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World Review: AUKUS, Blinken’s Grilling, and Germany’s Elections (Steve Erlanger, Nirmal Ghosh, Halley Toosi, Ivo Daalder, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs)

This week, Secretary of State Blinken was in the Congressional hot seat defending the US exit from Afghanistan. Ivo Daalder, Steve Erlanger, Nahal Toosi, and Nirmal Ghosh examine what we learned and why it matters for the future. Plus, how the new AUKUS defense pact will affect foreign policy relationships, an update on Germany’s federal elections, and more.

World Review: AUKUS, Blinken’s Grilling, and Germany’s Elections | Chicago Council on Global Affairs (thechicagocouncil.org)

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Rules the waves, rule the world (Bruce Jones and Fred Dews, Brookings)

Oceans are at the center of global competition, climate, and trade. In his new book, “To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers” (Scribner), Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Jones takes readers on a fascinating voyage through this water world via the great ports, ships, geographies, and history of our ocean planet. On this episode of the Brookings Cafeteria, Jones shares highlights from the book, including his visits to one of the largest cargo ships in the world and a naval base in Norway over a hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Also on this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel explains one unnoticed provision of the 2017 Trump tax bill, the Opportunity Zone, which was intended to encourage development in poor neighborhoods around the country but instead unleashed a tax break gold rush for economic and political elites. Listen to this segment also on SoundCloud.

Rules the waves, rule the world (brookings.edu)

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20 ans après, quelles conséquences économiques du 11 septembre ? (Sylvie Matelly, IRIS)

Peu après le 11 septembre 2001, l’IRIS publiait un recueil d’articles interrogeant les conséquences de ces attentats. Je rédigeais celui sur les conséquences économiques, expliquant qu’un tel évènement, après un moment de panique bien compréhensible sur les marchés financiers, ne pèserait qu’assez peu sur les dynamiques économiques de l’époque. En réalité, il est difficile de mesurer l’impact réel tant les conséquences géopolitiques de l’intervention militaire de l’OTAN en Afghanistan ou de celle, des États-Unis en Irak, de nouveaux attentats, etc., sont durablement venues impacter nos modes de vie.

20 ans après, quelles conséquences économiques du 11 septembre ? | IRIS (iris-france.org)