic Growth, Zsolt Darvas and Guntram B. Wolff, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/publications/publication-detail/publication/823-europes-social-problem-and-its-implications-for-economic-growth/

March 31

U.S.-Russia — U.S., Russia diplomats agree to work with Ukraine to solve crisis, Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-us-russia-ukraine-crisis-20140330,0,7364210.story#ixzz2xXprnGuI

U.S.-Russia — Can the U.S. and Russia Ever Learn to Live Together?, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/699-can-the-united-states-and-russia-ever-learn-to-live-together

Russia — Russia Is Remaking Itself as the Leader of the Anti-Western World, Masha Gessen, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/russia-is-remaking-itself-as-the-leader-of-the-anti-western-world/2014/03/30/8461f548-b681-11e3-8cc3-d4bf596577eb_story.html

Ukraine — 10 Ways the Ukraine Crisis May Change the World, Paul Taylor, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-ukraine-crisis-global-analysis-idUSBREA2U09I20140331

Ukraine — The U.S. and EU Must Take New Steps to Quickly Help the Ukraine, Taras Kuzio, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/the-us-and-eu-must-take-new-steps-quickly-to-help-ukraine

Ukraine — A Front-Runner Emerges in Kiev, Jeanne Whalen, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304432604579471672372239990

Europe’s Far Right — Putin’s Western Allies: Why Europe’s Far Right Is on the Kremlin’s Side, Mitchell A. Orenstein, Foreign Affairs
www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141067/mitchell-a-orenstein/putins-western-allies

March 28 

Ukraine — U.S. Intel Sources: Russian Invasion of Eastern Ukraine Increasingly Likely, Shane Harris, Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/27/us_intel_sources_russian_invasion_of_eastern_ukraine_increasingly_likely

Ukraine — After Crimea: The U.S. Can Take Practical Steps to Limit Russia’s Options for Destabilizing Eastern Europe, Peter B. Doran and Luke Coffey, National Review
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374319/after-crimea-peter-b-doran-luke-coffey

Ukraine — Forget the Drama: A Solution for Crimea, Anatole Kaletsky, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/03/28/forget-the-drama-a-solution-for-crimea/

Russia — Putin’s Reality Check for Europe, Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joschka-fischer-argues-that-the-eu-is-now-in-a-fundamental-strategic-struggle-with-russia#HhudugSGthOAFz3T.99

Russia — Putin’s Crimean Conquest Pushes Russia to an Anti-Modernization Course, Maria Lipman, Carnegie Moscow
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=55132

Russia — Obama’s European History Lesson, John Cassidy, New Yorker
www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2014/03/obamas-european-history-lesson.html

Europe — How to Fix the Euro: Strengthening Economic Governance in Europe, Stephen Pickford et al., Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/home/chatham/public_html/sites/default/files/20140300FixTheEuroPickfordSteinbergIglesias.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama’s 21st Century Power Politics, Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-obama-pursues-the-right-response-to-russias-19th-century-behavior/2014/03/27/a7b8dc2a-b5df-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html

March 27

U.S.-Europe — Remarks by the President in Address to European Youth, Barack Obama
http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/26/remarks-president-address-european-youth

U.S-Europe — Pivot to Europe, John R. Deni, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/pivot-europe-10130?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%2027%202014

EU-U.S. Summit — Joint Statement, Council of the European Union
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/141920.pdf

NATO — Military Cuts Render NATO Less Formidable as Deterrent to Russia, Helene Cooper and Steven Erlanger, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/world/europe/military-cuts-render-nato-less-formidable-as-deterrent-to-russia.html?emc=edit_th_20140327&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=53331553&_r=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%2027%202014

Frozen Conflicts — Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts, Svante E. Cornell, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/03/20/crimea-and-the-lessons-of-frozen-conflicts/

Ukraine — The Challenges for Ukraine’s Presidential Election, Janek Lasocki, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_the_challenges_for_ukraines_presidential_election

Ukraine — Eastern Promises: The IMF-Ukraine Bailout, Ricardo Giucci and Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1288-eastern-promises-the-imf-ukraine-bailout/

Russia — U.S. Quietly Imposes New Russia Sanctions, Jamila Trindle, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/26/exclusive_us_quietly_imposes_new_russia_sanctions

Russia — No More Resets, Angela Stent, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/angela-stent-highlights-the-compartmentalized-nature-of-the-us-russia-relationship

Russia — The West and Russia: Why Obama’s Legacy Hinges on Europe, Sebastian Fischer, Spiegel
www.spiegel.de/international/world/foreign-policy-legacy-of-obama-administration-in-european-hands-a-960902.html

Energy — Russian Energy Supplies to Europe: The Crimea Crisis: Mutual Dependency, Lasting Collateral Damage and Strategic Alternatives for the European Union, Kirsten Westphal, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C16_wep.pdf

Trade — German Skepticism on TTIP: The Need for a Polish Correction, Sebastian Plociennik, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/publications/bulletin/no-44-639

March 26

Nuclear Security — U.S. and Russia agree on nuclear terrorism threat – up to a point, Frederik Dahl, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/25/us-nuclear-security-summit-idUSBREA2O12820140325

Nuclear Security – Outcomes from the Nuclear Security Summit, Sharon Squassoni, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/outcomes-2014-nuclear-security-summit

Turkey — Erdogan’s Looming Downfall: Turkey at the Crossroads, Svante E. Cornell, Middle East Quarterly
http://www.meforum.org/3767/erdogan-downfall

Ukraine — Escalation in Ukraine: Conflicting Interpretations Hamper International Diplomacy, Sabine Fischer, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C17_fhs.pdf

NATO — The Case for Strengthening NATOs Eastern Defense, Edward Lucas and A. Wess Mitchell, CEPA
http://cepa.org/sites/default/files/The%20Case%20for%20Strengthening%20NATOs%20Eastern%20Defenses-%20%282%29.pdf

 Russia — Putin and the Laws of Gravity, Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/opinion/friedman-putin-and-the-laws-of-gravity.html

Russia — Russia Will Pay Dearly for Putin’s Anschluss, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://www.piie.com/publications/opeds/oped.cfm?ResearchID=2586

Transatlantic Relations — Put Energy at Top of Obama’s Europe Agenda, Paul Bledsoe and Lee Feinstein, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/put-energy-top-obama-europe-agenda-10122

TTIP — How President Putin Has Given a Boost to U.S.-EU Trade Talks, Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/renewing-america/2014/03/25/how-president-putin-has-given-a-boost-to-u-s-eu-trade-talks/

TTIP — Transatlantic Trade, Butterflies and Earthquakes, Marco Antonielli, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1287-transatlantic-trade-butterflies-and-earthquakes/

March 24

Nuclear Security – Japan Lets U.S. Assume Control of a Nuclear Cache, Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/world/asia/japan-lets-united-states-assume-control-of-nuclear-cache.html?_r=0

Syria – Syria’s UN Aid Jam, Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/23/syrias_un_aid_blockade

Ukraine — The Cost of Escalating Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine and Crimea, Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
www.bruegel.org/1279-the-cost-of-escalating-sanctions-on-russia-over-ukraine-and-crimea.html

Ukraine — Merkel Shows Her Mettle: Reacting to Crimean Annexation, Merkel Sets a Hard Line Precedent, Elizabeth Pond, IP Journal
http://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/blog/eye-europe/merkel-shows-her-mettle

Russia — Putin’s Challenge to German Europe, Ulrich Speck, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/03/20/putins_challenge_to_german_europe.html

Russia — Will Putin Save NATO?, Robert E. Hunter, LobeLog
http://www.lobelog.com/will-putin-save-nato/

Russia — Confronting Putin’s Russia, Michael A. McFaul, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/opinion/confronting-putins-russia.html

Energy — How Europe Can Replace Russian Gas, Michele Peruzzi, Erik Dale and Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1286-interactive-chart-how-europe-can-replace-russian-gas/

Energy — Why Cheap Energy Won’t Spark a U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance, Nikos Tsafos, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141058/nikos-tsafos/the-missing-shale-miracle

European Economy — European Industrial Outlook: Recovery Still Slow and Hesitant, Krzystof Bledowski, MAPI
https://www.mapi.net/research/publications/european-economic-outlook-january-2014

European Economy — Europe Slips in Rankings for Ease of Doing Business, Krzystof Bledowski, MAPI
https://www.mapi.net/europe-slips-rankings-ease-doing-business

March 21

Ukraine — Letter: Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine, The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/20/letter-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situation-ukrai

 Ukraine — Executive Order: Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine, The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/20/executive-order-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situat

 Ukraine — Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials, Members of the Russian Leadership’s Inner Circle, and an Entity for Involvement in the Situation in Ukraine, U.S. Treasury
http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl23331.aspx

 Ukraine — EU Leaders Agree New Russia Sanctions, Valentina Pop, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/123559

 Ukraine — EU Signs Landmark Association Agreement with Ukraine, Adrian Croft, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/21/us-ukraine-crisis-eu-agreement-idUSBREA2K0JY20140321

 Ukraine — NATO Policy towards Russia after the Crimea Annexation: More Deterrence and Farewell to Partnership, Jacek Durkalec, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16897

 Ukraine — A Need to Contain Russia, Anne Applebaum, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anne-applebaum-a-need-to-contain-russia/2014/03/20/8f2991dc-b06b-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html

 Ukraine — The Next, Key Step on Ukraine, Timothy Garton Ash, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0321-garton-ash-ukraine-crimea-putin-20140321,0,2390003.story#axzz2wadMMPRB

 Trade — TTIP and Public Diplomacy: Why Public Engagement is Crucial for Success, Spencer P. Boyer, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/transatlantic-topics/Articles/TTIP_Boyer_March_2014.pdf

 Trade — Trade in the Wider Atlantic and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Peter Sparding, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1394136509Sparding_WiderAtlanticTrade_Feb14_web.pdf

March 20

U.S. Allies – With Russia, as With China, Unnerved U.S. Allies Seek Reassurances, Mark Landler, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/world/europe/another-set-of-wary-allies-seeks-us-reassurance.html?_r=0

Russia – Biden and Lithuanian President on Russia, NY Times video
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000002776970/biden-lithuania-russia-ukraine-crimea.html

Russia – Making Putin Pay, Marco Rubio
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marco-rubio-making-putin-pay/2014/03/19/86cebd2e-af75-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html

Russia – Obama Doesn’t Grasp Russia’s Expansionist Ambitions, Washington Post Editorial Board
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-doesnt-grasp-putins-eurasian-ambitions/2014/03/19/89439990-af7e-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html

Ukraine – What is at Stake in Ukraine, Daniela Schwarzer and Constanze Stelzenmueller, German Marshall Fund
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1395247945Schwarzer_Stelzenmueller_Ukraine_Mar13_web.pdf

