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Transatlantic Must-Reads, Archive 2012

December 20

EU and Israel -- EU struggling to keep up with Israeli settlement plans, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/118591

Euro crisis -- All hope not lost. The euro has survived 2012, but it will be a long time before it is cured, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21568769-euro-has-survived-2012-it-will-be-long-time-it-cured-all-hope-not-lost

Britain -- Timothy Garton Ash, A referendum on Europe? Bring it on, for all our sakes, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/20/referendum-europe-bring-it-on

Asia Pacific -- Patryk Pawlak (ed), Look East, act East: transatlantic agendas in the Asia Pacific, EUISS
http://www.sta.ethz.ch/CSS-Analysis-in-Security-Policy/No.-126-Smart-Pooling-State-of-Play-in-European-Defence-and-Armaments-Cooperation-December-2012

December 19

Russia -- Thomas L. Friedman, Pussy Riot, Tupac and Putin, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/opinion/friedman-pussy-riot-tupac-and-putin.html

Britain -- Britain will be weaker without EU, says USA, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/9754042/Britain-will-be-weaker-without-EU-says-USA.html

Britain -- CTR Distinguished Fellow John Bruton, What to expect if the UK leaves the EU, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-bruton/united-kingdom-european-union_b_2323058.html

Britain -- Sven Biscop, The UK and European defence: leading or leaving?, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/ia/archive/view/186883

European defense -- European defense Trends 2012, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/european-defense-trends-2012

2013 forecast -- Jan Techau, Six stories to watch in Europe in 2013, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=50397

December 18

Britain -- David Cameron: withdrawal from EU is imaginable, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/dec/17/david-cameron-withdrawal-eu-imaginable

Russia -- US Magnitsky Law draws Kremlin ire – but many Russians support it, CS Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/1217/US-Magnitsky-Law-draws-Kremlin-ire-but-many-Russians-support-it

EU foreign policy -- Daniel Keohane, Strategic priorities for a common security and defence policy, European Global Strategy
http://www.europeanglobalstrategy.eu/nyheter/opinions/strategic-priorities-for-csdp

EU foreign policy -- Stefan Lehne, The role of sanctions in EU foreign policy, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=50378

Hillary Clinton -- Aaron David Miller, Untouchable. Why Hillary Clinton is the Teflon secretary, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/12/17/untouchable

December 17

Euro crisis -- Latest eurozone summit ends in stalemate, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/dec/14/eurozone-summit-stalemate

Euro crisis -- David Cameron runs into French resistance with EU clawback strategy, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/14/david-cameron-french-resistance-eu

Russia -- Obama signs trade, human rights bill that angers Moscow, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/14/us-usa-russia-obama-idUSBRE8BD12620121214

Russia -- U.S. pro-democracy groups pulling out of Russia, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/14/us-russia-usa-democracy-idUSBRE8BD18I20121214

China -- Christina Lin, China’s arrival in the "NATO lake" of the Mediterranean, ISPSW
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?ots591=0c54e3b3-1e9c-be1e-2c24-a6a8c7060233&lng=en&id=156104

EU peacebuilding -- Marco Overhaus, Mateja Peter, The EU and peacebuilding: South Sudan and the Sahel, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/the_eu_and_peacebuilding.html

Transatlantic relations -- Stuart E. Eizenstat, Daniel S. Hamilton, Time for new trans-Atlantic partnership, San Francisco Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Time-for-new-trans-Atlantic-partnership-4121160.php

Transatlantic relations -- Hans Binnendijk, Pivoting on a new partnership with Europe, San Francisco Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Pivoting-on-a-new-partnership-with-Europe-4121166.php

December 14

Euro crisis -- EU summit delays crucial eurozone moves, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/903b5dec-4593-11e2-8ccc-00144feabdc0.html

Syria -- Andrew S. Weiss, Did Russia just throw Assad under the bus? Not really, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/12/13/did_russia_just_throw_assad_under_the_bus

Britain -- Britain approves fracking for shale gas exploration, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/business/energy-environment/britain-approves-fracking-for-shale-gas-exploration.html

Energy -- Paul Stevens, Shale Gas Revolution in Europe Unlikely, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/187991

France -- Elke Larsen, France: the other Pacific power, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/pacific-partners-outlook-france-other-pacific-power

Secretary of state -- Susan Rice, Why I made the right call, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/susan-rice-my-withdrawal-from-secretary-of-state-consideration-was-right-call/2012/12/13/ad69b3fc-4578-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html

Secretary of state -- David Ignatius, The case for John Kerry as secretary of state, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-john-kerry-as-secretary-of-state/2012/12/13/d155c436-4573-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html

December 13

Russia -- Thomas E. Graham, Dmitri Trenin, Why the reset should be reset, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/global/why-the-russia-reset-should-be-reset.html

Russia -- U.S.-funded democracy NGO pulls out of Russia, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/12/us_funded_democracy_ngo_pulls_out_of_russia

Turkey -- Assertive Turkey key to U.S. in shifting Middle East, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/us-turkey-usa-idUSBRE8BB0UV20121212

Germany -- Hans-Ulrich Klose, Why Germany is short on foreign policy experts, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/serving-world-and-constituents#.UMnJ5EPsN7s.facebook

Euro crisis -- Sebastian Dullien, Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, What is political union?, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/what_is_political_union

Euro crisis -- Justin Vaïsse et al, Brookings survey on Eurozone progress, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2012/brookings-eurozone-survey

Euro crisis -- Crisis in Euroland: Year in review, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/eu/crisis-euroland-year-review/p29648

Transatlantic economy -- Why a US-EU trade pact would be historic, CS Monitor editorial
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2012/1212/Why-a-US-EU-trade-pact-would-be-historic

December 12

Germany -- Merkel's dispassionate approach to the Euro crisis, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/analysis-of-chancellor-merkel-euro-crisis-approach-a-872195.html

Balkans -- No EU accession talks for Serbia and Macedonia, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/enlargement/118502

Afghanistan -- Jonathan Steele, A decade of western folly has erased hope from Afghanistan, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/10/ten-years-of-western-folly-afghanistan

Transatlantic trade -- As developed world struggles, talk of a U.S.-E.U. trade deal intensifies, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-developed-world-struggles-talk-of-a-us-eu-trade-deal-intensifies/2012/12/11/9a79388a-43d4-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html

US foreign policy -- Andras Simonyi, Conrad Black, Can Obama improve America's reputation?, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/obama-america-reputation_n_2271911.html

US foreign policy -- Frederick Kempe, America’s second chance at global leadership, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/12/11/americas-second-chance-at-global-leadership/

December 11

EU Nobel -- EU receives Nobel Peace Prize, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/december/eu-receives-nobel-peace-prize/75945.aspx

EU Nobel -- Van Rompuy, Barroso, Nobel acceptance speech, EC
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-12-930_en.htm

Italy -- Monti resignation causes fears of renewed euro turbulence, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/10/monti-italy-eurozone-panic

Italy -- New FT/Harris poll: Italians receptive to Berlusconi?, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2012/12/new-ftharris-poll-italians-receptive-to-berlusconi/

Eurozone banking union -- The German way or no way, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/economic/118468

Eurozone banking union -- Berlin refuses to relent as summit approaches, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/berlin-refuses-to-relent-as-banking-union-summit-approaches-a-872021.html

Georgia -- Neil Buckley, Georgia’s winner-takes-all logic, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/12/georgias-winner-takes-all-logic/

Afghanistan -- Judy Dempsey, No easy exit for NATO in Afghanistan, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/world/europe/11iht-letter11.html

Shale gas -- Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Risks and potentials of the shale gas revolution, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/risks_and_potentials_of_the_shale_gas_revolution.html

Transatlantic relations -- Anti-Americanism down in Europe, but a values gap persists, Pew 
http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/12/04/anti-americanism-down-in-europe-but-a-values-gap-persists/

Future of the West -- Hubert Védrine, Decline is a choice. The West has nothing to fear but fear itself, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/12/10/decline_is_a_choice

Global forecast -- Global trends 2030: Alternative worlds, National Intelligence Council (NIC)
http://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/national-intelligence-council-global-trends

December 10

Syria -- Russia and US in Geneva talks over future of Syria, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/09/russia-us-geneva-talks-syria

Syria -- James Dobbins, Syria, the case for intervention, Financial Times/RAND
http://www.rand.org/commentary/2012/12/07/FT.html

Russia -- Russian assembly set for tough response to U.S. rights bill, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/09/us-russia-usa-idUSBRE8B61CK20121209

Russia -- Magnitsky avenged: Sound and fury, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/12/magnitsky-avenged

Russia -- EU under pressure to draft Magnitsky list, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/eu-under-pressure-to-draft-magnitsky-list/472821.html

Italy -- Mario Monti's resignation, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2012/12/italian-politics-1

Scandinavia -- Alyson JK Bailes, Lessons from our friends in the North, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/archive/view/187917

EU Nobel Peace Prize -- Robert Cooper, Europe’s eyes on the prize, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-three-men-behind-the-european-union-s-nobel-peace-prize-by-robert-cooper

EU Nobel Peace Prize -- Ulrich Speck, Why the EU deserves the Nobel Peace Price, Open Democracy
http://www.opendemocracy.net/ulrich-speck/why-eu-deserves-nobel-peace-price

Middle East -- Zaki Laïdi, Bye-bye, Middle East?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/america-s-permanent-middle-east-engagement-by-zaki-laidi

Transatlantic relations -- John Shattuck, The US needs to reengage with Europe, Boston Globe
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/12/09/needs-reengage-with-europe/IAqR6GC2dUrNveRAyyPB5L/story.html

US power -- Philip Stephens, Forget the fiscal cliff: buy America, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/795347c2-3f97-11e2-b2ce-00144feabdc0.html

December 7

Syria -- Shashank Joshi, The West must prepare for Syria's endgame, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9727156/The-West-must-prepare-for-Syrias-endgame.html

Britain -- A British exit from the EU would be a reckless gamble, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21567940-british-exit-european-union-looks-increasingly-possible-it-would-be-reckless

EU -- EU diplomatic service cautious on tough global stage, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20522201

Central Europe -- Pawel Swieboda, Central Europe's worries about U.S. foreign policy, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138489/pawel-swieboda/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-pivot

US and Russia -- Russia fumes as U.S. Senate passes Magnitsky law aimed at human rights, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/us-passes-magnitsky-bill-aimed-at-russia/2012/12/06/262a5bba-3fd5-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html

Georgia -- Thomas de Waal, No America in the Caucasus. The false promise of westernization in Georgia, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138491/thomas-de-waal/no-america-in-the-caucasus

December 6

Syria -- Recognizing the opposition in Syria, Room for debate, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/12/05/recognizig-the-opposition-in-syria/

France and Nato -- Laurent Fabius, France and NATO, New York Times/France Diplomatie
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/global-issues/defence-security/french-defence/international-organization-in/nato/france-and-nato/article/france-and-nato-contribution-by

Russia, Ukraine -- An abduction shines light on Ukraine asylum policy and on Kremlin methods, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/europe/abduction-shines-light-on-ukraine-asylum-and-kremlin-methods.html

Transatlantic economy -- David Ignatius, A free-trade agreement with Europe?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-a-free-trade-agreement-with-europe/2012/12/05/7880b6b2-3f02-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html

Euro crisis -- Philip Whyte, What a banking union means for Europe, Centre for European Reform
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/essay/2012/what-banking-union-means-europe

December 5

Syria -- NATO warns Syria not to use chemical weapons, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121205

EU and Israel -- EU considers response to Israeli settlement building plans, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-israel-settlements-eu-idUSBRE8B31AD20121204

EU and Israel -- Laurent Fabius, William Hague, Palestinians’ right to a state, Times
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/israel-palestinian-territories/palestinian-territories-2156/events-2759/article/palestinians-right-to-a-state

Euro crisis -- Alex Barker, Will Germany hold up the banking union?, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2012/12/will-germany-hold-up-the-banking-union/

Russia and Turkey -- Dimitar Bechev, Putin’s visit rekindles the Russia-Turkey affair, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/04/putins-visit-rekindles-the-russia-turkey-affair/

Russia and Georgia -- Vasili Rukhadze, Russia is pushing Georgia into accepting more concessions, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40198&cHash=cf71092c2468381ed0a455d047be93f3

December 4

Transatlantic relations -- Dan Hamilton, US-EU relations during Obama's second term, CTR
transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/us%20eu%20relations%20obama%20second%20term.pdf

Transatlantic relations -- Edward Lucas, Obama 2.0 and Europe: The dreams of our fathers, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=366

Belarus -- Rodger Potocki, The balance sheet on Belarus, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=368

Ukraine -- Anders Aslund, Ukraine’s flawed elections: A silver lining?, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=367

Russia -- Putin to visit Brussels as 'Eurasian Union' leader, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/europes-east/putin-comes-eu-eurasian-union-le-news-516419

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Putin attempts a comeback as his leadership becomes precarious, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40190&cHash=0a9f17d595364c281369696f7b3f715d

December 3

Egypt -- EU’s Egypt plan faces acid test, Wall Street Journal blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/12/03/eus-egypt-plan-faces-acid-test/

Georgia -- Georgian foreign minister: Saakashvili officials are ‘criminals and guilty', Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/30/georgian_foreign_minister_saakashvili_officials_are_criminals_and_guilty

Russia -- Russia says has new evidence against opposition leader, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/30/us-russia-opposition-investigation-idUSBRE8AT0YT20121130

Germany -- German weapons for the world: How the Merkel doctrine is changing Berlin policy, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-weapons-exports-on-the-rise-as-merkel-doctrine-takes-hold-a-870596.html

EU -- Clyde Prestowitz, Farewell to Europe, Foreign Policy
http://prestowitz.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/30/farewell_to_europe

EU -- Thomas Klau, A country called Europe fills UK sceptics with fear, Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/1203/1224327390161.html

November 30

Mideast -- UN vote marks EU defeat for Israel, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/118372

Mideast -- Statement by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on the Middle East peace process, EU Council
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/cfsp/133902.pdf

Mideast -- Stewart M. Patrick, Israel loses European support on Palestinian statehood, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/11/29/israel-loses-european-support-on-palestinian-statehood/

Transatlantic relations -- Hillary Clinton, U.S. and Europe: A revitalized global partnership, speech at Brookings
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/11/201223.htm

Transatlantic relations -- Carl Bildt on EU foreign policy and transatlantic relations, speech at CSIS
http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/15778/a/204846

Georgia -- Edward Lucas, Trembling in Tbilisi, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21567357-victors-georgias-election-should-shun-lawlessness-they-once-opposed-trembling

Ukraine --  Taras Kuzio, Ukraine facing economic and financial instability, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=40161

Poland -- Andrew A. Michta, A U.S. Air Force detachment in Poland presents a strategic opportunity, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/11/29/a-u-s-air-force-detachment-in-poland-presents-a-strategic-opportunity/

European defense -- Andrea Gilli, After austerity: futures for Europe's defence industry, EUISS
http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/detail/article/after-austerity-futures-for-european-defence-industry/

Secretary of State -- Walter Russel Mead, Can Ambassador Rice make peace with Republicans?, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/11/29/can-ambassador-rice-make-peace-with-republicans/

November 29

Palestinians -- Germany backtracks on Palestinian bid; Israeli official: 'We lost Europe', Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/germany-backtracks-on-palestinian-bid-israeli-official-we-lost-europe.premium-1.481392

Britain -- Tony Blair, Europe, Britain and business, beyond the crisis, Chatham House
http://www.bnegroup.org/events/view/event-summary-europe-britain-and-business-beyond-the-crisis.-a-speech-by-th/

France -- Martin Michelot, Could Syria be a test of France’s reemergence?, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/11/29/could-syria-be-a-test-of-frances-reemergence/

Russia -- Mystery death of Magnitsky informant causes fear, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/justice/118363

Georgia -- Georgia prime minister takes on the Washington Post, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/28/georgia_prime_minister_takes_on_the_washington_post

Transatlantic relations -- Hans Kudnani, U.S., Europe: Get ready for estrangement, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/27/u-s-europe-get-ready-for-estrangement/

November 28

Transatlantic relations -- Martin Schulz, Europe in crisis? The prospects for a renewed EU-US partnership, speech at CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/events/2012/Martin%20Schulz%20CTR%20Nov%2027%202012.pdf

Transatlantic relations -- EPP group members in Washington DC to push for EU-US trade agreement, press release
http://136.173.161.106/Press/showpr.asp?PRControlDocTypeID=1&PRControlID=11555&PRContentID=19214&PRContentLG=en

Transatlantic relations -- Obama shields US airlines from EU’s carbon scheme, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/transport/obama-shields-us-airlines-eu-car-news-516299

Georgia -- Georgia’s government takes a wrong turn, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/georgias-wrong-turn/2012/11/27/91a15296-38c7-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html

Palestinians -- EU countries declare position on Palestine's UN bid, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/118351

Britain and EU -- Tony Blair's stark warning if Britain 'falls away' to EU margins, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/nov/28/tony-blair-britain-eu

Secretary of State -- Angry Republicans set stage for showdown with Obama over Susan Rice, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/27/republicans-susan-rice-obama-state-department

November 27

EU -- Honor Mahony, EU budget summit exposes weak Franco-German relations, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/economic/118312

EU -- John Rentoul, Camerkel! A love affair at the heart of Europe, Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/camerkel-a-love-affair-at-the-heart-of-europe-8348430.html

Germany -- Judy Dempsey, Values slide from top of Merkel's list, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/world/europe/27iht-letter27.html

Mideast -- Dennis Ross, America’s responsibility in the New Middle East, The New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/110434/who-won-the-middle-easts-latest-war-everyone

Secretary of State -- David Rothkopf, Let Obama pick his secretary of state, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/26/its_his_prerogative

Secretary of State -- Nicholas Lemann, How Susan Rice sees the world, New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/how-susan-rice-sees-the-world.html

US foreign policy -- Stewart M. Patrick, Back to the future? Ikenberry and Deudney’s democratic internationalism, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/11/26/back-to-the-future-ikenberry-and-deudneys-democratic-internationalism/

November 26

Transatlantic economy -- Trade deal between U.S. and Europe may come to the forefront, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/business/global/trade-deal-between-us-europe-may-pick-up-steam.html

Transatlantic economy -- Jean Pisani-Ferry, Should Europe emulate the US?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-america-s-economy-is-recovering-faster-than-europe-s-by-jean-pisani-ferry

UK and EU -- Timothy Garton Ash, Britain is standing on a ledge, while Europe screams, 'Don't do it!', Guardian,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/21/budget-summit-dual-core-europe

UK and EU -- Jackie Ashley, A brief glimpse of a better Europe, then back to reality, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/25/brief-glimpse-better-europe-reality

Russia -- Amid crackdown on NGOs, U.S. group moves staff out of Russia, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/amid-crackdown-on-ngos-us-group-moves-staff-out-of-russia/471846.html

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, West not yet ready to slap sanctions on Yanukovych, Kyiv Post
http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/west-not-yet-ready-to-slap-sanctions-on-yanukovych-316579.html

Ukraine -- Alexander J. Motyl, West-Ukraine relations marked by indifference, Kyiv Post
http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/west-ukraine-relations-marked-by-indifference-316577.html

November 21

Mideast -- Obama, showing support for Israel, gains new leverage over Netanyahu, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/world/middleeast/obama-steps-back-into-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict.html

Mideast -- Martin Indyk, The Re-Pivot. It's time for Obama to put his focus back on the Middle East, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/20/re_pivot_to_the_middle_east

Mideast -- Robert Kagan, United States can’t pivot away from Middle East, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-kagan-us-cant-ignore-the-middle-east/2012/11/20/a2b4ede0-3331-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_story.html

Mideast -- Dennis Ross on the search for a truce in Gaza, Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/an-expert-on-the-search-for-a-truce-in-gaza/article5515850/

Syria -- Syria rebels win support from Britain, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/21/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121121

Syria -- Turkey agrees Syria missile defense with NATO members, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/20/us-syria-crisis-turkey-idUSBRE8AJ0FE20121120

Britain and the EU -- Peter Kellner, The UK and a referendum on Europe, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/essay/15-the-uk-and-a-referendum-on-europe/

Britain and the EU -- Ulrich Speck, The real value of the EU for Britain is geopolitical, ECFR blog
http://www.ecfr.eu/blog/entry/the_real_value_of_the_eu_for_britain_is_geopolitical

Ukraine -- Oleg Varfolomeyev, Ukraine starts to import gas from Europe, cuts imports from Russia, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40141&cHash=d27b03b4580dbef41ddc686c69e27b3a

Russia -- Anders Aslund, How Putin is turning Russia into one big Enron, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/anders_aslund/article/how-putin-is-turning-russia-into-one-big-enron/471734.html

November 20

UK -- Gideon Rachman, Europe would lose if Britain left the union, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d97d4058-323b-11e2-916a-00144feabdc0.html

UK -- Charles A. Kupchan, Albion at the EU exit door, IHT,
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/opinion/albion-at-the-eu-exit-door.html

UK -- Britain must avoid EU exit vote: CBI business lobby, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-economy-cbi.ktp/

Syria -- Syrian opposition wins EU backing, European Voice
www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/november/syrian-opposition-wins-eu-backing/75719.aspx

Syria -- France eyes Middle East influence, image with Syria gamble, Reuters,
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-syria-crisis-france-idUSBRE8AE0K620121119

EU defense -- Ten European states agree military air tanker cooperation, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-eu-defence-idUSBRE8AI0YN20121119

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Setbacks and squabbles in Russia’s foreign policy, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40132&cHash=fa35084b9d2ff04fc9cbba371bd632e6

Russia -- Former U.S. State Dep't official Pifer asks, 'Are the Russians ready to reengage?', RFE/RL
http://www.rferl.org/content/interview-steven-pifer/24775481.html

China -- China says US overtakes EU as its top export market, AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hn9khTgofIlT1I-RGaIR7roAW7-A?docId=CNG.a711be44c47c225c3590da1ac91c4942.2e1

November 19

Israel -- EU countries urge Israel not to invade Gaza, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/118242

UK -- Britain 'sleepwalking towards EU exit' under Cameron, says Labour, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/19/britain-sleepwalking-eu-exit-cameron

UK -- If Britain leaves Europe, we will become a renegade without economic power, editorial, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/18/editorial-britain-leaving-european-union

EU summit -- Gavin Hewitt, Europe fighting over money, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20391393

Russia -- Germany and Russia clash on human rights, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/16/us-russia-germany-idUSBRE8AF0V320121116

Russia -- Ingo Mannteufel, Merkel's new Russia policy, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/opinion-merkels-new-russia-policy/a-16386282

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Russia and Europe still need each other, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=50046

Russia -- Targeting Russia’s offenders, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/targeting-russias-offenders/2012/11/18/05f90d0a-3035-11e2-ac4a-33b8b41fb531_story.html

Moldova -- Moldova blocks Russian plan to expand presence in Transdniestra, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-moldova-russia-idUSBRE8AG06320121117

EU energy -- Margarita Assenova, EU and US policy on South Stream remains ambiguous, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40126&cHash=d3b9a611e534abaa985f63419ac9d31c

Croatia -- The Balkans after the acquittal of two Croatian generals, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=50061

November 16

UK -- Europe’s British problem, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21566649-rest-european-union-wants-britain-inbut-not-any-cost-europes-british-problem

France -- Disagreements with Germany over Europe could spell big trouble, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21566255-disagreements-germany-over-europe-could-spell-big-trouble-away-and-home

EU -- John Bruton, What if the EU broke up?, CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/John_Bruton_What_would_happen_if_the_EU_broke_up.pdf

EU -- Stephen Fidler, Europe's lingering crisis augurs badly for its clout, WSJ blog
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324556304578121030501026460.html

Russia and Germany -- Barbs abound in Russian-German consultations, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-harsh-tone-dominates-russian-german-consultations-in-moscow-a-867622.html

Russia -- Gazprom feels the chill as its dominance is weakened, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/15/gazprom-chill-shale-gas-revolution

November 15

Russia -- Susan Corke, David J. Kramer, Russians are afraid – and for good reason, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/russians-are-afraid--and-for-good-reason/471469.html

Germany and Russia -- Merkel faces balancing act in Kremlin, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/merkel-faces-balancing-act-in-kremlin/471486.html

Germany and Russia -- Lilia Shevtsova, David J. Kramer, Germany and Russia: The end of Ostpolitik?, American Interest
http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1344

Germany and Russia -- Matthias Schepp, Only dialogue can ease Moscow-Berlin tensions, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/petersburg-dialogue-forces-russia-and-germany-to-overcome-tensions-a-867217.html

November 14

Syria -- France grants its recognition to Syria rebels as U.S. waits, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/world/middleeast/syria-war-developments.html

Russia -- Russia's Putin signs law extending definition of treason, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/us-russia-treason-idUSBRE8AD0MN20121114

Russia -- Frosty relations with Russia begin to thaw after Obama’s re-election, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/world/europe/moscow-reopens-a-communication-channel-with-washington.html

Russia -- Russia trade, human rights bill advances in U.S. Congress, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/us-usa-russia-trade-idUSBRE8AD01A20121114

Ukraine -- Vice President Biden tells Yanukovich of concern over Ukraine election, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-usa-ukraine-biden-idUSBRE8AC19D20121113

Transatlantic relations -- Francis G. Burwell, It's time for free trade with Europe, US News
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/11/13/obama-must-create-a-stronger-economic-partnership-with-europe

Transatlantic relations -- Vale de Almeida: Europe matters, is 'not a problem' for the US, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/global-europe/vale-de-almeida-europe-problem-u-interview-516022

November 13

Syria -- Election over, U.S. cautiously mulls Syria options, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-usa-syria-strategy-idUSBRE8AB1DA20121113

EU and Russia -- Judy Dempsey, E.U. weary of power of Russian gas, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/world/europe/13iht-letter13.html

US foreign policy -- Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-considers-john-kerry-for-job-of-defense-secretary/2012/11/12/8a0e973a-2d02-11e2-a99d-5c4203af7b7a_story.html

US foreign policy -- Robert Kagan, How the fiscal crisis puts national security at risk, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-kagan-the-fiscal-cliff-puts-national-security-at-risk/2012/11/12/32afc084-2ce6-11e2-a99d-5c4203af7b7a_story.html

November 12

US and Israel -- Thomas L. Friedman, My President is busy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/opinion/sunday/friedman-president-obama-is-busy.html

Germany and EU -- Speech by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in the European Parliament in Brussels
http://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/EN/Reden/2012/2012-11-07-merkel-eu.html?nn=393812

Transatlantic relations -- Tyson Barker, A second Obama administration and Europe, Bertelsmann
http://www.bfna.org/publication/a-second-obama-administration-and-europe

US foreign policy -- David Ignatius, Foreign tests for Obama, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-obamas-foreign-policy-test/2012/11/09/c0ab2fd6-29e9-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

US foreign policy -- Robin Niblett, A tough second term for Obama on foreign policy, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/187059

NATO -- F. Stephen Larrabee et al, NATO and the challenges of austerity, RAND
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1196.html

November 9

Transatlantic free trade -- It is time to push for transatlantic free trade, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21565973-after-barack-obamas-re-election-it-time-push-transatlantic-free-trade-hope-and-no

Transatlantic free trade -- Commissioner 'optimistic' of speedy start to EU-US trade talks, The Parliament
http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/commissioner-optimistic-of-speedy-start-to-eu-us-trade-talks/

Germany and Russia -- The shocking Mr Schockenhoff. Germany is increasingly prepared to be tough with Vladimir Putin, Economist
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21566003-germany-increasingly-prepared-be-tough-vladimir-putin-shocking-mr-schockenhoff

US foreign policy team -- The dream team, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/08/the_dream_team?page=full

November 8

Obama’s victory -- The world on Obama, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/opinion/the-world-on-obama.html

Obama’s victory -- What Germany expects from Obama, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-foreign-policy-roadmap-what-germany-expects-from-obama-a-865931.html

Transatlantic relations -- Richard Youngs, Obama II: Don’t under-estimate the divergence, FRIDE blog
http://fride.org/blog/obama-ii-dont-under-estimate-the-divergence/

Transatlantic relations -- Europe eyes trade pact with Obama, New York Times blog
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/europe-eyes-trade-pact-with-obama/

Germany and Britain -- Merkel and Cameron deadlocked ahead of summit, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/merkel-and-cameron-meet-to-discuss-differences-on-eu-budget-a-866068.html

Germany and Britain -- Mats Persson, Germany is losing patience with Britain, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/9658443/Germany-is-losing-patience-with-Britain.html

Italy -- Gary J. Schmitt, Italian hard power: Ambitions and fiscal realities, AEI
http://www.aei.org/outlook/foreign-and-defense-policy/regional/europe/italian-hard-power-ambitions-and-fiscal-realities/

Russia -- Nick Cunningham, Is Russia's grip on European energy weakening?, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/big-debates/external-action/85-is-russia-s-grip-on-european-energy-weakening/

November 7

Abroad, Obama’s victory brings demands for attention, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/world/obama-victory-brings-a-welcome-for-the-familiar-abroad.html

In Middle East, relief not euphoria at Obama win, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-mideast-reaction-idUSBRE8A61KW20121107

Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-israel-palestinians-idUSBRE8A61D920121107

Europe welcomes Obama's win, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/europe-sends-congratulations-as-obama-is-reelected-a-865749.html

Relief in Brussels, Wall Street Journal blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/11/07/u-s-election-relief-in-brussels/

 “Obama 2.0” urged not to disappoint, European press review, presseurop
http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/press-review/3002821-obama-20-urged-not-disappoint

Barack Obama is re-elected as US President – our experts react, LSE blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/11/07/obama-reelection-reaction/

Tyson Barker, Obama victory to further euro-crisis clash with Berlin, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/what-obama-victory-means-for-trans-atlantic-relations-a-865695.html

November 6

US election -- Who does the world want to win?, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/05/us-presidential-election-rest-of-the-world

US election -- Benjamin Fox, What's at stake for Europe as America votes?, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/political/118083

US election -- James Dobbins, The national security consensus, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/05/the_national_security_consensus

Middle East -- Shadi Hamid, Middle East lost, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/05/middle_east_lost

Russia -- Jan Techau, Russia's geopolitical Gazprom blunder, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49911

Russia -- Jeffrey Mankoff, Russia’s failure to modernize undermines relations with United States, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/russias-failure-modernize-undermines-relations-united-states

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Resetting the reset, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/05/resetting_the_reset

Transatlantic relations -- Heather A. Conley, The transatlantic test, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/05/the_transatlantic_test

Transatlantic relations -- Jean Pisani-Ferry, Tim Geithner and Europe’s phone number, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/nc/blog/detail/article/934-tim-geithner-and-europes-phone-number/

November 5

Kosovo -- Elizabeth Pond, Overcoming reticence toward Kosovo essential for Serbian entry into EU, IP Journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/nixon-china-dacic-brussels

Kosovo -- Judy Dempsey, Europe cannot do soft power, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49886

EU foreign policy -- EU military chief: EU becoming 'marginal' in Asia-centric world, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/defence/118070



EU foreign policy -- Joschka Fischer, Provincial Europe, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-missing-foreign-and-security-policy-by-joschka-fischer

Transatlantic relations -- Josef Joffe, The turn away from Europe, Commentary
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/turn-away-from-europe/

November 1

Syria -- Clinton explains State Department efforts to build new Syrian opposition council, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/31/clinton_explains_state_department_efforts_to_build_new_syrian_opposition_council

UK -- Cameron defeated in EU budget freeze vote, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/economic/118062

Kosovo -- Corruption reigns in Kosovo despite EU millions, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/118071

Russia -- Alan Riley, Commission v. Gazprom: The antitrust clash of the decade?, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/book/commission-v-gazprom-antitrust-clash-decade

Russia -- Olga Oliker, Russian nuclear exercises display Putin's misguided priorities, RAND
http://www.rand.org/commentary/2012/10/31/RAND3.html

Germany -- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Too much alarm, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_too_much_alarm

US election -- Anne Applebaum, Why should foreigners care who wins the White House?, Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2012/10/presidential_election_foreigners_understand_that_barack_obama_and_mitt_romney.html

US election -- Thomas P.M. Barnett, The sad truth about a second Obama presidency, Globlogization
http://thomaspmbarnett.squarespace.com/globlogization/2012/10/31/the-sad-truth-about-a-second-obama-presidency.html

October 31

Balkans -- U.S. and EU push for progress in troubled Balkans, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-balkans-usa-idUSBRE89T16M20121030

Balkans -- Daniel Hamilton and Vedran Dzihic, Unfinished Business, the Western Balkans and the International Community, CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/Unfinished%20Business

Syria -- Obama administration works to launch new Syrian opposition council, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/30/obama_administration_works_to_launch_new_syrian_opposition_council

Russia -- Andrei Soldatov, Now, almost anyone is a traitor, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/now-almost-anyone-is-a-traitor/470739.html

Euro crisis -- Berlin's "town hall" on the euro crisis. Is versus ought in the European crisis, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2012/10/berlins-town-hall-euro-crisis

