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Weekly News Digest

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Each week the ACG brings you a compilation of timely analysis and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. (April 21, 2017)

Reactions to the Turkish Referendum
Referendum May Seal Turkey’s Drift Away From Europe – Aaron Stein, Real Clear World
Uncertain Road Ahead as Erdoğan Claims Victory – Zia Weiss, Politico
RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017 – Steven A. Cook, Foreign Policy
Turkey’s New Era as Erdogan Takes it All – Seda Serdar, Deutsche Welle
Erdoğan’s Referendum Victory Spells the End of Turkey as We Know It – Yavuz Baydar, The Guardian
Das merkwürdige Wahlverhalten der Deutschtürken – Hasnain Kazim, Spiegel
Keine Zukunft in der EU? – Tageszeitung

Elections in Europe
The Man with the Plan? – Derek Scally, Berlin Policy Journal
How Migration Affects Elections, and the Media Misreports It – Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle
Marine Le Pen wants to kill the European Union. But it actually helps pay her bills. – Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
Frust in Frankreich – Henrik Müller, Spiegel
Das weiße Frankreich gegen den Rest – Christian Jakob, Tageszeitung
Ob mit oder ohne Frauke Petry – die AfD verliert – Matthias Kamann, Welt

Foreign Policy Under Trump
Washington’s Way to European Hearts – Tomáš Valášek, Carnegie Europe
Has Trump Discovered Foreign Policy? – Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Trump wirkt plötzlich wie bekehrt – Christoph von Marschall, Tagesspiegel
Trump, Assad and International Law – Kersten Knipp, Deutsche Welle
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration’s Axis of Adults – Daniel W. Drezner, The Washington Post
Die Uhr tickt – Klaus-Dieter Frankenburger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

A New Cold War?
The Old Cold War Never Got Far Out of the Deep Freeze – Nic Robertson, CNN
Kalter Krieg 2.0? Streit-Eskalation – Nordkorea kündigt katastrophale Konsequenzen an – Handelsblatt
Are We Facing a New Cold War, Mr. Gorbachev? – Kai Diekmann and Daniel Biskup, Bild

Cybersecurity and Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Travel Bans: Harvesting Personal Data and Requiem for the EU-US Privacy Shield – Elspeth Guild, Didier Bigo and Sergio Carrera, CEPS
Growing Consensus on the Need for an International Treaty on Nation State Attacks – Brad Smith, Microsoft Blog
AI Adds a New Layer to Cyber Risk – Greg Bell, Cliff Justice, Tony Buffomante and Ken Dunbar, Harvard Business Review

State of the Union
The Second Year of Europe – Richard N. Haass, Project Syndicate
Europe Is Still a Superpower – Andrew  Andrew Moravcsik, Foreign Policy
Trump’s Plan to End Europe – David Frum, The Atlantic