Ukraine — Crisis in Ukraine: What Role Does Energy Play?, Edward C. Chow and Sarah O. Ladislaw, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/crisis-ukraine-what-role-does-energy-play

Ukraine — Crimea, Russia and the Ukraine: The “Finlandization” Phase of 21st Century Security?, Harald Malmgren, SLD
http://www.sldinfo.com/crimea-russia-and-the-ukraine-the-findlandizaton-phase-of-21st-century-security/

Ukraine — Welcome to the Twilight Zone, Crimea, Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Moscow
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=55020

Transatlantic Relations — Obama’s Brussels Agenda: Verify but Trust, Ian Lesser, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/03/19/obamas-brussels-agenda-verify-but-trust/

World in Transition — Brussels Forum Views, German Marshall Fund
http://brussels.gmfus.org/bf-views-2014/

European Union – The Role of the European Union in the World, Eneko Landaburu, Egmont Institute
http://www.egmontinstitute.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/EPB-22-ENG.pdf

Migration Policy – From Lampedusa to the Post-Stockholm Programme: Difficult European solidarity in the field of migration, Corinne Balleix, Egmont Institute
http://www.egmontinstitute.be/publication_article/from-lampedusa-to-the-post-stockholm-programme-difficult-european-solidarity-in-the-field-of-migrations/

European Defense – The Summit of Our Ambition? European Defence between Brussels and Wales, Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute
http://www.egmontinstitute.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SPB55-Summit-of-our-Ambition.pdf

March 19

Ukraine — Where’s NATO’s Strong Response to Russia’s Invasion of Crimea?, Kurt Volker, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/18/wheres_nato_in_crimea

Ukraine — Le débâcle ukrainienne et son impact, Olivier Guitta and Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/olivier-guitta/la-debacle-ukrainienne-et-son-impact_b_4963848.html

Ukraine — History Repeats Itself in Ukraine: Crisis Holds Hard Lessons for NATO Leadership, Sally Painter, Truman Project
http://trumanproject.org/doctrine-blog/history-repeats-itself-in-ukraine-crisis-holds-hard-lessons-for-nato-leadership/

Ukraine — European Rifts Emerge Over Sanctions for Russia, Stacy Meichtry, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303287804579447513076140776

Russia — How Moscow Is Moving to Destabilize Eastern Ukraine, Uwe Klussmann and Matthias Schepp, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/how-moscow-is-moving-to-destablize-eastern-ukraine-a-959224.html

New Atlantic – The Case for a New Atlantic Community, Jose Maria Aznar, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303730804579439131445698394

U.S. Foreign Policy — Against Disengagement, Brian Katulis, Democracy Journal
http://www.democracyjournal.org/32/against-disengagement.php

EU — On Eve of Elections, Calls for Further EU Institutional Reforms Continue, Jacqueline Grapin, European Institute
http://www.europeaninstitute.org/EA-March-2014/letter-from-europe-on-eve-of-elections-calls-for-further-eu-institutional-reforms-continue.html

Libya — Libya After Qaddafi: Lessons and Implications for the Future, Christopher S. Chivvis and Jeffrey Martini, RAND
www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR500/RR577/RAND_RR577.pdf

Language study — What is a foreign language worth?, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21598844

March 18

Ukraine — Diplomatic Fallout: The European Union’s Bait-and-Switch in Ukraine, Judah Grunstein, World Politics Review http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/13633/diplomatic-fallout-the-european-union-s-bait-and-switch-in-ukraine

Ukraine — Can Obama’s Resolve Match Putin’s Westward Push? Michael Gerson, Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-can-obamas-resolve-match-putins-westward-push/2014/03/17/65fb3ad6-ae09-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html

Ukraine — Ukraine Versus the Vultures, Ngaire Woods and Taylor St. John, Project Syndicate http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ngaire-woods-and-taylor-st–john-warn-that-the-country-s-investment-treaties-could-undermine-debt-restructuring-efforts

Russia — Preparing for Putin’s Next Move, Financial Times
www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4b350cea-adcd-11e3-bc07-00144feab7de.html

Russia — EU and Russia Sanctions: Putin Untouched, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2014/03/eu-and-russia-sanctions

Russia — Regardless of US and EU Sanctions, Russia Is Already Paying A Huge Price for Invading Crimea, Mark Adomanis, Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2014/03/17/regardless-of-us-and-eu-sanctions-russia-is-already-paying-a-huge-price-for-invading-crimea/

Eastern Europe — From Sochi to Euromaidan: Where is Turkey along Europe’s Eastern Fault Lines?, Diba Nigar Göksel, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1395073032Goksel_SochiEuromaidan_Mar14.pdf

Eurozone — High Court Upholds Eurozone Bailout Scheme, Danhong Zhang, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/high-court-upholds-eurozone-bailout-scheme/a-17502729

March 17

Ukraine– White House releases expanded Executive Order on “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.”
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/must-reads/White_House_EO_Ukraine_Release.pdf

Ukraine — White House releases a letter from President Obama to Congress on sanctions on Russian officials.
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/must-reads/White_House_Obama_Ltr_Congress_Ukraine.pdf

Ukraine — U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russian Officials, Peter Baker, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/world/europe/us-imposes-new-sanctions-on-russian-officials.html?_r=0

Ukraine — EU Foreign Ministers Levy Sanctions Against 21 Russian and Ukrainians After Crimea Referendum, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/eu-foreign-ministers-levy-sanctions-against-21-russians-and-ukrainians-after-crimean-referendum/a-17501443

Ukraine — Crimea’s Choice, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=54988

Ukraine — If Crimea Secedes: Consequences for Ukraine, Russia, and Europe, Piotr Koscinski and Konrad Zasztowt, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16821

Ukraine — Russia’s Real Aims in Crimea, Wojciech Kononczuk, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/03/13/russia-s-real-aims-in-crimea/h3g0

Ukraine — Ukraine Crisis Puts a Strain on the Transatlantic Relationship, Antonia Colibasanu, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/03/17/ukraine_crisis_puts_a_strain_on_the_transatlantic_relationship.html

Ukraine — Parallels to 1914? What History Teaches Us About the Ukraine Crisis, Christopher Clark, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/christopher-clark-on-parallels-between-1914-and-the-ukraine-crisis-a-958692.html

Transatlantic Relations — Jumpstarting the U.S.-EU Relations: Mr. Obama Goes to Brussels, Robert A. Pollard, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/jumpstarting-us-eu-relationship-mr-obama-goes-brussels

U.S. Foreign Policy — Global Crises Put Obama’s Strategy of Caution to the Test, David E. Sanger, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/world/obamas-policy-is-put-to-the-test-as-crises-challenge-caution.html

March 14

Ukraine — Europe’s Long Peace, Shattered, Elizabeth Pond, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/blog/eye-europe/europes-long-peace-shattered

Ukraine — China’s Ambivalence: The PRC’S Position on the Events in Ukraine, Justyna Szczudlik-Tatar, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16741

Ukraine — Russia, Ukraine and Crimea: Asymmetric Wars, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21598999-best-way-get-crimea-back-ukraine-become-prosperous-democracywith-wests

Ukraine — Farewell, Crimea: Why Ukrainians Don’t Mind Losing the Territory to Russia, Taras Kuzio, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141032/taras-kuzio/farewell-crimea

Belarus — Consequences for Belarus of Russian Policy towards Ukraine, Anna Maria Dyner, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16744

Energy — All Hall Shale: As Putin’s Army Masses in the East, Europe Starts to Rethink Its Opposition to Fracking, Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/13/all_hail_shale

NATO — The New Secretary General Should Be From Central Europe, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/nato-summit_b_4957510.html

Turkey — The End of Erdogan, Henri J. Barkey, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/03/13/the-end-of-erdogan/

March 13

Ukraine — Aid Package For Ukraine Moves Slowly Through Congress, David Welna, National Public Radio
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/13/289750642/aid-package-for-ukraine-moves-slowly-through-congress

Ukraine — It Takes Three to Tango, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/03/12/it-takes-three-to-tango/

Ukraine — Crimea: The Revenge of Geography?, Robert Kaplan, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/03/13/crimea_the_revenge_of_geography.html

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Threat From Within, Robert English, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-english-ukraine-neofascists-20140313,0,7664312.story#axzz2vqTRijde

Russia — Putin’s Dangerous Game, Strobe Talbott, YaleGlobal Online
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/print/9171

March 12

Special edition of the transatlantic must-reads: Newly released The Transatlantic Economy 2014.

U.S. Surveillance — Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers, Greg Miller, Ed O’Keefe and Adam Goldman, Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-cia-searched-intelligence-committee-computers/2014/03/11/982cbc2c-a923-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%2012%202014

U.S. Surveillance — The Spies Who Didn’t Love Her, Maureen Dowd, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/opinion/dowd-the-spies-who-didnt-love-her.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%2012%202014

U.S. Surveillance — How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach, Charlie Savage and Laura Poitrasmarch, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us/how-a-courts-secret-evolution-extended-spies-reach.html?hp&_r=0
 
Ukraine — In Ukraine,  Defending Freedom Still Matters, Kurt Volker, Time
http://time.com/19108/in-ukraine-defending-freedom-still-matters/
 
Ukraine — Challenges Ahead in Crimea, Steven Pifer, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/03/11-challenges-ahead-crimea-pifer

Ukraine — A Better Energy Weapon to Stop Putin, Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Bloomberg
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03-11/a-better-energy-weapon-to-stop-putin

Ukraine — The Georgian Defense, Michael Cecire, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/11/the_georgian_defense

Russia — Putin’s Imperial Road to Economic Ruin, Sergei Guriev, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sergei-guriev-breaks-down-the-direct-and-indirect-costs-of-russia-s-intervention-in-ukraine

Trade — U.S. Objectives, U.S. Benefits in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Detailed View, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/US-Objectives-US-Benefits-In-the-TTIP-a-Detailed-View

Defense — Europe Needs A Reset on Defense: Nations Must Rethink Military Cuts After Russian Actions, Financial Times
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7133acce-a924-11e3-9b71-00144feab7de.html

Defense — Mind the Gap: Putin’s Actions and the Future of War, Janine Davidson, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/03/11/mind-the-gap-putins-actions-and-the-future-of-war/

March 11

Special edition of the transatlantic must-reads: Newly released White Paper on a New Atlantic Community and more on our Atlantic Basin Initiative here.

