Weekly Brief
January 19, 2020


Refreshing Transatlantic Trade Relations, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan
Trump’s Growing European Base, Bruce Stokes, Foreign Policy
Johnson, Trump, and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, The Economist
How to Save Liberalism in the US and Europe, Beth Baltzan, Francesco Cerruti, Andy Green, Heather Hurlburt, Julianne Smith, Washington Monthly
5 Reasons Why US-Europe Tensions Will Grow in the 2020s—and How to Stop It, David Whineray, The Hill


Russian Government Quits as Putin Plans to Stay in Power Past 2024, Andrew Roth, The Guardian
6 Highlights from Putin’s State of the Nation Address, Moscow Times
The Willful Ambiguity of Putin’s Power Grab, Masha Gessen, New Yorker
Integration on Hold for Russia and Belarus, John Lough, Katia Glod, Chatham House

Energy in Europe

Can Poland Turn Its Back on Russian Gas? Zsombor Zeöld, CEPA
Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position, Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
How Germany’s Energy Transition Could Get Its Mojo Back, John Parnell, GreenTech Media

Middle East

Evaluating the Administration’s Iran Policy, Richard Haass, Testimony Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, US House of Representatives
The Libyan Conflict Explained, Zia Weise, Politico
Death of a Sultan: Oman Matters, So Why Such a Slow US Response? Simon Henderson, The Hill
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