Euro crisis -- Blair calls for directly elected European president, referendum
http://www.euractiv.com/uk-europe/blair-calls-directly-elected-eur-news-515779

Euro crisis -- Jan Techau, The Franco-German chill, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49830

EU crisis -- Uwe Puetter, The European Council has become the new centre of political gravity in EU decision-making, LSE blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/10/30/the-european-council-uwe-puetter

US foreign policy -- David Milne, Pragmatism or what? The future of US foreign policy, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/International%20Affairs/2012/88_5/88_5milne.pdf

US foreign policy -- Bartosz Wiśniewski, Republicans on U.S. foreign policy: Romney’s reluctant embrace of neoconservatism, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=11998

US foreign policy -- Christopher Coker, US power: Both candidates will be constrained by the same strategic choices, RUSI
http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C508670CC7892A/

US foreign policy -- Assessing American power: Defence and security survey 2012, RUSI
http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C50879F7673361/

World order -- Daniel M. Kliman, The West and global swing states, International Spectator
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03932729.2012.700017

October 30

Euro crisis -- Interview with ECB President Mario Draghi: “We couldn't just sit back and do nothing”, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/spiegel-interview-with-ecb-president-mario-draghi-a-863971.html

Germany and UK -- Germany makes case for British EU membership, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/political/118035

US warfare -- Kurt Volker, What the U.S. risks by relying on drones, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-need-a-rule-book-for-drones/2012/10/26/957312ae-1f8d-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html

US Foreign Policy -- David Milne, Pragmatism or What? The future of US Foreign Policy, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/International%20Affairs/2012/88_5/88_5milne.pdf

US Foreign Policy -- Bartosz Wiśniewski, Republicans on US Foreign Policy: Romney's Reluctant Embrace of Neoconservatism, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/files/?id_plik=11998

US Foreign Policy -- Daniel M. Klieman, The West and Global Swing States, Italian Journal of International Affairs
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03932729.2012.700017

October 29

Iran -- European Parliament cancels trip to Iran over activists, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/27/us-iran-europe-idUSBRE89Q0CS20121027

Iran -- Britain says opposed to strike on Iran "at this moment", Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-britain-iran-usa-idUSBRE89P0TZ20121026

Syria -- François Heisbourg, Intervening in Syria the right way, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/intervening-in-syria-the-right-way/2012/10/25/d09a1076-1eb6-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html

Georgia -- Teemu Sinkkonen, Georgian dream or nightmare? Transition of power poses great challenges for Georgia, FIIA
http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/294/georgian_dream_or_nightmare/

October 26

Ukraine -- Alexander J. Motyl, Rajan Menon, Five more years of Yanukovych, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138221/alexander-j-motyl-and-rajan-menon/five-more-years-of-yanukovych

Ukraine -- Olga Shumylo-Tapiola, The three uncertainties of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=49781&lang=en

Russia -- John Lough, Rosneft replaces Gazprom as super-champion, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/rosneft-replaces-gazprom-as-super-champion/470458.html

Russia -- Sergei Guriev, Aleh Tsyvinski, Sechin and the commanding heights? Russia’s market economy is losing its last important bastion, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rosneft-s-takeover-of-tnk-bp-by-sergei-guriev-and-aleh-tsyvinski

Russia -- Russian opposition says activist kidnapped, as Putin government steps up pressure, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-opposition-says-activist-kidnapped-as-putin-government-steps-up-pressure/2012/10/25/82f404a6-1ebd-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html

Germany and Russia -- Judy Dempsey, Is Germany getting tough on Russia?, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49795

Syria -- François Heisbourg, Intervening in Syria the right way, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/intervening-in-syria-the-right-way/2012/10/25/d09a1076-1eb6-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html

Turkey -- Philip Stephens, Turkey stumbles on the road to Damascus, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/54e22420-1dce-11e2-901e-00144feabdc0.html

Balkans -- Elizabeth Pond, Running out ???of time in the Balkans, World Policy blog
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/10/25/running-out-time-balkans

Britain and the EU -- Ulrich Speck, Why Britain is vital for the EU, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49815

Europe and Asia -- Tomas Valasek, Europe and the ‘Asia Pivot’, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/opinion/europe-and-the-asia-pivot.html

Transatlantic relations -- Clara Marina O'Donnell, US foreign policy after the presidential election: What should Europeans expect?, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/policy-brief/2012/us-foreign-policy-after-presidential-election-what-should-eur

October 25

Ukraine -- Hillary Clinton, Catherine Ashton, Ukraine’s troubling trends, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/opinion/hillary-clinton-catherine-ashton-ukraines-election.html

Ukraine -- Alexander J. Motyl, Rajan Menon, Five more years of Yanukovych, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138221/alexander-j-motyl-and-rajan-menon/five-more-years-of-yanukovych

Syria -- EU fears spillover from Syrian war could draw in entire region, Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/1025/1224325680292.html

Euro crisis -- Interview with Romano Prodi, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/uk-europe/prodi-britain-powerful-face-grav-interview-515624

Euro crisis -- Hans-Werner Sinn, Europe’s path to disunity, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-a-united-states-of-europe-has-become-impossible-by-hans-werner-sinn

US campaign -- Obama overwhelmingly preferred to Romney, World Public Opinion
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/views_on_countriesregions_bt/728.php

October 24

Lebanon -- EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon, AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5it17_-q12zqYT7zIrcUgmemZb0mg?docId=CNG.b830622ed8797638d9ec238f02754496.191

UK -- Contrasting visions of the European Union’s future, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/world/europe/contrasting-visions-of-the-european-unions-future.html

UK -- William Hague, Europe at a crossroads: what kind of Europe do we want?, UK foreign office
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/latest-news/?view=Speech&id=825459182

Ukraine -- Anders Aslund, The malaise in Ukraine, Foreign Policy,
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/23/tk_1?page=full

Transatlantic relations -- Jeffrey Anderson, At stake in November: a certain kind of leadership in the transatlantic relationship, EUISS
http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/detail/article/at-stake-in-november-a-certain-kind-of-leadership-in-the-transatlantic-relationship/

US foreign policy -- Stewart M. Patrick, Reflections on the foreign policy debate, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/10/23/reflections-on-the-foreign-policy-debate/

US foreign policy -- Zaki Laidi, Obama’s underachieving foreign policy, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/america-s-global-standing-and-the-us-election-by-zaki-laidi

October 23

Presidential debate -- The third Presidential debate, video and transcript, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/23/us/politics/20121023-third-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

Presidential debate -- Dana Milbank, Foreign policy a bit foreign in final debate, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-foreign-policy-a-bit-foreign-in-final-presidential-debate/2012/10/22/861a6204-1cbc-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_story.html

Presidential debate -- Edward Luce, Debate reflects an inward-looking America, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3383a118-1cc6-11e2-a63b-00144feabdc0.html

Presidential debate -- Sally A. Painter, The foreign policy debate America deserves, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sally-a-painter/foreign-policy-debate_b_2003362.html

National security -- Kurt Volker, Five most urgent national security issues next president will face, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/1022/5-most-urgent-national-security-issues-next-president-will-face/Come-back-from-the-fiscal-cliff-and-shrink-the-debt

Georgia -- Neil Buckley, Georgia: living the Dream?, Financial Times blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/10/georgia-living-the-dream

Britain -- Alan Cowell, Surviving the infirmity of two unions, IHT
ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/world/europe/23iht-letter23.html

Britain -- Alex Massie, Will Cameron be the prime minister who lost the UK as we know it?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/22/the_battle_for_britain

Separatism in Europe -- Tony Barber, Why separatism is an exaggerated threat to Europe, Financial Times blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/10/why-separatism-is-an-exaggerated-threat-to-europe/

France and Germany -- Is the Franco-German axis kaput?, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/crisis-of-confidence-develops-between-merkel-and-hollande-a-862644.html

October 22

EU summit -- EU summit leaves controversial issues untouched, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/oct/19/eu-summit-unresolved-issues

EU summit -- Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Stepping stone to an ambitious deal? – the results of an ‘intermediate summit’, EPC
http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=5&pub_id=3028

UK -- Cameron talks tough before EU negotiations, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f8cd1ee8-1a0c-11e2-a179-00144feabdc0.html

Russia -- Radio Liberty hiring new team, executive says, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/radio-liberty-hiring-new-team-executive-says/470084.html

US campaign -- Monday’s debate puts focus on foreign policy clashes, New York Times blog
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/mondays-debate-puts-focus-on-foreign-policy-clashes/

US campaign -- In final debate, Obama and Romney to offer differing views of America’s role in the world, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/in-final-debate-obama-and-romney-to-offer-differing-views-of-americas-role-in-the-world/2012/10/21/f0975626-194e-11e2-b97b-3ae53cdeaf69_story.html

US campaign -- James Traub, Last hope, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/19/last_hope

October 19

Euro crisis -- European leaders agree to create single banking regulator, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/european-leaders-agree-to-create-single-banking-regulator/2012/10/18/e7382954-1965-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_story_1.html

UK -- Philip Stephens, Brexit: Europe loses patience with London, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/77f272c2-179c-11e2-8cbe-00144feabdc0.html

Turkey -- Amanda Paul, Turkey-EU relations: time to rebuild trust, EPC
http://www.epc.eu/pub_details?cat_id=4&pub_id=3021

Turkey -- Suzy Hansen, Turkey's Prime Minister wants war in Syria, Turks don't, The New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/108752/why-turkey-unlikely-get-its-war

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, While continuing to back Damascus, Moscow tries to carry on with Ankara, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39988&cHash=bc1e9521de106d6c7dbf32597f1dccc7

Russia -- John Vinocur, The E.U. goes after Gazprom, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/opinion/the-eu-goes-after-gazprom.html

Russia -- Ariel Cohen, Putin’s new ‘Fortress Russia’, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/opinion/putins-new-fortress-russia.html

US and Germany -- Ian Bremmer and and Mark Leonard, U.S.-German relationship on the rocks, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-german-relationship-on-the-rocks/2012/10/18/ed6a9f1c-13c2-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html

October 18

Transatlantic economy -- EU and US to start negotiations on free-trade deal in spring 2013, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/17/us-eu-usa-trade-idUSBRE89G0KT20121017

France -- Ian Traynor, François Hollande's criticism is bold - and risky, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/17/hollande-criticism-bold-risky

UK -- As crisis widens, fears that Britain aims to exit European Union, New York Times
ttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/world/europe/as-crisis-widens-fears-that-britain-aims-to-exit-european-union.html

UK -- James Forsyth, Cameron will announce an EU referendum by Christmas, Spectator
http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/politics/8689601/cameron-will-announce-an-eu-referendum-by-christmas/

UK -- Peter Oborne, Why the Tories are ready to risk detonating the Brussels bomb, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9615124/Why-the-Tories-are-ready-to-risk-detonating-the-Brussels-bomb.html

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Eight reasons why Ukraine's Party of Regions will win the 2012 elections, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39981&cHash=b044ed06e857498f02782e12009f1f94

EU's global role -- Javier Solana, A Europe for the world, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-global-leadership-by-javier-solana

October 17

US campaign -- Second presidential debate, video and transcript, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/17/us/politics/20121017-second-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

US campaign -- Stewart Patrick, Obama and Romney on foreign policy: Beyond the rhetoric, some genuine differences, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/10/16/obama-and-romney-on-foreign-policy-beyond-the-rhetoric-some-genuine-differences/

Syria -- Richard Cohen, Obama and Romney's empty talk on Syria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-obama-and-romneys-empty-talk-on-syria/2012/10/15/7417344c-16f4-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_story.html

Syria -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Overcautious Obama, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-costs-of-us-non-intervention-in-syria-by-anne-marie-slaughter

Euro crisis -- Hollande fires warning shot at Merkel over austerity on eve of EU summit, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/17/francois-hollande-angela-merkel-austerity

Euro crisis -- Steven Erlanger, Talks on Euro zone approach, this time under calmer conditions, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/world/europe/european-union-to-discuss-changes-in-euro-zone.html

Euro crisis -- Liaquat Ahamed, Will the Euro survive?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/speeches/2012/08/20-euro-ahamed

Euro crisis -- Europe's separatists gain ground in crisis, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/15/us-eu-separatists-idUSBRE89E13L20121015

October 16

Libya attack -- Clinton: I'm responsible for diplomats' security, CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/15/us/clinton-benghazi/index.html

Libya attack -- Blake Hounshell, Clinton jumps on the Benghazi grenade, Foreign Policy
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/15/clinton_jumps_on_the_benghazi_grenade

Euro crisis -- Germany's Schäuble presents master plan for Euro, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/schaeuble-presents-euro-reforms-and-broad-new-powers-for-eu-a-861529.html

UK and EU -- Planned justice opt-out sets stage for EU battle, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bb98b978-16e8-11e2-8989-00144feabdc0.html

UK and EU -- Britain losing allegiance to the EU, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/new-path-in-london-leads-away-from-european-union-a-861294.html

EU defense -- EU to plan military training mission for Mali, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/15/us-mali-crisis-eu-idUSBRE89E11M20121015

Russia -- Vladimir Ryzhkov, Anatomy of Putin's battle against the opposition, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/anatomy-of-putins-battle-against-the-opposition/469807.html

Scotland --  Anthony Faiola, Britain, Scotland sign deal to allow independence vote, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/britain-scotland-sign-deal-to-allow-independence-vote/2012/10/15/3ca72b5c-16c7-11e2-a346-f24efc680b8d_story.html

October 15

EU summit -- Europe prepares for another Franco-German tussle in Brussels, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/14/europe-franco-german-tussle-brussels

Nobel Peace Prize -- Stewart M. Patrick, Europe’s lifetime achievement award: The Nobel Prize, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/10/12/europes-lifetime-achievement-award-the-nobel-prize/

Nobel Peace Prize -- Steven Blockmans, EU global peace diplomacy, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/book/eu-global-peace-diplomacy

EU and maritime security -- Jonathan Holslag, Security and peace in the Eurasian Sea and what it means for Europe. BICCS
www.vub.ac.be/biccs/site/assets/files/Jonathan%20misc/201210%20-%20Crowed,%20connected,%20and%20contested%20(final).pdf

European defense -- Europe risks giving up on defence, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/da7aaf10-1498-11e2-aa93-00144feabdc0.html

US campaign -- Sherle R. Schwenninger, The missing economic debate, New America
http://www.newamerica.net/publications/articles/2012/the_missing_economic_debate_72715

October 12

Nobel Peace Prize for the EU -- Nobel peace prize win leaves Brussels in raptures and Eurosceptics sour-faced, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/12/nobel-peace-prize-brussels-eurosceptics

Nobel Peace Prize for the EU -- Reaction as EU wins Peace Prize, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-nobel-peace-eu-reacion-idUSBRE89B0IS20121012

Nobel Peace Prize for the EU -- Gideon Rachman, Does the EU deserve its Nobel?, Financial Times blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/10/does-the-eu-deserve-its-nobel/

Nobel Peace Prize for the EU -- Anton La Guardia, Hmmm, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2012/10/eu-and-nobel-peace-prize

Nobel Peace Prize for the EU -- Mark Leonard, The EU’s Nobel: but can peace survive the euro crisis?, ECFR blog
http://ecfr.eu/blog/entry/congratulations_on_the_nobel_prize

Biden and Ryan -- On foreign policy, rivals differing in style but often similar in substance, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/us/politics/on-foreign-policy-ryan-and-biden-differed-in-style-but-not-in-substance.html

Biden and Ryan -- An impressive draw, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/lexington/2012/10/vice-presidential-debate

Biden -- James Traub, The Biden Doctrine. How the vice president is shaping President Obama's foreign policy, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/10/the_biden_doctrine

European defense -- EADS and BAE Systems: A European mega-merger? Nein, danke, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21564558

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, While increasingly anti-Western, Russia needs foreign military technology, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39957&cHash=0f883dfe6548b72801276e4563e583dd

October 11

European defense -- EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/10/eads-bae-idUSL6E8L9QLV20121010

European defense -- Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Historic chance grounded by petty politics, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/73000bce-12f8-11e2-bca6-00144feabdc0.html

Russia -- Russia won't renew pact on weapons with U.S., New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/world/europe/russia-wont-renew-pact-with-us-on-weapons.html

UK -- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, What if Britain left the European Union?, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/1010/What-if-Britain-left-the-European-Union

October 10

Libya -- Ambassador died in smoke while agents searched for him, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-10/ambassador-died-in-smoke-while-agents-searched-for-him.html

Britain -- David Cameron backs referendum on Europe, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/09/david-cameron-backs-referendum-europe

Euro crisis -- IMF warns of threat to EU banks from capital flight, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/oct/09/debt-crisis-imf

Belarus -- David Marples, Belarus’s foreign policy: Twists and turns, EdM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39943&cHash=3489f2d2709f1fe5de080f80eb3d175c

Russia -- Pussy Riot nominated for EU prize, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/october/pussy-riot-nominated-for-eu-prize/75337.aspx

Mideast -- Thomas Friedman, It’s not just about us, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/opinion/friedman-what-romney-didnt-say.html

Romney -- Douglas B. Wilson, Spencer P. Boyer, James Lamond, So what is Romney’s foreign policy?, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/09/so-what-is-romneys-foreign-policy/

October 9

Romney -- Mitt Romney's remarks at Virginia Military Institute, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/mitt_romneys_remarks_at_virginia_military_institute

Romney -- Romney speaks harshly but treads fine line on foreign policy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/us/politics/mitt-romney-speaks-harshly-but-treads-fine-line-on-foreign-policy.html

Romney -- Romney foreign policy speech called vague, Politico
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82143.html

Romney -- Walter Russel Mead, Romney's foreign policy: A weary America must lead, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/10/08/romneys-foreign-policy-a-weary-america-must-lead/

Romney -- Justin Vaisse, Bruce Riedel, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Clara M. O'Donnell, Mitt Romney's foreign policy agenda, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2012/10/08-romney-foreign-policy-ath

Romney -- Roula Khalaf, Romney - a candidate lacking Middle East nuance, Financial Times
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/10/romney-a-candidate-lacking-middle-east-nuance/

EU single market -- Sebastian Dullien, The euro crisis is threatening the EU single market, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_the_euro_crisis_is_threatening_the_eu_single_market

October 8

UK -- Peter Kellner, Who might win a British referendum on Europe?, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_who_might_win_a_british_referendum_on_europe

European defense -- BAE-EADS: Defence of the realm, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9511cd2c-0edb-11e2-9343-00144feabdc0.html

Obama -- James Traub, Better late than never. How naive self-confidence led Barack Obama astray, before prudence brought him back, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/05/obama_lowered_expectations

Romney -- Romney's strong debate showing puts Europe on edge, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/europe-us-debate-idUSL6E8L4B2M20121004

Romney -- James M. Lindsay, How different would a Romney foreign policy be?, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/lindsay/2012/10/05/how-different-would-a-romney-foreign-policy-be/

Romney -- Danielle Pletka, Romney’s missing foreign policy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/opinion/mitt-romneys-missing-foreign-policy.html

US foreign policy -- Robert Zoellick, The currency of power, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/the_currency_of_power

US foreign policy -- Joseph S. Nye, Declinist pundits, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/declinist_pundits

October 5

Syria -- Anne Applebaum, Assad’s barbaric endgame, Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2012/10/bashar_assad_may_be_destroying_syria_but_we_have_more_options_than_simply_watching_the_carnage_.html

Syria -- Aryeh Neier, It’s time to establish a no-fly zone over Syria, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Oct-05/190192-its-time-to-establish-a-no-fly-zone-over-syria.ashx

Syria -- Soner Cagaptay, Syria becomes a wedge between U.S. and Turkey, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-president-obama-doesnt-meet-the-press/2012/10/04/ac688c8a-0e78-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html

Campaign 2012 -- A world of troubles, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21563955

Campaign 2012 -- Romney national security transition team takes shape, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/04/romney_national_security_transition_team_takes_shape

Transatlantic relations -- Charles Gati, The U.S. and Central and Eastern Europe in the 21st century: Promoting democracy, security, or both?, Hungarian Spectrum
http://hungarianspectrum.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/charles-gatis-keynote-address-at-the-u-s-central-european-strategy-forum-september-20-2012/

October 4

Germany -- Merkel emulates Kohl German unity turning euro crisis into votes, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-02/merkel-emulates-kohl-german-unity-turning-euro-crisis-into-votes.html

Germany -- John Vinocur, Merkel’s plan B?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/opinion/john-vinocur-merkels-plan-b.html

Germany -- Daniela Schwarzer, Kai-Olaf Lang, The myth of German hegemony, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138162/daniela-schwarzer-and-kai-olaf-lang/the-myth-of-german-hegemony

Georgia -- James Brooke, Is Ivanishvili a Trojan horse for Russia’s return to Georgia?, VOA
http://blogs.voanews.com/russia-watch/2012/10/03/is-ivanishvili-a-trojan-horse-for-russias-return-to-georgia/

October 3

Georgia -- Georgia's president concedes defeat in parliamentary election, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/world/europe/georgia-election-results.html

Georgia -- Ian Bremmer, Georgia's Rose revolution will not wilt, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cd2e2050-0c80-11e2-a776-00144feabdc0.html

Georgia -- Thomas de Waal, Georgia is having a democratic counterrevolution, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-02/georgia-is-having-a-democratic-counterrevolution.html

Georgia -- Senators praise historic Georgian elections, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/02/senators_praise_historic_georgian_elections

Georgia -- The new titan of Tbilisi, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/02/the_new_titan_of_tbilisi

Afghanistan -- Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan could be speeded up, says Rasmussen, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/01/nato-forces-afghanistan-early-retreat

Germany and US campaign -- Adrian Eppel, How Germans view the US presidential race, Aspen
http://www.aspeninstitute.it/aspenia-online/article/how-germans-view-us-presidential-race

Euro crisis -- Steven Philip Kramer, The return of history in Europe, The Washington Quarterly
https://csis.org/files/publication/twq12FallKramer.pdf

October 2

Georgia -- Georgia's president accepts his party lost poll, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/us-georgia-election-idUSBRE8900O820121002

Georgia -- Liveblog: Parliamentary elections in Georgia, RFE/RL
http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/liveblog-georgia-elections/24724791.html

Turkey and the EU -- AK Party drops EU goal from long-term foreign policy outlook, Today's Zaman
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-293961-ak-party-drops-eu-goal-from-long-term-foreign-policy-outlook.html

Mideast -- US warns European governments against supporting Palestinians at UN, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/01/us-warns-europe-palestinians-un

Eastern Mediterranean -- Adnan Vatansever, David Koranyi, Energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean: Promise and peril, ECFR
http://www.ecfr.eu/blog/entry/energy_resources_in_the_eastern_mediterranean_promise_and_peril

Campaign 2012 -- Aaron David Miller, Mitt Romney's terrible Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/01/mitt_romney_wall_street_journal_op-ed

US foreign policy -- FPI National Survey: Foreign Policy matters in 2012, FPI
http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/content/fpi-national-survey-foreign-policy-matters-2012

Transatlantic relations -- Transworld, a research project on the transatlantic relationship and the future global governance
http://www.transworld-fp7.eu/

European defense -- Judy Dempsey, A first step to European military ties, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/world/europe/02iht-letter02.html

October 1

Germany -- Does Peer Steinbrück have the stuff to be chancellor?, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/spd-candidate-steinbrueck-faces-uphill-battle-in-campaign-versus-merkel-a-858608.html

Georgia -- Jackson Diehl, A deeply polarizing election in Georgia, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jackson-diehl-a-deeply-polarizing-election-in-georgia/2012/09/30/77a0b1dc-0b24-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html

Georgia -- Bernard Kouchner, Georgia: A democracy, albeit an imperfect one, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernard-kouchner/georgia-a-democracy-albei_b_1922403.html

Campaign 2012 -- Thomas L. Friedman, The world we're actually living in, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/opinion/sunday/friedman-the-world-were-actually-living-in.html

Campaign 2012 -- Mitt Romney, A new course for the Middle East, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444712904578024293333633994.html

Transatlantic relations -- Atlantic Dialogues in Morocco, German Marshall Fund
http://www.atlanticdialogues.org/

September 28

Syria -- Michael Doran, Max Boot, Five reasons to intervene in Syria now, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/opinion/5-reasons-to-intervene-in-syria-now.html

Germany -- Steinbrück to challenge Merkel for chancellery, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/peer-steinbrueck-to-run-against-merkel-for-chancellor-in-2013-a-858519.html

Britain -- David Cameron to try to avoid major row over Europe at Tory conference, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/27/david-cameron-future-of-europe

Georgia -- Edward Lucas, Move over Misha, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/09/georgias-elections-0

Afghanistan -- Gilles Dorronsoro, Waiting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/09/20/waiting-for-taliban-in-afghanistan/dvkr

Europe and Asia-Pacific -- Ulrich Speck, A strategic approach toward the Asia-Pacific, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49518

September 27

Iran -- Stephen J. Hadley, Eight ways to deal with Iran, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/26/eight_ways_to_deal_with_iran

Mali -- US and France divided over response to Mali crisis, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/27/us-un-assembly-mali-idUSBRE88Q02H20120927

Germany -- Former chancellor Kohl urges Merkel to 'fight for Europe', Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/kohl-calls-for-european-unity-during-rare-appearance-in-berlin-a-858114.html

Georgia -- Thomas de Waal, Georgia holds its breath, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/26/georgia_holds_its_breath

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Big setbacks give Gazprom impetus for change, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/big-setbacks-give-gazprom-impetus-for-change/468840.html

Sweden -- Senior Fellow Elizabeth Pond reports on Sweden's secret Cold War ties to NATO.
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/09/26/secrets-baltic-swedish-cold-war-neutrality-revisited

September 26

Obama at the UN -- Mr. Obama’s refreshing defense of free speech, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-obamas-refreshing-defense-of-free-speech/2012/09/25/217791aa-0731-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

Obama at the UN -- President Obama at the U.N., editorial, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/opinion/president-obama-at-the-un.html

Obama at the UN -- President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly, Video and transcript, White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/09/25/president-obama-speaks-united-nations-general-assembly

UK -- Clegg tells of tough choices over Europe, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/574c44e6-073c-11e2-b148-00144feabdc0.html

France and Germany -- Charles Grant, Hollande, the Germans and 'political union', Centre for European Reform
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/hollande-germans-and-political-union.html

Czech Republic -- Czech foreign minister: The West is losing to Putin, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/25/czech_foreign_minister_the_west_is_losing_to_putin

US and Europe -- Hillary Clinton talks euro, urges fair vote in Ukraine, Georgia, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/un-summit-us-greece.ijg/

Campaign 2012 -- Peter Beinart, Why Obama has gone on political offensive against Romney over Iran, New America Foundation
http://newamerica.net/publications/articles/2012/why_obama_has_gone_on_political_offensive_against_romney_over_iran_71882

Campaign 2012 -- Michael White, The U.S. election as seen by a European, European Institute
http://europeaninstitute.org/EA-September-2012/perspectives-the-us-electionas-seen-by-a-european.html

Campaign 2012 -- Clara Marina O'Donnell, What Romney would mean for Europe
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/bulletin-article/2012/what-romney-would-mean-europe

Transatlantic economy -- EU rejects U.S. claim to have weaned Boeing off subsidies
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-wto-boeing-idUSBRE88O0ZK20120926

September 25

Libya -- Clinton offers more U.S. help as Libya battles militias, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-libya-usa-idUSBRE88O00R20120925

Libya -- In the Middle East, a pro-American turn, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-the-mideast-a-pro-american-pushback/2012/09/24/d1196ee4-0678-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

Egypt -- Clinton reassures Egypt's Mursi on U.S. assistance, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-egypt-usa-idUSBRE88M04520120925

Arab Spring -- Helene Cooper, Robert F. Worth, In Arab Spring, Obama finds a sharp test, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/us/politics/arab-spring-proves-a-harsh-test-for-obamas-diplomatic-skill.html

Germany -- Germany considers new cultural institute in US, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-considers-major-new-cultural-institute-for-new-york-a-857682.html

Central Europe -- Philip H. Gordon, U.S. relations with Central Europe, State Department
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/197986.htm

Belarus -- Parliamentary vote leaves Belarus despot stronger, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/belarus-elects-new-parliament-amid-widespread-accusations-of-fraud-a-857637.html

Russia -- Kicked off airwaves, Radio Liberty rethinks strategy, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kicked-off-airwaves-radio-liberty-rethinks-strategy/468703.html

Russia -- Should the U.S. be a political player in Russia?, Room for debate, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/24/should-the-us-be-a-political-player-in-russia/

EU foreign policy -- Jan Techau, How not to improve EU foreign policy, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49465

US election -- Michael O’Hanlon, 2 candidates' views on defense, Politico
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81411.html

US election -- Romney campaign stirs climate unease in Brussels, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/eu-climate-concern-grows-prospec-news-514986

September 24

Muslim world -- Marc Lynch, The failure of #Muslimrage, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/21/a_funny_thing_happened_on_the_way_to_muslimrage

Poland and Britain -- Edward Lucas, Sikorski in Oxford, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/09/poland-and-britain

Poland and Britain, Radek Sikorski, speech in Oxford, Polish Foreign Ministry
http://www.msz.gov.pl/Minister,Radoslaw,Sikorski,in,Britain,to,spoke,out,in,favour,of,Europe,57917.html

Germany -- An interview with Guido Westerwelle, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49448

Russia -- Cumbersome Gazprom losing its clout, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/cumbersome-gazprom-losing-its-clout/2012/09/23/adf7ec08-fcf8-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html

Russia -- David J. Kramer, Obama must take on Putin, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/obama-must-take-on-putin/468611.html

Georgia -- Joshua Kucera, Washington looks at Parliamentary elections as litmus test, Eurasianet
http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65946

Georgia -- In post-Soviet Georgia, democracy faces critical test, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-post-soviet-georgia-democracy-faces-critical-test/2012/09/24/5bd58898-04ca-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html

Afghanistan -- Rory Stewart, Time to be honest about Afghanistan, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/eb77f05e-0267-11e2-9e53-00144feabdc0.html

September 21

EU and China -- China pledges continued support to resolve euro crisis, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/china-summit-public.ifx/

EU and China -- China tells EU to end arms ban, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/defence/117614

Arab protest -- William McCants, The sources of Salafi conduct. Harsh politics in the New Middle East, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138129/william-mccants/the-sources-of-salafi-conduct

British foreign policy -- Philip Stephens, British foreign policy should be realist, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/edf5a3d6-0261-11e2-b41f-00144feabdc0.html

September 20

Muslim world -- Richard Wike, Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/19/you_still_don_t_like_us

Afghanistan -- Arif Rafiq, So much for the good war. It's time to admit that Obama's Afghanistan strategy is a total failure, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/19/so_much_for_the_good_war

China -- Joshua Chaffin, Alan Beattie, West wrestles with China trade links, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0edb13f2-027a-11e2-9e53-00144feabdc0.html

UN -- Stewart M. Patrick, U.S. priorities at the UN General Assembly, Council on Foreign Relations
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/09/19/u-s-priorities-at-the-un-general-assembly/

European defense -- Some EU states may no longer afford air forces, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/19/eu-defence-idUSL5E8KJJSL20120919

September 19

US and Russia -- Julia Ioffe, Russia tries to kill U.S. democracy promotion once and for all, The New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107450/russia-tries-kill-us-democracy-promotion-once-and-all

US and Russia -- David J. Kramer, Will Obama stand up against Putin's abuses?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-obama-stand-up-against-putins-abuses/2012/09/18/41f41b84-fec0-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

EU and Russia -- EU Gazprom probe a threat to Putin's power: Kasparov, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/russia-energy-gas.iem/

EU and Russia -- Matthew Bryza, Europe takes on Gazprom at last, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-18/europe-takes-on-gazprom-at-last-now-must-hang-tough.html

EU foreign policy -- EU heavyweights call for radical foreign and defence policy overhaul, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/18/eu-foreign-defence-policy-overhaul

Britain -- Ian Traynor, That cross-Channel gap is becoming too wide to bridge, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/19/cross-channel-gap-analysis

September 18

US and Arab unrest -- Leslie H. Gelb, Mysteries of the Middle East riots, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/17/leslie-h-gelb-on-the-mysteries-of-the-middle-east-riots.html

US and Arab unrest -- Marc Lynch, The embassy protests and the Arab uprising, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/17/the_embassy_protests_and_the_arab_uprising

Obama -- Gideon Rachman, Obama not to blame for Middle East anger, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0c40b30e-00b3-11e2-9dfc-00144feabdc0.html

Obama -- Richard Cohen, The price of Obama’s leading from behind, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-the-price-of-obamas-leading-from-behind/2012/09/17/b9314986-00f2-11e2-b257-e1c2b3548a4a_story.html

Obama -- Paul Richter, Obama's foreign policy approach: Act cautiously, and not alone, Los Angeles Times
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/17/red_lines_over_iran

Romney -- Samuel R. Berger, Red Lines over Iran. Romney has adopted Netanyahu's timetable for war, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/17/red_lines_over_iran

Germany -- Europe needs unity, economic success for global say: Merkel, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.idv/