Ukraine — Putin’s Targets: Will Eastern Ukraine and Northern Kazachstan Be Next?, Peter Eltsov and Klaus Larres, New Republic
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116965/putins-next-targets-eastern-ukraine-and-northern-kazakhstan

Ukraine — EU Diplomats Preparing Next Level Sanctions on Russia, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/global-europe/eu-diplomats-preparing-level-san-news-534042?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=cf141093c1-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-cf141093c1-245423033

Ukraine — Crimea and the Cost of Playing for Time, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54841

Ukraine — Ukraine Is a Test Case for American Power, Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/444958b6-a849-11e3-a946-00144feab7de.html

Energy — South Stream pipeline project frozen over Crimea crisis, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/south-stream-project-takes-crime-news-534038?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=cf141093c1-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-cf141093c1-245423033

Russia — Beyond Ukraine: Russia’s Imperial Mess, Spiegel
www.spiegel.de/international/europe/ukraine-invasion-reveals-flaws-in-politics-of-putin-and-russia-a-957815.html

U.S. foreign policy — The Leaderless Doctrine, David Brooks, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/opinion/brooks-the-leaderless-doctrine.html

U.S. foreign policy — American Leadership in a World in Flux, Bruce Jones, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/03/10-american-leadership-flux-jones\

Trade — 2014 Trade Policy Agenda and 2013 Annual Report, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/reports-and-publications/2014-0

Trade — TTIP Yields Significant Export Gains in Key U.S. Industrial Sectors, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/ttip-yields-significant-export-gains-in-key-us-industrial-sectors

March 10

Ukraine — Why Crimea Might Be Worse Off Under Russian Rule, Tomila Lankina, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/03/09/why-crimea-might-be-worse-off-under-russian-rule/

Ukraine — Get Ready for a Russo-German Europe: The Two Powers That Will Decide Ukraine’s Fate, and the Region’s, Mitchell A. Orenstein, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141018/mitchell-a-orenstein/get-ready-for-a-russo-german-europe

Ukraine — Recommit to Transatlantic Ideals: Thinking Beyond Deployments, Sanctions, and Visa Bans in Ukraine, Amb. Marc Grossman, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/03/07/recommit-to-transatlantic-ideals-thinking-beyond-deployments-sanctions-and-visa-bans-in-ukraine/

Ukraine — Three Scenarios for Ukraine, Nicu Popescu, EUISS
http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Alert_16_Ukraine_Crimea.pdf

Visegrad — Visegrad 4 want US gas to cut dependence on Russia, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/visegrad-4-want-us-gas-cut-depen-news-534009?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=99a78f36d1-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-99a78f36d1-245423033

Russia — Transatlantic Economic Sanctions Against Russia, Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4249

Russia — The U.S.-Russia Problem: A Four-Step Recovery Program, Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/03/07/the-u-s-russia-problem-a-four-step-recovery-program/

Defense — 2014 QDR Maintains Focus on Climate Change and Operational Energy, Edward Delman, CNAS
http://www.cnas.org/blog/QDR-focus-on-climate-change-and-operational-energy#.Ux2nHIVIXcs

Europe — The Eurozone’s Ruinous Embrace of ‘Competitive Devaluation’, Simon Tilford, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/eurozones-ruinous-embrace-competitive-devaluation

Trade — Rule-Making in Super-RTAs – Implications for China and India, Supama Kamakar, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/publications/publication-detail/publication/820-rulemaking-in-super-rtas-implications-for-china-and-india/?utm_source=Bruegel+publication+alert&utm_campaign=320c5ac610-140310_SuperRTAs&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f233d52bd-320c5ac610-275098918

 

March 7

Ukraine-Russia; U.S. foreign policy; Transatlantic Relations; Europe

Ukraine-Russia — Kremlin Rolls the Dice in Ukraine, Donald N. Jensen, Institute for Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/681-kremlin-rolls-the-dice-in-ukraine

Ukraine-Russia — U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin, Coral Davenport and Steven Erlanger, New York Times
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/world/europe/us-seeks-to-reduce-ukraines-reliance-on-russia-for-natural-gas.html?referrer=

Ukraine-Russia — How NATO Can Help Rebuild Ukraine’s Defenses, James Hasik, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/defense-industrialist/how-nato-can-help-rebuild-ukraine-s-defenses

Ukraine-Russia — Putin Revives Old and New Europe, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54811

Ukraine-Russia — Russian Actions in Crimea: Consequences from the Security and International Law Perspective, Lukasz Kulesa, Maria Radziejowska, Marcin Terlikowski, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16724

Ukraine-Russia — Disrupting Putin’s Game Plan, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Bogdan Klich, Project Syndiate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/karl-theodor-zu-guttenberg-and-bogdan-klich-set-out-the-key-principles-that-should-guide-the-west-s-response-to-russia-s-invasion-of-ukraine

U.S. foreign policy — Ukraine and Obama’s ‘Credibility’, Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon, Survival
http://www.iiss.org/en/politics%20and%20strategy/blogsections/2014-d2de/march-1ef8/ukraine-and-obama-bcc4

Transatlantic Relations — Test of Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data Protection, Annegret Bendiek, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1392931586Bendiek_TestsofPartnership_Feb14_web.pdf

Europe — The Spitzenkandidats: EU Parliament Elections Become Explosive, Christoph Pauly and Christoph Schult, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/britian-leads-opposition-to-politicization-of-eu-commmission-a-956849.html

 

March 6

Ukraine-Russia — EU and UN Hold Emergency Talks Over Russia in Crimea — live updates, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/06/ukraine-crisis-russia-crimea-eu-un-live

Ukraine-Russia — How the Ukraine Crisis Ends, Henry A. Kissinger, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/henry-kissinger-to-settle-the-ukraine-crisis-start-at-the-end/2014/03/05/46dad868-a496-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html

Ukraine-Russia — A New Pact for Ukraine: How To Make EU Aid Work, Elzbieta Kaca, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16697

Ukraine-Russia — Why Putin Is Likely to Lose His War over Crimea, Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4245

Ukraine-Russia — To Blunt Russia, Time For American Natural Gas Diplomacy, Paul Bledsoe and Lee Feinstein, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/03/05/to-blunt-russia-time-for-american-natural-gas-diplomacy/

Ukraine-Russia — Yanukovych at the ICC? A Fork In the Road, Maria Radziejowska, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16696

Ukraine-Syria — What Ukraine Means For Syria, Edward P. Joseph, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/what-ukraine-means-for-syria

Balkans — The Situation in the Western Balkans, Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Kurt Volker, McCain Institute for International Leadership
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/helsinki%20comm%20testimony%203.5.14.docx

Trade — A Compromise to Advance the Trade Agenda: Purge Negotiations of Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Daniel J. Ikenson, Cato Institute
http://www.cato.org/publications/free-trade-bulletin/compromise-advance-trade-agenda-purge-negotiations-investor-state

Defense — Quadrennial Defense Review 2014, U.S. Department of Defense
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf

 

March 5

Ukraine-Russia — U.S. and Russia Set for Talks on Ukraine tension, John Irish and Timothy Heritage, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/05/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA1Q1E820140305

Ukraine-Russia — The Ukraine Crisis Calls For Less Bluster, More Common Sense, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrina-vanden-heuvel-the-ukraine-crisis-calls-for-less-bluster-more-common-sense/2014/03/04/efd89812-a313-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html

Ukraine-Rusia — At Stake in Ukraine: The Future of World Order, Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2014/03/04/at-stake-in-ukraine-the-future-of-world-order/

Ukraine-Russia — EU vs. Moscow: Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova, Christian Neef, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/russia-tries-to-keep-moldova-from-getting-close-to-eu-a-956597.html

Ukraine-Russia — The EU After Ukraine: European Foreign Policy in the New Europe, Kathleen R. McNamara, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140991/kathleen-r-mcnamara/the-eu-after-ukraine

Ukraine-Russia — Russia’s War on Ukraine and the Coming Transatlantic Reset, Roland Freudenstein, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54747

Ukraine-Russia — Past Mistakes and the Ukraine Crisis, Robert E. Hunter, LobeLog
http://www.lobelog.com/past-mistakes-and-the-ukraine-crisis/

Europe — Preventing Further Eurosion: The Importance of the 2014 European Parliament Elections, Olaf Cramme, Arian Meyer, and Jo Ritzen, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/blog/eye-europe/preventing-further-eurosion

 

March 4

Ukraine — Kerry, Arriving in Kiev, Offers $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees in Ukraine, Michael R. Gordon, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/world/europe/secretary-of-state-john-kerry-arriving-in-kiev-offers-1-billion-in-loan-guarantees-to-ukraine.html?action=click&contentCollection=Europe&region=Footer&module=TopNews&pgtype=article

Ukraine — Behind the West’s Miscalculations in Ukraine, Adam Entous and Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304585004579417531612266214?mod=wsj_streaming_stream&mg=reno64-wsj&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%204%202014

Ukraine-Russia — U.S. Increasingly Isolated on Russia Sanctions, Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/03/germany_and_us_diverge_over_russia_sanctions?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20MARCH%204%202014

Ukraine — Putin’s Kampf, Charles Tannock, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/charles-tannock-calls-for-iran-style-sanctions-against-russia-until-it-withdraws-its-forces-from-ukraine

Ukraine — Putin Planning ‘Soviet Union’ Lite, Ulrich Speck, CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/03/opinion/ukraine-world-order-opinion-ulrich-speck/index.html

Ukraine — Crisis in Crimea: Four Scenarios, Peter B. Doran and Marta Sikorski, CEPA
http://cepa.org/content/crisis-crimea-four-scenarios

Ukraine — Crimean Crisis: All Eyes on Merkel, Philipp Wittrock and Gregor Peter Schmitz, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/angela-merkel-plays-central-role-in-russia-diplomacy-over-crimea-a-956834.html

Ukraine — Europe’s Five Deadly Sins on Ukraine, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54743

Russia — Resetting the Reset, Michael Haltzel, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-haltzel/resetting-the-reset_b_4890730.html

Russia — Putin’s Takeover of Crimea Is Part of a Larger Strategy, Stephen J. Hadley and Damon Wilson, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/putins-takeover-of-crimea-is-part-of-a-larger-strategy/2014/03/03/a9cd5d7a-a2ec-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html

TTIP — Digital Trade and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Cameron F. Kerry, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2014/03/03-digital-trade-ttip-kerryc

Europe — The Global Race for Talent: Europe’s Migration Challenge, Rainer Münz, Bruegel

http://www.bruegel.org/download/parent/819-the-global-race-for-talent-europes-migration-challenge/file/1715-the-global-race-for-talent-europes-migration-challenge/

 

March 3

Ukraine-Russia — World Leaders Warn Kremlin as Ukraine Standoff Continues, Steven Erlanger, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/world/europe/ukraine.html

Ukraine-Russia — Edward Putin and Vladimir Snowden, Andras Simonyi, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/edward-putin-and-vladimir-snowden_b_4884807.html

Ukraine-Russia — Ukraine Crisis May Thwart Obama Plans From Iran to China, Terry Atlas, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-03/ukraine-crisis-may-thwart-obama-plans-from-iran-to-china.html

