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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 6/10/22

The Weekly Leaf

This week, the White House hosted the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly won a no-confidence vote, and a U.N. watchdog revealed that Iran plans to remove 27 monitoring cameras from its nuclear sites.

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This Week’s Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members

Chris Coons, Todd Young, Tim Kaine, Bill Hagerty, and Bob Menendez in a bipartisan resolution on Latin America and the Caribbean

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

Susan Glasser on The Guardian’s Politics Weekly America podcast: “Biden’s Dilemma Over Supporting Ukraine”

Jane Harman on MSNBC with Ali Velshi: “Pres. Biden Deserves a lot of Credit for the Renewal of NATO”

David Ignatius in The Washington Post: “Biden Hunkers Down for a Long, Limited War in Ukraine”

Anja Manuel, Pierre Breber, and Paul Lundstrom on Bloomberg: “Volatility & Resilience: The Call for Greater Agility”

Meghan O’Sullivan and Jason Bordoff in Foreign Affairs: “The New Energy Order: How Governments Will Transform Energy Markets”

David Petraeus on CBS’ Sunday Morning: “Russia's Invasion After 100 days: Ukraine Goes on the Offensive”

Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane in a panel discussion hosted by the Hoover Institution: “Ukraine, China, and Gun Violence, with Condoleezza Rice”

David Sanger and William J. Broad for The New York Times: “Putin’s Threats Highlight the Dangers of a New, Riskier Nuclear Era”


Rising Leaders in the News

"Despite the U.S. technology firms betting big on India’s digital ecosystem and the large number of Indian engineers in Silicon Valley, the two countries are drifting further apart on data governance, competition policy, and digital trade."

–ASG Rising Leader Anand Raghuraman with Justin Sherman for Foreign Policy: "The United States and India Need a Digital Handshake"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Bill Chapel and Frank Langfitt for NPR: "Boris Johnson Survives No-Confidence Vote in a Victory of Sorts"

Dareh Gregorian and Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner for NBC News: "White House Announces International Efforts to Combat Climate Change at Americas Summit"

Kareem Fahim and Karen DeYoung for The Washington Post: "Iran to Remove 27 Cameras from Nuclear Sites, U.N. Watchdog Says"

Martin Farrer for The Guardian: "Global Supply Chain Crisis Fuels Push to Local Manufacturing as China's Appeal Dims"

Tarini Parti for The Wall Street Journal: "Biden Backs Economic Recovery Agenda at Summit of the Americas"

Ayse Witting and Suzan Fraser for AP: "Russia, Turkey Back Plan to Export Grains; Ukraine Doubtful"


Book of the Week

By Michael Mandelbaum

?In e United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status?

In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era."


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