Germany -- Germans long for D-Mark, poll shows, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/economic/117568

Euro crisis -- Radek Sikorski, Guido Westerwelle, A new vision of Europe, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/opinion/a-new-vision-of-europe.html

EU and China -- Richard Youngs, Three Chinese tests for Europe, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/big-debates/external-action/69-three-chinese-tests-for-europe/

September 17

US and Arab world -- Steven A. Cook, Meet the new boss.The US is poised to remain the dominant power in the Middle East, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/14/meet_the_new_boss
 
US and Israel -- David Ignatius, Puzzled by a red-line demand, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-puzzled-by-a-red-line-demand/2012/09/14/d10a5474-fe88-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html
 
UK -- Lawrence Summers, Britain risks a lost decade, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/28778894-fdcb-11e1-8fc3-00144feabdc0.html

Ukraine-Reuters, US warns that Ukraine risks failing election test
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/us-warns-that-ukraine-risks-failing-election-test-313016.html

September 14

US and Arab world -- Robert Kagan, The proper U.S. response to Cairo attack, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-kagan-the-proper-us-response-to-cairo-embassy-attack/2012/09/13/64aee4ac-fdb1-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

US and Arab world -- Murder in Libya, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21562914

US and Arab world -- Michael Young, America just cannot be the loved one, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Sep-13/187725-america-just-cannot-be-the-loved-one.ashx

US and Arab world -- Amid Mideast turmoil, aides say what a President Romney would do, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/us/politics/romney-aides-detail-foreign-policy-differences.html

Israel -- Obama rebuffs Netanyahu on setting limits on Iran’s nuclear program, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/world/middleeast/obama-rebuffs-netanyahu-on-nuclear-red-line-for-iran.html

Euro crisis -- Game change? The euro zone’s leaders have turned a corner, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21562915

France -- Eric Pape, Playing defense. Hollande is trying to persuade France that his administration isn't sinking, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/13/playing_defense

Kosovo -- Tim Judah, Kosovo and independence: Another step, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/09/kosovo-and-independence

Kosovo -- Mikulas Dzurinda, What’s next for Kosovo?, ECFR blog
http://ecfr.eu/blog/entry/Whats_next_for_Kosovo

EU and Russia --The EU squeezes Gazprom. Russia retaliates, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21562940

September 13

US and Libya -- Shadi Hamid, Don't give up on the Arab Spring, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/12/dont_give_up_on_the_arab_spring

US and Libya -- Marc Lynch, Moments of truth in Libya and Egypt, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/12/moments_of_truth_in_libya_and_egypt

US and Libya -- James Traub, The tragic optimism of an American diplomat, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/12/the_tragic_optimism_of_an_american_diplomat

US and Libya -- Martin S. Indyk, In remembrance of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2012/09/12-chris-stevens-libya-indyk

Romney -- Mr. Romney's rhetoric on embassy attacks is a discredit to his campaign, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-death-of-an-ambassador/2012/09/12/ed3b719e-fcfa-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

Euro crisis -- German court ruling seen as key breakthrough for euro, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.ic3/

Euro crisis -- Europe's new banking plan gets cool German response, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-eu-banking-idUSBRE88B0C120120912

Euro crisis -- Barroso: "We will need to move towards a federation of nation states", Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/priorities/barroso-seeks-public-space-launc-news-514761

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, Germany's currency nostalgia is badly off the mark, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-11/germany-s-currency-nostalgia-is-badly-off-the-mark.html

Euro crisis -- Project Europe clears legal hurdle but Merkel holds key to political union, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/sep/12/germany-european-integration-angela-merkel

Netherlands -- Dutch PM Rutte wins election as pro-euro parties sweep, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-dutch-election-idUSBRE88B1FR20120913

France -- Kemal Dervis, Europe's vital French connection, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-vital-french-connection-by-kemal-dervi-

Transatlantic relations -- Transatlantic Trends survey, GMF
http://trends.gmfus.org/

September 12

Euro crisis -- Ian Traynor, European Central Bank's powers grow but can it really save the eurozone?, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/sep/11/european-central-bank-powers-grow

Euro crisis -- Interview with Helmut Schmidt and Valery Giscard d'Estaing about the Euro crisis, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/spiegel-interview-with-helmut-schmidt-and-valery-giscard-d-estaing-a-855127.html

EU and Russia -- Alan Riley, Gazprom vs. the Commission, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443921504577643173700034222.html

EU and Russia -- Kremlin shields Gazprom from EU probe, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fcdbe0e4-fc31-11e1-ac0f-00144feabdc0.html

EU and Russia -- EU's Ashton concerned about Russia muzzling opposition, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/russia-politics.ib7/

US and Russia -- Putin says Romney stance shows Russia right about missile shield, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/11/us-russia-putin-usa-romney-idUSBRE88A1GH20120911

Romney and Europe -- Romney election triumph would sink US reputation in Europe, poll finds, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/11/romney-triumph-us-reputation-europe

September 11

Euro crisis -- Gideon Rachman, Democracy loses in struggle to save euro, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5a48ec88-fb31-11e1-a983-00144feabdc0.html

Euro crisis -- Roger Cohen, Super Mario to the rescue, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/super-mario-to-the-rescue.html

Georgia -- Urmas Reinsalu, Georgian democracy and Russian meddling, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443819404577635072656640822.html

Georgia --  Shaun Walker, The billionaire with a Georgian dream, Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/bidzina-ivanishvili-the-billionaire-with-a-georgian-dream-8118197.html

Defense -- Gary Schmitt, The West's 'hard power' deficit, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-schmitt-europe-hard-power-20120911,0,7106604.story

US foreign policy -- Views on US foreign policy: 2012 Survey, Chicago Council
http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Studies_Publications/POS/Public_Opinion.aspx

US foreign policy -- Bruce Stokes, Have Americans turned inward?, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/07/have-americans-turned-inward/

September 10

Euro crisis -- George Soros, The tragedy of the European Union and how to resolve it, NYRB
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/sep/27/tragedy-european-union-and-how-resolve-it/

EU -- Michelle Egan, The forgotten single market, SAIS
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/09.07.2012_Single_Market_Michelle_Egan.pdf

Balkans -- Kosovo to Serbia: Time to face reality, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/enlargement/117486

Balkans -- Tim Judah, The Balkans and the EU: Integrated circuit, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/09/balkans-and-eu

Germany -- Judy Dempsey, Germany's Jews and the controversy over circumcision, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49323

EU and Russia -- EU warns Russia to play by WTO rules or face action, Reuters
http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFBRE8860DL20120907

EU and Russia -- Taming Gazprom, editorial, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4037661c-f8f2-11e1-b4ba-00144feabdc0.html

Security -- Claudia Hofmann, Reasoning with rebels. International NGOs' approaches to engaging armed groups, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-research-papers/swp-research-paper-detail/article/ingos_approaches_to_engaging_armed_groups.html

US foreign policy -- Michael O'Hanlon, Where the candidates stand on defense, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/07/where-the-candidates-stand-on-defense/

US foreign policy -- David Milne, Pragmatism or what? The future of US foreign policy, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/ia/archive/view/185645

US foreign policy -- Foreign Policy and the Obama-Romney race. Interview with  James M. Lindsay, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/foreign-policy-obama-romney-race/p28957

US foreign policy -- Fred Kaplan, A changing of the guard. The Democratic Party is now the dominant foreign-policy party, Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2012/09/the_democratic_party_has_replaced_the_republican_party_as_the_dominant_voice_on_foreign_policy_and_national_security_.single.html

September 7 

Euro crisis -- Huge step taken by Europe’s bank to abate a crisis, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/business/global/european-central-bank-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-at-0-75-percent.html

Euro crisis -- ECB signals resolve to save euro, editorial, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b70ff9a8-f84c-11e1-b0e1-00144feabdc0.html

Syria -- France sends funds to 5 Syrian civic groups in rebel-held areas, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/world/europe/france-sends-funds-to-5-syrian-civic-groups.html

Israel -- U.S. congressman confirms high-level U.S.-Israel spat over Iran, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/07/us-usa-israel-iran-idUSBRE8851DK20120907

Russia -- Putin says missile deal is more likely with Obama, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/world/europe/putin-calls-missile-deal-more-likely-if-obama-wins.html

Russia -- Kremlin backs its dog in EU-Gazprom fight, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/economic/117474

September 6 

Central Europe -- Edward Lucas, Off the boil: Why Central Europe can't get excited about the U.S. Presidential race, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=356

EU and Middle East -- Israeli leader urges EU to blacklist Hezbollah, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/foreign/117457

EU and China -- Ian Traynor, Solar panel spat threatens trade war between China and Europe, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/sep/06/eu-china-solar-panels-trade-war

Transatlantic energy -- David Koranyi, An emerging transatlantic rift on energy?, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/emerging-transatlantic-rift-energy

Transatlantic relations -- Stanley R. Sloan, America's Euro fatigue, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/americas-euro-fatigue

US foreign policy -- Will Marshall, Renewing America's fighting faith. Cold-blooded realism is not enough to safeguard America's interests and promote its values, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/05/renewing_america_s_fighting_faith

September 5

Euro crisis -- Jan Techau, Don’t expect political union anytime soon, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=49257

EU and China -- Guy de Jonquières, Wanted: a European China policy, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/04/wanted-a-european-china-policy/

EU and Russia -- Brussels opens probe into Gazprom, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b822f4cc-f6b6-11e1-827f-00144feabdc0.html

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Building a better bear. Can Russia reform its military without scaring the US?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/05/building_a_better_bear

Russia -- Bullish on the bear. Interview with Leon Aron, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/04/bullish_on_the_bear

Azerbaijan -- Hungary, Armenia and the axe-murderer: Blunder in Budapest, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/09/hungary-armenia-and-axe-murderer

Azerbaijan -- Hrant Kostanyan, Azerbaijan tests EU credibility, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/opinion/117406

Scotland -- Scotland paves way for vote on independence from Britain, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/04/us-britain-scotland-idUSBRE88315620120904

European defense -- Interview with Jolyon Howorth, European Geostrategy blog
http://europeangeostrategy.ideasoneurope.eu/2012/09/04/interview-with-jolyon-howorth/

US foreign policy -- Thomas L. Friedman, It’s Mitt’s world, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/opinion/its-mitts-world.html

US foreign policy -- John Kerry, R is for reckless. Why the Republicans can't be trusted with national security, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/04/r_is_for_reckless

US foreign policy -- Democrats hail Obama on foreign policy, Boston Globe
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2012/09/02/obama-team-planning-robust-national-security-pitch/IDL4921yiapXM0BeSC1nXN/story.html

September 4

Euro crisis -- Ian Traynor, European leaders face very hot autumn as they battle to save euro, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/02/crucial-test-to-save-the-euro

Euro crisis -- Timothy Garton Ash, Can Europe survive the rise of the rest?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/opinion/sunday/can-europe-survive-the-rise-of-the-rest.html

Euro crisis -- Timothy Garton Ash, The crisis of Europe. How the Union came together and why it's falling apart, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138010/timothy-garton-ash/the-crisis-of-europe

Euro crisis -- Nader Msousavizadeh, Erik Jones, A world without Europe spells danger and woe, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/610f104c-eadd-11e1-984b-00144feab49a.html

Euro crisis -- Jean Pisani-Ferry, Federalism or bust for Europe?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/federalism-or-bust-for-europe-by-jean-pisani-ferry

Britain -- Hans Kudnani, The British question, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_the_british_question

Bosnia -- Michael Haltzel, The centrifuge that is Bosnia, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democracy-in-bosnia-threatens-to-unravel/2012/08/30/204a1b36-f14c-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_story.html

Burma -- Charles Grant, Burma: An EU foreign policy success, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/08/burma-eu-foreign-policy-success.html

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Putin's bad-neighbor policy harms Russia the most, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Sep-01/186328-putins-bad-neighbor-policy-harms-russia-the-most.ashx

Russia -- Matthew A. Rojansky, Nikolas Gvosdev, The U.S. should still talk to Russia, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/opinion/the-us-should-still-talk-to-russia.html

Romney's foreign policy -- Michael A. Cohen, Pretty vacant. The Republican Party seems out of ideas on how to run America's foreign policy, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/31/pretty_vacant

Romney's foreign policy -- Brian Katulis, Republicans, in search of a foreign policy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/opinion/romney-is-caught-between-neoconservatives-and-neo-isolationists.html

Romney's foreign policy -- Bruce W. Jentleson, Charles A. Kupchan, A dangerous mind. Mitt Romney's foreign policy is a return to a neoconservative ideology, Foreign Policy http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/30/a_dangerous_mind_mitt_romney

Romney's foreign policy -- Peter D. Feaver, Sound and sensible. Mitt Romney's foreign policy would echo the best of America's bipartisan traditions, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/30/sound_and_sensible_mitt_romney

Romney's foreign policy -- Jackson Diehl, Understanding Obama's and Romney's foreign policy differences, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jackson-diehl-understanding-obamas-and-romneys-foreign-policy-differences/2012/09/02/acf75318-f2c4-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_story.html

July 31

Romney -- Elliott Abrams, The 3 ways Romney challenged Obama's foreign policy while in Israel, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/the-3-ways-romney-challenged-obamas-foreign-policy-while-in-israel/260481/

Romney -- Gideon Rachman, If you liked George W. Bush, you’ll love Mitt Romney, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/33c08e06-d802-11e1-9980-00144feabdc0.html

Poland -- Benjamin Weinthal, How Obama lost Poland, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/30/how_obama_lost_poland

Romania -- Back to square one, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/07/romanian-politics-3

Tunisia -- Washington prepares to ramp up military cooperation with Tunisia, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/30/washington_prepares_to_ramp_up_military_cooperation_with_tunisia

Transatlantic defense -- Hans Binnendijk, Widening gaps in U.S. and European defense capabilities and cooperation, SAIS
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Widening%20Gaps%20in%20U.S.%20and%20European%20Defense%20Capabilities%20and%20Cooperation.pdf

Transatlantic defense -- NATO reassurance and nuclear reductions: Creating the conditions, SAIS
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/NATO%20Reassurance%20and%20Nuclear%20Reductions%20Creating%20the%20Conditions.pdf

July 30

Romney in Israel -- Romney backs Israeli stance on threat of nuclear Iran, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/us/politics/romney-in-israel-hints-at-harder-line-toward-iran.html

Romney in Israel -- Walter Russel Mead, Mitt needs to make Israel count, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/07/29/mitt-needs-to-make-israel-count/

Euro crisis -- German support for Merkel's crisis handling erodes, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/us-germany-merkel-poll-idUSBRE86S0GS20120729

Euro crisis -- Germans say they're 'better off without euro', AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.hwy/

Euro crisis -- Ulrich Speck, The European nation state is here to stay, Carnegie Europe / Real Clear World
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2012/07/28/the_european_nation_state_is_here_to_stay_100159.html

Euro crisis -- Otmar Issing, Europe’s political union is an idea worthy of satire, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d5efc38a-d64b-11e1-b547-00144feabdc0.html

Transatlantic free trade -- John Vinocur, For E.U. leaders, a political dare, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/opinion/john-vinocur-for-eu-leaders-a-political-dare.html

Russia -- Russia will not let EU search its ships for Syria arms, Reuters
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/syria-crisis-russia-sanctions-idINL6E8IS1IY20120728

July 27

Euro crisis -- Central Bank chief vows to fight for euro, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/central-bank-chief-vows-to-fight-for-euro/2012/07/26/gJQAceBFCX_story.html

Euro crisis -- Spain and Italy: Another weak link in the euro zone, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21559661

Euro crisis -- Euro EUphemism. Hollande is trying to wriggle out of Germany’s demand for more political union, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21559636

Euro crisis -- Thomas Wright, What if Europe fails?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2012/07/26-europe-crisis-wright

Serbia -- Ex-aide to Milosevic takes power in Serbia, unnerving EU, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/27/us-serbia-government-idUSBRE86P1J220120727

Russia -- Vladimir V. Kara-Murza, The Kremlin’s blacklist, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/magnitsky-act-supporters-feel-the-kremlins-wrath/2012/07/26/gJQAhizJCX_story.html

US campaign 2012 -- Alistair Burnett, Mitt meets the Brits, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/26/mitt_meets_the_brits

US campaign 2012 -- Fareed Zakaria, Failure to launch, Time
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2120500,00.html

US foreign policy -- Condoleezza Rice, US must recall it is not just any country, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f4837046-d67b-11e1-ba60-00144feabdc0.html

July 26

Moldova -- Anders Aslund, Why Moldova has turned its back on Russia, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/why-moldova-has-turned-its-back-on-russia/462640.html

EU human rights -- Lambrinidis named as human-rights envoy, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/july/lambrinidis-named-as-human-rights-envoy/74907.aspx

Transatlantic relations -- Patryk Pawlak, Eleni Ekmektsioglou, America and Europe's pacific partnership, The Diplomat
http://thediplomat.com/new-leaders-forum/2012/07/23/america-and-europes-pacific-partnership/

US campaign 2012 -- Romney takes cold warrior message abroad, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7b345ff4-d638-11e1-ba60-00144feabdc0.html

US campaign 2012 -- Annette Heuser, Tyson Barker, Romney's trans-Atlantic policy needs a reboot, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/commentary-on-romney-s-visit-to-europe-a-846382.html

July 25

Syria -- Conservatives call on Obama to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/24/conservatives_call_on_obama_to_establish_safe_zones_in_syria

Syria -- Western troops 'increasingly likely' to intervene, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/25/syria-crisis-western-troops-intervene

Euro crisis -- EU rushes to make ECB single bank watchdog in race to save Spain, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-24/eu-rushes-to-make-ecb-single-bank-watchdog-in-race-to-save-spain.html

Euro crisis -- Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Europe’s ambitious muddling through, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-ambitious-muddling-through

Euro crisis -- Josef Janning, Political Union: Europe's defining moment, EPC
http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=3&pub_id=2838

EU and Israel -- EU strengthens ties with Israel despite criticism, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/israel-palestinians.huz/

Afghanistan -- Michael F. Harsch, Scott Smith, How NATO states can seize the opportunities of shrinking resources in Afghanistan, ISN
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Security-Watch/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=147811

Central Europe -- Jakub J. Grygiel et al, Navigating uncertainty: U.S.-Central European relations 2012, CEPA
http://cepa.org/publications/view.aspx?record_id=182

European energy -- Polish MEP: EU has better shale gas rules than the US, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/mep-eu-better-rules-usa-shale-ga-interview-514068

Transatlantic economy -- Nicolas Véron, Guntram B. Wolff et al, Transatlantic economic challenge in an era of growing multipolarity, Bruegel
http://www.bruegel.org/publications/publication-detail/view/735/

Transatlantic relations -- Mark Leonard, The end of the affair, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/24/the_end_of_the_affair

US campaign 2012 -- Walter Russel Mead, Governor Romney’s big foreign policy address: The first can’t be the last, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/07/25/governor-romneys-big-foreign-policy-address-the-first-cant-be-the-last/

July 24

Eurozone crisis -- Moody’s warns eurozone core, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5dc8cb4a-d510-11e1-b476-00144feabdc0.html

Eurozone crisis -- EU in race against the clock to create a banking union, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/23/eu-races-to-create-banking-union

Iran -- Iran, EU officials seek common ground for renewing nuclear talks, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-23/iran-eu-officials-seek-common-ground-for-renewing-nuclear-talks.html

July 23

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Spain's euro woes: Crisis deepens, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18951048

Euro crisis -- Bank watchdog will test Euro-zone nations' flexibility, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444464304577540843025425380.html

Italy -- Italy's Monti in Russia to boost energy cooperation, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/23/us-russia-italy-energy-idUSBRE86M0B820120723

Russia -- A hedge fund manager's crusade against Putin, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/financial-investor-bill-browder-takes-on-the-putin-regime-in-russia-a-845132.html

Nato -- Clara M. O'Donnell, The implications of military spending cuts for NATO's largest members, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2012/07/military-spending-nato-odonnell

July 20

Syria -- Richard Haass, Time to drop the Annan plan, CNN
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/19/time-to-drop-the-annan-plan/

Britain -- David Cameron: I’ll never campaign to take us out of Europe, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9410061/David-Cameron-Ill-never-campaign-to-take-us-out-of-Europe.html

Britain -- UK defense chief to NATO: Pull your weight in Europe while US handles China, AOL
http://defense.aol.com/2012/07/19/uk-defense-chief-to-nato-pull-your-weight-in-europe-while-us-ha/

Hungary -- Judy Dempsey, Orban has gone too far, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48892

EU energy -- David Koranyi, European energy security: Southern gas corridor on the move, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/european-energy-security-southern-gas-corridor-move

US foreign policy -- Hillary Clinton, The art of smart power, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics/2012/07/hillary-clinton-art-smart-power

US foreign policy -- Obama, on the trail, p?lays for time on foreign policy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/world/election-trumps-foreign-policy-white-house-memo.html

US foreign policy -- David Brooks, Where Obama shines, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/opinion/brooks-where-obama-shines.html

July 19

Syria -- David Ignatius, Looking for a Syrian endgame, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-syria-approaches-the-tipping-point/2012/07/18/gJQAFoCvtW_story.html

Russia -- Zaki Laidi, Russia’s concern is to deny victory to the west, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/34ff6306-d022-11e1-99a8-00144feabdc0.html

Romania -- Europe rebukes Romania on democratic efforts, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/world/europe/eu-rebukes-romania-on-democratic-efforts.html

Poland -- Economic gloom in Europe barely touches proud Poland, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/world/europe/economic-gloom-in-europe-barely-touches-poland.html

Kosovo -- Morgan Greene, Jonathan Friedman, Richard Bennet, Rebuilding the police in Kosovo, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/18/rebuilding_the_police_in_kosovo

Uzbekistan -- Roger McDermott, Uzbekistan prepares for the NATO drawdown, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39638&cHash=718555fc457d614a52c695df77724bd2

US and Iraq -- Sally Painter, Withdrawal from Iraq shouldn’t equal abandonment, Politico
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78620.html

Iran -- Americans favor diplomacy over military action on Iran by almost 4 to 1, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/americans-favor-diplomacy-over-military-action-on-iran-by-almost-4-to-1/259928/

Arab spring -- Olivier Roy, The transformation of the Arab world, Journal of Democracy
http://www.journalofdemocracy.org/sites/default/files/Roy-23-3.pdf

Arab spring -- Laurel E. Miller et al, Prospects for democratization in the Arab World, RAND
http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9673.html

EU security -- James Rogers, Why a new European security strategy isn’t needed, European Geostrategy blog
http://europeangeostrategy.ideasoneurope.eu/2012/07/18/why-a-new-european-security-strategy-isnt-needed/

July 18

US and Russia -- In trade deal with Russia, U.S. plans sanctions for human rights abuses, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/world/europe/after-decades-us-to-extend-trade-deal-to-russia.html

EU and Japan -- Brussels to push for Japan trade deal, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5d9fd6e8-d021-11e1-99a8-00144feabdc0.html

Britain -- Jan Techau, The dangerous British malaise, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48861

Turkey and Syria -- Ian Lesser, Turkey and Syria: The Middle Eastern risks NATO cannot ignore, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/turkey-and-syria-the-middle-eastern-risks-nato-cannot-ignore/

July 17

Syria -- Richard N. Haass, Into Syria without arms, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/into-syria-without-arms

Iran -- Stewart M. Patrick, Iran, the bomb, and U.S. public opinion, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/07/16/iran-the-bomb-and-u-s-public-opinion/

Egypt -- Steven A. Cook, The decline of American influence, Cairo Review
http://www.aucegypt.edu/gapp/cairoreview/Pages/articleDetails.aspx

EU and Africa -- EU to send experts to Niger to counter al Qaeda threat, Reuters
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE86G01620120717

Euro crisis -- Chancellor Schröder's legacy: Germany's leading role in weakening the Euro, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/chancellor-gerhard-schroeder-key-in-weakening-the-euro-stability-pact-a-844458.html

Central Europe -- Judy Dempsey, The EU's flawed enlargement strategy, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48857

Central Europe -- Tomas Valasek, What Central Europe thinks of Britain and why, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/by-tomas-valasek-britains-conservative.html

Belarus -- Andrej Dynko, Europe's last dictatorship, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/opinion/belarus-europes-last-dictatorship.html

Energy -- Sorting frack from fiction: Shale gas’s poor image in Europe is largely unjustified, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21558458

Energy -- EU energy chief Oettinger warns of deindustrialisation, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/16/europe-oettinger-industry-idUSL6E8IG19B20120716

July 16

Clinton in Egypt -- Clinton's calls fall flat in Egypt political fight, AP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jHc2sM_T3Fh85NqI5FhN6HAL0xVg

Romania -- Alina Inayeh, Fixing Romania's broken carousel, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/07/13/fixing-romanias-broken-carousel/

Greece -- Daniela Schwarzer, A new approach in and for Greece, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/griechenland_nach_der_umschuldung.html

Britain -- Britain's continental drift away from the European Union, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/britains-continental-drift-away-from-the-european-union/2012/07/15/gJQARaQslW_story.html

Britain -- Survey 2012 on British attitudes towards the UK's international priorities, Chatham House/YouGov
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/184631

July 13

Italy -- Erik Jones, The Italian job, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/oped/erik-jones/38-the-italian-job/

Germany -- Bruce Stokes, Are Germans really opposed to bailouts?, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18785845

Romania -- Romania and democracy: Putsch-up job, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21558575

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Moscow ready for a confrontation with the West over Syria, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39616&cHash=c3cc1aaeb4df539f6d8c15a1a91f8341

Russia -- Vladimir Gelman, Putin's fear strategy is losing its edge, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/putins-fear-strategy-is-losing-its-edge/461994.html

Turkey -- The Turkish-Iranian alliance that wasn't, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137773/f-stephen-larrabee/the-turkish-iranian-alliance-that-wasnt

Turkey -- Robin Wright, A case for not fearing islamism, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/a-case-for-not-fearing-islamism/259780/

EU’s strategic partnerships -- Hans Kundnani, Democracy and the EU's "strategic partnerships", Esharp
http://esharp.eu/big-debates/external-action/60-democracy-and-the-eu-s-strategic-partnerships/

July 12

Euro crisis -- Simon Tilford, Has the eurozone reached the limits of the politically possible?, Center for European Reform
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/07/has-eurozone-reached-limits-of.html

Britain -- Hague to review EU law, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ea9e116c-cb6d-11e1-911e-00144feabdc0.html

Hungary -- James Kirchick, Wrong way down the Danube. How Hungary's democratic backsli    ding threatens Europe, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137772/james-kirchick/wrong-way-down-the-danube?cid=soc-facebook-in-snapshots-wrong_way_down_the_danube-071112

EU and Asia -- Jonas Parello-Plesner, The EU as an Asian partner, ECFR, East Asia Forum
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/12/the-eu-as-an-asian-partner/

Russia -- James Nixey, The long goodbye: Waning Russian influence in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/184065

Transatlantic security -- Luke Coffey, Keeping America safe: Why U.S. bases in Europe remain vital, Heritage
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/07/keeping-america-safe-why-us-bases-in-europe-remain-vital

July 11

Euro crisis -- Spain given deadline to outline cuts, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/11/spain-deadline-outline-cuts

Euro crisis -- Merkel and Hollande - building a "grand bargain", Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/us-insight-merkollande-idUSBRE8690K120120710

Euro crisis -- EU leaders fail to convince, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303567704577519012017215628.html

Britain -- John Springford, Britain should not go Swiss, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/britain-should-not-go-swiss.html

Romania -- Andrei Plesu, Democracy loses as Romania spins out of control, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/democracy-the-loser-in-romanian-power-struggle-a-843449.html

Transatlantic relations -- Paul Saunders, Paula Dobriansky, How about a free-trade deal with Europe?, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/how-about-free-trade-deal-europe

July 10

Libya -- Libya’s all-important post-election steps, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-help-libyas-new-government-succeed/2012/07/09/gJQAuhcCZW_story.html

Euro crisis -- Euro zone fragmenting faster than EU can act, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/us-eurozone-banking-policy-idUSBRE86805N20120709

Transatlantic relations -- Judy Dempsey, Obama or Romney, Europe is in for disappointment, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/world/europe/10iht-letter10.html

July 9

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, German president tells Angela Merkel to come clean on EU debt deal, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9385231/German-president-tells-Angela-Merkel-to-come-clean-on-EU-debt-deal.html

Euro crisis -- Wolfgang Münchau, Eurozone crisis will last for 20 years, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c9de2906-c697-11e1-963a-00144feabdc0.html

Euro crisis -- Pascal Lamy, Europe needs a legitimacy compact, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/opinion/europe-needs-a-legitimacy-compact.html

Euro crisis -- Richard J. Evans, Europe on the verge of a nervous breakdown, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/world-affairs/2012/06/europe-verge-nervous-breakdown

Euro crisis -- Charles A. Kupchan, Fraying European unity, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/europerussia/fraying-european-unity/p28667

Euro crisis -- Frederick Kempe, Angela Merkel, Europe's weary mountaineer, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/angela-merkel-europes-weary-mountaineer

Euro crisis -- David Marquand, Europe’s missing union, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/opinion/europes-missing-union.html

Russia -- Mr. Putin tightens the screws, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-putin-tightens-the-screws/2012/07/07/gJQA5VZbUW_story.html

EU foreign policy -- Stefan Lehne, The big three in EU foreign policy, Carnegie Europe
http://www.carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=48759&lang=en

Transatlantic security -- Patryk Pawlak, Clara Marina O'Donnell, Are Europeans a better transatlantic security partner than meets the eye?, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/07/are-europeans-better-transatlantic.html

July 6

Germany -- Doubts over Merkel's Euro path grow at home, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/euro-crisis-exposing-fault-lines-in-merkel-government-a-842739.html

Germany -- Merkel's popularity up, backing over euro firm, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/05/us-germany-politics-poll-idUSBRE8640XJ20120705

Germany -- Marc Champion, Angela Merkel vs. 160 angry German economists, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-05/angela-merkel-vs-160-angry-german-economists.html

Britain -- Timothy Garton Ash, Britain needs a vote on Europe – but not now, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/04/britain-vote-europe-scotland?

Russia -- Kremlin seeks to brand activists 'foreign agents', Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russian-draft-law-seeks-to-label-ngos-and-activists-foreign-agents-a-842836.html

July 5

Germany -- Doubts over Merkel's Euro path grow at home, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/euro-crisis-exposing-fault-lines-in-merkel-government-a-842739.html

Germany -- Merkel's popularity up, backing over euro firm, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/05/us-germany-politics-poll-idUSBRE8640XJ20120705

Germany -- Marc Champion, Angela Merkel vs. 160 angry German economists, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-05/angela-merkel-vs-160-angry-german-economists.html

Britain -- Timothy Garton Ash, Britain needs a vote on Europe – but not now, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/04/britain-vote-europe-scotland?