Ukraine-Russia — China Diverges From Russia Slightly on Ukraine Action,
Lukas I. Alpert, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304815004579416771704060190

Ukraine-Russia — Putin Strengthens His True Enemies, Benjamin Bidder, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russian-invasion-of-crimea-will-create-nationalist-problem-in-ukraine-a-956614.html

Ukraine-Russia — Putin’s Reckless Ukraine Gambit, Eugene Rumer and Andrew S. Weiss, Politico
www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/03/putins-reckless-ukraine-gambit-104125.html

Ukraine-Russia — Four Steps NATO can Take to Support Ukraine, Ian Brzezinski, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/four-steps-nato-can-take-to-support-ukraine

Ukraine-Russia — An American Strategy for Crimea, A. Wess Mitchell, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/Events/Others/An-American-Strategy-of-Crimea-by-A-Wess-Mitchell

Ukraine-Russia — Putin Cooks up Obama’s ‘Chicken Kiev’ Moment, Edward Luce, Financial Times
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ca3e8250-a067-11e3-8557-00144feab7de.html

Ukraine-Russia — The US and EU have Options to Outmanoeuvre Russia, Nicholas Burns, Financial Times
www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8f27da9c-a1f0-11e3-87f6-00144feab7de.html

Russia — Putin and the End of Illusion, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54726

Europe — The Future of Freedom in the Post-Soviet World, Salome Samadashvili, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/123332

European Security –Ukraine Crisis Highlights a Critical Gap in European Security, Roderic Lyne, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/197743

Georgia — After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP, Edward Joseph and Mamuka Tsereteli, Center for Transatlantic
Relations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-p-joseph/after-ukraine-nato-must-g_b_4875263.html

 

February 28

Ukraine; Georgia; Human Rights; U.S. Foreign Policy; Trade; Soft Power

Ukraine — Ukraine Accuses Russia of ‘Armed Invasion’ After Airport Seizure — Live Updates, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/28/ukraine-accuses-russia-of-taking-over-airports-live-updates

Ukraine — Europe’s Grown-Up Moment, Andras Simonyi, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/europe-ukraine_b_4868081.html

Ukraine — Keep a Lid on Crimea, Dmitri Trenin and Andrew S. Weiss, Carnegie Moscow
http://carnegie.ru/2014/02/27/keep-lid-on-crimea/h1yd

Georgia — Georgia’s Path to NATO, Damon Wilson, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Georgias_Path_to_NATO.pdf

Human Rights — Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20FEB%2028%202014#wrapper

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Ambivalent Superpower, Robert Kagan, Politico
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/united-states-ambivalent-superpower-103860_full.html#.UxB2pIVIXcs

Trade — No Big Deal, Paul Krugman, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/opinion/krugman-no-big-deal.html

Soft Power — Drama Power on the Rise? U.S. Soft Power May Increase as a Function of Washington Dysfunction, Mika Aaltola, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
http://www.fiia.fi/assets/publications/wp80.pdf

 

February 27

Ukraine; Afghanistan; Cybersecurity; Global Threats; U.S. Defense Spending; Trade

Ukraine — Crimean Parliament Seizure Inflames Russian-Ukrainian Tensions – Live Updates, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/ukraine-pro-russian-gunmen-seize-crimea-parliament-live-updates

Ukraine — A Tour of the Biggest Stumbling Blocks Ahead, Steven Pifer, The National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ukraine-tour-the-biggest-stumbling-blocks-ahead-9955?page=show

Ukraine — Ukraine and the Perils of Division, Serge Schmemann, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/opinion/ukraine-and-the-perils-of-division.html

Afghanistan — NATO puts pressure on Afghanistan to sign troop agreement, David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-nato-afghanistan-20140226,0,6307655.story?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20FEB%2027%202014#axzz2uWp2pyDj

Afghanistan — Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan, Helene Cooper, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/world/asia/hard-talk-aside-little-desire-by-west-to-leave-afghanistan.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20FEB%2027%202014&_r=0

Cybersecurity — NATO debates policy for cyber defense of public and private sectors, Christopher Castelli, Inside Cybersecurity
http://insidecybersecurity.com/Cyber-General/Cyber-Public-Content/nato-debates-policy-for-cyber-defense-of-public-and-private-sectors/menu-id-1089.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20FEB%2027%202014

Global Threats — Current and Future Worldwide Threats, Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Carl Levin, Senator James Imhofe, James Clapper and Michael T. Flynn
https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=749636

U.S. Defense Spending — Here’s What the Pentagon will Cut If Sequestration Happens Again in 2016, Stephanie Gaskell, Defense One
http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/02/heres-what-pentagon-will-cut-if-sequestration-happens-again-2016/79456/?oref=defenseone_today_nl&&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report

Trade — TTIP ‘Challenged’ by Environmental Critics, EU Says, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/trade/ttip-challenged-environmental-cr-news-533794

 

February 26

Ukraine; Russia; Foreign policy; Trade; U.S. economy

Ukraine — In Ukraine the EU Is Last Man Standing, Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Moscow
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=54654

Ukraine — From Barricades to the Ballot Box: A Long Road for the Maidan?, Edward Lucas, CEPA
http://cepa.org/content/barricades-ballot-box-long-road-maidan

Ukraine — Kyiv–in memoriam; Brussels–think big; Moscow–big rethink, Michael Emerson, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/8959/pdf

Ukraine — Reviving Ukraine’s Economy, Anders Aslund, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/anders–slund-identifies-the-three-main-economic-problems-that-the-new-government-will-have-to-address

Russia — Russia and Ukraine: The Empire Will Strike Back, Jonathan Eyal, RUSI
http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C530B772EF0CD0/#.UwyLXoVIXcs

Foreign policy — The State of the International Order, Bruce Jones and Thomas Wright, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2014/02/state%20of%20the%20international%20order/intlorder_report.pdf

Trade — The Trans-Pacific Partnership: No End In Sight, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2014/02/trans-pacific-partnership-0

U.S. economy — The Pacific Century Myth? James Clad and Robert A. Manning, The Diplomat
http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/the-pacific-century-myth

 

February 25

Ukraine; Russia; U.S. Military; Europe; Global Trade; Iran

Ukraine — The End of Yanukovych is Only the Beginning, Marcin Zaborowski, PISM
http://blog.pism.pl/blog/?p=1&id_blog=10&id_post=207

Ukraine — Forget Kiev. The Real Fight Will Be for Crimea, Andrei Malgin, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/forget-kiev-the-real-fight-will-be-for-crimea/495145.html

Ukraine — Has the West Already Lost Ukraine?, Slawomir Sierakowski, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/opinion/has-the-west-already-lost-ukraine.html

Russia — Ukrainian Revolution Can Be a Blessing in Disguise for Russia, but Dangers Remain, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=54613

U.S. Military — Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level, Thom Shanker and Helene Cooper, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/us/politics/pentagon-plans-to-shrink-army-to-pre-world-war-ii-level.html

Europe — Restoring Financial Stability in the Eurozone: Lessons From the U.S. Financial Crisis, Benn Steil and Dinah Walker, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/banks-and-banking/restoring-financial-stability-eurozone/p32399

Global Trade Governance — Changing Trade Patterns, Unchanging European and Global Governance, Jim O’Neill and Alessio Terzi, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/publications/publication-detail/publication/817-changing-trade-patterns-unchanging-european-and-global-governance/?utm_source=Bruegel+publication+alert&utm_campaign=5ef250c8c9-140225_Trade&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f233d52bd-5ef250c8c9-275098918

Iran — Drugs: The Overlooked Issue in Nuclear Talks with Iran, Shaged Ghoreishi, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/02/drugs-the-overlooked-issue-in-nuclear-talks-with-iran/284055/

 

February 24

Ukraine — Ukraine Opens Criminal Case Into ‘Mass Murder’ of Civilians, Lukas I. Alpert and Andrey Ostroukh, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304610404579402401580476592

Ukraine — Ukraine: Dream of Change, Roman Sohn, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/123239

Ukraine — What the West Must Do For Ukraine, Urich Speck, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/what-the-west-must-do-for-ukraine.html

Ukraine — Now the Hard Part for Ukraine, the EU, and Russia, Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54616

Russia — Putin Faces Tough Choices Over Ukraine, Timothy Heritage, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/23/us-ukraine-crisis-putin-idUSBREA1M0T820140223

Russia — Olympic Spirit? Russia’s Overshadowed Games, Peter Ahrens, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/commentary-on-the-olympics-in-sochi-in-the-shadow-of-kiev-a-955292.html

Afghanistan — US examines Afghanistan Option That would Leave 3,000 Troops in Kabul, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-examines-afghanistan-option-that-would-leave-3000-troops-in-kabul/2014/02/23/a0870034-9b32-11e3-ad71-e03637a299c0_story.html

Switzerland — Three Lessons from Switzerland’s Immigration Referendum, Timo Lochocki, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/02/23/three-lessons-from-switzerlands-immigration-referendum/

 

February 21

Ukraine – Accord Is Signed in Ukraine but Doubts Are Strong, Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/world/europe/ukraine.html?hp

Ukraine — Clashes in Ukraine: Live Blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/clashes-in-ukraine-live-blog-kyiv/25267783.html

Ukraine — Chess in a Mindfield: The Global Implications of the Ukraine Conflict, Uwe Klussmann, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-geopolitical-implications-of-conflict-in-ukraine-a-954724.html

U.S. foreign policy — Why Hillary Should Run, Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/02/20-why-hillary-clinton-should-run-ohanlon

U.S.-Turkey — False Friends: Why the United States Is Getting Tough with Turkey, Michael J. Koplow, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140952/michael-j-koplow/false-friends

Defense — When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles, Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/02/20/when-missile-defense-is-about-more-than-missiles/

Trade — American Trade Policy: How to Make the World $600 Billion Poorer, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21596934-barack-obamas-unwillingness-fight-free-trade-expensive-mistake-how-make-world

Europe — Eurosceptics in the European Parliament: Isolated and Divided but Driving National Debates, Daniela Kietz and Nicolai von Ondarza, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C13_ktz_orz.pdf

 

February 20

Ukraine — Ukraine truce shattered, death toll tops 50, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA1G0OU20140220

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Crisis: Europe’s New Battlefield, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21597004-bloody-skirmishes-between-police-and-protesters-centre-kiev-could-yet-descend

Ukraine — How Ukraine Can Be Saved, Romano Prodi, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/opinion/prodi-how-ukraine-can-be-saved.html

Ukraine — How Could the EU do More for Ukraine, Michael Emerson, The Conversation
http://theconversation.com/how-could-the-eu-do-more-for-ukraine-23451?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+20+February+2014&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+20+February+2014+CID_c3a86dea6c632d49fc3c5c7b276fcbf5&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=How%20could%20the%20EU%20do%20more%20for%20Ukraine

