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Weekly International
Press Brief
31 : XII : 2018 - 04 : I : 2019


 The World in 2019

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019

What to Watch in 2019

Five Risks to Watch in 2019

The Elections to Watch in 2019

2018 in review

An Unsettled Year in Nuclear Weapons

Protagonistas 2018

Economic diplomacy: how the world changed in 2018

Central Africa region 2018 – Autocratic entrenchment and increasing instability

Brazil: President Bolsonaro

The Ghosts of Brazil’s Military Dictatorship

Las tres incógnitas del gobierno Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro’s Christian Coalition Remains Precarious

Elections in the DR Congo

El Congo busca su primera transición pacífica

DRC’s Election: What to Know

Great Powers

Political values in Europe-China relations

Economic Conflict Between America and China: A Truce Declared, The Talks Begin

Huawei and the Technology Cold War


Investigating Terrorism from the Extreme Right: A Review of Past and Present Research

The New Face of Terrorism in 2019

Trends in the Draw of Americans to Foreign Terrorist Organizations from 9/11 to Today


U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: Perspectives From Ohio

Trump Escalates His Assault on Civil-Military Relations

How to shut down future shutdowns

The Eroding Balance of Terror: The Decline of Deterrence


China’s Black Sea Ambitions

China Can No Longer Afford an Indecisive Approach to Economic Reform

The Stealth Superpower: How China Hid Its Global Ambitions


Circumstances Have Changed Since 1991, but Russia’s Core Foreign Policy Goals Have Not

Putin’s Courtiers: How Sanctions Have Changed Russia’s Economic Policy

Russia’s Political Offensive in Africa

European Union

A European Security Council: Added Value for EU Foreign and Security Policy?

The EU Can’t Fulfill Its Purpose

Romania’s presidency of the EU: Good policy, bad politics

Middle East

Is Revolutionary Fervor Afire—Again—in Tunisia?

From Dey to today: Iranian anti-regime protest slogans

ISIS’s charm offensive toward al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Latin America

What a Year of Referendums Says About Latin American Politics

Is Venezuela Willing to Start a Caribbean War?

The Return of the Military


A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

Can Japan Lead Asia?

Two Kinds of Conservatives In Japanese Politics And Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tactics To Cope With Them

Signs of transition and renewal in Singapore


What We Learned about German Politics In 2018 and What It Means for 2019

Are the Bad Old Days Coming Back to the Balkans?


La classe moyenne en faveur de la démocratie ? Un lieu commun à l’épreuve du cas ougandais

La République fédérale démocratique en marche: crise politique, état de grâce et avancée néolibérale en Éthiopie

With elections a year away, Mauritians are increasingly critical of government performance

Memorialisation as an often neglected aspect in the consolidation of transitional justice: Case study of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


What 48 Populists Did to Democracies

Netanyahu y su sintonía con la derecha nacionalista europea 

International Order

Understanding the Emerging Era of International Competition: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives

How a World Order Ends: And What Comes in Its Wake

International Security

Rightsizing the Transnational Jihadist Threat

My Thoughts on Kim Jong-Un's New Year's Speech

Reviving Nuclear Disarmament: Paths Towards a Joint Enterprise

Books & Reviews

America vs the West [edited extract]

The 2018 War on the Rocks Holiday Reading List

Top 10 ECFR Reads from 2018

Snake-Oil Economics: The Bad Math Behind Trump’s Policies

La République des inspecteurs

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