Russia -- Kremlin seeks to brand activists 'foreign agents', Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russian-draft-law-seeks-to-label-ngos-and-activists-foreign-agents-a-842836.html

July 4

Iran -- Iran nuclear talks are to continue as their tone heats up, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-talks-to-continue-as-tone-heats-up.html?ref=world

Euro crisis -- Euro bank supervisor faces hurdles, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303962304577506890082427510.html

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, Europe’s abysmal crisis management, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-03/europe-s-abysmal-crisis-management.html

Euro crisis -- Martin Wolf, A step at last in the right direction, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/284c3146-c430-11e1-850c-00144feabdc0.html

Euro crisis -- Daniel Gros, A baby step towards banking union, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/baby-step-towards-banking-union

EU and UK -- Barroso castigates British conservatives, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/business/global/daily-euro-zone-watch.html

Nato -- R. Nicholas Burns, Damon Wilson, Jeff Lightfoot, Anchoring the alliance: Poland, Italy, Spain, and Canada stepping up, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/anchoring-alliance-poland-italy-spain-and-canada-stepping

Nato -- Michael Paul, Missile defense: Problems and opportunities in NATO-Russia relations, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/nato_raketenabwehr_und_russland.html

Middle East -- Paul D. Miller, The fading Arab oil empire, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/article/the-fading-arab-oil-empire-7072

July 3

Euro crisis -- Daniel Gros, A baby step to banking union, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/june/a-baby-step-to-banking-union-/74759.aspx

Euro crisis -- Karel Lannoo, Eurozone as home country of Banks, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/eurozone-home-country-banks

Euro crisis -- Edwin M. Truman, The terrible cost of inaction in Europe, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/blogs/realtime/?p=3001

Germany -- German dominance in doubt after summit defeat, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/german-dominance-in-doubt-after-summit-defeat-a-842056.html

Germany -- Euro defeat for Merkel? Only time will tell, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-eurozone-merkel-idUSBRE8600MN20120702

Germany -- Elizabeth Pond, Germany’s iron lady: A defense of Angela Merkel, World Policy
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/07/02/germany%E2%80%99s-iron-lady-defense-angela-merkel

Britain -- Britain cannot maintain 'status quo' on Europe: PM, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-politics.hks/

Britain -- Gideon Rachman, Blackmail cannot be UK’s Europe policy, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a5d7a2b2-c3a9-11e1-966e-00144feabdc0.html

France -- France faces budget cuts to meet European target, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/world/europe/france-faces-stiff-budget-cuts-to-meet-european-deficit-target.html

Central Europe -- Edward Lucas, The Euro-zone crisis: Changing the political map of Europe, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=349

Russia -- Putin seeks to show he won’t buckle to U.S., Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/putin-seeks-to-show-he-wont-buckle-to-us/2012/07/02/gJQAsEncIW_story.html

Transatlantic economy -- Plug in to a trans-Atlantic trade pact, Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Plug-in-to-a-trans-Atlantic-trade-pact-3674169.php

July 2

EU summit -- Eurozone leaders rise to challenge but details missing, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-finance-debt.hjx/

EU summit -- White House encouraged by eurozone summit, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-finance-debt.hji/

Britain and EU -- UK's Hague urges new relationship before referendum on EU, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/britain-politics.hk3/

Britain and EU -- David Cameron, We need to be clear about the best way of getting what is best for Britain, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9367479/David-Cameron-We-need-to-be-clear-about-the-best-way-of-getting-what-is-best-for-Britain.html

EU’s political culture -- Istvan Deak, Where’s Charlemagne when we need him?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/wheres-charlemagne-when-we-need-him.html

Russia -- Toby Gati, Obama and Putin take the measure of each other at the G-20 in Los Cabos: What next?, Valdai Club
http://valdaiclub.com/usa/45140.html

June 29

EU summit -- Eurozone bank bailout deal throws lifeline to Spain and Italy, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/29/eurozone-bank-bailout-spain-italy

EU summit -- EU clinches deal to combat crisis: what was agreed, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-finance-debt.hiv/

EU summit -- EU deal lifts euro, cuts Spain, Italy debt yields, Reuters
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-markets-global-idINBRE8520GN20120629

U.S. health care and U.S. economy -- Will Marshall, Prescription for decline, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/28/prescription_for_decline

U.S. health care -- What the health care ruling means for you, Marketwatch
http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-06-28/finance/32449400_1_karen-pollitz-health-insurance-higher-health-costs

Russia -- Michael Weiss, Putin's got America right where he wants it, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/28/putin_has_america_right_where_he_wants_it

June 28

Euro crisis -- Germany offers vision of federalism for the European Union, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-offers-vision-of-a-more-perfect-european-union/2012/06/27/gJQAILtk6V_story.html

Euro crisis -- At outset of Brussels summit meeting, the one thing missing is confidence, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/world/europe/at-outset-of-eu-summit-meeting-in-brussels-the-one-thing-missing-is-confidence.html

Euro crisis -- No solution in sight ahead of key EU summit, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/stormy-discussions-expected-at-european-summit-a-841399.html

Euro crisis -- Eastern EU members attack bank plan, Reuters
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/eurozone-easteurope-idINDEE85Q0GX20120627

Euro crisis -- Jana Grittersova, Can Eastern Europe escape the eurozone crisis?, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/europes-east/eastern-europe-escape-euro-zone-analysis-513582

Euro crisis -- Charles Grant, Needed: a Franco-German concordat, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/needed-franco-german-concordat.html

June 27

Turkey and Syria -- Ross Wilson, Turkey's prudent management ends Syria crisis, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/turkeys-prudent-management-ends-syria-crisis

US and Russia -- Russia "outraged" over Senate passing Magnitsky bill, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/us-russia-usa-rights-idUSBRE85Q0EK20120627

Russia and Israel -- Putin's whirlwind Middle East tour, Foreign Policy
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/26/putins_whirlwind_middle_east_tour

Euro crisis -- US presses Europe ahead of crunch summit, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-finance-public.hfx/

Euro crisis -- EU prods Germany with fiscal plan, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/world/europe/european-union-prods-germany-with-fiscal-plan.html

Euro crisis -- Merkel isolated but firm ahead of crunch EU summit, AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gb_Mi9I5p_UDf4F6ocZmpNhJzt7A

Euro crisis -- “A tragic, historical mistake by the Germans”, interview with George Soros, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/george-soros-says-germany-must-change-course-on-euro-crisis-a-841061.html

Transatlantic economy -- U.S.-EU trade pact would set global example, Siemens CFO Says, Business Week
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-26/u-dot-s-dot-eu-trade-pact-would-set-global-example-siemens-cfo-says

June 26


Nato and Syria -- NATO condemns Syria over downed Turkish plane, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/26/us-syria-crisis-nato-idUSBRE85P0IN20120626

Euro crisis -- Will Marshall, Should Germany focus less on austerity and more on reforms?, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/25/should-germany-focus-less-on-austerity-and-more-on-reforms/

Euro crisis -- Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, What is next in Europe?, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/realtime/?p=2976   

Euro crisis -- Leaders draft federal plan to save the eurozone, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/26/european-leaders-plan-save-eurozone

Euro crisis -- Speech by President Barroso ahead of the European Council: "Moving Europe Forward", European Commission
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/12/494

Euro crisis -- Towards a genuine Economic and Monetary Union. Report by President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/131201.pdf

Euro crisis -- Completing the Euro. A road map towards fiscal union in Europe, Notre Europe
http://www.notre-europe.eu/en/axes/competition-cooperation-solidarity/works/publication/completing-the-eurobra-road-map-towards-fiscal-union-in-europe/

Euro crisis -- Julian Lindley–French, European Political Union: What would it look like?, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/european-political-union-what-would-it-look

EU democracy promotion -- EU creates pro-democracy fund, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/22/116759

June 25

Germany -- Interview with finance minister Schäuble: “We certainly don't want to divide Europe”, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/finance-minister-schaeuble-euro-crisis-means-eu-structures-must-change-a-840640.html

Germany -- Benjamin Fox, Reluctant Angela Merkel must choose between Europe and austerity, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/reluctant-angela-merkel-must-choose-between-europe-or-austerity

Germany -- Anatole Kaletsky, Can the rest of Europe stand up to Germany?, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2012/06/20/can-the-rest-of-europe-stand-up-to-germany/

Germany -- Simon Tilford, Germany's own goal: Why Berlin's sense of invulnerability will be its undoing, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/germanys-own-goal-why-berlins-sense-of.htmlsff

Euro crisis -- Jon Wolman , Europe's problems are world's problems, Detroit News
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120622/OPINION03/206220308/Europe-s-problems-world-s-problems

June 22

Euro crisis -- IMF challenges Germany to approve eurozone rescue measures, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/june/imf-challenges-germany-to-approve-eurozone-rescue-measures/74688.aspx

Euro crisis -- Monti ups the stakes ahead of EU summit, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/19/116728

Euro crisis -- Josef Joffe, Mrs Merkel's Germany is Europe's one musketeer, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/21/merke-germany-europe-teutonic

Euro crisis -- Lukewarm support for EU super-president, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/18/116713

Germany -- Almut Moeller, Roderick Parkes (eds), Germany as viewed by other EU member states, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/germany-viewed-other-eu-member-states

Germany and Russia -- “Germany Year” in Russia: Event in Moscow reveals cooling ties with Berlin, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-year-in-russia-reveals-chill-between-moscow-and-berlin-a-840173.html

German energy -- Kirsten Westphal, Security of gas supply. Four political challenges under the spotlight, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/erdgas_versorgungssicherheit.html

Euro Cup 2012 -- Heather A. Conley, Matthew Melino, Greece versus Germany in the Euro Cup quarterfinals: More than a match, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/greece-versus-germany-euro-cup-quarterfinals-more-match

European defense -- Christian Mölling, Pooling and sharing in the EU and NATO, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/europas_verteidigung_pooling_sharing.html

EU and Asia -- Ulrich Speck, Security in Southeast Asia is Europe’s business too, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48630

Transatlantic relations -- András Simonyi, Andrea Baumann, Power as a mindset: Why separate toolboxes won’t work for Europe and the United States, Transatlantic Magazine
http://transatlantic-magazine.com/power-as-a-mindset-why-separate-toolboxes-wont-work-for-europe-and-the-united-states/

June 21

Iran -- U.S. urged to confront Iran on nuclear work, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/world/middleeast/doubts-raised-about-us-diplomacy-on-iran-and-nuclear-issues.html

Euro crisis -- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Germany can't save Europe on its own, CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/20/opinion/brockhoff-germany-euro/index.html

Euro crisis -- Aaron Tornell, Frank Westermann, Europe needs a federal reserve, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/the-european-central-bank-needs-more-power.html

Euro crisis -- Lukewarm support for EU super-president, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/18/116713

EU’s borders -- Judy Dempsey, Europe builds a higher fortress at its peril, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48617

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Putin's Eurasian illusion will lead to isolation, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/publications/opeds/oped.cfm?ResearchID=2148

Transatlantic relations -- András Simonyi, Power as a mindset: Why separate toolboxes won’t work for Europe and the United States, Transatlantic Magazine
http://transatlantic-magazine.com/power-as-a-mindset-why-separate-toolboxes-wont-work-for-europe-and-the-united-states/

Berlin -- Robert Rivard, Berlin: City of change, cranes and bicycles, Rivard Report blog
http://www.therivardreport.com/berlin-city-of-change-cranes-and-bicycles/

June 20

G20 -- G20 backs Europe's overhaul to fight crisis, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/20/us-g-idUSBRE85H09220120620

G20 -- Euro-zone leaders tired of criticism from abroad, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-leaders-tired-of-criticism-at-the-g-20-summit-a-839724.html

G20 -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, G20 summit: perils of a half-baked rescue for Spain and Italy, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9342869/G20-summit-perils-of-a-half-baked-rescue-for-Spain-and-Italy.html

Euro crisis -- John Makin, Germany will decide if the Euro survives the summer, RealClearMarkets
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/06/19/germany_will_decide_if_the_euro_survives_the_summer_99726.html

Syria -- Obama: China, Russia not signed on for Assad's removal, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/20/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE85D0IS20120620

Iran -- Iran nuclear talks fall short, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-nuclear-talks-fall-short/2012/06/19/gJQAYO4moV_story.html

Iran -- A nuclear impasse with Iran, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nuclear-negotiations-with-iran-face-an-impasse/2012/06/19/gJQALc50oV_story.html

Russia -- Hillary Clinton, Trade with Russia is a win-win, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303836404577475061208876588.html

Russia -- Andrew S. Weiss, Putin's waiting game, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/19/waiting_game

June 19

G20 -- Barack Obama meets with Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Politico
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77552.html

G20 -- EU to G20: We will not take economic lessons, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/19/116668

Euro crisis -- Larry Summers, Avoiding a global catastrophe, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lawrence-summers-avoiding-a-global-catastrophe/2012/06/18/gJQACsBklV_story.html

Egypt -- Sara Khorshid, The betrayal of Egypt’s revolution, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/opinion/the-betrayal-of-egypts-revolution.html

Egypt -- Steven A. Cook, Military power play in Egypt, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/egypt/military-power-play-egypt/p28531

Egypt -- Nick Witney, Europe must not accept Egypt's military coup, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_europe_must_not_accept_egypts_military_coup

Egypt -- Egypt’s generals grab for power, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/egypts-generals-grab-for-power/2012/06/18/gJQAZl5OmV_story.html

South Caucasus -- Leaders call for end to Armenia-Azerbaijan war, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/world/europe/leaders-call-for-end-to-armenia-azerbaijan-war.html

June 18

Greece -- G7 applauds European support for Greece, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/greece-vote-g7.h8a/

Greece -- First relief, then skepticism after Greece votes, IHT
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/first-relief-then-skepticism-after-greece-votes/

France -- French Socialists vow reforms after big poll win, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/18/us-france-election-idUSBRE85G03F20120618

France -- France turned a deep shade of pink, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/06/french-elections-0

Euro crisis -- G20 to press Europe for lasting fix for debt crisis, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/18/us-g-idUSBRE85H09220120618

Euro crisis -- Whatever euro's fate, Europe's reputation savaged, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/16/us-europe-reputation-idUSBRE85F03N20120616

US and Russia -- Obama to press Putin on Syria at G20 amid skepticism, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/18/us-g20-obama-putin-idUSBRE85H07920120618

US and Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Realigning the reset, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/opinion/realigning-the-reset.html

US and Russia -- Punish the Russian abusers, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/punish-the-russian-abusers/2012/06/17/gJQAEYJrjV_story.html

Transatlantic economy -- EU-U.S. free trade deal offers painless stimulus for both, editorial, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-17/eu-u-s-free-trade-deal-offers-painless-stimulus-for-both.html

June 15

Egypt -- Marc Lynch, That's it for Egypt's so-called transition, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/14/egypts_so_called_transition_canceled

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Debt crisis: ECB last hope as dam breaks in Spain, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9332663/Debt-crisis-ECB-last-hope-as-dam-breaks-in-Spain.html

Euro crisis -- Angela Merkel tells rest of Europe to get real about eurozone crisis, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/14/angela-merkel-warning-eurozone-crisis

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, The European countdown, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18454429

Euro crisis -- Jonathan Weil, The EU smiled while Spain’s banks cooked the books, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-14/the-eu-smiled-while-spain-s-banks-cooked-the-books.html

Montenegro -- Edging towards Europe, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21556982

Turkey and Syria -- Emrullah Uslu, Turkey revises its policy toward Syria, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39495&cHash=16c9b7e70d049370221ae60bf6b21269

Turkey and Syria -- Soner Cagaptay, Will Turkey force Obama's hand on Syria?, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/14/will-turkey-force-obamas-hand-on-syria/

Syria -- Daniel Byman, No more half measures: It's time for Washington to back the opposition, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/14/no_more_half_measures

Iran -- Robert Wright, Obama's drift toward war with Iran, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/obamas-drift-toward-war-with-iran/258433/

Russia -- Russia and the West: Living with Putin, again, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21556955

Russia -- James Greence, Russian responses to NATO and EU enlargement and outreach, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/184061

Transatlantic economy -- Germany's new Export: Jobs training, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303665904577452521454725242.html

June 14

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Germany signals shift on €2.3 trillion redemption fund for Europe, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9330398/Debt-crisis-Germany-signals-shift-on-2.3-trillion-redemption-fund-for-Europe.html

Russia -- Copters in Syria may not be new, U.S. officials say, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/world/middleeast/copters-in-syria-may-not-be-new-us-officials-say.html

Russia -- Syria crisis and Putin’s return chill U.S. ties with Russia, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/world/europe/putins-return-brings-rapid-chill-to-us-russia-ties.html

Russia -- Christian Caryl, Why the West shouldn't expect Russia's policy on Syria to change anytime soon, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/13/the_devil_they_know

Middle East -- David Ignatius, Lebanon sitting on the edge, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-lebanon-sitting-on-the-edge/2012/06/13/gJQAPJ5waV_story.html

South Caucasus -- Anar Valiyev, Military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan threaten stability in region, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39489&cHash=a3c4f8101fdee19184ab04d31d07e33e

June 13

Russia and Syria -- Clinton accuses Russia of selling attack helicopters to Syria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-accuses-russia-of-selling-attack-helicopters-to-syria/2012/06/12/gJQASrD8XV_story.html

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Debt crisis: Bundesbank scuppers all talk of EU banking union, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9327825/Debt-crisis-Bundesbank-scuppers-all-talk-of-EU-banking-union.html

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, How Germans botched the Spanish bank bailout, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-12/how-germans-botched-the-spanish-bank-bailout.html

Euro crisis -- Hans-Werner Sinn, Why Berlin is balking on a bailout, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/opinion/germany-cant-fix-the-euro-crisis.html

Euro crisis -- Charles Grant, Germans, the Euro and the painful truth, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/opinion/germans-the-euro-and-the-painful-truth.html

EU borders -- Amnesty International report says Europe cares more about guarding borders than saving lives, Washington Post, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/amnesty-international-report-says-europe-cares-more-about-guarding-borders-than-saving-lives/2012/06/13/gJQA3wW5YV_story.html

June 12

France -- A boost for Hollande, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/06/french-elections

France -- Jocelyn Mawdsley, Hollande’s pledge to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan is not as significant as it may seem, EUROPP
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/06/11/hollande-troops-afghanistan/

Iran -- David Ignatius, A step forward in Iranian nuclear talks, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-step-forward-in-iranian-nuclear-talks/2012/06/11/gJQAAptvVV_story.html

Euro crisis -- Niall Ferguson, How Europe could cost Obama the election, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/06/10/niall-ferguson-on-how-europe-could-cost-obama-the-election.html

Euro crisis -- Gideon Rachman, We isolate and overload Germany at our peril, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bfc6959c-b158-11e1-bb9b-00144feabdc0.html

Euro crisis -- A sneak peek at tomorrow's Europe, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-looks-at-plans-for-poltical-union-and-budgetary-oversight-a-838142.html

Syria -- Edward Burke, Let Russia show the way on Syria, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/opinion/let-russia-show-the-way-on-syria.html

Syria -- Bernard Kouchner, Bring Syria to justice, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/opinion/bring-syria-to-justice.html

Ukraine -- Steven Pifer, Ukraine’s foreign policy: Losing its balance, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/06/11-ukraine-foreign-policy-pifer

Georgia -- Vladimir Socor, Hillary Clinton in Georgia: A visit with deliverables, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39469&cHash=09053733c5809e3928c702d1e978b4b5

Nato -- Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Reynolds, Why NATO is a Pacific power, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/why-nato-pacific-power

June 11

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Spanish pride had to give way, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18385060

Euro crisis -- Steven Rattner, The Euro’s 11th hour, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/opinion/the-euros-11th-hour.html

Euro crisis -- Mark Blyth, Matthias Matthijs, The world waits for Germany, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137697/mark-blyth-and-matthias-matthijs/the-world-waits-for-germany

Euro crisis -- Walter Russel Mead, More pain in Spain; Europe still has no plan, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/06/10/more-pain-in-spain-europe-still-has-no-plan/

Euro crisis -- Charles S. Maier, Europe needs a German Marshall Plan, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/opinion/sunday/europe-needs-a-german-marshall-plan.html

US foreign policy -- Yochi Dreazen, How Obama and Romney differ—and don't—on foreign policy, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/how-obama-and-romney-differ-and-dont-on-foreign-policy/258283/

June 8

Euro crisis -- Start the engines, Angela, leader, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21556577

Euro crisis -- Merkel calls for 'political union' to save the euro, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/priorities/merkel-calls-political-union-sav-news-513201

Euro crisis -- Necessity, not inclination, nudges Europeans closer fiscally and politically, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/world/europe/logic-pushing-europe-toward-greater-integration.html

EU borders -- EU states prepare rules for suspending visa-free travel, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/07/us-eu-schengen-idUSBRE85619B20120607

Russia and China -- Bobo Lo, A partnership of convenience, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/opinion/a-partnership-of-convenience.html

Russia and China -- Ahmed Rashid, Russia and China eye role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18342888

Transatlantic economy -- Jim Costa, A roadmap for transatlantic jobs and growth, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/a-roadmap-for-transatlantic-jobs-and-growth/74550.aspx

Transatlantic security -- Jeffrey Stacey, The West at the crossroads: Toward a new transatlantic bargain, CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Jeffrey_Stacey_The_West_at_the_Crossroads.pdf

June 7

Euro crisis -- Obama, Merkel, Monti talk on strengthening eurozone, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-germany-italy.gxi/

Euro crisis -- Spain calls for new tax pact to save euro, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/06/spain-euro-finished-fiscal-union

Russia -- Robert Kagan, David J. Kramer, A bill that cracks down on Russian corruption, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sergei-magnitsky-bill-addresses-russia-corruption-head-on/2012/06/06/gJQAy8cbJV_story.html

Russia -- EU says Russia breaking WTO rules ahead of entry, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-eu-trade-idUSBRE8550NW20120606

Russia -- Putin says to push military ties with China, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-china-russia-military-idUSBRE8550BG20120606

Transatlantic security -- Ivo Daalder, A new shield over Europe, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/opinion/a-new-shield-over-europe.html

Libya -- Ronald Bruce St John, A transatlantic perspective on the future of Libya, IAI
http://www.iai.it/pdf/mediterraneo/GMF-IAI/Mediterranean-paper_16.pdf

EU and Asia -- Constanze Stelzenmüller, Asia to Europe: We need to discuss our relationship, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/06/asia-to-europe-we-need-to-discuss-our-relationship/

Please note:
CTR announces 2012-2013 Gulbenkian Fellowship
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Gulbenkian%20Fellowship%202012%202013.pdf

June 6

Euro crisis -- US hopes for 'accelerated action' from Europe, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.gvz/

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Spain: Resisting a bailout, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18332800

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, U.S. and Europe have no excuse for next recession, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-05/u-s-and-europe-have-no-excuse-for-next-recession.html

Euro crisis -- Martin Wolf, Panic has become all too rational, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/74f3017e-ac15-11e1-a8a0-00144feabdc0.html

Energy -- The shale gas boom: Why Poland is not ready, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/publications/shale-gas-boom-why-poland-not-ready

June 5

Euro crisis -- E.C.B. under pressure to ride to the Euro's rescue, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/business/global/ecb-under-pressure-to-ride-to-the-euros-rescue.html

Euro crisis -- Germany is open to pooling debt, with conditions, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/world/europe/germany-open-to-deal-on-pooling-euro-debt-with-limits.html

Euro crisis -- Daniel Gros, Democracy vs. the Eurozone, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/book/democracy-vs-eurozone

EU-Russia summit -- Putin wants closer EU trade ties, skirts Syria, Reuters
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/05/uk-russia-eu-idUKBRE8530NC20120605

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Putin opens a new European offensive and plays hard-ball with US, Eurasia Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39453&cHash=feff043b79f7001a5346f61253dd33b9

Syria -- Annan should be talking to Putin to fix Syria, not Assad, editorial, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-04/annan-should-be-talking-to-putin-to-fix-syria-not-assad.html

Syria -- James P. Rubin, The real reason to intervene in Syria: Iran, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/04/the_real_reason_to_intervene_in_syria

Balkans -- Serbia’s new president revives Balkan tensions by denying Srebrenica massacre was genocide, AP
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2012/06/04/serbias_new_president_revives_balkan_tensions/

South Caucasus -- Clinton warns of wider Caucasus conflict, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/04/us-armenia-clinton-idUSBRE85313Y20120604

Georgia -- Thomas de Waal, Mrs. Clinton goes to Georgia, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/mrs-clinton-goes-georgia-7000

June 4

Euro crisis -- Europe’s financial fog, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/europes-financial-fog/2012/06/02/gJQAH6Pq9U_story.html

Euro crisis -- Charles A. Kupchan, The euro can be saved. Can the E.U.?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-euro-can-be-saved-can-the-eu/2012/06/01/gJQApYSc7U_story.html

Syria -- Joshua Landis, Stay out of Syria, Syria Comment
http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/?p=14829

Mideast -- Daniel Levy, EU diplomacy on Israel/Palestine shifts up a gear, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/7/116453

Afghanistan -- Anand Menon, Lies, damn lies and Afghanistan, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/oped/anand-menon/33-lies-damn-lies-and-afghanistan/

June 1

Syria -- Clinton argues against Syria military intervention, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/31/us-syria-crisis-clinton-idUSBRE84U0NT20120531

Syria -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Syria s not a problem from hell. But if we don't act quickly, it will be, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/31/syria_is_not_a_problem_from_hell

Syria -- Military intervention in Syria? Germany pushes back hard on French warning, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0531/Military-intervention-in-Syria-Germany-pushes-back-hard-on-French-warning

Germany -- Benjamin Weinthal, German president contradicts Merkel on Israel, Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=272283

Germany -- Judy Dempsey, Merkel: Reach out to Russians!, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48289

Russia and Belarus -- David Marples, Putin visits Belarus, Eurasia Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39439&cHash=6210315e7bfe3428376c7b57ac34abb3

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, US ambassador in Russia under fire, again, Eurasia Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39435&cHash=27b9f231c75967465be610b05ff4ad2f

France -- Camille Pecastaing, French socialism, take two: Hollande, Moscovici, and European utopianism, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137666/camille-pecastaing/french-socialism-take-two

Euro crisis and US -- Elections and economics: Grexiting the White House, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/05/elections-and-economics

US foreign policy -- Joshua W. Busby, Jonathan Monten, William Inboden, American foreign policy is already post-partisan, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137669/joshua-w-busby-jonathan-monten-and-william-inboden/american-foreign-policy-is-already-post-partisan

May 31

Syria -- For the White House, a wary wait as Syria boils, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/world/middleeast/for-the-white-house-a-wary-wait-as-syria-boils.html

Germany -- Julian Lindley–French, Europe's new German question, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/europes-new-german-question

Germany -- German-Russian relations enter a new ice age, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-and-russian-relations-are-at-an-impasse-a-835862.html

Russia -- Richard Weitz, The rise and fall of Medvedev’s European security treaty, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/the-rise-and-fall-of-medvedevs-european-security-treaty

Russia -- Julia Joffe, The Undiplomat. Obama's ambassador to Moscow has gotten a rude welcome in Putin's Russia, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/30/michael_mcfaul_undiplomat

Ukraine -- Timothy Garton Ash, Cameron mustn't visit Ukraine while Tymoshenko remains imprisoned, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/30/ukraine-euro-2012-cameron-tymoshenko

Britain -- David Rennie, The continent or the open sea: Does Britain have a European future?, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/report/2012/continent-or-open-sea-does-britain-have-european-future

Euro crisis -- Most aid to Athens circles back to Europe, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/business/global/athens-no-longer-sees-most-of-its-bailout-aid.html

EU public opinion -- European unity on the rocks, Pew Research Center
http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/05/29/european-unity-on-the-rocks/

Nato -- Frederick Kempe, NATO’s biggest security threat is now economic, Reuters
http://blogs.reuters.com/thinking-global/2012/05/25/natos-biggest-security-threat-is-now-economic/

Romney -- Some G.O.P. foreign policy giants are tepid on Romney, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/us/politics/republican-foreign-policy-establishment-slow-to-embrace-romney.html

May 30

Syria -- Romney calls for action on Syria, but his party is divided, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/world/middleeast/romney-condemns-obamas-syria-policy.html

Syria -- Time for U.S. leadership on Syria, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-for-us-leadership-on-syria/2012/05/29/gJQARdX0zU_story.html

Euro crisis -- Martin Wolf, The riddle of German self-interest, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4fe89d8c-a8df-11e1-b085-00144feabdc0.html

Transatlantic energy -- Paolo Natali, The U.S. natural gas revolution: Will Europe be ready in time?, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/publications/us-natural-gas-revolution-will-europe-be-ready-time

May 29

Egypt -- Marc Lynch, Egypt's depressing run-off, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/28/the_election_egypt_deserved

Egypt -- Brotherhood's success in Egypt polls masks setback, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/us-egypt-election-brotherhood-idUSBRE84R09J20120528

Syria -- Assad faces new international pressure after massacre, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/us-syria-killings-idUSBRE84O14Q20120528

Syria -- U.S. hopes Assad can be eased out with Russia’s aid, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/world/middleeast/us-seeks-russias-help-in-removing-assad-in-syria.html

Syria -- James Traub, Enough talking, Kofi, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/25/enough_talking_kofi

Euro crisis -- Pawel Swieboda, Austerity bites, but fascism won’t snarl in Europe, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-27/austerity-bites-but-fascism-won-t-snarl-in-europe.html

Transatlantic relations -- Judy Dempsey, Transatlantic cooperation on Asia, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48248

May 25

Iran -- David Ignatius, The Iranian view on how to strike a deal, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-iran-more-time/2012/05/24/gJQAH7zOoU_story.html

Euro crisis -- The future of the European Union: The choice, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21555916

Euro crisis -- Mr Hollande and Mrs Merkel are clashing over Eurobonds, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21555917

Euro crisis and US -- William A. Galston, How Europe could sink Obama’s election chances—and what he can do about it, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/05/24-europe-obama-galston

Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan and Eurovision: The sound of music, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21555973

Azerbaijan -- Judy Dempsey, Europe's silence as Azerbaijan hosts song contest, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48233 

German foreign policy -- Ulrich Speck, A pillar of freedom. Germany needs to play a larger role in preserving the liberal world order, IP journal
https://ip-journal.dgap.org/en/ip-journal/topics/pillar-freedom

Human rights -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Release of the 2011 Human Rights Report, State Department
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/05/190826.htm

May 24

Iran -- Robert Dreyfuss, A flicker of optimism on Iran, Diplomat
http://the-diplomat.com/2012/05/23/flicker-of-optimism-on-iran/

Euro crisis -- Germany and France clash over eurobonds at summit, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/23/eurozone-crisis-france-germany-divide

Euro crisis -- Guido Westerwelle, A growth pact for Europe, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-growth-pact-for-europe/2012/05/23/gJQAFOr9kU_story.html

Azerbaijan -- Welcoming Eurovision, but not the scrutiny, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/world/europe/with-eurovision-comes-scrutiny-of-azerbaijans-rights-record.html

Turkey -- Joshua W. Walker, Emiliano Alessandri, The missing transatlantic link: Trilateral cooperation in the post-Ottoman space, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/the-missing-transatlantic-link-trilateral-cooperation-in-the-post-ottoman-space

Nato -- GMF experts on the Chicago summit, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/tag/2012-nato-chicago-summit/

May 23

Iran -- Global powers and Iran meet in Baghdad, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/world/middleeast/global-powers-and-iran-meet-in-baghdad.html

Iran -- West shifts stance on Iranian sanctions, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/149b7962-a433-11e1-84b1-00144feabdc0.html

Iran -- Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitz, An underwhelming approach to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/an-underwhelming-approach-to-irans-nuclear-ambitions/2012/05/22/gIQA9wi8iU_story.html

Nato -- Tomas Ries, The lost alliance: NATO in Chicago, New Atlanticist
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/lost-alliance-nato-chicago

Nato -- Kurt Volker, Beyond Afghanistan, a weakened NATO can still write its own future, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0521/Beyond-Afghanistan-a-weakened-NATO-can-still-write-its-own-future

Afghanistan -- Ahmed Rashid, Why are we abandoning the Afghans?, New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/may/22/why-are-we-abandoning-afghans/

Afghanistan -- Kenneth Roth, Dereliction of duty: the NATO summit offers no concrete plan to protect Afghan rights, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/22/dereliction_of_duty

Euro crisis -- Hollande set for EU summit showdown with Merkel, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/us-eu-summit-idUSBRE84L1CM20120523

Transatlantic economy -- Broad U.S.-EU trade agreement ties to growth, trade chief says, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/broad-u-s-eu-trade-agreement-ties-to-growth-trade-chief-says.html

Romney’s foreign policy -- James Mann, The Romney foreign-policy agenda, American Prospect
http://prospect.org/article/romney-foreign-policy-agenda

May 22

Nato -- NATO sets 'irreversible' but risky course to end Afghan war, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/nato-summit-idUSL1E8GL8920120521

Nato -- Missile defense shield in place to protect Europe, NATO chief says, CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/21/us/nato-missile-defense/index.html

Nato -- The NATO non-enlargement summit, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/21/the_nato_non_enlargement_summit

Germany -- Merkel’s isolation among G-8 on economic policy reflects sentiment in Germany, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/2012/05/21/gIQA6qXngU_story.html

France -- Eric Pape, Mr. Normal's odd government, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/21/hollande_government_france

Russia -- Familiar confidants chosen for Kremlin posts, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/world/europe/putin-announces-new-russian-cabinet.html

May 21

Afghanistan -- NATO to hand combat role to Afghans as it seeks way out of war, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/us-nato-summit-idUSBRE84J02C20120521

Iran -- G8, raising pressure on Iran, puts oil stocks on standby, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/21/us-nato-summit-idUSBRE84J02C20120521

Serbia -- Former extreme nationalist becomes Serbian president, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/20/serbia-president-eu

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Europe's dangerous days, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18139786

Euro crisis -- Steven Erlanger, Greek crisis poses unwanted choices for Western leaders, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/world/europe/greek-crisis-poses-hard-choices-for-western-leaders.html

Euro crisis -- Hollande to confront Merkel on Euro bonds, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/french-president-fran-ois-hollande-to-call-for-euro-bonds-at-eu-summit-a-834180.html

Britain -- James Rogers, Stopping British declinism – before it starts again, European Geostrategy blog
http://europeangeostrategy.ideasoneurope.eu/2012/05/19/stopping-british-declinism-before-it-starts-again/

Syria -- Michael Young, Syria’s war enters third gear, Now Lebanon
http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=397850

May 18

G8 -- Germany, U.S. head to G-8 summit with starkly different economic policies, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-us-head-to-summit-with-starkly-different-economic-policies/2012/05/17/gIQAdFTRWU_story.html

Transatlantic relations -- Dan Hamilton, Forging a transatlantic partnership for the 21st century, Handelsblatt
http://www.handelsblatt.com/meinung/gastbeitraege/englisches-original-forging-a-transatlantic-partnership-for-the-21st-century/6645530.html
German version:
http://www.handelsblatt.com/meinung/gastbeitraege/wirtschaftspartnerschaft-eine-transatlantische-allianz-fuer-das-21-jahrhundert/6631196.html