North America Summit — US, Canada, Mexico stress trade at North America summit, Laurent Thomet, AFP
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-heads-less-friendly-39-three-amigos-39-115608024.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

Europe — These (Franco-German) Boots Are Made For Walkin’, Niklas Helwig, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
http://www.fiia.fi/en/blog/439/these_franco-german_boots_are_made_for_walkin/

European Economy — The Long Haul: Managing Exit From Financial Assistance, Guntram B. Wolff, Zsolt Darvas and André Sapir, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/publications/publication-detail/publication/816-the-long-haul-managing-exit-from-financial-assistance/

Technology — As Objects Go Online: The Promise (and Pitfalls) of the Internet of Things, Neil Gershenfeld and JP Vasseur, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140745/neil-gershenfeld-and-jp-vasseur/as-objects-go-online

 

February 19

Trade — North America’s New Trade Deals: From NAFTA to TPP and TTIP, Kinga Brudzinska and Maya Rostowska, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16484

Russia — Russia’s Last Act?, Jan Winiecki, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/jan-winiecki-compares-vladimir-putin-s-short-sighted-leadership-to-soviet-rule-in-the-1970-s-and-1980-s

Energy — America’s Energy Edge: The Geopolitics of the Shale Revolution, Robert D. Blackwill and Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140750/robert-d-blackwill-and-meghan-l-osullivan/americas-energy-edge

Europe — Is The EU Ready For A Common Foreign Policy?, Audronius Azubalis, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/123189

Europe — Eastern Europe Goes South: Disappearing Democracy in the EU’s Newest Members, Jan-Werner Müller, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140736/jan-werner-mueller/eastern-europe-goes-south

Iran — Icebergs Ahead: Iran Nuclear Talks, Thomas Omestad, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/17/icebergs_ahead_iran_nuclear_talks

NATO — Germany and Others Are Doubtful About NATO, Tom Sauer, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/02/18/germany-and-others-are-doubtful-about-nato/

Ukraine — Deadly Protests in Kiev: European Leaders Call For Ukraine Sanctions, Benjamin Bidder, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/at-least-25-dead-in-violent-anti-government-clashes-in-ukraine-a-954374.html

 

February 18

Russia — From Moscow to Sochi, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/jeffrey-d–sachs-praises-russia-s-post-soviet-economic-progress-and-says-that-rapid-long-term-growth-is-within-

Italy — Is Italy Ready for Radical Reform?, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-italy-finally-ready-for-radical-reform/2014/02/17/807842fc-95ac-11e3-afce-3e7c922ef31e_story.html

Immigration — The Swiss Virus: Europe Gripped by Immigration Worries, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/right-wing-populists-stand-to-benefit-from-eu-immigration-concerns-a-953897.html

Europe — Reding Predicts Eurozone To Become a Federal State, Andrew Rettman, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/political/123183

 

February 17

Russia — Putin Is Playing a Game of His Own, Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304888404579381071171060730

Europe — Monnet’s Brandy and Europe’s Fate, Strobe Talbott, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/essays/2014/monnets-brandy-and-europes-fate

NAFTA — How to Strengthen NAFTA’s Next 20 Years, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2014/02/12-nafta-20-years-parilla-berube

Italy — Matteo Renzi, young man in a hurry to rescue Italy from crisis, Guy Dinmore and Giulia Segreti, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5fdb9710-940d-11e3-a0e1-00144feab7de.html

Trade — Obama’s Pacific Wager, James Traub, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/14/obama_pacific_wager_trade_asia

Switzerland — Switzerland’s Referendum on Europe’s Freedom of Movement will Have Big Consequences, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21596567-referendum-europes-freedom-movement-will-have-big-consequences-switzerlands-crossbow

Iran — Avoiding Stalemate in the Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Robert Einhorn, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Blogs/iran%20at%20saban/2014/02/17%20stalemate%20iran%20nuclear%20negotiations%20einhorn/17%20stalemate%20iran%20nuclear%20negotiations%20einhorn.pdf

 

February 14

Russia — The Kremlin’s Euromaidan Endgame, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/666-the-kremlins-euromaidan-endgame

Europe — France and Germany must both change economic strategy, André Sapir, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/1244-france-and-germany-must-both-change-economic-strategy/

TTIP — Alice in Trade-Land: The Politics of TTIP, Jim Kolbe, German Marshall Fund
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1392316139Kolbe_AliceTradeLand_Feb14.pdf

Cyber security — New U.S. Cyber Security Standards: Will They Do Enough?, Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Cyber-Conflict-Monitor/2014/0212/New-US-cybersecurity-standards-Will-they-do-enough-video

Bosnia — Five Reasons to Act Urgently on Bosnia, Edward P. Joseph, Balkans Insight
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/five-reasons-to-act-urgently-on-bosnia

Iran — Iran’s Black Gold, Keith Johnson & Jamila Trindle, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/13/irans_black_gold

 

February 13

Ukraine — The Macroeconomic Situation in Ukraine: Little Room for Improvement, Patryk Toporowski, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16401

Ukraine — Do We Really Want Ukrainians Repeating ‘F*** the EU?’, Guy Verhofstadft, The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/guy-verhofstadt/ukraine-protests-eu_b_4765604.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Italy — Italian government in crisis as PM Letta fights calls to go
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/13/us-italy-politics-idUSBREA1C0BJ20140213?feedType=RSS

Volkswagen in Tennessee — Volkswagen’s Tennessee Gambit: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Union?, Edward Alden, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/renewing-america/2014/02/12/volkswagens-tennessee-gambit-whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-union/

NAFTA — NAFTA at Twenty: Accomplishments, Challenges and the Way Forward, Carla A Hill, Inter-American Dialogue
http://thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=3505

NATO — NATO’s New Frontier, Anders Rogh Rasmussen, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/anders-fogh-rasmussen-presents-the-benefits-of-creating-a-european-missile-defense-system

EU-Russia — Eastern Partnership vs. Eurasian Union, Marcel de Haas, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/02/11/eu-and-russia-eastern-partnership-vs-eurasian-union/#.UvtHQYVIXcs

TTIP — Congressional Research Service releases new report on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/CRS_TTIP_report_Feb_2014.pdf

Transatlantic Relations — In Search of Transatlantic Realism, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54485

 

February 12

Russia — Putin’s Legacy, Andrew Wood, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/home/chatham/public_html/sites/default/files/Feb14Putin.pdf

Ukraine — Ukraine’s New Pro-Democracy Movement, Natalia Shapovalova, FRIDE
http://fride.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Commentary-3_Ukraines-new-pro-democracy-movement.pdf

U.S.-France — Obama’s Dalliance with France, Dana Milbank, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-obamas-dalliance-with-the-french/2014/02/11/69185236-9364-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html

Germany — Germany and the Spider-Man Doctrine: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, Gary Schmitt and Patrick Keller, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/issue/germany-and-the-spider-man-doctrine-with-great-power-comes-great-responsibility/

Transatlantic Relations — Transatlantic Collaboration and Latin America: New Opportunities and Incentives?, William McIlhenny, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2014/02/09/brazil-transatlantic/

Data protection — U.S., Europe Unlikely to Agree on Data Protection in Near Future, Annegret Bendiek, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/infosociety/bendiek-europe-us-find-common-gr-interview-533350

Turkey — With Internet Bill, Turkey Drifts Away from Democracy, Liridona Malota, Freedom House
http://www.freedomhouse.org/blog/internet-bill-turkey-drifts-away-democracy#.UvtERIVIXcs

 

February 11

Iraq — The Iraq War Never Ended — Jacopo Ottaviani, Foreign Policy

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/10/iraq_body_count_map_war_dead

Energy — Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security, Elizabeth Rosenberg, CNAS
http://www.cnas.org/energy-rush#.UvjCe15WFFR

France and U.S. — The French Connection, James Stavridis and Leo Michel, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/10/the_french_connection_obama_hollande

Macedonia and NATO — Letter from 40 Members of Congress to John Kerry
http://www.umdiaspora.org/images/docs/020714NATOEnlargementLettertoKerry.pdf

EU and Cuba — EU eyes warmer Cuba ties with push for new accord, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/eu-eyes-warmer-cuba-ties-push-ne-news-533408?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=cb3806fe11-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-cb3806fe11-245423033

Russia — Putin Playing His Own Long Game at Sochi, Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center
http://carnegie.ru/2014/02/10/putin-playing-his-own-long-game-at-sochi/h0in

Switzerland — A Land of Money and Fear: The Swiss Vote Against ‘Mass Migration’, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/analysis-of-swiss-vote-against-mass-migration-a-952531.html

U.S. — The Myth of Isolationist America, Joseph S. Nye, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joseph-s–nye-refutes-the-increasingly-widespread-view-that-the-us-is-turning-inward

Turkey — Erdogan Loses It: How the Islamists Forfeited Turkey, Halil Karaveli, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140726/halil-karaveli/erdogan-loses-it

 

February 10

U.S. and Ukraine – The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse….and Vladimir Putin, Victoria Nuland, and Europe, Andras Simonyi and Erik Brattberg, Huffington Post
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4757247

Ukraine — To Save Ukraine, Pressure the Oligarchs, Adrian Karatnycky, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/to-help-ukraine-pressure-its-oligarchs

Energy — Implications of the U.S. Shale Revolutions for the Countries of the EU Neighborhood, Sijbren de Jong and Willem Auping, European Global Strategy http://www.europeanglobalstrategy.eu/nyheter/opinions/implications-of-the-us-shale-revolution-for-countries-in-the-eu-neighbourhood

Defense — Poland and Ballistic Missile Defense: The Limits of Atlanticism, Lukasz Kulesa, IFRI
http://www.ifri.org/downloads/pp48kulesa.pdf

Eastern Partnership — The EU, Russia and the Eastern Partnership: What Dynamics under the New German Government?, Dominik Tolksdorf, IFRI
http://www.ifri.org/index.php?page=contribution-detail&id=8000&id_provenance=97

Transatlantic Relations — Nowhere to Go? Surveillance, Privacy Rules and Trade Talks, Roderick Abbott, ECIPE
http://www.ecipe.org/media/publication_pdfs/PB01.pdf

Europe — EU-Swiss Relations in Turmoil after Immigration Vote, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/global-europe/eu-swiss-relation-hangs-doubt-im-news-533366

U.S. Foreign Policy — The Price of Pulling Back From the World, Stephen Sestanovich, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/opinion/the-price-of-pulling-back-from-the-world.html

 

