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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 5/27/22

The Weekly Leaf

This week, the global food crisis worsened as prices continued to climb, China announced it conducted military drills near Taiwan, and North Korea test-fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile following President Biden's trip to Asia.

Read more below.


This week, we announced more speakers for the 2022 Aspen Security Forum. The full list of speakers and moderators announced to date can be found here.

Stay tuned for more to be announced in the coming weeks!


This Week’s Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members

Chris Coons et al in a World Economic Forum discussion: “The Future of Democracy”

Tom Donilon, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Gina Raimondo, Seth Moulton, and Matthew Murray in a World Economic Forum discussion: “Defining the U.S. in a Changing World”

Michèle Flournoy for Foreign Affairs: "How to Prepare for the Next Ukraine"

Michael Froman on the Future of America podcast with André Dua: “Financial Inclusion and Sustainable, Inclusive Growth in Action”

Robert Gates on CBS’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan

Susan Glasser, Cedric Leighton, and Alisyn Camerota on CNN: “'Unclear Details': Analyst on U.S. Military Commitment to Taiwan”

Kay Bailey Hutchison and Dov Zakheim in The Dallas Morning News: “Sweden and Finland Add Security for NATO, Solidarity Against Russia”

David Ignatius in The Washington Post: “Biden Seeks a New Opening in a Rattled Asia”

Condoleezza Rice, Natan Sharansky, and Nicole Bibbins Sedaca in a George W. Bush Presidential Center discussion: “Elections– A More Perfect Union”

David Sanger on The New York Times’ The Daily podcast with Sabrina Tavernise: “Is the U.S. Changing Its Stance on Taiwan?”

Lawrence Summers discussed the U.S. economic outlook on Bloomberg’s Wall Street Week with David Westin

Robert Zoellick in The Wall Street Journal: “Joe Biden’s Choice: Jimmy Carter or Harry Truman”


Rising Leaders in the News

“The United States has a critical window of opportunity to act over the next two to five years to keep pace with global peers in the face of significant advances in global innovation."

-ASG Rising Leader Dale Swartz ('21) in the Aspen Strategy Group policy book "On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Dan De Luce and Abigail Williams for NBC News: "The Odds Are Against Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Envoy Says"

Natalia Drozdiak for Bloomberg: "European Leaders in Davos Decry Russia Using Food as 'Blackmail'"

Rose Gottemoeller for The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: "A Current Security Imperative: the U.S. Role in the Marshall Islands"

Min Joo Kim and Julia Mio Inuma for The Washington Post: "North Korea Fires Suspected ICBM After Biden's Asia Trip"

Paul Mozor and John Liu for The New York Times: "China is Organizing Military Drills Near Taiwan in a Warning to the U.S."

Rear Admiral Lorin Selby for Future Force: "Reimagine Naval Power"

Demetri Sevastopulo for Financial Times: "U.S. to Retain Focus on China as Greatest Threat to International Order"


Book of the Week

By Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

"Women make up fewer than ten percent of national leaders worldwide, and behind this eye-opening statistic lies a pattern of unequal access to power. Through conversations with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women– including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet, and Theresa May– Women and Leadership explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles."


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