Transatlantic relations -- Tyson Barker, The case for transatlantic geo-economics at the G8, Diplomatic Courier
http://www.diplomaticourier.com/news/economy/957-the-case-for-transatlantic-geo-economics-at-the-g8

France -- France eager to avoid Nato clash over Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/17/france-nato-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal

Nato -- Gary J. Schmitt, Patrick Keller, Revitalizing the Atlantic alliance, AEI
http://www.aei.org/article/foreign-and-defense-policy/defense/nato/revitalizing-the-atlantic-alliance/

Nato -- Des Brown, Volker Rühe, The challenge for NATO in Chicago, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/opinion/the-challenge-for-nato-in-chicago.html

Nato -- Wolfgang Ischinger, Yes to missile defense, with Russia, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/opinion/yes-to-missile-defense-with-russia.html

Nato -- Edward Lucas, Russia and NATO: Rethink the reset, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21555580

Nato – Andrea Barbara Baumann and Gergely Varga, One Mission, Many Agendas: No Blueprint in Sight for NATO’s Out-of-Area Operations, Diplomatic Courier
http://www.diplomaticourier.com/news/security/968

May 17

France -- Hollande taps old hands, new faces for French government, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-france-government-idUSBRE84D1CH20120517

France -- Fabius, the man who came in from the cold, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/us-france-fabius-profile-idUSBRE84F10J20120516

Syria -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Three ideas to end the stalemate in Syria, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a39f7f4a-9f66-11e1-8b84-00144feabdc0.html

Nato -- F. Stephen Larrabee, Peter A. Wilson, NATO's shrinking resources, RAND
http://www.rand.org/commentary/2012/05/17/IHT.html

Nato -- Erik Brattberg, Smart partnerships for smart defense, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/online-commentary/smart-partnerships-for-smart-defense

Nato -- Daniel Keohane, Does NATO matter for US defence policy?, FRIDE
http://www.fride.org/publication/1018/does-nato-matter-for-us-defence-policy

May 16

Euro crisis -- Merkel, Hollande agree on aim to keep Greece in euro, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.giz/

Euro crisis -- Concerned about a euro exit, Greeks pull funds from banks, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/us-greece-idUSBRE84D07X20120516

Somalia -- Toughening its stand, European Union sends forces to strike Somali pirate base, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/world/africa/european-forces-strike-pirate-base-in-somalia.html

Bosnia -- Mladic goes on trial for atrocities in Bosnia, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/15/us-warcrimes-mladic-idUSBRE84E1JC20120515

Ukraine -- Ukraine’s windfall offers freedom from Russia, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ukraines-windfall-offers-freedom-from-russia/2012/05/14/gIQAycPmPU_story.html

Germany and China -- Hans Kundnani, Jonas Parello-Plesner, China and Germany: a new special relationship?, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/China_and_Germany_a_new_special_relationship

Nato -- Nicholas Burns, Anchoring the alliance, ACUS
http://www.acus.org/publication/anchoring-alliance

Obama -- Gideon Rachman, Obama’s greatest failure is in foreign policy, Business Day
http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=171735

Global resources -- The struggles for land, energy, food, water, and minerals, Transatlantic academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/publications/global-resource-nexus-%E2%80%93-struggles-land-energy-food-water-and-minerals

May 15

Germany -- Jan Techau, Merkel resilient or Merkel fading?, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48115

Romney -- Peter Beinart, Mitt Romney’s foreign-policy disarray reflects GOP disconnect, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/14/mitt-romney-s-foreign-policy-disarray-reflects-gop-disconnect.html

Missile defense -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO's first step on missile defense, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304203604577398170668632682.html

Nato -- Survey: The future of NATO, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/14/expert_survey_the_future_of_nato

May 14

Euro crisis -- EU leaders set for showdown on fate of euro as crisis deepens, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/may/13/eu-leaders-showdown-eurozone-crisis

Euro crisis -- Charles Grant, How Hollande should handle Merkel, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/05/how-hollande-should-handle-merkel.html

Germany -- Roland Nelles, Germany's Social Democrats return to relevancy, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/spd-and-greens-strengthened-in-german-state-vote-a-833007.html

Afghanistan -- Hollande to reassure allies on Afghan Plans: analysts, Defense News
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120513/DEFREG01/305130002/Hollande-Reassure-Allies-Afghan-Plans-Analysts

Nato -- Barry Pavel, James Joyner, Can Obama save NATO from disaster at Chicago summit?, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/2012/0511/With-Iran-Syria-looming-can-Obama-save-NATO-from-disaster-at-Chicago-summit

Ukraine -- Audronius Azubalis, Isolating Ukraine is not the answer, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=48102

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, The no-show. What's really behind Vladimir Putin's surprising decision to skip the G-8 summit?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/11/no_show_putin_G8

Russia -- Jackson Diehl, Obama’s misguided wooing of an uninterested Putin, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-misguided-wooing-of-an-uninterested-putin/2012/05/13/gIQATs9MNU_story.html

Missile defense -- Steven Pifer, Missile defense in Europe: Cooperation or contention?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2012/05/08-missile-defense-pifer

May 11

Iran sanctions -- European countries seek easing of provision included in Iranian Oil embargo, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/world/europe/european-countries-seek-easing-of-provision-included-in-iranian-oil-embargo.html

Euro crisis -- Obama: Europe was not decisive on crisis, AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iYhInw1uzkFmVe605XV6HxUscApQ?docId=CNG.c518d2c28bd71f76c46580afebca0e2a.b51

Euro crisis -- Germany remains opposed to calls for economic stimulus in Europe, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-remains-opposed-to-calls-for-economic-stimulus-in-europe/2012/05/10/gIQAz7JWGU_story.html

Euro crisis -- Europe’s Achilles heel, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21554530

Euro crisis -- Gérard Errera, Hollande will give Europe the jolt it needs, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/41239dc4-99c1-11e1-aa6d-00144feabdc0.html

Greece -- Philip Stephens, Greece is falling out of Europe, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2fafdf18-99ca-11e1-aa6d-00144feabdc0.html

Turkey and Balkans -- Andrea Despot, Dušan Reljić, Günter Seufert, Ten years of solitude: Turkey and the Western Balkans, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/eu_angebote_an_westbalkan_und_tuerkei.html

Ukraine -- Tomas Valasek, Soccer boycott could kick Ukraine toward reform, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-10/soccer-boycott-could-kick-ukraine-toward-reform.html

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Police brutality reactivates the anti-Putin movement in Moscow, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39354&cHash=d2c40824b8074c693012970f67c366d7

Nato -- Charles A. Kupchan, NATO: Chicago and beyond, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/nato/nato-chicago-beyond/p28204

Nato -- Philip H. Gordon, The NATO summit in Chicago, State Department
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/189600.htm

May 10

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Growth versus austerity, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18016872

Israel -- Fareed Zakaria, Under Netanyahu, Israel is stronger than ever, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/under-netanyahu-israel-is-stronger-than-ever/2012/05/09/gIQAcTH2DU_story.html

Russia -- Putin not attending Camp David G8, will send Medvedev, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/09/putin_not_coming_to_us_for_g_8

Germany and Russia -- An alienated partnership: German-Russian relations after Putin's return, FIIA
http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/263/

Transatlantic relations -- Philip H. Gordon, Remarks at the German Marshall Fund, Berlin, State Departement
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/189341.htm

Nato -- Robert D. Kaplan, NATO's ordinary future, Stratfor
http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/natos-ordinary-future-robert-d-kaplan

May 9

Syria -- Kerry: Time to consider safe zones and arming the opposition in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/08/kerry_time_to_consider_safe_zones_and_arming_the_opposition_in_syria

Euro crisis -- German patience with Greece on the Euro wears thin, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/world/europe/german-patience-with-greece-on-the-euro-wears-thin.html

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Crisis escalates as insurrection breaks German control of Europe, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9253207/Crisis-escalates-as-insurrection-breaks-German-control-of-Europe.html

Euro crisis -- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Why Europe’s votes are not a rejection of austerity, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/05/why-europes-votes-are-not-a-rejection-of-austerity/

Euro crisis -- Amar Bhidé, In praise of the beleaguered Euro, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304743704577380430433592996.html

France -- Ian Traynor, Francois Hollande, and why the Germans can rest easy, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/08/francois-hollande-germany-france

France -- Vivien Pertusot, Defence and foreign policy under President-elect François Hollande, Rusi
http://www.rusi.org/analysis/commentary/ref:C4FA6FCABF031A/

France -- Danielle Pletka, Gary J. Schmitt, Zzzzzzz, Hollande, AEI
http://www.aei.org/article/foreign-and-defense-policy/regional/europe/zzzzzzz-hollande/

France -- James M. Lindsay, Hello, François Hollande: President of France, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/lindsay/2012/05/07/hello-francois-hollande-president-of-france/

Serbia -- Tim Judah, Serbia's election: Refreshingly few surprises, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/05/serbias-election

Serbia -- Ivan Vejvoda, Serbia’s belief in the promise of Europe, GMF
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/05/serbias-belief-in-the-promise-of-europe/

Hungary -- Interview US Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia with Magyar Nemzet newspaper: Hungarian democracy is an American interest, 
http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/05/07/interview-deputy-assistant-secretary-melia-hungarian-democracy-is-an-american-interest/

EU -- Peter Mandelson, Britain and the survival of the European project, Policy Network
http://www.policy-network.net/news/3942/Britain-and-the-survival-of-the-European-project

Nato -- Ivo H. Daalder, Next steps for NATO (Q&A), CFR
http://www.cfr.org/nato/next-steps-nato/p28189?cid=rss-globalgovernance-next_steps_for_nato-050712

May 8

Greece -- Greece at new risk of being pushed off euro, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/greece-at-new-risk-of-being-pushed-off-euro/2012/05/07/gIQAD9z18T_story.html

France -- Eric Pape, Mr. Nice Guy. France has chosen François Hollande, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/07/the_morning_after

France -- Change in Paris may better fit U.S. economic positions, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/world/europe/hollandes-economic-policy-may-better-suit-the-us.html

Euro crisis -- Daniel Gros, Europe’s misguided search for growth, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-misguided-search-for-growth

Turkey -- Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, Steven A. Cook, U.S.-Turkey relations: A new partnership, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/turkey/us-turkey-relations/p2813

May 7

France -- Gavin Hewitt, France election: A vote for change, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17978116

France -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Francois Hollande has ten weeks to avert a French bond crisis, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9249598/Francois-Hollande-has-ten-weeks-to-avert-a-French-bond-crisis.html

France -- Guy Sorman, An uncommitted socialist, City Journal
http://www.city-journal.org/2012/eon0506gs.html

France -- Kemal Dervis, France and Europe with Francois Hollande, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0506_france_election_dervis.aspx

France -- Dog Saunders, The French are the globalizers – not the globalized, Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/doug-saunders/the-french-are-the-globalizers-not-the-globalized/article2423356/

France -- Going for growth, but how?, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21554197

Russia -- Walter Russel Mead, Russia threatens war; what gives?, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/05/06/russia-threatens-to-attack-nato-missile-bases/

Hungary -- Kurt Volker, Hungary through the mirror, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304811304577365862981395158.html

Greece -- Greek elections shake up Parliament, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-greece-parliament-elections-20120507,0,4747308.story

Transatlantic relations -- Kurt Volker, Ieva Kupce (eds), Nordic-Baltic-American cooperation: shaping the US-European agenda, CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Nordic-Baltic-American%20Cooperation%201/Nordic-Baltic

May 4

Russia -- Russia says preemptive strike on NATO missile system is possible, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-russia-missile-defense-20120504,0,7406737.story

Ukraine -- Ukraine and Europe: Call foul, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21554187

France -- Dominique Moisi, Will France turn north, or go south?, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/opinion/will-france-turn-north-or-go-south.html

France -- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, If Hollande wins French election, Europe won't collapse – just shift a bit, CS Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0503/If-Hollande-wins-French-election-Europe-won-t-collapse-just-shift-a-bit

France, Greece -- Steven Erlanger, Results of French and Greek elections could signal shift on economic crisis, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/world/europe/france-and-greece-poised-for-crucial-votes-sunday.html

Bosnia -- Swanee G. Hunt, Wesley K. Clark, Bosnia still needs f?????ixing, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/opinion/dayton-ended-the-killing-but-bosnia-still-needs-fixing.html

EU and Asia -- EU looks to its own Asia pivot, Wall Street Journal blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/05/03/eu-looks-to-its-own-asia-pivot/

European defense -- Philip Hammond, Shared security: Transforming defence to face the future, Speech at the British Embassy in Berlin
http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/People/Speeches/SofS/20120502SharedSecurityTransformingDefenceToFaceTheFuture.htm

May 3

Ukraine -- European politics dims Ukraine’s chance to shine, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/world/europe/european-politics-dims-ukraines-chance-to-shine-during-soccer-championships.html

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Russia’s growing influence in Ukraine: economics and energy, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39323&cHash=8b8f91d1569b6273ab99cd8f9320a01f

Turkey -- EU-Turkey tensions resurface over NATO summit, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/enlargement/eu-turkey-tensions-resurface-nato-summit-news-512464

Cyber crime -- EU seeks US help to fight cyber criminals, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/22/116116

Cyber crime -- Cecilia Malmström, The European response to the rising cyber threat, CSIS Roundtable
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/12/315&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

European defense -- Anand Menon, The sovereignty myth: aka protectionism, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/oped/anand-menon/27-the-sovereignty-myth-aka-protectionism/

May 2

Ukraine -- US piles pressure on Ukraine ahead of Euro 2012, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/ukraine-politics.ga7/

France -- Eric Pape, President Sarkozy's desperate Mayday, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/05/01/sarkozy_le_pen_france_mayday

Nato -- Matthew Symonds, The Chicago NATO Summit: missing an opportunity?, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=342

May 1

Ukraine -- Euro 2012 faces diplomatic crisis over Ukraine's jailed opposition leader, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/30/euro-2012-ukraine-diplomatic-crisis

Germany and Ukraine -- Merkel rediscovers a soft spot for human rights, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,830551,00.html

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Medvedev makes his farewell and Putin settles into the old course, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39307&cHash=6c4c138fd988cbfd9101cf0d607ce8c0

Afghanistan -- Afghan leaders should raise their game: EU ambassador, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/us-afghanistan-eu-idUSBRE84009G20120501

Euro -- Uri Dadush, The euro-exit taboo, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-euro-exit-taboo-6862

EU -- Stanley Pignal, Europe in the throes, World Policy
http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/spring2012/europe-throes

April 30

Turkey -- Nicholas Burns, The rise of Turkey as a superpower, Boston Globe
http://articles.boston.com/2012-04-27/opinion/31411802_1_iraq-from-turkish-soil-turkey-turkish-parliament

Germany -- Germany to approve an EU mandate allowing troops to fight Somali pirates along the shore, Welt
http://www.worldcrunch.com/europe-s-fight-against-somali-pirates-headed-dry-land/5149

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Hollande's “growth bloc” spells end of German hegemony in Europe, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9234926/Hollandes-Growth-Bloc-spells-end-of-German-hegemony-in-Europe.html

Euro crisis -- Lawrence Summers, Europe’s growth challenge, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2012/04/29/gIQAP0rPqT_story.html

Euro crisis -- Gideon Rachman, Europe's zero-sum dilemma, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/article/europes-zero-sum-dilemma-6800

April 27

Syria -- Obama officials: Annan plan ‘failing’, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/26/obama_officials_annan_plan_failing

Syria -- The Syrian conundrum: Time to get tougher, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21553443

Nato -- Tina Kaidanow, The Chicago summit and U.S. policy, State Department
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/188580.htm

Nato -- Jamie Shea, Keeping NATO relevant, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47872

Nato -- Thom Shanker, Macedonia’s plea for a seat in NATO falls on busy ears, New York Times blog
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/macedonias-plea-for-a-seat-in-nato-falls-on-busy-ears/

Transatlantic relations -- Ulrich Speck, A platform for transatlantic dialogue, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=47969

April 26

Iran -- Israeli military chief: Iran will not build nuclear bomb, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israeli-military-chief-iran-will-not-build-nuclear-bomb/2012/04/25/gIQAQihahT_story.html

Syria -- Kurt Volker, The case for military intervention in Syria, Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0424/The-case-for-military-intervention-in-Syria

Syria -- Marc Lynch, Give Annan's Syria plan a chance, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/24/give_annans_syria_plan_a_chance

Ukraine -- Ukrainian politics: Body blow, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/04/ukrainian-politics

France -- Walter Russel Mead, Vive la resistance?, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/04/25/vive-la-resistance/

Euro crisis -- Uri Dadush, The competitiveness crisis, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/25/the_competitiveness_crisis

Euro crisis -- Robert J. Samuelson, The Swedish model for economic recovery, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-swedish-model/2012/04/25/gIQA3rvvgT_story.html

April 25

France -- James Poulos, Five reasons that Europe will rue the loss of Nicolas Sarkozy, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/24/apres_moi_le_deluge

France -- Dorota Liszczyk, The EU in pre-election political discourse in France, PISM
http://www.pism.pl/publications/bulletin/no-41-374

France -- Pierpaolo Barbieri, Why Americans should hope that Nicolas Sarkozy gets re-elected, New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/article/world/102812/sarkzozy-french-elections-socialist-economy-hollande

France -- Zaki Laidi, Sarkozy’s failure reflects France’s identity crisis, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/21602d88-8d3a-11e1-8b49-00144feab49a.html

France -- Walter Russel Mead, Vive la resistance?, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/04/25/vive-la-resistance/

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Putin's new economic liberalism, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/putins-new-economic-liberalism/457450.html

Transatlantic energy -- Aki Kachi, Energy security risk assessment: A transatlantic comparison, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/publication/energy-security-risk-assessment-a-transatlantic-comparison/

April 24

France -- France's presidential election: It's Hollande's to lose, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/elysee/2012/04/frances-presidential-election

France -- Gideon Rachman, France votes to throw down the gauntlet to Europe, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/081c81de-8d2e-11e1-8b49-00144feab49a.html

France -- Justin Vaisse, What the first round of the French presidential election means for Europe, Brookings blog
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0423_france_election_vaisse.aspx

France -- Judy Dempsey, Paris and Berlin, after the French elections, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/04/20/paris%2Dand%2Dberlin%2Dafter%2Dfrench%2Delections/ag0g

France -- Thomas Klau, Preparing for President Hollande, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_preparing_for_president_hollande

France -- Tony Karon, How France’s presidential runoff could shape Iran diplomacy, Time blog
http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/04/24/how-frances-presidential-runoff-could-shape-iran-diplomacy

Euro crisis -- Ian Traynor, Europe's elites feel the backlash, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/23/europe-elite-democratic-backlash

Euro crisis -- David Rothkopf, Bleak house: Will Europe's crisis get worse before it gets worse?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/bleak_house

Euro crisis -- A Europe tired of cutbacks has few alternatives, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/business/global/europe-caught-in-vise-as-austerity-weakens-economy.html

Russia -- Russian envoy warns on U.S. human rights bill, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/23/us-usa-russia-trade-idUSBRE83M1ED20120423

Afghanistan -- Zalmay Khalilzad, Some good news from Afghanistan, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/some_good_news_from_afghanistan

Belarus -- Susan Corke, David Kramer, Belarus: The Faustian bargain, New Eastern Europe
http://www.neweasterneurope.eu/node/299

April 23

France -- Gideon Rachman, The surprising resilience of Sarko, Financial Times blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/04/the-surprising-resilience-of-sarko/

France -- Thomas Klau, France deserves better than this, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47887&lang=en

France -- Charles A. Kupchan, What France's presidential race means for the U.S. and the world, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/what-frances-presidential-race-means-for-the-us-and-the-world/256170/

Sudan -- Paul Salem, Action needed as Sudan heads into war, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2011/01/28/protest%2Dmovements%2Dand%2Dpolitical%2Dchange%2Din%2Darab%2Dworld/afc0

Iran -- Reuel Marc Gerecht, Negotiations that matter, Weekly Standard
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/negotiations-matter_640522.html

China and Europe -- China, amid uncertainty at home and in Europe, looks to Germany, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/business/global/china-invests-in-germany-amid-uncertainty.html

China and Europe -- Francois Godement, China goes for the New Europe in Warsaw, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/be-our-guest/17-china-goes-for-the-new-europe-in-warsaw/

Europa and Asia -- Shada Islam, EU-ASEAN prospects, EU-Asia Centre
http://www.eu-asiacentre.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=17&pub_id=49

Macedonia -- Sally Painter, NATO can’t let Macedonia fall by the wayside at Chicago, The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/219933-sally-painter

Belarus -- Pavol Demes, Joerg Forbrig, A tale of two brave men, and why Belarusian dissidents still need Europe’s help, GMF blog,
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/04/a-tale-of-two-brave-men-and-why-belarusian-dissidents-still-need-europes-help/

Russia -- Fraser Cameron, Russian foreign policy under Putin, EU-Russia Centre
http://www.eu-russiacentre.org/our-publications/column/russian-foreign-policy-putin.html

Euro crisis -- Andrew Moravcsik, Europe after the crisis, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/opinion/europe-after-the-crisis.html

Transatlantic economy -- Philip Stephens, A transatlantic tale of paralysis, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cc6db4ac-894d-11e1-bed0-00144feab49a.html

April 20

Syria -- Tamara Cofman Wittes, Options for U.S. policy in Syria, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/testimony/2012/0419_syria_wittes.aspx

France -- Charles A. Kupchan, France's high stakes Presidential vote, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/france/frances-high-stakes-presidential-vote/p27977

France -- France’s presidential election: The anti-Sarkozy vote, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21553026

Euro crisis -- Cinzia Alcidi, Daniel Gros, The Spanish hangover, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/spanish-hangover

Transnistria -- Matthew Rojansky, 'Frozen' Transnistria conflict begins to thaw, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/01/30/beware%2Dhubris%2Dof%2Dbrics/abnp

Transatlantic energy -- Paolo Natali, Oil curse, gas blessing? The case for a transatlantic charter on energy trade, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/04/oil-curse-gas-blessing-the-case-for-a-transatlantic-charter-on-energy-tradeq

April 19

Afghanistan -- U.S. says 2014 troop pullout is on track in Afghanistan, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-allies-and-afghan-government-ready-plan-for-end-of-combat-operations-in-2014/2012/04/18/gIQAX9bZQT_story.html

Syria -- Obama administration searches for a ‘Plan B’ in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/18/obama_administration_searches_for_a_plan_b_in_syria

Syria -- EU goes silent on Assad departure, Wall Street Journal blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/04/18/eu-goes-silent-on-assad-departure/

EU and Russia -- Ralf Dickel, Kirsten Westphal, EU – Russia gas relations, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/eurussia_gas_relations.html

Ukraine -- Damon M. Wilson, Ukraine at a crossroads, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ukraine-at-a-crossroads/2012/04/18/gIQA6cokRT_story.html

EU and human rights -- Parliament paves way for EU human rights 'czar', Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/future-eu/parliament-paves-way-eu-human-rights-czar-news-512247

Euro crisis -- The failure of the troika in Athens, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/troika_hilft_athen_nicht_aus_der_krise.html

Euro crisis -- Philip Whyte, Governance reforms have left the euro's flawed structure intact, CER
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/governance-reforms-have-left-euros.html

Transatlantic security -- Military spending: EU dwarf shrinks as US gets bigger, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/13/115906

April 18

Iran -- Laura Rozen, How Iran talks were saved from verge of collapse, Al Monitor
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2012/al-monitor/exclusive-how-iran-talks-came-ba.html

Iran -- Alireza Nader, Iran's calculations in new diplomatic talks, RAND
http://www.rand.org/commentary/2012/04/17/USIP.html

Iran -- David Ignatius, The stage is set for a deal with Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-a-deal-with-iran-in-the-works/2012/04/17/gIQAbaT0OT_story.html

EU and China -- Richard Weitz, EU should keep China arms embargo, Diplomat
http://the-diplomat.com/2012/04/18/eu-should-keep-china-arms-embargo/

US campaign -- Erin McPike, Romney still lagging in foreign policy strategy, Real Clear Politics
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/04/17/romney_still_lagging_in_foreign_policy_strategy_113871.html

April 17

World bank -- Kim for president, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/04/world-bank

European defense -- Judy Dempsey, Little action on common EU defense, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/world/europe/17iht-letter17.html

European defense -- Judy Dempsey, Putin's no show at Chicago, Munich Securityconference
http://www.securityconference.de/Top-News-Detail.55+M5ab97299997.0.html

European defense -- George Perkovich, Malcolm Chalmers, Steven Pifer, Paul Schulte, Jaclyn Tandler, ???Nuclear weapons in Europe and the future of NATO, Carnegie
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47816&lang=en

Turkey and Nato-- James Joyner, Turkey cries wolf, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/turkey-cries-wolf-6786

Transatlantic security -- John Barry, Historic shift in US defense strategy will have major impact on Europe, European Institute
http://www.europeaninstitute.org/EA-April-2012/historic-shift-in-us-defense-strategy-will-have-major-impact-on-europe.html

Transatlantic security -- Daniel Twining, U.S.-Europe-Asia: The new strategic triangle, Foreign Policy
http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/16/us_europe_asia_the_new_strategic_triangle

Russia -- Nikolas K. Gvosdev, The new Russian empire, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-new-ussr-6783

Euro crisis -- Robert Zoellick, Europe is distracted by endless firewall talk, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f1bde7aa-8555-11e1-a75a-00144feab49a.html

France -- Corine Lesnes, If Sarkozy loses presidency to Hollande, what happens to French relations with US or EU?, European Institute
http://www.europeaninstitute.org/EA-April-2012/if-sarkozy-loses-presidency-to-hollande-what-happens-to-french-relations-with-us-or-eu.html

Germany -- Ulrich Speck, Why Germany is not becoming Europe's hegemon, FRIDE
http://www.fride.org/publication/1012/why-germany-is-not-becoming-europe's-hegemon

April 16

Iran -- At nuclear talks, Iran and 6 nations agree to meet again, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/world/europe/iran-begins-nuclear-talks-with-six-nations.html

Iran -- Julian Borger, Iran and world powers play for a no-score draw in Istanbul, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/julian-borger-global-security-blog/2012/apr/15/istanbul-iran-nuclear-talks

Iran -- Fareed Zakaria, The shape of a deal with Iran, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/15/zakaria-the-shape-of-a-deal-with-iran-2/

France -- Justin Vaïsse, Would Hollande and Obama get along?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0413_france_elections_vaisse.aspx

Britain -- David Cameron, I was proud to promote Britain to the world, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9204928/David-Cameron-I-was-proud-to-promote-Britain-to-the-world.html

Euro crisis -- Nouriel Roubini, Europe’s short vacation, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/europe-s-short-vacation

Euro crisis -- Paul Krugman, Europe’s economic suicide, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/opinion/krugman-europes-economic-suicide.html

Russia -- Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia's internet of 'western' influences, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/15/kremlin-purge-russia-internet-western-influences

Nato -- NATO sees flaws in air campaign against Qaddafi, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/world/africa/nato-sees-flaws-in-air-campaign-against-qaddafi.html

US foreign policy -- Leslie Gelb, Washington whispers about who will be next Secretary of State, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/15/washington-whispers-about-who-will-be-next-secretary-of-state.html

April 13

Iran -- At nuclear talks, hopes that a new Iranian attitude will reduce tensions, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/world/middleeast/us-hopes-iran-nuclear-talks-will-reduce-tensions.html

Iran -- Iran nuclear program talks reveal internal divisions between diplomats, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/diplomats-struggle-with-internal-differences-ahead-of-iran-talks/2012/04/12/gIQAf3f4CT_story.html

Iran -- David Miliband, Nader Mousavizadeh, Cold war lessons can help disarm Iran, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5e695550-8485-11e1-b4f5-00144feab49a.html

Iran --- Mark Hibbs, Ariel Levite, George Perkovich, How to tell if the Iran talks are working, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/opinion/six-ways-to-measure-progress-in-the-iran-nuclear-talks.html

Iran -- Javad Heydarian, Why Iran will compromise, The Diplomat
http://the-diplomat.com/new-leaders-forum/2012/04/11/why-iran-will-compromise/

Iran -- David Ignatius, For a new order in Iran, look to post-revolutionary France, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/for-a-new-order-in-iran-look-to-post-revolutionary-france/2012/04/12/gIQA7BcnDT_story.html

Syria -- Sarkozy, Obama call on Syria to abide by peace plan, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/12/us-france-us-idUSBRE83B0VX20120412

Mideast -- Jimmy Carter, Don't give up on Mideast peace, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/opinion/dont-give-up-on-mideast-peace.html

EU and China -- Jonas Parello-Plesner, The EU’s carbon war with China and the world, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/blog/entry/The_EUs_carbon_war_with_China_and_the_World

Germany -- Nicolas Kulish, Once taboo, Germans’ anti-Israel whispers grow louder, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/world/europe/with-gunter-grasss-poem-germans-anti-israel-whispers-grow-louder.html

Transatlantic economy -- Daniel Gros, The big easing, CEPS
http://www.ceps.eu/book/big-easing

US and Russia -- Leon Aron, Why is Russia harassing President Obama’s new ambassador?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/12/a_tormenting_in_moscow

US and Russia -- Gordon M. Hahn, Romney's Russia gambit, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/romneys-russia-gambit-6757

April 12

US election -- Scott Clement, Romney’s hill to climb. Can Romney beat Obama on foreign policy?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/11/romney_s_hill_to_climb

Iran -- Joschka Fischer, Will it be war or diplomacy that cuts through the Persian knot?, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Apr-12/169964-will-it-be-war-or-diplomacy-that-cuts-through-the-persian-knot.ashx

Iran -- Daniel Brumberg, Examining the prospects for Iran nuclear talks (Q&A), USIP
http://www.usip.org/publications/examining-the-prospects-iran-nuclear-talks

Iran -- Volker Perthes, If at first Iran says no, try, try again, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/if-at-first-iran-says-no-try-try-again.html

Iran -- Fareed Zakaria, The shape of a deal with Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2012/04/11/gIQAAmaQBT_story.html

Syria -- Timothy Garton Ash, Europe has left Syria to a distinctly Ottoman fate, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/11/europe-left-syria-to-ottoman-fate

Libya -- UK experts blame Nato for Libya refugee tragedy, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/13/115859

France -- Karl E. Meyer, Who gets to be French?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/who-gets-to-be-french.html

Russia -- Putin signals support for NATO Afghan supply hub, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/11/us-russia-putin-nato-idUSBRE83A0WO20120411

Russia -- Anne Applebaum, Vladimir’s tale, New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/apr/26/vladimirs-tale/

European energy -- EU parliament divided on shale gas and oil, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39252&cHash=db809077a2407ce108a1320d10c1a191

European energy -- Putin fears shale gas competition, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/putin-fears-shale-gas-competition-news-512108

Transatlantic economy -- Matthias Matthijs, White, grey, and black (Euro) swans: dealing with transatlantic financial risk in 2012, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/publication/white-grey-and-black-euro-swans-dealing-with-transatlantic-financial-risk-in-2012/

April 11

Syria -- Tamara Cofman Wittes, Continuing impasse in Syria (Q&A), CFR
http://www.cfr.org/syria/continuing-impasse-syria/p27900

Syria -- Bruce Jones, The options in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/10/The_Options_in_Syria

Syria -- Syria’s phase of radicalisation, International Crisis Group
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/egypt-syria-lebanon/syria/b033-syrias-phase-of-radicalisation.aspx

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Eurozone crisis: Fear returns, BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17674877

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Spain’s 'lose-lose' struggle reignites euro crisis, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9196551/Spains-lose-lose-struggle-reignites-euro-crisis.html

Russia and Nato -- Roger McDermott, CSTO proposes cooperation with NATO on Afghanistan, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39246&cHash=5783dec70133a0b082c90b93dd02d05c

NATO -- Andras Simonyi, A case for overhaul of NATO's partnerships, Washington Times
http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/10/a-case-for-overhaul-of-natos-partnerships/

April 10

Iran -- Karim Sadjadpour, Iran’s limited escape options, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/irans-limited-escape-options/2012/04/06/gIQA5zOd0S_story.html

Iran -- John Vinocur, On Iran, reality bites, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/opinion/on-iran-reality-bites.html

Iran -- Michael Singh, Squandered leverage over Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-must-not-squander-its-leverage-over-iran/2012/04/09/gIQAHkLu6S_story.html

Syria -- Doyle McManus, A ticking clock on Syria, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-syria-20120408,0,1307320.column

Syria -- The U.N.’s failed plan for Syrian peace, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-uns-failed-plan-for-syrian-peace/2012/04/09/gIQAJa3e6S_story.html

Turkey -- Sinan Ulgen, Erdogan aspires to be a peacemaker in Iran’s nuclear standoff, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Apr-10/169707-erdogan-aspires-to-be-a-peacemaker-in-irans-nuclear-standoff.ashx

US foreign policy -- Walter Russel Mead, The myth of America's decline, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577305531821651026.html