February 7

Ukraine — In Recording of U.S. Diplomat, Blunt Talk on Ukraine, Anne Gearan, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-purported-recording-of-us-diplomat-blunt-talk-on-ukraine/2014/02/06/518240a4-8f4b-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html

U.S. Diplomacy — Obama’s ambassador nominees are a disservice to diplomacy, Henri J. Barkey, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-ambassador-nominees-are-a-disservice-to-diplomacy/2014/02/06/2273ef9e-8e86-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html

Global economy — The Worldwide Wobble, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21595900-world-economy-will-have-bumpy-2014-recovery-not-yet-risk-worldwide

Trade — Europeans Undermining Trade Negotiations, Simon Johnson, New York Times
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/europeans-undermining-trade-negotiations/

Illicit Drugs and International Security, Benoit Gomes, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/home/chatham/public_html/sites/default/files/0214Drugs_BP2.pdf

Cyber Security — NATO Must Get More Serious on Cyber Security, Julianne Smith, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/197236

EU — Time to Reset the European Neighborhood Policy, Stefan Lehne, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/2014/02/04/time-to-reset-european-neighborhood-policy/h02l

Poland and Europe — Is this the Future of Europe? Opportunities and Risks for Poland in a Union of Insiders and Outsiders, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/publications/PISM-Reports/Is-this-the-future-of-Europe-Opportunities-and-risks-for-Poland-in-an-EU-of-insiders-and-outsiders

Bosnia-Bosnia’s Day of Reckoning Demands Bold Action, Edward Joseph, Balkan Insight
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/bosnia-s-day-of-reckoning-demands-bold-action

 

February 6

Ukraine — Preparing for a Post-Yanukovich Ukraine, Michael Emerson, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/ceps/dld/8879/pdf

Germany — Ukraine Crisis Shows Greater Assertiveness of German Foreign Policy, George Friedman and Marc Lanthemann, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/europes-east/assertive-german-foreign-policy-analysis-533262

Russia — Countering Putin’s Push, Andrew A. Michta, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/02/05/countering-putins-push/

U.S. economy — The Future of American Growth, Martin Feldstein, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/martin-feldstein-says-that-even-with-slower-growth-in-the-next-40-years–the-us-will-be-much-richer-than-it-is-today

Defense — 2013’s Top Defense-Spenders, Giri Rajendran, IISS
https://www.iiss.org/en/militarybalanceblog/blogsections/2014-3bea/february-f007/defence-spending-a132

TTIP — Toward a Transatlantic Energy Alliance? Liberalization of Energy Trade in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, David Koranyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-koranyi/toward-a-transatlantic-energy-alliance_b_4730227.html?1391612204

NSA — After Snowden, a lesser internet?, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-after-snowden-a-diminished-internet/2014/02/05/59ea1784-8e89-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html

February 5

Ukraine — Getting it Right on Ukraine: Realpolitik vs. Wishful Thinking, Edward Lucas, Center for European Policy Analysis
http://cepa.org/content/getting-it-right-ukraine-realpolitik-vs-wishful-thinking-1

Defense — French hard power: Living on the strategic edge, Dorothée Fouchaux, American Enterprise Institute
www.aei.org/outlook/foreign-and-defense-policy/defense/nato/french-hard-power-living-on-the-strategic-edge

EU foreign policy — A Few Fundamentals of EU Foreign Policy, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=54421

EU foreign policy — European Foreign Policy Scorecard, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.ecfr.eu/scorecard/2014

Trade — Free Trade Disagreement, Thomas B. Edsall, New York TImes
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/opinion/edsall-free-trade-disagreement.html

Turkey — Will the readmission agreement bring the EU and Turkey together or pull them apart?, Kema Kirisci, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/book/will-readmission-agreement-bring-eu-and-turkey-together-or-pull-them-apart

Russia — Russia’s Armed Forces on Modernization Course, Margarete Klein and Kristian Pester, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/russias_military_reforms.html

Russia– Inside the Iron Closet: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Putin’s Russia, Jeff Sharlet, GQ
http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201402/being-gay-in-russia?src=longreads

 

February 4

NATO — Palestinian Leaders Seeks NATO Force in Future State
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/world/middleeast/palestinian-leader-seeks-nato-force-in-future-state.html?_r=0

Hungary — Hungary Has No Business in That Russian Orbit and Neither Does the Ukraine, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/hungary-once-the-beacon-o_b_4709020.html

Ukraine — Winning Back Ukraine, Michael Leigh, German Marshall Fund
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/winning-back-ukraine/

Russia — Russia After Sochi, Stephen Sestanovich, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/russian-federation/russia-after-sochi/p32322

Germany — Overseas Role: Germany Must Back Words with Deeds, Christiane Hoffmann, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/commentary-on-german-promise-of-stronger-foreign-policy-role-a-950814.html

United States — The End of American Exceptionalism, Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/02/the-end-of-american-exceptionalism/283540/

Trade — U.S. Benefits from Trade Deals — Never Mind the Protectionists’ Hype, Charles Lane, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-us-benefits-from-trade-deals–never-mind-the-protectionists-hype/2014/02/03/8d374f20-8ceb-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html

 

February 3

Ukraine — Who’s Behind Abductions and Tortures in Ukraine?, Jewgen Worobiow, PISM
http://blog.pism.pl/blog/?p=1&id_blog=15&lang_id=12&id_post=185

Russia — Putinism’s Contradictions: Vertical or Horizontal Power?, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/politics/653-putinisms-contradictions-vertical-or-horizontal-power

Europe — Portugal and Ireland: Exiting Bailouts, but Different Challenges, John Bruton, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/transatlantic-topics/Articles/economy/Portugal_and_Ireland_Bruton_02.pdf

Energy — Europe’s Energy Competitiveness, Georg Zachmann and Valeria Cipollone, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/fileadmin/bruegel_files/Blog_pictures/2O14/Energy_Competitiveness.pdf

NATO — NATO at a crossroads, Madeleine Albright and Hans Binnendijk, The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/defence/article3992217.ece

Defense — Germany weighs pros and cons of more robust defense policy, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/global-europe/germany-weight-pros-cons-robust-news-533215

Inequality — How We Eat at the Global Table, EurActiv
http://static.euractiv.com/sites/all/euractiv/files/globaltable-30012014-en.pdf

 

January 31

Rising Powers — Mutual Assured Dependence, Alejandro Litovsky and Michael Schaefer, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/alejandro-litovsky-and-michael-schaefer-warn-that-growing-resource-interdependence-among-countries-leaves-many-vulnerable-to-new-threats

Rising Powers — 1914 Revisited?, Joseph S. Nye, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joseph-s–nye-asks-whether-war-between-china-and-the-us-is-as-inevitable-as-many-believe-world-war-i-to-have-been

Ukraine — Time for a Deal in Ukraine, The Editorial Board, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/opinion/time-for-a-deal-in-ukraine.html

Ukraine — The EU on Ukraine: Opportunities for Liberalization of the Visa Regime, Kinga Dudzinska and Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16262

Russia — Terrorism and Sport: Dangers for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Kacper Rekawek, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=16314

European defense — European Defence Monitoring (EDM), Christian Mölling, Marie-Louise Chagnaud, Torben Schütz, Alicia von Voss, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/arbeitspapiere/WP_EuropeanDefenceMonitoring_Jan2014.pdf

Transatlantic Relations — The Western Alliance in the Digital Age, Wolfgang Ischinger and Tobias Bunde, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/wolfgang-ischinger-and-tobias-bunde-discuss-the-crucial-strategic-debate-that-this-weekend-s-munich-security-conference-will-address

 

January 30

EU-Ukraine: EU-Ukraine Alliance Will Benefit Russia, Too, Oleh Havrylyshyn and Svitlana Kobzar, RAND
http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/01/eu-ukraine-alliance-will-benefit-russia-too.html

Trade — Obama’s Free-Trade Conundrum, David E. Bonior, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/opinion/obamas-free-trade-conundrum.html

Trade — The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans, Clyde Prestowitz, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-prestowitz-sotu-trade-deficit-20140130,0,1832709.story#axzz2rsstlfNN

NATO — Ten Ideas for Smarter NATO Missile Defense, Patrick O’Reilly, Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/issue-briefs/ten-ideas-for-smarter-nato-missile-defense

Nuclear Timeline, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
http://www.hcss.nl/dossiers/nuclear-timeline/22/

U.S. Foreign Policy — Obama’s State of the Union Speech and the Seductiveness of Limited Intervention, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2014/01/29-obama-sotu-speech-seductiveness-limited-intervention-felbabbrown

 

 

January 29

NATO — NATO Needs a Southern Strategy, F. Stephen Larrabee and Peter A. Wilson, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/nato-needs-southern-strategy-9769

Ukraine — What the West Must Do for Ukraine, John E. Herbst, William Green Miller, Steven K. Pifer and William B. Taylor Jr. New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/what-the-west-must-do-for-ukraine.html

Russia — Ukrainian Tremors: Putin’s Karma, Andrew Wood, The American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/01/28/putins-karma/

Russia — Russia’s Eastern Direction – Distinguishing the Real from the Virtual, Bobo Lo, Ifri Paris
http://www.ifri.org/downloads/ifrirnr17boboloeasterndirectionjan2014.pdf

EU-Russia — Partnership on Ice?, Ian Bond, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/attachments/pdf/2014/bulletin_94_ib_article2-8332.pdf

State of the Union — Barack Obama
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/full-text-of-obamas-2014-state-of-the-union-address/2014/01/28/e0c93358-887f-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html

U.S. Foreign Policy — Foreign Staid – State and USAID are in need of an overhaul, but you won’t hear it from Obama, Dan Serwer, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/28/foreign_staid_usaid_overhaul

Germany — Foreign Policy Rethink: Germany Weighs Stronger Military Role, Ralf Neukirch and Gordon Repinski, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-considers-increasing-role-in-foreign-military-missions-a-945771.html

Europe — EU Should Risk More to End Eastern Europe’s Limbo, Thomas de Waal, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-26/eu-should-risk-more-to-end-eastern-europe-s-limbo.html

 

January 28

Ukraine — Ukraine PM Tenders Resignation, Parliament Revokes Anti-Protest Laws, Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/us-ukraine-azarov-idUSBREA0R0BR20140128

Ukraine — Ukraine: The Perpetual Buffer State, George Friedman, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/01/28/ukraine_the_perpetual_buffer_state.html

TTIP — Expert Group to Advise European Commission on EU-US Trade Talks, European Commission
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-79_en.doc

State of the Union — Everything You Need to Know About the State of the Union Address, David A. Graham, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-state-of-the-union-address/283379/

NSA — Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps, James Glanz, Jeff Larson and Andrew W. Lehren, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/world/spy-agencies-scour-phone-apps-for-personal-data.html

