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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 11/10/21

Updated: Nov 30, 2021


As we observe Veteran’s Day tomorrow, we would like to thank all those who have served our country.


The Leaf will resume its normal schedule next week

In Case You Missed It


Thank you to all those who joined us last week for the

2021 Aspen Security Forum!


If you were unable to join us in person, all our sessions are available to view online.


The 2021 Aspen Security Forum Was Produced in Partnership With


With Special Thanks to Our Underwriters



This Week’s Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members


Zoe Baird’s testimony before the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth: “Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation, and the Future of Work”


Susan Glasser in The New Yorker: “Biden and Trump Both Lost This Week”


Michael Green in a Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion: “Looking Ahead: The Quad’s Strategic Approach to China, Taiwan, and the Indo-Pacific”


David Ignatius in The Washington Post: “No One Wants A War Over Taiwan. But That Won’t Last Forever.”


Anja Manuel and Kevin Bassney for TechCrunch: “Rational Regulation Is Key to U.S. Competitiveness in the Fintech Race”


Joseph Nye in The New York Times: “With China, A ‘Cold War’ Analogy Is Lazy and Dangerous”


Condoleezza Rice quoted by CBS News: "Condoleezza Rice Backs Biden China Policy"


Rising Leaders in the News


Members of the inaugural cohort of the Aspen Strategy Group Rising Leaders Program were featured in a panel discussion at the 2021 Aspen Security Forum. They spoke on topics ranging from immigration policy to security challenges in the Arctic to retention in the armed services.


Watch their discussion here.

Tweet of the Week




Book of the Week


Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption


By Alice Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz


"Building a Resilient Tomorrow does not dwell on overhyped descriptions of apocalyptic climate scenarios, nor does it travel down well-trodden paths surrounding the politics of reducing carbon emissions. Instead, it starts with two central facts: climate impacts will continue to occur, and we can make changes now to mitigate their effects. While squarely confronting the scale of the risks we face, this pragmatic guide focuses on solutions-some gradual and some more revolutionary-currently being deployed around the globe. Each chapter presents a thematic lesson for decision-makers and engaged citizens to consider, outlining replicable successes and identifying provocative recommendations to strengthen climate resilience.


Between animated discussions of ideas as wide-ranging as managed retreat from coastal hot-zones to biological approaches for resurgent climate-related disease threats, Alice Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz draw on their personal experiences as senior officials in the Obama Administration to tell behind-the-scenes stories of what it really takes to advance progress on these issues."

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