April 9

Iran -- US defines its demands for new round of talks with Iran, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/middleeast/us-defines-its-demands-for-new-round-of-talks-with-iran.html

Iran -- US intelligence gains in Iran seen as boost to confidence, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-sees-intelligence-surge-as-boost-to-confidence/2012/04/07/gIQAlCha2S_story.html

Israel and Germany -- Israel bars German laureate Grass over poem, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/world/middleeast/israel-bars-gunter-grass-over-poem.html

France -- Erik Pape, Sarko's Romney problem, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/06/sarkos_romney_problem

Bosnia -- Tim Judah, Bosnia’s come a long way, don’t be fooled by war memories, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-08/bosnia-s-come-a-long-way-don-t-be-fooled-by-war-memories.html

Transatlantic economy -- Stormy-Annika Mildner, Daniela Schwarzer, The political economy of (Post) financial crisis management in the United States and the European Union, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/narcissism-of-minor-differences-or-major-economic-rifts-the-political-economy-of-post-financial-crisis-management-in-the-united-states-and-the-european-union

US foreign policy -- Charles Kupchan, America’s place in the new world, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/opinion/sunday/americas-place-in-the-new-world.html

April 6

Iran -- David Ignatius, Obama’s signal to Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-signal-to-iran/2012/04/05/gIQApVLDyS_story.html

Iran -- Seymour M. Hersh, Our men in Iran?, New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/mek.html

Iran -- Zachary Keck, We're wrong about an Iranian nuclear arms race, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/the-new-domino-theory-were-wrong-about-an-iranian-nuclear-arms-race/255489/

Syria -- Michael Young, Annan’s plan should be regime change, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Apr-05/169279-annans-plan-should-be-regime-change.ashx

European defense -- European defence and security 2012: Commitments, capabilities and cash, conference summary, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/182810

April 5

Georgia -- Haley Sweetland Edwards, Taking on Saakashvili, New York Times blog
http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/georgias-democracy-tested-by-election-battle-between-ivanishvili-and-saakashvili/

Georgia -- Vladimir Socor, The United States and political power in Georgia, EDM
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/a-german-europe-

Ukraine -- Michael Emerson, The Ukraine question, CEPS
http://ceps.be/book/ukraine-question

Russia -- Charles Grant, Will Putin delete the reset?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/opinion/will-putin-delete-the-reset.html

Middle East -- Nathalie Tocci, A trilateral EU-US-Turkey strategy for the neighbourhood: The urgency of now, IAI (pdf)
http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iaiwp1208.pdf

Arab reform -- Riccardo Alcaro, Miguel Haubrich-Seco (eds), Re-thinking Western policies in light of the Arab uprisings, IAI
http://www.iai.it/content.asp?langid=2&contentid=739

France -- The French election: Climbing mount improbable, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21552246

France -- Justin Vaisse, The 2012 French presidential elections: A primer, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0404_france_elections_vaisse.aspx

Germany -- Pawel Swieboda, Germany -- the reluctant hegemon, Demos Europa
http://demoseuropa.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1060%3Agermany-the-reluctant-hegemon&catid=135%3A2012kom&Itemid=159&lang=en

Germany -- Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Antonio Vitorino, A German Europe?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/a-german-europe-

Germany -- Guenter Grass poem attacking Israel for threatening Iran is condemned in Germany, NY Times blog
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/gunter-grass-poem-attacking-israel-for-threatening-iran-condemned-in-germany/

EU foreign policy -- Stefan Lehne, What’s next for French and EU foreign policy?, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47705

EU defense -- Gergely Varga, Is Europe prepared for the new world order?, Euractiv
http://www.euractiv.com/global-europe/europe-prepared-new-world-order-analysis-511915

EU defense -- Giovanni Faleg, Alessandro Giovannini, The conundrum of EU military spending in times of austerity, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/big-debates/external-action/31-advice-from-a-caterpillar-the-conundrum-of-eu-military-spending-in-times-of-austerity/

April 4

Russia -- Anatol Lieven, Mirage of the Putin protests, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/behind-the-putin-protests-6722

Turkey and Syria -- Sinan Ulgen, Erdogan the peacemaker?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/erdo-an-the-peacemaker-

EU and China -- Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Why the euro area crisis will impact little on Europe's relations with China, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/publications/opeds/oped.cfm?ResearchID=2079

Germany -- Joschka Fischer, A truly European Germany cannot withdraw into its shell, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Mar/30/A-truly-European-Germany-cannot-withdraw-into-its-shell.ashx

European defense -- Daniel Möckli, The European debt crisis is a great opportunity for a common European defence policy, LSE blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/04/03/the-european-debt-crisis-is-a-great-opportunity-for-a-common-european-defense-policy-because-it-forces-governments-to-pool-and-share-their-military-facilities/

European defense -- Strategic Trends 2012, Center for Security Studies (CSS)
http://www.sta.ethz.ch/Strategic-Trends-2012

Scotland -- Tim Judah, Could Scotland really choose to leave the United Kingdom?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/03/brogue_nation

April 3

Georgia -- Josh Rogin, Georgian democracy discussion emerges in Washington, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/04/02/georgian_democracy_discussion_emerges_in_washington

Syria -- Julien Barnes-Dacey, Europe is struggling to play a meaningful role in the Syria crisis, LSE blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/03/29/europes-limited-role-has-been-exposed-by-the-syria-crisis/

Russia -- Charles Grant, The US-Russia reset is over, Centre for European Reform
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/04/us-russia-reset-is-over.html

Central Europe -- David T. Armitage, Robert Kron, A. Wess Mitchell, Marcin Zaborowski, Central Europe after the Fiscal Compact: Navigating Europe’s New Framework, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=341

Central Europe -- Clara Marina O'Donnell, The implications of multipolarity for Central Europe’s security, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=339

Transatlantic security -- Gideon Rachman, The U.S. pivot to Asia – should Europeans worry?, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=340

Transatlantic relations -- Robert Kagan, Robert Cooper, Ivan Krastev, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Justin Vaisse, Kurt Volker et al, Mars and Venus, ten years later, Policy Review
http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review

April 2

EU and Asia -- EU, ASEAN to discuss extensive trade agreement, VOA
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/southeast/EU-ASEAN-officials-want-free-trade-negotiations-145474705.html

Syria -- Julien Barnes-Dacey, Europe is struggling to play a meaningful role in the Syria crisis, LSE blog
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/03/29/europes-limited-role-has-been-exposed-by-the-syria-crisis/

Arab Spring -- Henry A. Kissinger, A new doctrine of intervention?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-new-doctrine-of-intervention/2012/03/30/gIQAcZL6lS_story.html

Russia -- Charles Grant, The US-Russia reset is over, Centre for European Reform
http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.de/2012/04/us-russia-reset-is-over.html

Afghanistan -- Carl Bildt, The Afghan endgame mirage, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-afghan-endgame-mirage

Nato -- The future of the transatlantic alliance: NATO’s sea of troubles, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21551464

Transatlantic relations -- Charles A. Kupchan, A still-strong alliance, Policy Review
http://www.cfr.org/europerussia/still-strong-alliance/p27818

Transatlantic relations -- R. Nicholas Burns, Europe still matters, Boston Globe
http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-30/opinion/31253631_1_european-union-european-allies-nuclear-plans

European Union -- Jean-Claude Trichet: “We need to go further”, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/9179963/Jean-Claude-Trichet-We-need-to-go-further.html

Development -- Thomas L. Friedman, Why nations fail, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/opinion/sunday/friedman-why-nations-fail.html

March 30

Syria -- Aaron David Miller, Will Annan save Assad?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/opinion/will-annan-save-assad.html

Syria -- Michael Young, The Annan plan will bring more violence, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Mar-29/168302-the-annan-plan-will-bring-more-violence.ashx

Libya -- Libya's recovery: Prospects and perils, Meeting summary, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/182746

Poland -- Radek Sikorski on Polish foreign policy for 2012, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.msz.gov.pl/The,Minister,of,Foreign,Affairs,on,Polish,Foreign,Policy,for,2012,50768.html

Russia -- Ellen Bork, Why is Obama giving up his human rights leverage against Russia?, The New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/102183/putin-russia-vanik-jackson-rights-law

Transatlantic defence -- Jacob Heilbrunn, Why should America pay for Europe's missile defense?, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/jacob-heilbrunn/why-should-america-pay-europes-missile-defense-6694

Energy -- Fareed Zakaria, Natural gas, fueling an economic revolution, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/shale-gas-an-alternative-to-oil-that-is-bolstering-the-us-economy/2012/03/29/gIQAkIc7iS_story.html

March 29

Foreign policy in the US campaign -- Romney advisers send an Open Letter to Obama, demand ‘candor’ on foreign policy, National Review
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294509/romney-advisers-send-open-letter-obama-demand-candor-foreign-policy-robert-costa

Foreign policy in the US campaign -- Pushing Back: President Barack Obama's advisors fire back at Mitt Romney, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/28/an_open_letter_to_mitt_romney_explain_your_national_security_ideas

US and Russia -- Matthew Rojansky, Why the U.S. must often cooperate with Russia, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/03/28/why%2Du%2Es%2E%2Dmust%2Doften%2Dcooperate%2Dwith%2Drussia/a5fw

Russia and the West -- Margarete Klein, Solveig Richter, Choosing cooperation over conflict: Russia and the Euro-Atlantic security order, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/russia_nato_relations.html

CIA prisons in Poland -- Human rights groups welcome Polish report on CIA prisons, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-poland-cia-idUSBRE82R10120120328

Czech foreign policy -- Petr Drulak, Czech lessons for small countries, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/reinventing_europe_czech_lessons_for_small_countries

Syria -- David Ignatius, Ousting Syria’s Assad through a ‘soft landing’, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-soft-landing-for-syria-that-could-oust-assad/2012/03/28/gIQAKhkNhS_story.html

Syria -- Markus Kaim, Crisis in Syria: Possibilities and limits of military intervention, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/syrien_militaerisch_eingreifen.html

Transatlantic relations -- U.S. lawmakers press Obama administration on EU emission law, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-eu-emissions-lawsuit-idUSBRE82R17C20120328

March 28

A Transatlantic Partnership for Jobs and Growth -- CTR Executive Director Dan Hamilton outlined a 3 point agenda for the U.S. and EU in testimony before the US Congress. http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/must-reads/HIRC_testimony_March_27_2012_final.pdf US and Balkans -- Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Keynote speech to the Johns
Hopkins SAIS Economic Forum for Southeast Europe
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/events/2012/Southeast%20European%20Economic%20Forum%202012/DAS_Reeker_Address_to_JHU_SAIS_SEE_Econ_Forum.pdf

Syria -- David Schenker, Kofi Annan's plan is destined to fail, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/27/kofi-annans-plan-is-destined-to-fail/

Iraq -- Iraq is neither sovereign, stable nor self-reliant, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,823838,00.html

Obama and Russia -- Nuclear conference in Korea collides with U.S. election, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/world/asia/president-obama-talks-missile-defense-at-nuclear-summit-in-south-korea.html

Obama and Russia -- Mitt Romney, Bowing to the Kremlin, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/27/bowing_to_the_kremlin

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Why BRICS is no good for Russia, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/why-brics-is-no-good-for-russia/455601.html

Somalia -- Somalia mission expands: EU to target pirates up to two kilometers inland, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,824030,00.html

Transatlantic relations -- EU and U.S. inch closer to air passenger data deal, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/uk-eu-data-protection-idUSLNE82Q03520120327

US and Germany -- German town fears loss of U.S. Army base, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/german-town-fears-loss-of-us-army-base/2012/03/23/gIQAoNzzeS_story.html

March 27

Obama and Russia -- Caught on open mike, Obama tells Medvedev he needs ‘space’ on missile defense, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-tells-medvedev-solution-on-missile-defense-is-unlikely-before-elections/2012/03/26/gIQASoblbS_story.html

Obama and Russia -- Obama’s slip won’t let Russia veto Europe missile defense, editorial, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-26/obama-s-slip-won-t-let-russia-veto-europe-missile-defense.html

Romney and Russia -- Was Romney's Russia comment a gaffe?, Foreign Policy
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/26/was_romneys_russia_comment_a_gaffe

Afghanistan -- Americans' support for Afghan war drops sharply, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-usa-afghanistan-poll-idUSBRE82Q02K20120327

Afghanistan -- Gideon Rachman, The west has lost in Afghanistan, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ae13198c-74e1-11e1-ab8b-00144feab49a.html

Afghanistan -- Talking about talks: Toward a political settlement in Afghanistan, ICG
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-asia/afghanistan/221-talking-about-talks-toward-a-political-settlement-in-afghanistan.aspx

Euro crisis -- Michael Boskin, Whither Europe?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/whither-europe-

EU energy -- US shifts policy on gas pipelines, WSJ blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/03/26/u-s-shifts-policy-on-gas-pipelines/

European defense -- Daniel Moeckli, The strategic weakening of debt-ridden Europe, CSS
http://www.sta.ethz.ch/Strategic-Trends-2012/The-strategic-weakening-of-debt-ridden-Europe

European defense -- Ian Buruma, Europe's dependency on American military protection has to end, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Mar/11/Europes-dependency-on-American-military-protection-has-to-end.ashx

March 26

Iran -- Michael O’Hanlon, Bruce Riedel, Preventing a nuclear Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/preventing-a-nuclear-iran/2012/03/23/gIQA25iZWS_story.html

Syria -- Gareth Evans, Saving the Syrians, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/saving-the-syrians

Syria -- Patrick Cockburn, The attempt to topple President Assad has failed, Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/patrick-cockburn-the-attempt-to-topple-president-assad-has-failed-7584493.html

Syria -- Itamar Rabinovich, Forging Syria's opposition, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/25/forging-syrias-opposition/

Russia and Transnistria -- Vladimir Socor, Dmitry Rogozin appointed special presidential representative for Transnistria, EDM,
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39172&cHash=758b2c8f98faf1e0bf7b58a231b8da32

Russia and Georgia -- Vladimir Socor, Medvedev appoints Putin’s special representatives for Abkhazia and South Ossetia, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39173&cHash=ecc565fdbf31ae86f3ba1701049d5675

Afghanistan -- Talking about talks: Toward a political settlement in Afghanistan, ICG
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-asia/afghanistan/221-talking-about-talks-toward-a-political-settlement-in-afghanistan.aspx

Transatlantic market -- Bruce Stokes, An idea whose time has come, European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/2012/march/an-idea-whose-time-has-come/73970.aspx

March 23

Egypt -- Clinton to let military aid to Egypt continue, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/23/us-egypt-usa-aid-idUSBRE82L13D20120323

Syria -- Michael Young, Annan's muddled diplomacy is a fig leaf for Syrian regime, The National
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/annans-muddled-diplomacy-is-a-fig-leaf-for-syrian-regime

France -- Crisis in Toulouse alters campaign’s tone in Sarkozy’s favor, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/world/europe/crisis-in-toulouse-alters-french-presidential-campaign.html

France -- Eric Pape, The fallout from Toulouse, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/22/will_toulouse_be_sarkozys_oklahoma_city

France -- Justin Vaisse, Le nouveau normale, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/22/the_new_normal

Russia -- Jana Kobzova, Fog in Moscow, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_fog_in_moscow

Afghanistan -- Javid Ahmad, Louise Langeby, Europe’s Afghanistan decade, GMF
http://brussels.gmfus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ahmad_langeby_transitiontotransformation_bf121.pdf

Catherine Ashton -- J.J. Goldberg, Ashton's false equivalency that wasn't, Forward
http://forward.com/articles/153464/ashtons-false-equivalency-that-wasnt/

EU defense -- EU defense ministers endorse pooling resources to cope with budget cuts, change in US strategy, AP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/eu-ministers-mull-sharing-military-resources-to-cope-with-changes-in-us-strategy/2012/03/22/gIQAsxIJTS_story.html

EU trade -- Unfree trade: The European Commission is flirting dangerously with protectionism, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21551064

Transatlantic economy -- EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, The renewed transatlantic agenda: Creating growth for the future
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/12/220&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Hillary Clinton -- An interview with Hillary Clinton, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/lexington/2012/03/foreign-policy

March 22

Israel -- Gideon Levy, Guilt-tripping the world is dangerous for Israel, Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/guilt-tripping-the-world-is-dangerous-for-israel-1.420111

Belarus -- David J. Kramer, Joerg Forbrig, What the EU should do to end state terror in Belarus, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/7/115657

Turkey -- Dimitar Bechev, The Americanisation of Turkey, Open Democracy
http://www.opendemocracy.net/dimitar-bechev/americanisation-of-turkey

EU and Asia -- Giles Merritt, Shada Islam, Rising Asia and Old Europe need to work together, Friends of Europe
http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Library/Libraryoverview/tabid/1186/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3072/Rising-Asia-and-Old-Europe-need-to-work-together.aspx

Afghanistan -- John McCain, Joseph I. Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, Sustaining success in Afghanistan, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/steps-to-ensure-we-achieve-success-in-afghanistan/2012/03/20/gIQAJiNXSS_story.html

Transatlantic security -- Steven Pifer, A trial marriage on missile defense, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0321_missile_defense_pifer.aspx

Transatlantic relations -- Robert Hutchings, The US-European relationship is a prisoner of old habits, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Apr/13/The-US-European-relationship-is-a-prisoner-of-old-habits.ashx

March 21

Iran -- U.S. exempts 11 states from Iran sanctions, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/us-iran-usa-sanctions-crude-idUSBRE82J11M20120321

Iran -- Carl Bildt, Erkki Tuomioja, The only option on Iran, International Herald Tribune
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/opinion/the-only-option-on-iran.html

EU and Israel -- Catherine Ashton: “My remarks on Toulouse attack grossly distorted”, Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=262720

France -- Killings could stall election’s nationalist turn, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/world/europe/french-school-shootings-spar-political-debate.html

Turkey -- Soner Cagaptay, Turkey's foreign policy pivot, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-cagaptay-turkey-pivot-20120321,0,3675817.story

European politics -- Harold Meyerson, Europeans choose sides over financial crisis, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/europes-financial-crisis-creates-new-cross-border-alliances/2012/03/12/gIQA3UnLQS_story.html

Transatlantic defense -- Nato commander: EU could not do Libya without US, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/13/115650

March 20

EU and Israel -- EU's Ashton: I did not parallel Toulouse attack to Gaza deaths, Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/eu-s-ashton-i-did-not-parallel-toulouse-attack-to-gaza-deaths-1.419746

Iran -- Nicholas Siegel, Navigating a nuclear minefield: The United States, Europe, and Iran, GMF
http://brussels.gmfus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/siegel_nuclearminefield_bf12.pdf

Eastern Mediterranean -- Michael Leigh, Charlotte Brandsma, Energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean: Cooperation or tension, GMF
http://brussels.gmfus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/leigh_brandsma_easternmedenergy_bf12.pdf

Central Europe -- Judit Kozenko, Central Europe’s window of opportunity, CTR
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Kozenkow_Central_Europes_window_of_opportunity.pdf

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Russia takes control of Ukraine’s security forces, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39154&cHash=e4ee492d04fa73a1e1659537f7309f71

Pakistan -- Nathalie Van Raemdonck, Explaining the EU’s silence on the US targeted killing policy in Pakistan, IAI
http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iaiwp1205.pdf

Afghanistan -- Leslie Gelb, Obama won’t speed U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/18/why-obama-won-t-speed-u-s-troop-withdrawal-in-afghanistan.html

US, Europe and Asia -- Stephen F. Szabo, The Pacific pivot and the West, GMF
http://brussels.gmfus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/szabo_pacificpivot_bf12.pdf

Transatlantic relations -- Andrew Byrne, Building the transatlantic area of freedom, security and justice: The passenger name record agreements, IAI
http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iaiwp1206.pdf

March 19

Iran -- Dina Esfandiary, Why Iranian public opinion is turning against the nuclear program, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/why-iranian-public-opinion-is-turning-against-the-nuclear-program/254627/

Syria -- “Leaving the killing to go on is unacceptable”. Interview with Kurt Volker, Deutsche Welle
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15812578,00.html

Syria -- Michael O'Hanlon, What are our military options in Syria?, TNR
http://www.tnr.com/article/world/101792/hanlon-syria-intervention

Turkey -- Despite bold talk on Syria, Turkey sees limits of its power, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/world/europe/despite-bold-talk-on-syria-turkey-sees-limits-of-its-power.html

Israel -- Peter Beinart, To save Israel, boycott the settlements, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/opinion/to-save-israel-boycott-the-settlements.html

France -- Sarkozy, Hollande snipe at EU to woo voters, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/19/us-france-election-eu-idUSBRE82I05M20120319

France -- James Traub, Pandering in Paris, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/16/pandering_in_paris

Germany -- A beautiful Sunday for Germany, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,822131,00.html

Moldova -- Moldova finally gets a president, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/03/moldovas-politics

Ukraine -- Rape case shames EU-aspirant Ukraine, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/24/115623

Belarus -- EU outraged after Belarus executes two men accused of Metro bombing, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/18/belarus-executes-two-metro-bombing

EU trade -- EU looks to global trade to spur new growth, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-growth.fpw/

EU foreign policy -- Europe's foreign policy: continental drift, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/18/eurozone-crisis-europe-foreign-policy

March 16

Iran -- Payments system Swift to expel Iranian banks Saturday, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/15/us-nuclear-iran-idUSBRE82E15M20120315

Iran -- Iranians offer gloomy outlook of nuclear talks, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-unwilling-to-compromise-on-nukes-throwing-fate-of-talks-into-doubt/2012/03/09/gIQAiIMGFS_story.html

Syria -- EU's Ashton vows to maintain Syria diplomatic presence, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/syria-politics.fpx/

Syria -- Max Boot, The Pentagon’s cold feet on Syria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-pentagons-cold-feet-on-syria-should-not-decide-the-matter/2012/03/14/gIQAVMl0ES_story.html

Russia -- Anna Nemtsova, The temperature's dropping for Russia's opposition, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/15/the_temperatures_dropping_for_russias_opposition

Russia -- Matthew Rojansky, Congress can stand up for U.S. interests in Russia, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/03/15/congress%2Dcan%2Dstand%2Dup%2Dfor%2Du%2Es%2E%2Dinterests%2Din%2Drussia/a354

Belarus -- David Marples, Belarus and Europe: What next?, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39138&cHash=8fa226b012e98ba1526ab1160d436180

Afghanistan -- Claudia Hofmann, Taliban talks: Not the solution to Afghanistan’s problems, King’s of war blog
http://kingsofwar.org.uk/2012/03/taliban-talks-not-the-solution-to-afghanistans-problems/

China -- No trade war with China, EU presidency says, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/9/115611

March 15

US and Britain -- Cameron and Obama show unity on Afghanistan, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/world/europe/cameron-and-obama-show-unity-on-afghanistan.html

Afghanistan -- Anatol Lieven, Shape a peaceful Afghan exit, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/opinion/shape-a-peaceful-afghan-exit.html

Syria -- Julien Barnes-Dacey, Syria’s rebels will have to deal with Assad, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92c7187e-6d00-11e1-a7c7-00144feab49a.html

Syria -- Muriel Asseburg, Heiko Wimmen, The violent power struggle in Syria. Scenarios and policy options, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/syria_scenarios_and_policy_options.html

Iran -- EU-U.S. split on Iran banks seen widening, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281880221915266.html

Russia -- Russia may give NATO a base for Afghan supply runs, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/14/us-russia-afghanistan-idUSBRE82D16P20120314

Russia -- Jeffrey Mankoff, What Putin means for Washington, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/what-putin-means-washington-6632

Russia -- Nicu Popescu, Power and weakness in Putin’s Russia, EU Observer
http://blogs.euobserver.com/popescu/2012/03/14/power-and-weakness-in-putins-russia/

Russia -- Garry Kasparov, Boris Nemtsov, The right way to sanction Russia, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281210489679138.html

Nato -- Jan Techau, Forget Chicago, there’s a m??uch bigger game going on, Europe's World
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47446&lang=en

EU energy -- Severin Fischer, Oliver Geden, The EU's energy roadmap 2050: Targets without governance, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/the_eus_energy_roadmap_2050.html

EU energy -- Coal-reliant Poland increasingly out of step with Europe on climate change, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/coal-reliant-poland-increasingly-out-of-step-with-europe-on-climate/2012/03/14/gIQAJDR4BS_story.html

Transatlantic trade -- Europe ends beef trade war with US, Canada, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/us-canada-trade.fon/

March 14

Afghanistan -- Fred Kaplan, Game over in Afghanistan, Slate
http://newamerica.net/publications/articles/2012/game_over_in_afghanistan_65231

Afghanistan -- David Ignatius, How to end the Afghan mission, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-end-the-afghan-mission/2012/03/13/gIQAahsBAS_story.html

Afghanistan -- Bruce Riedel, Michael O'Hanlon, Mission incomplete, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/13/mission_incomplete

Afghanistan -- Anthony H. Cordesman, New U.S. strategy needed in Afghanistan, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/13/new-u-s-strategy-needed-in-afghanistan/

Russia -- Congress calls for end to Russia-Pentagon defense contracts, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/12/congress_calls_for_end_to_russia_pentagon_defense_contracts

Russia -- Cliff Kupchan,Putin's new constraints, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/opinion/putins-new-constraints.html

Kosovo and Serbia -- Stefan Lehne, Toward a normal relationship, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/28/putin%2Ds%2Dplatform/a2h6

EU democracy promotion -- European Parliament approves European Endowment for Democracy, press release
http://www.alde.eu/press/press-and-release-news/press-release/article/parliament-approves-endowment-to-support-democracy-across-the-world-38015/

World economy -- US, EU, Japan take on China at WTO over rare earths, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/13/us-china-trade-eu-idUSBRE82C0JU20120313

World economy -- Gideon Rachman, Rare earths at the WTO: pointless but constructive, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/03/rare-earths-at-the-wto-pointless-but-constructive/

World order -- Guy Sorman, If you predicted an Asian Century, you should try looking again, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Apr/10/If-you-predicted-an-Asian-Century-you-should-try-looking-again.ashx 

March 13

US and Britain -- Barack Obama, David Cameron, An alliance the world can count on, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/barack-obama-and-david-cameron-the-us-and-britain-still-enjoy-special-relationship/2012/03/12/gIQABH1G8R_story.html

US and Britain -- Heather A. Conley, British Prime Minister Cameron’s visit to the United States, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/have-we-lost-special-feeling-british-prime-minister-camerons-visit-united-states

Iran -- Jeffrey Goldberg, In Iran standoff, Netanyahu could be bluffing, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-12/in-iran-standoff-netanyahu-may-be-bluffing-commentary-by-jeffrey-goldberg.html

Iran -- Europeans take lead on Iran nuclear negotiations, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,820852,00.html

Afghanistan -- Despite challenges in Afghanistan, U.S. determined to stick to exit strategy, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/despite-challenges-in-afghanistan-us-determined-to-stick-to-exit-strategy/2012/03/12/gIQAr9iN8R_story.html

Afghanistan -- Support for Afghan fight drops among G.O.P. candidates, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/politics/support-for-afghan-war-wanes-among-gop-candidates.html

Russia -- Masha Gessen, The trials of Kozlov, IHT
http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/new-trial-against-aleksei-kozlov-is-rallying-point-for-russias-protest-movement/

Russia -- McFaul: No human rights bill trade for granting Russia top trade status, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/12/mcfaul_no_human_rights_bill_trade_for_granting_russia_top_trade_status

Russia -- Putin critics say U.S. should open trade with Russia, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/12/us-russia-us-trade-idUSBRE82B15820120312

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, The opposition and Putin remain on a collision course, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39122&cHash=78d429e056cdca32f51845c33729c11c

Transatlantic economy -- WTO orders US to halt Boeing subsidies, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/wto-trade-dispute.fnh/

March 12

Iran -- David Ignatius, How to sink Iran’s regime? Sanctions, not bombs, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-sink-irans-regime-sanctions-not-bombs/2012/03/08/gIQApDO61R_story.html

Egypt -- David J. Kramer, Egypt’s full-frontal assault on civil society, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/egypts-ngo-raids-are-a-full-frontal-assault-on-civil-society/2012/03/11/gIQAP1jx5R_story.html

Tunisia -- Elliott Abrams, In Tunisia, press freedoms are in the crosshairs, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tunisias-press-is-coming-under-attack/2012/03/11/gIQA5Dgx5R_story.html

Russia -- Obama congratulates Putin for election "win", Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/09/obama_congratulates_putin_for_election_win

Russia -- Russia's activists regroup, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137323/joshua-yaffa/russias-activists-regroup

Britain -- Obama upgrades 'special relationship' for White House welcome to Cameron, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9136318/Barack-Obama-upgrades-special-relationship-for-White-House-welcome-to-David-and-Samantha-Cameron.html

Britain -- Niall Ferguson, The British Prime Minister is coming to America, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/03/11/david-cameron-comes-to-america.html

Poland -- Clara Marina O’Donnell, Poland’s U-turn on European defense: A missed opportunity?, Brookings,
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/papers/2012/0306_poland_odonnell/0306_poland_odonnell.pdf

Globalization -- Daniel Hamilton, One year later - Fukushima's wider lessons, CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/id/46684891

March 9

Syria -- Michael Young, Make Vladimir Putin reassess in Syria, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Mar-08/165923-make-vladimir-putin-reassess-in-syria.ashx

Syria -- Aaron David Miller, How not to intervene in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/03/08/how_not_to_intervene_in_syria

Syria -- Eugene Robinson, A field of hawks, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/romneys-bellicose-tone-on-iran-goes-too-far/2012/03/08/gIQAA7K1zR_story.html

Iran -- Eyeing Iran, Israel focuses on the day after, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/09/us-israel-iran-idUSBRE8280IH20120309

Russia -- Ariel Cohen, Putin 4.0: tough times ahead, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/putin-4.0-tough-times-ahead-6611

Russia -- Condoleezza Rice, The promise of Russia’s urban middle class, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-russias-urban-middle-class-can-bring-an-end-to-putinism/2012/03/08/gIQA1FL1zR_story.html

Nagorno-Karabakh -- Lawrence Scott Sheets, A 'frozen conflict' that could boil over, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/opinion/a-frozen-conflict-that-could-boil-over.html

France -- Christopher Caldwell, Will France’s Nicolas Sarkozy be the next European leader to fall?, Weekly Standard
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/rich-people-s-president_633124.html 

March 8

Syria -- U.S. defense officials say Obama reviewing military options in Syria, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/world/middleeast/united-states-defense-officials-stress-nonmilitary-options-on-syria.html

Iran -- Aaron David Miller, Iran and U.S. election-year politics, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/opinion/iran-and-us-election-year-politics.html

Middle East -- Walter Russell Mead, America is stuck with the Mideast, Wall Street Journal/RCW
http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2012/03/07/america_is_stuck_with_the_mideast_99943.html

Russia and EU -- Federiga Bindi, The Russian elections - bad news for the EU, CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/id/46629112

Euro crisis -- Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Why President Obama can stop worrying about Europe, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/realtime/?p=2750

Transatlantic security -- John Barry, The US-EU-Nato relationship, European Institute
http://ns1.europeaninstitute.org/EA-February-2012/the-us-eu-nato-relationship-addressing-21st-century-challenges.html

March 7

Iran -- World powers agree to reopen talks with Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-says-it-will-open-key-base-for-nuclear-inspections/2012/03/06/gIQAgOFiuR_story.html

Iran -- Kerry to Romney: You don’t know Iran, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/06/kerry_to_romney_you_don_t_know_iran

EU and Iran -- Ruth H. Santini, EU sanctions against Iran: New wine in old bottles?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2012/03_iran_sanctions_santini.aspx

US and Israel -- Thomas Friedman, Israel’s best friend, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/opinion/friedman-israels-best-friend.html

Russia -- Despite Kremlin’s signals, U.S. ties remain strained after Russian election, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/world/europe/ties-with-us-remain-strained-after-russian-election.html

China -- Raymond Lu, Michael D. Swaine, Romney's China policy — strategic questions still unanswered, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/03/06/romney%2Ds%2Dchina%2Dpolicy%2Dstrategic%2Dquestions%2Dstill%2Dunanswered/a0xo

Germany -- Rift grows between Germany's Bundesbank and ECB, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,819255,00.html

Germany -- Harold James, History blinds Europe to Germany worth copying, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-07/history-blinds-europe-to-a-germany-worth-emulating-harold-james.html

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Ukraine prepares for elections with Putinization of security forces and repression of opposition, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39103&cHash=8afdb659b770b720013a055ae7d01694

EU defense -- Clara M. O'Donnell, Poland’s U-turn on European defense: A missed opportunity?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2012/0306_poland_odonnell.aspx

EU defense -- Daniel Keohane, EU defence policy: Don’t replicate the United Nations, FRIDE blog
http://fride.org/blog/eu-defence-policy-dont-replicate-the-united-nations/

March 6

US and Israel -- Obama assures Netanyahu on efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-to-netanyahu-at-white-house-got-your-back/2012/03/05/gIQAWoLnsR_story.html