Europe — Schäuble Advocates Separate Eurozone Parliament, EurActiv
http://www.euractiv.com/future-eu/schaeuble-advocates-separate-eur-news-533065

U.S. Economy — America’s False Dawn, Stephen S. Roach, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/stephen-s–roach-says-that-anyone-trumpeting-a-faster-us-recovery-is-playing-the-wrong-tune

U.S.-Romania — The Pentagon’s Route out of Afghanistan Passes Through a Former CIA Black Site, Dan Lamothe, Foreign Policy
http://complex.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/01/27/the_pentagons_route_out_of_afghanistan_passes_through_a_former_cia_black_site?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report&utm_campaign=SITREP%20JAN%2028%202014

 

 

January 27

Ukraine — EU Chairman Blames Yanukovych for ‘Destabilizing’ Ukraine, Andrew Rettman, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/122877

Ukraine — Ukraine Scenarios and Central Europe, Edward Lucas, Central European Policy Institute
http://www.cepolicy.org/publications/ukraine-scenarios-and-central-europe

NSA — Edward Snowden tells German TV that NSA is involved in industrial espionage, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/26/edward-snowden-nsa-industrial-sabotage

NSA — Candidates of both parties run vs. NSA, Manu Raju, Politico
www.politico.com/story/2014/01/candidates-of-both-parties-run-vs-nsa-102628.html

Trade — A New Path on Trade Deals, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trade-fast-track-20140126,0,6826166.story#axzz2ramrGK7K

U.S. — Is Barack Obama an Imperial President?, Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2014/0126/Is-Barack-Obama-an-imperial-president

U.S. — 2014 Elections Likely to Keep Capital’s Split, Carl Hulse, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/us/politics/2014-elections-likely-to-keep-capitals-split.html

 

 

January 24

Ukraine — Ukraine’s Big Three, Annabelle Chapman, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140664/annabelle-chapman/ukraines-big-three

NSA — End the Phone Data Sweeps, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/opinion/end-the-phone-data-sweeps.html

NSA — U.S. Hints at Edward Snowden plea bargain to allow return from Russia, Paul Lewis, Spencer Ackerman and Dan Roberts, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/23/edward-snowden-nsa-plea-bargain-russia

TTIP — Where do we stand on the hottest topics in the current debate?, Speech by Karel De Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/january/tradoc_152075.pdf

U.S. economy — An Emerging Market Problem, David Ignatius, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-an-emerging-market-problem/2014/01/22/173a984c-82f3-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

Turkey — The U.S. needs to tell Turkey to change course, Morton Abramowitz, Eric Edelman and Blaise Misztal, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-united-states-needs-to-tell-turkey-to-change-course/2014/01/23/3525bf52-7eda-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html

Security-Preparing for War in a Robotic Age, Robert O. Work and Shawn Brimley, Center for New American Security
http://www.cnas.org/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/CNAS_20YY_WorkBrimley.pdf

 

 

January 23

Transatlantic Must-Reads, January 23
Ukraine; NSA; U.S.; Trade

Ukraine — Ukraine Protests: Crisis Talks After Day of Bloodshed, BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25853329

NSA — Watchdog Report Says NSA Program is Illegal and Should End, Charlie Savage, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/politics/watchdog-report-says-nsa-program-is-illegal-and-should-end.html

U.S. — America Is Not in Decline, Its Foreign Policy Is… But It Can (Still) Surprise the World, Andras Simonyi and Erik Brattberg, Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/america-is-not-in-decline_b_4643740.html

U.S. — Syria Still Haunting Obama’s Strategy in the Middle East, Robert E. Hunter, Lobe Log
http://www.lobelog.com/syria-still-haunting-obamas-strategy-in-the-middle-east/

Trade — Corporation Carte Blance: Will US-EU Trade Become Too Free?, Michaela Schiessl, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/criticism-grows-over-investor-protections-in-transatlantic-trade-deal-a-945107.html

Trade — An Enduring Legacy – The Democratic Party and Free and Open Trade, Simon Rosenberg, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-rosenberg/an-enduring-legacy—the_b_4637142.html

 

 

January 22

Ukraine – The West must break Ukraine free from Mr. Putin’s grasp, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-west-must-break-ukraine-free-from-mr-putins-grasp/2014/01/21/400a30aa-82c8-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

Syria — Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria, Philippe Leroux-Martin, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/bosnias-lessons-for-syria.html

NSA — Europe Must Balance the Digital Hegemon, Annegret Bendiek, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/europe-must-balance-the-digital-hegemon.html

TTIP — Sovereignty Fears Lead to EU-US Trade Rethink, Oliver Wright, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sovereignty-fears-lead-to-euus-trade-rethink-9073111.html

Europe — EU expected to trim ambitions on environment, Pilita Clark, Financial Times
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/49e99580-8344-11e3-aa65-00144feab7de.html

U.S. — Can Anyone Stop Hillary? Absolutely, James A. Barnes, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/can-anyone-stop-hillary-absolutely/283224/

 

 

January 21

NSA — A New Day at the NSA, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-obama-surveillance-nsa-20140119,0,6874114.column#axzz2r2B29SgA

NSA — Statement by European Commission Spokeswoman on U.S. President Obama’s remarks on the review of U.S. Intelligence Programmes, European Commission
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-30_en.doc

NSA –Top German Prosecutor Considers NSA Investigation, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/nsa-syping-scandal-a-944415.html

Europe — The EU, Russia and a Less Common Neighborhood, Susan Stewart, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C03_stw.pdf

Cyber Security — EU Cyber Security Policy in the Age of Snowden, EuroWire, Bertelsmann Foundation
http://www.bfna.org/sites/default/files/publications/EuroWire%20Jan%202014.pdf

Germany — Germany’s Energy Transition: Sunny, Windy, Costly, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21594336-germanys-new-super-minister-energy-and-economy-has-his-work-cut-out-sunny-windy-costly

January 17

NSA — Obama to Call for Overhaul of NSA Phone Data Collection Program, Mark Landler and Peter Baker, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/us/politics/obama-to-balance-privacy-and-security-concerns-in-speech-on-surveillance-aides-say.html

NSA — Why NSA Overreach is Bad for Business Too, Cameron F. Kerry, Politico
www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/nsa-scandal-business-edward-snowden-102230.html

Transatlantic Relations — Inseparable, but Not Equal: Assessing U.S.-EU Relations in the Wake of the NSA Surveillance Affair, Johannes Thimm, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C04_tmm.pdf

Transatlantic Relations — Britain Outside Europe? The Canadian View, Charles C. Pentland, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/britain-outside-europe-canadian-view

Europe — Consent of a majority of the rest of the EU will be needed if there is to be a new UK-EU relationship, Tim Oliver and John Bruton, LSE
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/archives/39020

Trade — Free-trade deals such as TPP help the United States, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trans-pacific-partnership-and-all-free-trade-deals-help-the-united-states/2014/01/16/c595da66-7ef5-11e3-93c1-0e888170b723_story.html

Trade — The U.S. and Environmental Protection in the TPP, USTR
http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/blog/2014/January/The-US-and-Environmental-Protections-in-the-TPP

 

January 16

Ukraine — Implications of the Crisis in Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2014/jan/219795.htm

Russia — U.S.-Russia Relations in 2013: A Year of Living Ambiguously, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/642-us-russia-relations-in-2013-a-year-of-living-ambiguously

Europe — A Harder Look at Welfare Rules as Europeans Flood Countries in Search of Jobs, Stephen Castle, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/world/europe/a-harder-look-at-welfare-rules-as-europeans-flood-countries-in-search-of-jobs.html

Europe — Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals, Gregor Peter Schmitz, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-commission-move-away-from-climate-protection-goals-a-943664.html

U.S. — Obama’s Path From Critic to Overseer of Spying, Peter Baker, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/us/obamas-path-from-critic-to-defender-of-spying.html

U.S. — Should the U.S. be Spying on its Allies in the Region?, Gabriel Marcella and William McIlhenny, Americas Quarterly
http://www.americasquarterly.org/content/hard-talk-winter2014-preview-article

Turkey — Turkey’s Corruption Probe Crisis: A Blow to the Rule of Law, William Chislett, Real Institute Elcano
http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_eng/Content?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/commentary-chislett-turkey-corruption-probe-crisis

Trade — The anti-democratic implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Gordon Lafer, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/gordon-lafer-calls-attention-to-the-frighteningly-anti-democratic-implications-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership

 

January 15

Trade — Leading From the Front on Free Trade, Robert B. Zoellick, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303933104579302452830547782

Trade — TTIP Negotiations: A Summary of Round 3, Kara Sutton, Bertelsmann Foundation
http://www.bfna.org/sites/default/files/publications/BBrief-TTIP%20Round%203%20(14Jan14).pdf

Europe — Why Europe Can’t Leave Asia to the U.S., Hans Kundnani and Richard Gowan, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_why_europe_cant_leave_asia_to_the_us237

Germany — ‘The Americans Lied’: Transatlantic ‘No-Spy’ Deal of the Rocks, Veit Medick and Annett Meiritz, Spiege
l http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/us-german-no-spy-deal-in-danger-of-failure-a-943614.html

U.S. — Obama to Place Some Restraints on Surveillance, Peter Baker and Charlie Savage, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/us/politics/judge-warns-proposed-safeguards-could-hamper-surveillance-court.html

U.S. — The GOP Isn’t The Only Party With an Iraq War Problem, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/the-gop-isnt-the-only-party-with-an-iraq-war-problem/283049/

Turkey — Turkey Inside-Out: Old Realities, New Risks, and Strategic Implications, Ian Lesser, GMFUS
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1389637278Lesser_TurkeyInsideOut_Jan14.pdf

 

January 14

Hungary — Hungary PM to meet Russia’s Putin, nuclear deal likely, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/us-hungary-russia-nuclear-idUSBREA0C0PM20140113

Trade — Addressing Currency Manipulations Through Trade Agreements, C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics http://www.piie.com/publications/pb/pb14-2.pdf

U.S. — What Gates Reveals About Obama, Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-robert-gates-obama-edit-0114-20140114,0,7811149.story

U.S. — Is the Country’s Infrastructure Ready for the Energy Evolution?, Adie Tomer, Brookings http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2014/01/13-infrastructure-energy-evolution-tomer#

Europe — Euro zone output rebounds in Nov, adds to signs of economic recovery, Martin Santa, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-eurozone-economy-output-idUSBREA0D0HR20140114

Europe — Europeans Struggle to Set Derivatives Rules, Danny Hakim, New York Times http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/europeans-struggle-to-set-derivatives-rules

Balkans — Balkan Energy: A Year in Review, Margarita Assenova, Jamestown Foundation http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=41814&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=4d54312f417f30f8adf62b161f70fef7#.UtUxg_apZFQ

