The Weekly Leaf
As the of the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil imports and a revocation of Russia's trade relations status, and Vice President Harris landed in Poland amid a fighter jet rift.
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This Week’s Content Highlights
Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members
Robert Blackwill and Richard Fontaine in Bloomberg: "Ukraine War Should Slow But Not Stop the U.S. Pivot to Asia"
Ash Carter in The Harvard Crimson: “Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter Discusses Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine at IOP Forum”
Chris Coons spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a call with congressional colleagues: “Statement on Call With President Zelensky”
Tom Donilon on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports: “The ‘Advice System’ Around the ‘Increasingly Isolated’ Putin Has ‘Deteriorated’”
Michèle Flournoy on CNN’s State of the Union: “What to Watch for in Ukraine”
Robert Gates in The Washington Post: “We Need a More Realistic Strategy for the Post-Cold War Era”
Susan Glasser on PBS' Amanpour and Company: “Russian Invasion of Ukraine: ‘A New Iron Curtain Is Falling’”
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Bloomberg’s Balance of Power: “NATO Is a Deterrence Alliance”
David Ignatius in The Washington Post: “Travels With Milley: The General Brings His ‘Big Green Map’ to NATO’s Flank”
David Petraeus on CNN’s State of the Union: “Ret. Gen. David Petraeus Breaks Down Russia's War Strategy”
Dina Powell McCormick was appointed to the Middle East Partnership for Peace Advisory Board
Condoleezza Rice with Katharine Beamer, Jendayi Frazer, Kiron Skinner, and Jackie Schneider in a Hoover Institution discussion: “International Women's Day: Notes from the U.S. State Department"
David Sanger in The New York Times: “Power Loss at Chernobyl Is Worrying, but It’s Not an Immediate Threat, the U.N. Says."
Tweet of the Week
Things to Know
Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions
James T. Areaddy in The Wall Street Journal: "Under New Scrutiny: China's Nuclear Pledge to Ukraine"
David Gardner in Financial Times: "Russia Is Close to Sabotaging the Iran Nuclear Deal"
Zeke Miller, Mike Balsamo, and Josh Boak for AP: "U.S. Strikes Harder at Putin, Banning All Russian Oil Imports"
David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt in The New York Times: "Poland's Fraught Offer: Fighter Jets for Ukraine, but Only Through U.S. Hands"
Alana Wise for NPR: "Biden Moves to Revoke Russia's Trade Relations Status Amid War in Ukraine"
Michelle Ye, Hee Lee. and Min Joo Kim in The Washington Post: "Under New Conservative President, South Korea Poised to Adopt More Hawkish Foreign Policy"
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