Iran -- Mitt Romney, How I would check Iran’s nuclear ambition, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romney-how-i-would-check-irans-nuclear-ambition/2012/03/05/gIQAneYItR_story.html

Iran -- Candidates hammer Obama over Iran, but approaches differ little, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/us/politics/republican-policies-for-iran-differ-little-from-obamas.html

Iran -- Anthony H. Cordesman, Iran: The waiting option, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/06/iran-the-waiting-option/

Iran -- Should the US discourage Israel from attacking Iran? US News, Debate Club
http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-the-us-discourage-israel-from-attacking-iran

Iran -- Walter Russel Mead, Obama’s Iran dilemma: Threats of war as means to keep the peace, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/03/05/obamas-iran-dilemma-threats-of-war-as-means-to-keep-the-peace/

Russia -- How powerful is Russia?, Room for Debate, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/05/how-powerful-is-russia

Russia -- Nicholas Redman, Russia: the return of Putin, IISS
http://iissvoicesblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/russia-the-return-of-putin/

Russia -- Steven Pifer, What Putin’s return to the presidency means for U.S.-Russia relations, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0305_russia_pifer.aspx

Syria -- Marc Lynch, Can the ICC take on Syria?, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/04/syria_and_the_icc

Syria -- Now or never: A negotiated transition for Syria, International Crisis Group
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/egypt-syria-lebanon/syria/B032-now-or-never-a-negotiated-transition-for-syria.aspx

China and Europe -- Jonas Parello-Plesner, China’s stake in the euro crisis, East Asia Forum
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/03/04/china-s-stake-in-the-euro-crisis/

Myanmar -- Louise Arbour, In Myanmar, sanctions have had their day, ICG
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-east-asia/burma-myanmar/Op-eds/arbour-in-myanmar-sanctions-have-had-their-day.aspx

Myanmar -- Peter Popham, Keep up the pressure on Myanmar’s generals, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/opinion/keep-up-the-pressure-on-myanmars-generals.html

March 5

Iran -- David Ignatius, Decoding Obama's message on Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/decoding-obamas-message-on-iran/2012/03/02/gIQAhtcSnR_blog.html

Russia -- Edward Lucas, Putin's victory is more ashes than diamonds, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/vladimir-putin/9122356/Commentary-Putins-victory-is-more-ashes-than-diamonds.html

Russia -- Justin Burke, Putin's economic failure, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/putins-economic-failure/253923/

Russia -- Fiona Hill, On the March 4 Russian Presidential election, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0302_russian_elections_hill.aspx

Russia -- Kurt Volker, Russian elections: US and Europe must rethink the 'reset', Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0302/Russian-elections-US-and-Europe-must-rethink-the-reset

Russia -- Andrew C. Kuchins, The end of the 'Reset', Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137308/andrew-c-kuchins/the-end-of-the-reset

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Ukraine, like Russia, is becoming a ‘virtual mafia state’, ACUS blog
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/ukraine-russia-becoming-virtual-mafia-state

Mideast peace -- Khaled Elgindy, Is the Quartet dead? The Israel-Palestine peace process revisited, Carnegie
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2012/02_middle_east_elgindy.aspx

March 2

Euro crisis -- Twenty five EU leaders sign German-model fiscal treaty, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/843/115460

Israel -- Shibley Telhami, Do Israelis support a strike on Iran?, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0229_israel_iran_telhami.aspx

Russia -- Masha Lipman, Putin’s hollow victory-to-be, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/putins-hollow-victory-to-be/2012/02/28/gIQAUbFUlR_story.html

Russia -- The beginning of the end of Putin, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21548941

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Massive repression of the prodemocracy opposition may begin next week, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39079&cHash=105cb555d77045af9346e8a2244a74d9

Russia -- Ben Judah, Andrew Wilson, The end of the Putin consensus, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/the_end_of_the_putin_consensus

Russia -- U.S.-Russia ties strained during Putin political campaign, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/02/us-russia-usa-idUSTRE82108U20120302

­­­Turkey and China -- Saban Kardas, China eyes greater share of Turkey’s rising infrastructure investments, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39083&cHash=2f068b045ba71ac39833cb60a75af143

Egypt -- Egypt NGO crisis: Don’t pop the champagne corks just yet, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/01/egypt_ngo_crisis_don_t_pop_the_champagne_corks_just_yet

Syria -- Stephen Hadley, The case for arming Syria’s opposition, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-should-arm-syrians-so-they-can-fight-for-their-future/2012/03/01/gIQAJ7E3kR_story.html

Belarus -- Joerg Forbrig, A useful clash with Belarus, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/opinion/a-useful-clash-with-belarus.html

EU foreign policy -- Tough talk, no strategy: Europe needs to do more than respond to every problem with fresh sanctions, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21548952

Transatlantic relations -- Philip H. Gordon, The United States and Europe: Meeting global challenges, IISS
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/185064.htm

Transatlantic security relations -- Tomas Valasek (ed), All alone? What US retrenchment means for Europe and NATO, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/report/2012/all-alone-what-us-retrenchment-means-europe-and-nato

March 1

Syria -- NATO chief: Intervention just won’t work in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/29/nato_chief_intervention_just_won_t_work_in_syria

Syria -- Dennis B. Ross, Time for Assad to go, USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-02-29/bashar-assad-syria-protests-opposition/53307116/1

Syria -- Anne Applebaum, How to advance Syria’s transition, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-advance-syrias-transition/2012/02/29/gIQAfCqmiR_story.html

Iran -- Jaclyn Tandler, Six observations on Obama's Iran policy, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/28/thin%2Dred%2Dline%2Dsix%2Dobservations%2Don%2Dobama%2Ds%2Diran%2Dpolicy/9z74

Iran -- Martin Indyk, Iran spinning out of control, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/opinion/iran-spinning-out-of-control.html

Iran -- Iran invokes the West to motivate voters, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/world/middleeast/to-pump-up-vote-iran-puts-down-west.html

Egypt -- Loans to Egypt hinge on democracy issues, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/world/middleeast/01iht-m01-egypt-aid.html

Ukraine -- Steven Pifer, Ukraine's perilous balancing act, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2012/03_ukraine_pifer.aspx

Armenia -- Emil Danielyan, US, Armenia agree on first-ever joint military exercises, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39075&cHash=83fc5cf8cf1d99fed4e869d85eee6283

Afghanistan -- Fareed Zakaria, Fantasy and reality in Afghanistan, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fantasy-and-reality-in-afghanistan/2012/02/29/gIQA3ABBjR_story.html

EU foreign policy -- Jan Techau, European foreign policy and the euro crisis, Carnegie
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=47329&lang=en

February 29

Syria -- Michael Ignatieff, Do we sit back and let Homs burn?, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5e7b7fb2-6164-11e1-94fa-00144feabdc0.html

France and the Middle East -- Alain Juppe, Save the Middle East's Christians, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/28/save_the_middle_east_s_christians

Palestinians -- Robert M. Danin, Hamas breaks from Syria, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/danin/2012/02/29/hamas-breaks-from-syria

Turkey and Iran -- Yigal Schleifer, Turkey and Iran: Amidst the smiles, a rivalry intensifies, Eurasianet
http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65040

Afghanistan -- Marvin Kalb, Afghan policy — suddenly in serious trouble, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0228_afghanistan_kalb.aspx

Afghanistan -- Anthony H. Cordesman, Afghanistan: The death of a strategy, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/afghanistan-death-strategy

Afghanistan -- The Afghan strategy is worth saving, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/saving-the-us-strategy-for-afghanistan/2012/02/28/gIQALQhzgR_story.html

Afghanistan -- Michael Hart, Why we couldn't change Afghanistan, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/why-we-couldnt-change-afghanistan/253755/

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Putin the peacemaker?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/28/putin_the_peacemaker

Russia -- William Partlett, Vladimir Putin and the law, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2012/0228_putin_law_partlett.aspx

Russia -- P.Hanson, J.Nixey, L.Shevtsova, A.Wood, Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/182351

Germany -- Kohl urges Germans to stay committed to Europe, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,818095,00.html

Germany -- Timo Behr, Niklas Helwig, Constructing a German Europe? Germany's Europe debate revisited, FIIA
http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/247/

US and the euro crisis -- Joseph Quinlan, Your pain is our pain: The United States and the European debt crisis, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/files_mf/quinlan_pain_feb12.pdf

Transatlantic security -- Sven Biscop, On to Chicago: Enter the European Union, New Atlanticist
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/chicago-enter-european-union

US foreign policy -- Michael O’Hanlon, Barack Obama’s reluctant realism, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/28/ohanlon-barack-obamas-reluctant-realism/

World order -- Charles Grant, Russia, China and global governance, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/attachments/pdf/2012/rp_072-4700.pdf

February 28

Syria -- David Ignatius, How to bring down Assad, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-bring-down-assad/2012/02/23/gIQAOsyfYR_story.html 

Syria -- Roger Cohen, Arm Syria’s rebels, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/opinion/cohen-arm-syrias-rebels.html 

EU and Syria -- Vivien Pertusot, The EU and the Syrian gridlock, ACUS blog
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/european-union-and-syrian-gridlock 

Iran -- Frederick W. Kagan, Masef Zarif, America's Iranian self-deception, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577243510484523048.html 

Russia -- Edward Lucas, Putin and his cronies, Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107371/Russian-elections-Vladimir-Putin-cronies-plundered-Russia-decade.html 

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Why Gazprom resembles a crime syndicate, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/why-gazprom-resembles-a-crime-syndicate/453762.html 

Germany -- Jan Fleischhauer, We have become the new villain, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,817887,00.html 

Germany -- Timo Behr, Niklas Helwig, Constructing a German Europe? Germany's Europe debate revisited, FIIA
http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/247/ 

Euro crisis -- Martin Feldstein, Europe’s empty fiscal compact, GPS
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/27/europes-empty-fiscal-compact/

February 27

Iran -- U.S. Agencies see no move by Iran to build a bomb, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/world/middleeast/us-agencies-see-no-move-by-iran-to-build-a-bomb.html

Iran -- Attacking Iran: Up in the air, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21548228

Iran -- Barry Rubin, Iran war hysteria surpasses all bounds of sanity, Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=259497

Somalia -- Nervously, world powers eye greater Somalia action, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/24/us-somalia-diplomacy-idUSTRE81N0OJ20120224

Somalia -- William Hague, Security, stability, Somalia, Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/security-stability-somalia/article2348192/
Syria -- Peter Harling, Sarah Birke, Beyond the fall of the Syrian regime, ICG
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/egypt-syria-lebanon/syria/op-eds/harling-beyond-the-fall-of-the-syrian-regime.aspx
Hungary -- Mark Palmer, Miklos Haraszti, Charles Gati, Support democracy in Hungary with new Radio Free Europe broadcasts, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/support-democracy-in-hungary-with-new-radio-free-europe-broadcasts/2012/02/17/gIQAI7KdcR_story.html

Eastern Europe and China -- Stephen J. Blank, Why China courts Eastern Europe, Diplomat
http://the-diplomat.com/2012/02/25/why-china-courts-eastern-europe/

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Viktor Yanukovych Two years on: Why many got him wrong, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39058&cHash=9f98a66bb44212a58b164157398ef3a0

US and Euro crisis -- Paul Krugman, What ails Europe?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/opinion/krugman-what-ails-europe.html

US and Euro crisis -- Joseph Quinlan, Your pain is our pain: The United States and the European debt crisis, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/files_mf/quinlan_pain_feb12.pdf

Transatlantic relations -- Airlines, emissions and Europe’s sensible plan, editorial, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/opinion/airlines-emissions-and-europes-sensible-plan.html

February 24

Syria -- Ann-Marie Slaughter, How to halt the butchery in Syria, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/opinion/how-to-halt-the-butchery-in-syria.html

Syria -- Michael Young, Washington’s Syria policy is imaginary, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Feb-23/164290-washingtons-syria-policy-is-imaginary.ashx

Syria -- Joshua Landis, Why the Asad regime is likely to survive to 2013, MEPC
http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/syrian-uprising-2011-why-asad-regime-likely-survive-2013

Somalia -- Clinton threatens sanctions on Somali peace spoilers, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/23/us-somalia-conference-idUSTRE81M1YB20120223

Somalia -- Somalia’s future: A ray of hope, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21548291

Iran -- Michael Gerson, Obama’s Iran options, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-iran-options/2012/02/23/gIQATbXZWR_story.html

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Putin declares his defense agenda for the next decade, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39051&cHash=5ccec28ca8c50c06309e2ee0749774a9

Russia -- Dmitri Trenin, Putin’s national security vision, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/23/putin%2Ds%2Dnational%2Dsecurity%2Dvision/9u8t

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, Greek deal leaves Europe on the road to disaster, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-23/greek-deal-leaves-europe-on-the-road-to-disaster-clive-crook.html

Euro crisis -- Too long an illness, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21548259

Transatlantic economy -- Patrick Messerlin, Erik van der Marel, The dynamics of transatlantic negotiations in services, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/the-dynamics-of-transatlantic-negotiations-in-services

February 23

Iran -- David Ignatius, Getting Iran to back down on its nuclear program, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/getting-iran-to-back-down/2012/02/21/gIQAMhf8TR_story.html

Iran -- Charles Kupchan, Washington should keep talking to Iran until the 11th hour, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Jun/10/Washington-should-keep-talking-to-Iran-until-the-11th-hour.ashx

Russia -- Edward Lucas, Twelve more years of Vladimir Putin? Nyet!, Standpoint
http://www.s???tandpointmag.co.uk/node/4350/full

Germany -- Sebastian Dullien, Ulrike Guerot, The long shadow of ordoliberalism: Germany’s approach to the euro crisis, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/the_long_shadow_of_ordoliberalism_germanys_approach_to_the_euro_crisis

EU energy -- EU loses clout over Caspian gas, Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2012/02/22/eu-loses-clout-over-caspian-gas

February 22

Euro crisis -- Obama lauds “positive steps” to tackle euro crisis, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.fbv/

Euro crisis -- Gordon Brown, Europe’s shortsighted response to a worsening fiscal reality, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/europes-role-in-the-world-reshaped-by-economic-crises/2012/02/21/gIQAoNUiRR_story.html

Greece -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Greek debt accord hostage to political passions, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9097005/Greek-debt-accord-hostage-to-political-passions.html

Iran -- Richard Haass, Michael Levi, How to talk down Tehran's nuclear ambitions, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203358704577237312973112088.html

Syria -- Marc Lynch, Helping Syria without war, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/20/helping_syria_without_war

Syria -- Debating U.S. options in Syria, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/syria/debating-us-options-syria/p27402

French elections -- Dominique Moisi, Sarkozy at dusk, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/moisi76/English

French elections -- George Magnus, A Hollande win in France would rattle Europe, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-22/hollande-victory-in-france-would-rattle-europe-george-magnus.html

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Putin promises changes and curtails reforms, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39033&cHash=68d9b36b4eafad4e38807b4cffb23d3b

February 21

Iran -- US, EU cautiously optimistic on Iran talks, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/iran-nuclear-talks.fa4/

Iran, transatlantic relations -- Remarks Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton after the meeting
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/02/184155.htm

Iran -- Richard Gowan, Iran: the true test of EU foreign policy, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/oped/richard-gowan/19-iran-the-true-test-of-eu-foreign-policy/

Iran -- Iran raid seen as a huge task for Israeli jets, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/world/middleeast/iran-raid-seen-as-complex-task-for-israeli-military.html

Iran -- Ray Takeyh, Why Iran thinks it needs the bomb, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-iran-thinks-it-needs-the-bomb/2012/02/16/gIQAauVHKR_story.html

Iran -- Efraim Inbar, How the U.S.-Iran standoff looks from Israel, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-20/how-the-u-s-iran-standoff-looks-from-israel-efraim-inbar.html

Iran -- Soli Ozel, How the Iran standoff looks from Turkey, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-21/how-the-iran-nuclear-standoff-looks-from-turkey-commentary-by-soli-ozel.html

Iran -- Edward Luttwak, The President has been given a false choice on Iran, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204880404577225602175019294.html

Iran -- Gideon Rachman, The drift towards war with Iran, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/014ed7e4-5bb5-11e1-a447-00144feabdc0.html

Syria -- Immanuel Wallerstein, The Syrian Impasse, Yale Globale
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/syrian-impasse

Syria, Russia, China -- Ted Piccone, Emily Alinikoff, How Syria is splitting Russia and China from the developing world, National Interest
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/rising-democracies-take-russia-china-6525

Russia -- Stephen Holmes, Ivan Krastev, Putin and the decline of "no-choice" politics, Eurozine
http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2012-02-17-krastev-en.html

Europe and shale gas -- Alan Riley, Europe can't ignore shale gas, Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204909104577234830507450266.html

Euro crisis -- Interview with Kenneth Rogoff on the Euro crisis, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,816071,00.html

Transatlantic relations -- John Kornblum, Transatlantic odds, Khaleej Times
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2012/February/opinion_February79.xml&section=opinion&col=

February 17

US and Egypt -- Mike Allen, Brotherhood threatens Camp David accord over US aid, NGO dispute, Democracy Digest
http://www.demdigest.net/blog/2012/02/brotherhood-threatens-camp-david-accords/

EU and Morocco -- Morocco-EU trade deal draws fire, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/9/115295

Russia and US -- In Russia, Putin allies sharpen anti-American attacks ahead of elections, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-russia-putin-allies-sharpen-anti-american-attacks-ahead-of-elections/2012/02/14/gIQA1s6DIR_story.html

Russia -- Brian Whitmore, The empire strikes back -- at independent media, RFE/RL
http://www.rferl.org/content/the_empire_strikes_back_-_at_independent_media/24486805.html

France -- Ian Bremmer, France's what-if campaign, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/frances-what-if-campaign.html

EU foreign policy -- Justin Vaisse, The sick man of Europe is Europe, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/16/the_sick_man_of_europe_is_europe?page=full

Transatlantic relations -- Patryk Pawlak, Time for an honest audit of EU-US relations, EUISS
http://www.iss.europa.eu/publications/detail/article/time-for-an-honest-audit-of-eu-us-relations/

World Bank -- Sebastian Mallaby, The quiet revolutionary who saved the World Bank, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dd59766a-57da-11e1-b089-00144feabdc0.html


World Bank -- Mohamed A. El-Erian, How to find the best leader for the World Bank, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/world-bank-opening/2012/02/16/gIQAatgzHR_story.html

February 16

Iran -- Aggressive acts by Iran signal pressure on its leadership, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/world/middleeast/frantic-actions-hint-at-pressure-on-iran-leaders.html

US and Iran -- Most Americans support using force to prevent a nuclear Iran, Foreign Policy
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/15/most_americans_support_using_force_to_prevent_a_nuclear_iran

US and Turkey -- Daniel Dombey, Turkey-US harmony has its limits, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/339e16d6-57c5-11e1-b089-00144feabdc0.html

EU and Turkey -- Joschka Fischer, Europe risks running out of time with Turkey relations, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Jul/06/Europe-risks-running-out-of-time-with-Turkey-relations.ashx

Turkey -- Sinan Ülgen, Turkey and the Bomb, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/15/turkey%2Dand%2Dbomb/9o49

France -- France’s presidential election: Sarkozy's declaration, Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/02/france%E2%80%99s-presidential-election

Germany -- Susanne Gratius, Is Germany still a EU-ropean power?, FRIDE
http://www.fride.org/publication/990/is-germany-still-a-eu-ropean-power?

Transatlantic economy -- EU and US roll out gold standard for 'organic' food, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/9/115280

European defense -- Mark Leonard, Will the Europeans ever get their act together on security?, ECFR blog
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_can_the_europeans_ever_get_their_act_together_on_security

EU enlargement -- Kristin Archick, European Union enlargement, Congressional Research Service
http://www.policypointers.org/Page/View/13688

US Presidential campaign -- Resources on the foreign policy dimensions of the 2012 U.S. presidential race, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/projects/world/campaign-2012/pr1576?co=C037801

February 15

Euro crisis -- Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Greek economy spirals down as EU forces final catharsis, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9082843/Greek-economy-spirals-down-as-EU-forces-final-catharsis.html

Euro crisis -- Gavin Hewitt, Losing patience with Greece, BBC blog
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17040565

Euro crisis -- Jean Pisani-Ferry, The Eurozone’s strategy of survival is also one of pain, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Feb-15/163307-the-eurozones-strategy-of-survival-is-also-one-of-pain.ashx

Eypt -- Egypt state media accuses U.S. of spreading anarchy, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE81D0TM20120214

US and Iran -- Francis J. Gavin, James B. Steinberg, The unknown unknowns. We can't possibly know the consequences of bombing Iran, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/14/the_unknown_unknowns

US and Iran -- Daniel Klaidman, Eli Lake, Dan Ephron, Obama’s dangerous game with Iran, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/12/obama-s-dangerous-game-with-iran.html

US and Iran -- Dennis Ross, Iran is ready to talk, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/opinion/give-diplomacy-with-iran-a-chance.html

Turkey and Iran -- Soner Cagaptay, Next up: Turkey vs. Iran
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/opinion/next-up-turkey-vs-iran.html

Syria -- Debate: Should the U.S. intervene in Syria with military action?, US News
http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-the-us-intervene-in-syria-with-military-action

Russia -- Political pressure seen in Russia radio shakeup, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/russia-radio-idUSL5E8DE3PL20120214

Russia and Georgia -- Yulia Latynina, From South Ossetia to war with Georgia, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/from-south-ossetia-to-war-with-georgia/453075.html

France -- Bruce Crumley, The Anti-Sarkozy: How François Hollande would lead, Time blog
http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/02/14/the-anti-sarkozy-french-socialist-presidential-candidate-francois-hollande-meets-time/

European defence -- Setting a future agenda, Workshop summary, Chatham House
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/182179

US role in the world -- Charles A. Kupchan, The West’s comeback: Renewal starts at home, Aspenia online
http://www.aspeninstitute.it/aspenia-online/article/west%E2%80%99s-comeback-renewal-starts-home

US role in the world -- Daniel Drezner, Gideon Rachman, Robert Kagan, The rise or fall of the American empire, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/14/the_rise_or_fall_of_the_american_empire?page=full

February 14

Syria -- Robert M. Danin, The Arab League doubles down against Bashar, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/danin/2012/02/13/the-arab-league-doubles-down-against-bashar

Syria -- David Rieff, Save us from the liberal hawks. Syria's a tragedy. But it's not our problem, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/13/syria_is_not_our_problem

Syria -- James Kitfield, The global dangers of Syria's looming civil war, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/the-global-dangers-of-syrias-looming-civil-war/252988/

Turkey -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, Turkey’s test, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/slaughter5/English

Iran -- Asia key as U.S., EU tighten sanctions against Iran, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-iran-sanctions-asia-idUSTRE81C1C320120213

Euro crisis -- Interview with George Soros: “'Merkel is leading Europe in the wrong direction”, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,814920,00.html

US and Euro crisis -- Bruce Stokes, For US, Europe’s debt woes are an ocean away, Yale Global
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/us-europes-debt-woes-are-ocean-away

European defense -- Bence Nemeth, PESCO and British-French military co-operation, European Geostrategy blog
http://europeangeostrategy.ideasoneurope.eu/2012/02/14/pesco-and-british-french-military-co-operation/

Russia -- Pavel K. Baev, Putin is firmly set to win ugly, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39003&cHash=6ac85f4c12cee9eef228f182b59b13ed

US foreign policy -- Five coming battles over the 2013 international affairs budget, The Cable, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/13/5_coming_battles_over_the_2013_international_affairs_budget

US foreign policy -- Stephen Hadley, Engaging a world in transition, USIP
http://www.usip.org/publications/engaging-world-in-transition-0

From CTR people

Donald N. Jensen, Putin makes anti-Americanism a centerpiece of his campaign, VOA
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/02.09.12.Putin_Makes_Anti-Americanism_a_Centerpiece_of_His_Campaign.pdf

Federica Bindi, Charm is not enough for Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti, CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/id/46314243

February 13

Transatlantic Trade and Investment -- ECIPE, GMF Report, http://www.ecipe.org/a-new-era-for-transatlantic-trade-leadership/PDF

Syria -- Fareed Zakaria, What's next for Syria?, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/12/zakaria-whats-next-for-syria/

Syria -- Vali Nasr, Assadism without Assad in Syria could prevent sectarian mayhem, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/assadism-without-assad-could-prevent-sectarian-mayhem-vali-nasr.html

Syria -- Jonathan Freedland, Syria is not Iraq. And it is not always wrong to intervene, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/10/syria-not-iraq-wrong-intervene

Syria -- Leslie H. Gelb, Why Obama should go slow in Syria, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/12/why-obama-should-go-slow-in-syria.html

Obama and Mideast -- Zaki Laidi, Obama’s Middle Eastern strategy: So much for plan A, but where is plan B?, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Feb-11/162877-obamas-middle-eastern-strategy-so-much-for-plan-a-but-where-is-plan-b.ashx

Israel and Iran -- Robert Haddick, Israel-Iran: The ticking clock, Small Wars Journal
http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/this-week-at-war-the-ticking-clock

EU and Arab spring -- Ana Palacio, Opening Europe’s Mediterranean window, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/palacio3/English

Russia and Arab spring -- Margarete Klein, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/products/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/russia_and_the_arab_spring.html

European diplomacy -- Hugo Brady, Why European diplomacy is in decline, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/oped/hugo-brady/18-why-european-diplomacy-is-in-decline/

February 10

Italian PM Monti meets Obama -- Obama hails Italian Prime Minister in talks on euro crisis, AFP
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1182094/1/.html

Transatlantic Economy -- Dan Hamilton, Pedro Schwartz, A Transatlantic Partnership for Jobs and Growth, http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/TAP_op_ed_Jan_2012_final.pdf

US campaign -- Uri Friedman, Iran Man. Rick Santorum says he's been studying Iran for a decade, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/08/rick_santorum_the_iran_man

Syria -- Daniel W. Drezner, It’s time to arm the Syrian opposition, The New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/article/world/100565/syria-symposium-assad-arab-league-intervention

Israel and Iran -- Closer to take-off, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21547297

Iraq -- Does the U.S. Have a Plan for Iraq?, Room for debate, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/02/09/does-the-us-have-a-plan-for-iraq/?ref=global

Germany and Europe -- Quentin Peel, A very federal formula, FT
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/31519b4a-5307-11e1-950d-00144feabdc0.html

Ukraine -- Pavel Korduban, Ukraine struggles to find alternatives to Russian gas, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38992&cHash=1abe1528d2929167f638b432e642d02c

Transatlantic security -- Vladimir Socor, Frozen conflicts seen as Russia’s door into “Euro-Atlantic Security Community”, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38989&cHash=b787b59eb321eeae0947303b26048790

Nato and Libya -- Ivo H. Daalder, James G. Stavridis, NATO's victory in Libya, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137073/ivo-h-daalder-and-james-g-stavridis/natos-victory-in-libya

World economy -- Neill Ferguson, We're all state capitalists now, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/09/we_re_all_state_capitalists_now

February 9

Italy -- Mr. Monti Comes to Washington – But Will He Survive in Rome? Italian PM Monti’s challenges could overwhelm his reformist agenda. CTR Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi comments here. For a shorter version on CNBC click here.

Germany -- Timothy Garton Ash, The leadership dilemmas of a European Germany in a German Europe, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/08/angela-merkel-all-help-can-get

Germany -- Norbert Walter, Germany’s hidden weaknesses, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/opinion/germanys-hidden-economic-weaknesses.html

US and UK -- Nile Gardiner, Ray Walser, Falkland Islands: US should back Great Britain, Heritage
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/falkland-islands-united-states-should-back-great-britain

US and Turkey -- Ross Wilson, Turkey-US relations: Dark clouds on the horizon, New Atlanticist blog
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/turkey-us-relations-dark-clouds-horizon

US and Egypt -- David Ignatius, Why the U.S. should resist stoking the chaos in Cairo, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-the-us-should-resist-stoking-the-chaos-in-cairo/2012/02/07/gIQAEw40zQ_story.html

US and Gulf -- Ray Takeyh, The Gulf is where it's at, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/opinion/the-gulf-is-where-its-at.html

Russia and Syria -- Michael Young, Russia conspires to salvage Assad rule, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Feb-09/162681-russia-conspires-to-salvage-assad-rule.ashx

Russia -- Anders Aslund, Putin without Putinism, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/08/putin_without_putinism

US defense -- Jonathan Masters, A defense budget at the crossroads. CFR
http://www.cfr.org/us-strategy-and-politics/defense-budget-crossroads/p27318

February 8

Germany -- John Vinocur, Can Germany summon the will to lead?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/can-germany-summon-the-will-to-lead.html

Germany -- Angela Merkel says EU needs Britain, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/08/angela-merkel-britain-important-europe

German foreign policy -- Ulrike Guerot, The temptation of going alone, World Politics Review
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/11397/german-foreign-policy-the-temptation-of-going-alone

Ukraine -- Philip H. Gordon, Remarks at press roundtable on U.S.-Ukraine issues, State Department
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/183484.htm

Russia -- Anne Applebaum, Russia’s Potemkin democracy, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-syria-and-russia-democracy-gets-lip-service-and-nothing-more/2012/02/07/gIQA7qOUxQ_story.html

Palestinians -- Robert M. Danin, The Doha Palestinian unity agreement: Now the hard part, CFR blog
http://blogs.cfr.org/danin/2012/02/06/the-doha-palestinian-unity-agreement-now-the-hard-part/

Turkey and Syria -- Saban Kardas, Turkey con?fronts Syria imbroglio, Eurasian Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38981&cHash=05c564059dc63b17eaad57df0a0de08b

U.S. Campaign 2012 -- Foreign policy team preps Romney for world stage, Real Clear Politics
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/02/08/foreign_policy_team_preps_romney_for_world_stage_113055.html

February 7

Palestinians -- Fatah, Hamas choose Abbas to head new joint government, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/fatah-hamas-choose-abbas-to-head-new-joint-government/2012/02/06/gIQApF0utQ_story.html

Syria -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, How to rescue the Syrian peace plan, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-a-list/2012/02/06/the-league-doesnt-need-un-approval-to-press-on-with-syrian-peace-plan/

Syria -- Nicholas Noe, In Syria, we need to bargain with the devil, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/opinion/in-syria-we-need-to-bargain-with-the-devil.html

Syria -- Ed Husain, Life after Assad could be worse, New York Times blog
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/02/06/is-assads-time-running-out/syria-after-assad-could-be-even-worse

Russia and Syria -- Russia raps West, sends mission to Syria, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/russia-raps-west-sends-mission-to-syria/2012/02/06/gIQAh36ytQ_story.html

Russia and Syria -- Dmitri Trenin, Russia's line in the sand on Syria. Why Moscow wants to halt the Arab Spring, Foreign Affairs
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137078/dmitri-trenin/russias-line-in-the-sand-on-syria

Iran -- Neill Ferguson, Israel and Iran on the eve of destruction in a new six-day war, Newsweek
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/02/05/israel-and-iran-on-the-eve-of-destruction-in-a-new-six-day-war.html

Iran -- Richard N. Haass, Iran, definitely this year’s headache, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Feb-06/162269-iran-definitely-this-years-headache.ashx

Egypt -- Michael Allen, Egypt’s attack on NGOs – ‘crazy’ or clever?, Democracy Digest
http://www.demdigest.net/blog/2012/02/egypts-attack-on-ngos-crazy-or-clever/

Egypt -- Marina Ottaway, Egypt’s transition: Finding a way out of the vicious circle, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/06/egypt%2Ds%2Dtransition%2Dfinding%2Dway%2Dout%2Dof%2Dvicious%2Dcircle/9gfp

Egypt -- Steven A. Cook, Egypt and the United States, CFR
http://blogs.cfr.org/cook/2012/02/06/egypt-and-the-united-states-it%e2%80%99s-not-you-it%e2%80%99s-me

Germany and France -- Crisis desperation drives Merkel to campaign for Sarkozy, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,813583,00.html

Euro crisis -- Bruce Stokes, What Europeans think about the Eurocrisis, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/files_mf/stokes_whateuropeansthink_jan12.pdf

Transatlantic economy -- U.S. reaches deal to avoid Japan, EU trade sanctions, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/06/us-usa-trade-zeroing-idUSTRE81513820120206

Transatlantic security -- Judy Dempsey, U.S. sees Europe as not pulling its weight militarily, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/world/europe/07iht-letter07.html

U.S. foreign policy -- Charles Kupchan, Sorry, Mitt: It won't be an American century, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/06/it_won_t_be_an_american_century

February 6

Syria -- Anger after Russia, China block U.N. action on Syria, Reuters
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/02/06/syria-idINDEE8120CO20120206

Syria -- Randa Slim, Vetoes leave Syria headed for a bloody stalemate, CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/05/opinion/slim-syria-veto/index.html

Iran -- Obama says risky to attack Iran, wants diplomatic fix, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/06/iran-idUSL5E8D50L320120206

Clinton, Panetta in Munich -- Panetta, Clinton seek to reassure Europe on security ties, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/panetta-clinton-reassure-europe-on-security-ties/2012/02/04/gIQAEDiyoQ_story.html