 

January 13

Ukraine — Stalemate on the Maidan, Janek Lasocki, European Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.ecfr.eu/blog/entry/ukraine_stalemate_on_the_maidan

Ukraine — U.S. Drafts Ukraine Sanctions, As EU Mulls New Talks, Andrew Rettman, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/122688

U.S. — Iran to Implement Nuclear Deal as Obama Repeats Congress Sanctions Plea, Paul Lewis, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/12/iran-begin-implementation-nuclear-deal

Europe: Deflation in Europe–On the Road to Double-Dipped Recession or Deflation?, Guillermo Calvo, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/01/deflation-europe

Turkey — In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media, Tim Arango, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/world/europe/in-scandal-turkeys-leaders-may-be-losing-their-tight-grip-on-news-media.html<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/world/europe/in-scandal-turkeys-leaders-may-be-losing-their-tight-grip-on-news-media.html>

NSA — We Need A New Jurisprudence of Anonymity, Jed Rubenfeld, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-new-jurisprudence-of-anonymity/2014/01/12/ba111fc8-7bd7-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html

TTIP — French Senators Strongly Attack EU-US Trade Deal, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/eu-elections-2014/french-senators-violently-attack-news-532705

TTIP — Will TTIP Harm The Global Trading System?, Katynka Barisch and Michael Heise, Yale Global Online
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/will-ttip-harm-global-trading-system

Eastern Europe — The EU, Russia and a Less Common Neighbourhood, Susan Stewart, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C03_stw.pdf

Russia — Russia’s Eastern Direction–Distinguishing the Real from the Virtual, Bobo Lo, IFRI
http://www.ifri.org/downloads/ifrirnr17boboloeasterndirectionjan2014.pdf

 

January 10

NSA — Obama Seeks Balance in Plan for Spy Programs, Peter Baker and Charlie Savage, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/obama-seeks-balance-in-plan-for-spy-programs.html

NSA — Congressmen Reveal Secret Report’s Findings to Discredit Snowden, Foreign Policy http://complex.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/01/09/congressmen_reveal_secret_report_s_findings_to_discredit_snowden

Global economy — International Impacts of the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing Program, Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
http://www.piie.com/publications/interstitial.cfm?ResearchID=2545

France — Can Francois do a Gerhard?, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21593456-president-talking-reform-it-his-interest-and-his-countrys-he-should-carry-it

Europe — Europe’s Supernova Moment, Jochen Bittner, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/opinion/bittner-europes-supernova-moment.html

 

January 9

U.S. — Robert Gates: The Iraq War Undermined U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/robert-gates-the-iraq-war-undermined-us-efforts-in-afghanistan/282905/

U.S. — The End of Moderates, and What it Means, Sean Sullivan, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/09/the-end-of-moderates-and-what-it-means/

Germany — U.S. Treasury Secretary Urges Germany to Do More on Banks and Economy, Melissa Eddy, New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/business/international/us-treasury-secretary-urges-germany-to-do-more-on-banks-and-economy.html

Turkey — Turkey’s Democratic Mirage, Steven A. Cook, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140640/steven-a-cook/turkeys-democratic-mirage

Turkey — A Brother’s Vengeance: The Preacher Who Could Topple Erdogan, Maximilian Popp, Der Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/turkey-erdogan-sees-power-threatened-by-muslim-cleric-guelen-a-942296.html

Russia — Russia’s Growing Middle East Influence, Anna Borshchevskaya, CNN
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/08/russias-growing-middle-east-influence/

Europe — The New EU Climate and Energy Package: Passing the Test? Andrei Marcu and Christian Egenhofer, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/new-eu-climate-and-energy-package-passing-test

Europe — The Year the EU Sets Its Future Course, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/2013/12/31/year-eu-sets-its-future-course/gxct

Europe — How Europe’s Far-Right Will – And Won’t – Flourish in 2014, Matthew Goodwin, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/01/how-europes-far-right-will-and-wont-flourish-2014

Europe — The EU’s Role in Shaping Asia’s Security, Yeo Lay Hwee and Gudrun Wacker, Europe’s World
http://europesworld.org/2014/01/07/the-eus-role-in-shaping-asias-security/#.Us6RtPapZFQ

Transatlantic Relations — Online Privacy Could Spark U.S.-EU Trade Rift, Sam Schechner, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304361604579291041878017398

 

January 8

Russia — Why Putin’s Defense of “Traditional Values” is Really a War on Freedom, James Kirchik, Foreign Policy
www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/03/why_putin_s_defense_of_traditional_values_is_really_a_war_on_freedom

Russia — The Kremlin’s Euromaidan Calculus, Donald N. Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
http://imrussia.org/en/russia-and-the-world/634-the-kremlins-euromaidan-calculus

Russia — Russia’s ‘Spare Individuals’, Maxim Trudolyubov, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opinion/trudolyubov-russias-spare-individuals.html?_r=0

Hungary — Hungary Before the Election: Interview with Charles Gati, Hungarian Spectrum
http://hungarianspectrum.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/charles-gati-hungary-before-the-election-interview/

Greece — Economic Health: Has Greece Turned a Corner?, Christoph Pauly, Gregor Peter Schmitz and Christoph Schult, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/reforming-greece-takes-over-eu-council-presidency-a-942097.html

Great Britain — Scotland Secession Could Lead to The Re-Balkanization of Europe, George Robertson, Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-scotland-united-kingdom-breakup-secession-europ-20140107,0,4934998.story

Europe — EU Study Predicts Clean Energy, Climate Failure by 2050, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/eu-study-predicts-climate-failur-news-532630

Europe — EU Migration: The Gates Are Open, The Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21592673-rich-eu-countries-fret-about-social-benefits-tourism-after-lifting-restrictions-free

Europe — The Plight of the Roma: Europe’s Unwanted People, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-failing-to-protect-roma-from-discrimination-and-poverty-a-942057.html

U.S. — 2013: Obama Rising, Robert E. Hunter, Lobe Log
http://www.lobelog.com/2013-obama-rising/

U.S. — Robert Gates Offers Harsh Critique of Obama’s Leadership, Bob Woodward, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/robert-gates-former-defense-secretary-offers-harsh-critique-of-obamas-leadership-in-duty/2014/01/07/6a6915b2-77cb-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

U.S. — ‘Rising Rest’ Affect U.S. Development Aid, Patrick Quirk, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/node/639

U.S. — Three Foreign Policy Opportunities in 2014, Richard Fontaine, Center for a New American Security
http://www.cnas.org/3-foreign-policy-opportunities-2014#.Us1HE_apZFR

NSA — Edward Snowden, in Shades of Grey, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-snowden-20140108,0,3522923.column#axzz2poEy9yRx

January 7

Russia — Putin is Basking in an ‘Astonishing Leadership Vacuum,’ Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Garry Kasparov, TIME
http://ideas.time.com/2014/01/06/putin-is-basking-in-an-astonishing-leadership-vacuum/

Russia — Why 2013 Was Big for Russia, Margot Light, RealClearWorld
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2014/01/06/why_2013_was_big_for_russia_110188.html

Great Britain — What Does Britain Want From an EU Renegotiation, and What Terms Would It Get If It Left?, John Bruton, Center for Transatlantic Relations
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/commentary/bruton%20article%20eu.pdf

Europe — European Commission Braces for Bitter Battle Over New Chief, Ian Traynor, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/07/european-commission-battle-new-chief

Europe — Crisis Management: Europe Eyes Anglo-Saxon Model with Envy, Henrik Müller, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/draghi-faces-dilemma-at-ecb-as-europe-looks-to-solve-crisis-a-942004.html

U.S. — Yellen Wins Backing of Senators to Lead Fed, Annie Lowrey, New York Times
www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/business/economy/Yellen-Senate-Vote.html

U.S. — The President’s Hump Year, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-obama-year-6-20140105,0,1450888.column#axzz2piHn46gw

U.S. — America’s Social Democratic Future, Lane Kenworthy, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140345/lane-kenworthy/americas-social-democratic-future

U.S. — Tea Party: Is the Party Over?, Democracy
http://www.democracyjournal.org/31/is-the-party-over.php

U.S. — How ‘polarized’ is the American electorate?, Greg Sargent, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/06/how-polarized-is-the-american-electorate/

Czech Republic — Czech Parties Agree to Form Center-Left Coalition, Dan Bilefsky, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/world/europe/czech-parties-agree-to-form-center-left-coalition.html

Germany — New Power, New Responsibility: Elements of German Foreign and Security Policy for a Changing World, SWP and German Marshall Fundhttp://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/projekt_papiere/GermanForeignSecurityPolicy_SWP_GMF_2013.pdf

January 6

Russia — Washington and Moscow: Brothers in Arms?, Dov S. Zakheim, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/washington-moscow-brothers-arms-9663

Russia — A Good Week for Some Political Prisoners in Russia… a Bad One for Russian Democracy, Andras Simonyi, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andras-simonyi/a-good-week-for-some-poli_b_4502037.html

Russia — Putin’s Rearguard Battle, Shlomo Ben-Ami, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/shlomo-ben-ami-shines-a-light-on-the-flaws-in-vladimir-putin-s-efforts-to-position-russia-as-a-major-world-power

Ukraine — Why Did Ukraine’s Eurolution Fail? Vijai Makeshwari, The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/05/why-did-ukraine-s-eurolution-fail.html

Turkey — Erdogan’s Economic Model Comes Under Pressure, Financial Times
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/84f98c2e-75f8-11e3-8c8d-00144feabdc0.html

Turkey — Icarus and Erdogan’s Corruption Scandal, Henri J. Barkey, Foreign Policy
http://mideastafrica.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/12/27/icarus_and_erdogans_corruption_scandal

Global economy — The Great Malaise Drags On, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/joseph-e–stiglitz-predicts-continued-slow-growth-and-misguided-economic-policy-in-2014

Global economy — Calm Seas in Europe in 2014?, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute
http://www.piie.com/blogs/realtime/?p=4195

NSA — The Al Qaeda Switchboard, Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/01/13/140113taco_talk_wright

NSA — For Surveillance Program, A Lifeline – and Limbo, Jonathan Allen and Josh Gerstein, Politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/nsa-surveillance-program-federal-court-101577.html

NSA — Senator Paul wants light punishment of Snowden for NSA leaks, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/05/us-usa-congress-snowden-idUSBREA040CI20140105

U.S. — What’s Ahead in Politics in 2014, Molly Ball, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/whats-ahead-in-politics-in-2014/282783/

U.S. — The Budget Deficit as Seen From 2009, Bruce Bartlett, New York Times
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/24/the-budget-deficit-as-seen-from-2009/

TTIP — EU Chief Negotiator says EU-US Trade Deal Not About Deregulation, European Commission
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1007

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