Clinton, Panetta in Munich -- Remarks by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 48th Munich Security Conference
http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=4972

Afghanistan -- U.S., NATO seek to clarify Panetta comments on ending Afghan mission, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-nato-seek-to-clarify-panetta-comments-on-ending-afghan-combat-mission/2012/02/02/gIQANEujkQ_story.html

U.S. campaign 2012 -- Martin Klingst, The GOP’s ‘Europe’ is a land of make-believe, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gops-europe-is-a-land-of-make-believe/2012/02/01/gIQA46m1nQ_story.html

U.S. campaign 2012 -- The candidates on U.S.-Russia Relations, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/campaign-2012-candidates-us-russia-relations/p27283?cid=rss-europe_russia-campaign_2012__the_candidates_-020312

Georgia -- Obama-Saakashvili debriefing with Thomas de Waal, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/01/obama%2Dsaakashvili%2Ddebriefing%2Dwith%2Dtom%2Dde%2Dwaal/9dq4

Georgia -- Mr. Saakashvili’s choice, editorial, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-saakashvilis-choice/2012/02/01/gIQAP32SsQ_story.html

Russia -- Simon Shuster, Is Putin's? fake rival the real deal?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/03/prokhorov_putin_russia_elections

Transatlantic security -- Igor Ivanov, Wolfgang Ischinger, Sam Nunn, Toward a Euro-Atlantic security community, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/03/toward%2Deuro%2Datlantic%2Dsecurity%2Dcommunity/9dpt

Transatlantic security -- Robert Haddick, What is NATO good for?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/03/this_week_at_war_what_is_nato_good_for_by_robert_haddick

February 3

Iran -- U.S. officials concerned by Israel statements on Iran threat, possible strike, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-officials-concerned-by-israel-statements-on-iran-threat-possible-strike/2012/02/02/gIQA9gpflQ_story.html

Iran -- David Ignatius, Is Israel preparing to attack Iran?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-israel-preparing-to-attack-iran/2012/02/02/gIQANjfTkQ_story.html

Iran -- Blake Hounshell, The latest Iran frenzy, Foreign Policy blog
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/02/the_latest_iran_frenzy

Iran -- India delegation to go to Iran to boost oil exports, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/02/us-india-oil-exports-idUSTRE8110OS20120202

Russia and Syria -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Putin’s corrupt ruling elite fear the fate of Arab dictatorships, Eurasia Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38960&cHash=2ca7bcc94c9158fb802ee8cadfa47cf4

Russia and Syria -- Ben Judah, Syria – why Russia says no, New Eastern Europe
http://www.neweasterneurope.eu/node/174

Merkel in China -- Merkel no pushover in Beijing, Wall Street Journal blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/02/03/merkel-no-pushover-in-beijing

Serbia -- Sabine Freizer, Conflict with Kosovo: An obstacle to Serbia’s EU candidacy, ICG/Today’s Zaman
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/europe/op-eds/freizer-serbia-turkey-conflict-with-kosovo.aspx

EU and Arab reform -- Catherine Ashton, Supporting the Arab awakening, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/opinion/supporting-the-arab-awakening.html

U.S. military power -- Robert Kagan, The importance of U.S. military might shouldn’t be underestimated, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-importance-of-us-military-might-shouldnt-be-underestimated/2012/02/02/gIQAX5pVlQ_story.html

Liberal democracy -- Francis Fukuyama, The future of history. Can liberal democracy survive the decline of the middle class?, Foreign Affairs
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136782/francis-fukuyama/the-future-of-history?cid=nlc-this_week_on_foreignaffairs_co-020212-the_future_of_history_3-020212

February 2

Afghanistan -- U.S., NATO will seek to end Afghan combat mission next year, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/panetta-us-nato-will-seek-to-end-afghan-combat-mission-next-year/2010/07/28/gIQAriZJiQ_story.html

Afghanistan -- Mark Jacobson, The French departure from Afghanistan is not a deal breaker, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/2012/02/the-french-departure-from-afghanistan-is-not-a-deal-breaker/

Afghanistan -- Anatol Lieven, Afghanistan: The best way to peace, New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/feb/09/afghanistan-best-way-peace/

Syria -- Marc Lynch, The Security Council takes on Syria, Foreign Policy
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/01/the_security_council_takes_on_syria

Syria -- Ed Husain, We intervene in Syria at our peril, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/we-intervene-in-syria-at-our-peril/252335/

Egypt -- Omar Ashour, What do Egypt’s assertive generals really want down the road?, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Feb-02/161861-what-do-egypts-assertive-generals-really-want-down-the-road.ashx

Transatlantic economy -- EU blocks Deutsche Boerse, NYSE tie-up, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/germany-us-markets.ex5/

Transatlantic economy -- Why the marriage failed, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/02/deutsche-b%C3%B6rse-and-nyse-euronext

Euro crisis -- Gideon Rachman, The German view of the crisis, FT blog
http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2012/02/the-german-view-of-the-crisis

UK -- Timothy Garton Ash, Just like Scotland, Britain needs its referendum too, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/01/scotland-britain-europe-cameron-fear

Central Europe -- Central Europe outlook 2012: Toward a two-speed Europe, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=333

Ukraine -- Steven Pifer, Developments in Ukraine and implications for U.S. Policy, Brookings
http://www.brookings.edu/testimony/2012/0201_ukraine_pifer.aspx

Belarus -- Grigory Ioffe, Who is losing Belarus?, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38959&cHash=c5f181f503ac4fc95357c983523a793a

Transatlantic security -- Karl-Heinz Kamp, Kurt Volker, Toward a new transatlantic bargain, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/01/toward%2Dnew%2Dtransatlantic/9co9

February 1

Iran -- Iran willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-is-prepared-to-launch-terrorist-attacks-in-us-intelligence-report-finds/2012/01/30/gIQACwGweQ_story.html

Syria -- Michel Nehme, Assad’s ship is sinking, even if predicting the end is risky, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Feb-01/161746-assads-ship-is-sinking-even-if-predicting-the-end-is-risky.ashx

Syria -- Andrew Tabler, Security Council showdown on Syria (interview), CFR
http://www.cfr.org/syria/security-council-showdown-syria/p27245

Syria -- Yezid Sayigh, Hurting stalemate in Syria, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/01/31/hurting%2Dstalemate%2Din%2Dsyria/9axy

Mideast -- Global "great power politics" returns to Mideast, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-mideast-geopolitics-idUSTRE80U0U920120131

Europe/Immigration -- Mediterranean the deadliest sea for refugees and migrants, says UN agency, UN news centre
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=41084&Cr=refugees&Cr1=

EU and Arab spring -- Sven Biscop, Rosa Balfour, Michael Emerson, An Arab springboard for EU foreign policy?, CEPS
http://www.ceps.be/book/arab-springboard-eu-foreign-policy

Georgia -- Christian Caryl, The Georgian paradox, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/31/the_georgian_paradox?page=full

Ukraine -- Taras Kuzio, Time for the EU to end double standards on corruption, ACUS blog
http://www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/time-eu-end-double-standards-corruption

Afghanistan -- Taliban "poised to retake Afghanistan" after NATO pullout, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-afghanistan-idUSTRE8100E520120201

Europe and China -- Merkel seeks Euro zone investments from Beijing, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,812672,00.html

Europe and China -- Europe seeks space cooperation with China, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,812273,00.html

Euro crisis -- Making it worse in Europe, Editorial, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/making-it-worse-in-europe.html

Euro crisis -- Philip Stephens, The politics of the Euro crisis, CEPA
http://www.cepa.org/ced/view.aspx?record_id=329

Euro crisis -- Charles A. Kupchan, Centrifugal Europe, Survival
http://www.cfr.org/europerussia/centrifugal-europe/p27243

Transatlantic relations -- Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, Euro-Atlantic goals, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/opinion/euro-atlantic-goals.html

Transatlantic relations -- Chad Manske, US military presence in Europe matters, Global Post
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120130/opinion-US-military-presence-defense-strategy 

EU foreign policy -- European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2012, ECFR
http://www.ecfr.eu/scorecard/2012

January 31

EU summit -- European leaders agree to new budget discipline measures, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/world/europe/eu-leaders-fall-short-of-far-reaching-debt-solution.html

EU summit -- EU summit marred by fears of German domination, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,812398,00.html

Transatlantic relations -- EU backs German, British goal of US free-trade deal, AFP
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/summit-us-trade.evv/

Iran -- Leslie H. Gelb, How President Obama should handle Iran, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/30/leslie-h-gelb-on-how-president-obama-should-handle-iran.html

Russia and Syria -- Yagil Beinglass, Daniel Broder, Russia's Syrian power play, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/opinion/russias-syrian-power-play.html

France -- Sarkozy's German fixation, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/01/frances-presidential-campaign?fsrc=nlw%7Cnewe%7C1-30-2012%7Cnew_on_the_economist

World order -- Can democracies thrive with financial systems that are out of control? Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, CS Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Global-Viewpoint/2012/0124/Brzezinski-Can-democracies-thrive-with-financial-systems-that-are-out-of-control

January 30

Euro crisis -- In Davos, Europe is pressed for debt crisis solution, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/business/global/in-davos-europe-is-pressed-for-debt-crisis-solution.html

France and Afghanistan -- France to cut Afghan combat role, leave 2013, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/27/us-france-afghanistan-idUSTRE80Q1L320120127

France and Afghanistan -- Can NATO force weather France's faster exit? AP/NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=146018233

Syria -- Rami G. Khouri, A terrifying menu for Syria’s endgame, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2012/Jan-28/161336-a-terrifying-menu-for-syrias-endgame.ashx#axzz1kwZ4RPl2

Russia -- Russia bars Putin critic from presidential poll, AFP
http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/12743464/russia-bars-putin-critic-from-presidential-poll/

Georgia -- Thomas de Waal, Will Georgia’s leader ‘pull a Putin’ or trust his people?, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/georgias-saakashvili-heads-to-washington-with-a-big-test-in-his-future/2012/01/27/gIQAdOcPWQ_story.html

European defense -- NATO allies grapple with shrinking defense budgets, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nato-allies-grapple-with-shrinking-defense-budgets/2012/01/20/gIQAKBg5aQ_story.html

Europe and Arab reform -- Rosemary Hollis, No friend of democratization: Europe's role in the genesis of the 'Arab Spring', International Affairs
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/ia/archive/view/181597

European Union -- Brendan Simms, Towards a mighty union: how to create a democratic European superpower, International Affairs
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/ia/archive/view/181593

January 27

Cameron in Davos -- UK's Cameron urges EU to look beyond Doha, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/26/us-davos-cameron-idUSTRE80P0PL20120126

Cameron in Davos -- Cameron tells Davos: Germany must be bold over eurozone crisis, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/26/cameron-davos-germany-eurozone-crisis

Euro crisis -- Clive Crook, Europe can beat this crisis but maybe not the next, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-25/europe-can-beat-this-crisis-but-maybe-not-the-next-clive-crook.html

France and Afghanistan -- Eric Pape, Will Nicolas Sarkozy ditch the French mission in Afghanistan?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/26/swimming_against_the_tide_0?page=full

Turkey -- Walter Russel Mead, Turkey: Islamist nightmare or misunderstood friend?, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/26/turkey-islamist-nightmare-or-misunderstood-friend/

Russia and Syria -- Why Russia protects Assad, Oxford Analytica/CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/26/why-russia-protects-assad/

China and Iran -- Philip Andrews-Speed, China’s Iranian oil dilemma, Transatlantic Academy
http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/blogs/philip-andrews-speed/china%E2%80%99s-iranian-oil-dilemma

U.S. foreign policy -- Obama embraces Romney advisor’s theory on “The Myth of American Decline”, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/01/26/obama_embraces_romney_advisor_s_theory_on_the_myth_of_american_decline

January 26

Euro crisis -- Citing Europe’s progress, Merkel urges patience, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/global/merkel-pleads-for-patience-to-let-europe-solve-its-problems.html

Euro crisis -- Angela Merkel casts doubt on saving Greece from financial meltdown, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/25/angela-merkel-greece-financial-meltdown

Euro crisis -- Arthur Beesley, Time running out as EU again finds itself waiting for Merkel, Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0126/1224310755949.html

Euro crisis -- George Soros, How to save the Euro, New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/feb/23/how-save-euro/

Euro crisis -- Jean Pisani-Ferry, The Eurozone’s strategy of pain, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pisaniferry20/English

Euro crisis -- Walter Russel Mead, The European crack up, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/26/trend-9-the-european-crack-up/

Iran -- Ronen Bergman, Will Israel attack Iran?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/magazine/will-israel-attack-iran.html

Iran -- Uri Friedman, What's new in the latest speculation over Israel attacking Iran, Foreign Policy
http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/01/25/whats_new_in_the_latest_speculation_over_whether_israel_will_attack_iran

Iran -- Nick Witney, Iran: the year of living dangerously, ECFR
http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_iran_the_year_of_living_dangerously

China/Iran -- China says EU ban on Iran oil not "constructive", Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/26/us-china-iran-idUSTRE80P0FJ20120126

Russia/Syria -- New U.N. showdown with Russia over Syria looms, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/26/us-syria-idUSTRE8041A820120126

Syria -- Shadi Hamid, Why we have a responsibility to protect Syria, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/why-we-have-a-responsibility-to-protect-syria/251908/

Transatlantic relations -- Tomas Valasek, The US declares peace in Europe, prematurely, CER
http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/bulletin-article/2012/us-declares-peace-europe-prematurely

U.S. foreign policy -- David Ignatius, The coming debate over American ‘strength’ abroad, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-coming-debate-over-american-strength-abroad/2012/01/24/gIQAlhaWRQ_story.html

January 25

Obama -- President Obama, State of the Union 2012, transcript and video, White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/25/president-obama-state-union

Obama -- James M. Lindsay, Gauging foreign policy in Obama's Address, CFR
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/gauging-foreign-policy-obamas-address/p27181

Obama -- Peter Spiegel, In big Obama speech, a European absence, Brussels blog, Financial Times
http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/2012/01/in-big-obama-speech-a-european-absence/

Iran -- Sanctions against Iran grow tighter, but what’s the next step?, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/world/middleeast/iran-sanctions-grow-tighter-but-whats-next.html

Iran -- Peter Jenkins, The deal the West could strike with Iran, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9033566/The-deal-the-West-could-strike-with-Iran.html

Syria -- Gulf monitors leave Syria, League seeks U.N. support, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/us-syria-idUSTRE8041A820120125

Russia/Syria -- U.N. envoys slam Russia for selling weapons to Syria, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/24/us-syria-un-idUSTRE80N2AL20120124

Turkey and France -- Turkey's Erdogan lambasts France on genocide law, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/24/us-france-turkey-idUSTRE80N1RF20120124

France/Afghanistan -- France rules out withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2012, AFP
http://news.yahoo.com/france-rules-withdrawal-afghanistan-2012-181344275.html

Euro crisis -- Robert Zoellick, A blueprint for Germany to save the eurozone, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d23a01aa-45bf-11e1-93f1-00144feabdc0.html

Eastern Europe -- Eastern EU states under pressure amid social unrest, Voice of America
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Eastern-EU-States-Under-Pressure-Amid-Social-Unrest-137993733.html

EU foreign policy -- Rosa Balfour, The European External Action Service at work - How to improve EU foreign policy, EPC (pdf)
http://www.epc.eu/documents/uploads/pub_1399_the_eeas_at_work_-_how_to_improve_eu_foreign_policy.pdf

January 24

Iran sanctions -- Iran slams EU oil embargo, warns could hit U.S., Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-iran-eu-deal-idUSTRE80M0IU20120123

Iran sanctions -- Europe gets tough, editorial, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9033459/Europe-gets-tough.html

Euro crisis -- Christine Lagarde, speech: Global challenges in 2012, IMF
http://www.imf.org/external/np/speeches/2012/012312.htm

Euro crisis -- Germany at odds with partners over Euro crisis, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,810806,00.html

France and Germany -- “Sarkozy Has Learned to Like Angela Merkel”, interview with Alain Minc, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,810868,00.html

France -- Roger Cohen, The Sarkozy effect, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/opinion/the-sarkozy-effect.html

France-Turkey -- France passes genocide law, faces Turkish reprisals, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-france-turkey-genocide-idUSTRE80M28G20120123

Syria -- Judy Dempsey, What's left to do about Damascus?, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/europe/24iht-letter24.html

Syria -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, How the world could—and maybe should—intervene in Syria, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/how-the-world-could-and-maybe-should-intervene-in-syria/251776/

Belarus -- David Marples, The West and Belarus: Catch 22, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38917&cHash=d66bf9654e89158683446219fb075f87

U.S.-Russia -- New U.S. envoy steps into glare of a Russia eager to find fault, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/europe/in-russia-new-us-envoy-mcfaul-ruffles-feathers.html

NATO -- US Ambassador to NATO: US committed to staying course in Afghanistan, previews Chicago summit, AP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/us-ambassador-to-nato-us-committed-to-staying-course-in-afghanistan-previews-chicago-summit/2012/01/23/gIQAKjHALQ_story.html

U.S. foreign policy -- Grading Obama’s foreign policy. Eight experts rate the president’s performance so far, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/23/grading_obama_s_foreign_policy?page=full

U.S. foreign policy -- Joshua E. Keating, Newt Gingrich is still very much the foreign-policy provocateur he was in 1995, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/23/romantic_and_often_dangerous?page=full

January 23

Iran -- David Ignatius, Iran gets the message from Washington, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/iran-gets-the-message-from-washington/2012/01/20/gIQAlXjoEQ_story.html

Syria -- Robert M. Danin, How to help Syria without intervening militarily, CNN blog
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/22/danin-how-to-help-syria-without-intervening-militarily/

Turkey -- Jackson Diehl, Turkey’s government is the new normal in the Middle East, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tukeys-government-is-the-new-normal-in-the-middle-east/2012/01/19/gIQA5GRaJQ_story.html

Political Islam -- Olivier Roy, A new generation of political Islamists steps forward, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/muslim-brotherhood-other-islamists-have-changed-their-worldview/2012/01/10/gIQAZgjoEQ_story.html

Germany -- Germany has the economic strengths America once boasted, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-germany-middle-class-20120122,0,1551154,full.story

Poland -- Pawel Swieboda, This winter in Warsaw, American Interest
http://the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1167

Russia and Europe -- Uwe Halbach, Vladimir Putin's Eurasian Union, SWP
http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/products/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/putins_eurasische_union.html

Human rights in Europe -- EU becoming less tolerant, NGO says, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/22/114978

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy views -- David Rohde, The world according to Mitt Romney, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/the-world-according-to-mitt-romney/251692/

January 19

Iran -- Kenneth Pollack, Are we sliding toward war with Iran?, New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/article/world/99741/war-iran-america

Iran -- Shashank Joshi, The US and Iran are on a path to confrontation, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9022777/The-US-and-Iran-are-on-a-path-to-confrontation.html

Balkans -- Testimony on The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit, Dan Serwer, CTR/SAIS
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/01.17.12_Daniel_Serwer_Testimony_Helsinki%20Commission.pdf

Balkans -- Testimony, Ivan Vejvoda, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/ivan-vejvoda-senate-testimony-the-western-balkans-and-the-2012-nato-summit

Hungary -- Gyorgy Konrad, Hungary’s junk democracy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/opinion/hungarys-junk-democracy.html

Eastern Europe -- Eastern Europe swings right, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,809827,00.html

Russia -- Valery Dzutsev, Return to elected regional leaders could bring changes to the North Caucasus, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38894&cHash=6f793b3b0ed9859943fc0b868317e2b7

Euro crisis -- Harold James, Reinventing Europe, ECFR blog
http://ecfr.eu/blog/entry/reinventing_europe_harold_james

Euro crisis -- C. Fred Bergsten, Jakob Funk Kirkegaard, The coming resolution of the European crisis, PIIE
http://www.piie.com/publications/pb/pb12-1.pdf

World order -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, Three reconciliations, National Interest
http://the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1176

January 18

Iran -- EU discussing plan to start Iran oil ban on July 1, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/17/us-iran-eu-sanctions-idUSTRE80G14Y20120117

Iran -- Max Fischer, China's dilemma on Iran, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/chinas-dilemma-on-iran/251481/

Iran -- Leslie H. Gelb: Think before acting on Iran, Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/16/leslie-h-gelb-think-before-acting-on-iran.html

Syria -- Steven A. Cook, It's time to think seriously about intervening in Syria, Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/its-time-to-think-seriously-about-intervening-in-syria/251468/

Syria -- Marc Lynch, No military option in Syria, Foreign Policy
http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/01/17/no_military_options_in_syria

Putin -- Russia's presidential election: Putin is concentrating, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/01/russias-presidential-election

Euro crisis -- Mario Monti, Iraly’s parenthetic revolutionary, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/faaef4aa-4101-11e1-b521-00144feab49a.html

US campaign -- Simon Tisdall, You've been Romney-ed! Obama must beware GOP foreign policy vortex, Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/15/romney-obama-republican-foreign-policy?INTCMP=SRCH

US campaign -- Europeans shrug off Mitt Romney’s criticism, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/europeans-shrug-off-romneys-criticism/2012/01/14/gIQAPHEL5P_story.html

US foreign policy -- Robert Kagan, Not fade away. Against the myth of American decline, New Republic
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/99521/america-world-power-declinism?passthru=ZDkyNzQzZTk3YWY3YzE0OWM5MGRiZmIwNGQwNDBiZmI

World economy -- World Bank warns of global growth slowdown, AP
http://news.yahoo.com/world-bank-warns-global-growth-slowdown-020454184.html

January 17

Euro crisis -- Finnish minister pours cold water on fiscal treaty, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/19/114906

Euro crisis -- Walter Russel Mead, Time For More Eurofudge?, American Interest blog
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/16/time-for-more-eurofudge/

U.S. and the Euro crisis -- Gideon Rachman, America, Greece and a world on fire, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0ec863ec-3e30-11e1-ac9b-00144feabdc0.html

European Union -- Francis Fukuyama, European Identities, American Interest blog
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/fukuyama/2012/01/12/european-identities-part-ii/

U.S. campaign and Iran -- Mark Landler, Iran face-off testing Obama the candidate, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/world/middleeast/faceoff-with-iran-complicates-obamas-re-election-campaign.html

Afghanistan -- Costs in doubt as NATO moves toward smaller Afghan force, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/16/us-usa-afghanistan-troops-idUSTRE80F19Z20120116

January 16

Iran -- Joe Klein, Iran’s dangerous game, Time blog
http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/13/irans-dangerous-game/#ixzz1jN6lttSU

Iran -- Trita Parsi, How Obama should talk to Iran, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-obama-should-talk-to-iran/2012/01/12/gIQAUZz3wP_story.html

Iran -- Ray Takeyh, How the West should answer Iran’s nuclear aggression, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-the-west-should-answer-irans-nuclear-aggression/2012/01/13/gIQAZS89wP_story.html

Iran -- Paul Stevens, An embargo on Iranian crude oil exports: How likely and with what impact?, Chatham
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/181293

Turkish foreign policy -- Sinan Ulgen, Rebranding Ankara’s foreign policy, Carnegie Europe
http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=46450&lang=en

Iraq war -- Joost Hiltermann, Iraq and the pretense of control, International Crisis Group
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/iraq/op-eds/Iraq-the-pretense-of-control.aspx

France -- Steven Erlanger, As French vote nears, Sarkozy is haunted by grim economy, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/16/world/europe/frances-gloomy-economic-outlook-haunts-presidential-race.html

US-Europe -- U.S. faces new challenge of fewer troops in Europe, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/world/europe/europe-weighs-implications-of-shrinking-us-troop-presence.html

The West and the rest -- Anne Applebaum, Dances with thieves. If the West is really serious about combating corruption in the rest of the world, it can start by cleaning up its own act, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/12/dances_with_thieves?page=full

January 13

Iran -- Dangerous tension with Iran, editorial, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/opinion/dangerous-tension-with-iran.html

US-Russia -- Josh Rogin, Tauscher: We will get a missile defense agreement with Russia, Foreign Policy
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/01/12/tauscher_we_will_get_a_missile_defense_agreement_with_russia

Russia -- Pavel Felgenhauer, Russian capability to project influence dwindles, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38877&cHash=755ed445897b3a6205fd0452c0e68a6e

Russia -- OSCE raps State Duma elections in report, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/osce-raps-state-duma-elections-in-report/451005.html

Afghanistan -- James Dobbins, Negotiating peace in Afghanistan without repeating Vietnam, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/negotiating-peace-in-afghanistan-without-repeating-vietnam/2012/01/12/gIQA0UxGuP_story.html

EU-Israel -- EU ministers look to Israeli grab of Palestinian farmland, EU Observer
http://euobserver.com/24/114879

Germany -- Germany and the euro, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21542823

Germany -- Walter Russel Mead, The New German Nightmare Begins, American Interest blog
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/11/europe-the-new-german-nightmare-begins/

France -- John Vinocur, France's surreal Presidential race, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/opinion/frances-surreal-presidential-race.html

France -- Francis Fukuyama, How the French integrate immigrants, American Interest
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/fukuyama/2012/01/10/european-identities-part-i/

Scotland -- Scotland’s referendum: Clarity, please, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21542770

Scotland -- Is a breakaway Scotland brave or foolhardy? Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/12/us-britain-scotland-future-idUSTRE80B12W20120112

Transatlantic defense -- Rebalancing America’s forces: The downgrading of Europe, Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21542789

US foreign policy -- Philip Stephens, How a self-sufficient America could go it alone, Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9f0fb09a-3c82-11e1-9bcc-00144feabdc0.html

US foreign policy -- Thomas Carothers, Democracy Policy Under Obama: Revitalization or Retreat? Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/01/11/democracy-policy-under-obama-revitalization-or-retreat/8z6x

January 12

Iran -- Adversaries of Iran said to be stepping up covert actions, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/world/middleeast/iran-adversaries-said-to-step-up-covert-actions.html

Egypt -- Nathan J. Brown, When victory becomes an option: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood confronts success, Carnegie
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/2012/01/10/when-victory-becomes-option-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-confronts-success/8ytq

Arab League -- Marwan Muasher, A league of their own. The Arab League may not be perfect, but it's come a long way,  Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/11/a_league_of_their_own

Afghan war -- U.S. intelligence report on Afghanistan sees stalemate, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-intel-afghan-20120112,0,6949277,full.story

Afghan war -- Anthony H. Cordesman, Transition in the Afghanistan-Pakistan War: How Does This War End?, CSIS
http://csis.org/publication/transition-afghanistan-pakistan-war-how-does-war-end

Ukraine-Russia -- Pavel Korduban, Ukraine braces for gas transportation consortium with Russia, EDM
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38870&cHash=763b2e2c9450efd623041afab560d9c1

Russia -- Yulia Latynina, Putin: Results 2011, Moscow Times
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/putin-results-2011/450877.html

Hungary -- European Union gives Hungary an ultimatum, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/world/europe/european-union-gives-hungary-an-ultimatum.html

Transatlantic relations -- Philip H. Gordon, The State of Transatlantic Relations, Korber Foundation
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rm/2012/180432.htm

US Presidential campaign -- Michael A. Cohen, A sheep in wolf's clothing. Would Mitt Romney’s foreign policy really be any different?, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/11/a_sheep_in_wolf_s_clothing

January 10

US Presidential campaign and Europe -- Heather Horn, Believe It or Not, Europeans Like Mitt Romney, The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/believe-it-or-not-europeans-like-mitt-romney/250977/

US Presidential campaign and Europe -- Republicans Bash Europe in Search of Votes, Spiegel
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,808044,00.html

US defense review -- Andrew A. Michta, The New U.S. Defense Strategy: A Wake-Up Call for Europe, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/the-new-u-s-defense-strategy-a-wake-up-call-for-europe/

US defense review -- Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, A Post-American Europe? Not Just Yet, GMF blog
http://blog.gmfus.org/a-post-american-europe-not-just-yet/

NATO-Russia -- Richard Weitz, Russia has the whip hand with NATO, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2012/Jan-10/159328-russia-has-the-whip-hand-with-nato.ashx

Putin and the North Caucasus -- Paul Goble, Can Putin Once Again Exploit the North Caucasus in 2012?, Eurasia Daily Monitor
http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=38859&cHash=8941919b178ffab5409fa234fc9bc20c

European energy politics -- Judy Dempsey, If Gas Talks Fail, Europe Has a Backup Plan, IHT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/world/europe/10iht-letter10.html

EU-Turkey relations -- Fadi Hakura, With or without Europe, Turkey is liberalizing, Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/Sep/07/With-or-without-Europe-Turkey-is-liberalizing.ashx

Euro crisis -- Merkozy rides again, Economist blog
http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2012/01/saving-euro-part-473

Euro crisis -- Sarkozy Wins Backing From Germany’s Merkel for Financial Transaction Tax, Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-09/sarkozy-wins-merkel-backing-for-introduction-of-financial-transaction-tax.html

Euro crisis -- Will Europe tax financial transactions without Britain?, Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/09/eu-transaction-tax-idUSL6E8C92DT20120109

Britain and the world -- Jonathan Glennie, The UK has a vital diplomatic role to play on the global stage
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/jan/10/uk-vital-diplomatic-role-global-stage

Europe’s borders -- Franc Jacobs, Where Is Europe?, New York Times blog
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/where-is-europe/?ref=opinion

January 9

US Defense review -- David Ignatius, Obama closes the book on the 9/11 era, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-closes-the-book-on-the-911-era/2012/01/06/gIQAte5pfP_story.html

US Defense review -- The battle for the Pacific will reshape the world, editorial, Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/8998411/The-battle-for-the-Pacific-will-reshape-the-world.html

US Defense review -- Obama Returns to Bush Plan for Cutting U.S. Troops in Europe, Bloomberg
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-06/obama-returns-to-bush-plan-for-cutting-u-s-troops-in-europe.html

US Defense review -- Force numbers in Europe: Answers expected in Feb. budget proposal, Stars and Stripes
http://www.stripes.com/news/force-numbers-in-europe-answers-expected-in-feb-budget-proposal-1.165288

Transatlantic defense -- Jeffrey Stacey, Erik Brattberg, The West's coming joint security trap: don't go Dutch, Esharp
http://esharp.eu/big-debates/external-action/11-the-west-s-coming-joint-security-trap-don-t-go-dutch/

Transatlantic defense -- Karl-Heinz Kamp, NATO’s Chicago Summit: A Thorny Agenda, NATO Defense College (pdf)
http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/downloads.php?icode=308

US Republican presidential primaries -- Michael A. Cohen, Fighting Words. Mitt Romney and the GOP hopefuls sure like to talk tough about Iran’s nuclear threat, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/06/fighting_words?page=full

Euro crisis -- Charles Grant, Nothing to Celebrate. Think 2011 was a bad year for Europe? 2012 could be a whole lot worse, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/04/nothing_to_celebrate?page=full

Euro crisis -- Daniel Gros, The Decline and Fall of the Euro?, Project Syndicate
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/gros31/English

Euro crisis -- Adam Davidson, The Other Reason Europe Is Going Broke, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/the-other-reason-europe-is-going-broke.html

EU-Turkey -- Diba Nigar Göksel, Turkey and the EU: The Limits of Unconditional Alignment, GMF
http://www.gmfus.org/archives/turkey-and-the-eu-the-limits-of-unconditional-alignment

Mideast peace -- Dennis Ross, How to break a Middle East stalemate, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-unfreeze-a-middle-east-stalemate/2011/12/21/gIQAdhZdfP_story.html

Transatlantic economic relations -- Claudia Schmucker, Katharina Gnath, Same Economic Nightmares, Different Solutions: Transatlantic Approaches to International Macroeconomic Policymaking in the Face of the Crisis, AICGS
http://www.aicgs.org/publication/same-economic-nightmares-different-solutions-transatlantic-approaches-to-international-macroeconomic-policymaking-in-the-face-of-the-crisis/

World order -- Robert Kagan, New year, old problems, Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/new-year-old-problems/2012/01/05/gIQA4f5pfP_story.html

World order -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, After America. How does the world look in an age of U.S. decline? Dangerously unstable, Foreign Policy
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/03/after_america?page=full

Events

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

TTIP Stakeholder Forum
with key stakeholders, negotiators and legislators.

9.15 am - 5.00 pm 
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington, DC, 20036


Friday, April 25, 2014

Nationalism versus European Integration in Central and Eastern Europe - Results, Risks and Chances
with Paul Lendvai

10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 
Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
 

Monday, April 28, 2014

European Commission Presidential Debate
Live web-screening of debate and a panel discussion with Amb. Andras Simonyi, Desmond Dinan and Antoine Ripoll

12.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. 
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington, DC, 20036


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Transatlantic challenges of preventing further destabilization in Ukraine
with Peter Burian, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Slovakia

 

3:00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Room 812, Rome Building 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia
Book release with keynote addresses by 
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, 
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
CSIS
2nd Floor Conference Room
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW,
Washington DC, 20036


Monday, May 5, 2014

The Democratic Transition in Tunisia: Moving Forward
with Mustapha Ben Jaafar, President of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia

10:00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036