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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 7/16/20

New Speakers Confirmed for the Digital Aspen Security Forum


The Aspen Security Forum has confirmed new speakers for its conference happening on August 4, 5, and 6. Joining the Forum to engage in discussion on the most important national security challenges of our time are:

Karen Pierce, Ambassasor of the United Kingdom to the United States

Laura Rosenberger, Senior Fellow and Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Renee DiResta, Research Manage, Stanford Internet Observatory


The digital 2020 Aspen Security Forum will be free to all attendees, and all sessions will be on-the-record and posted to our website for future viewing.

This Week's Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members


Madeleine Albright and Nicholas Burns participate in the Transatlantic Conference 2020

Zoe Baird's Markle Foundation Report: Stimulus for American Opportunity: Empowering Workers with Training for the Digital Economy

Robert Blackwill and Thomas Wright in The National Interest: Why COVID-19 Presents a World Reordering Moment

Michael Green and Evan Medeiros in Foreign Affairs: Is Taiwan the Next Hong Kong?

Nick Kristof in The New York Times: The Mistakes that Will Haunt our Legacy

David McCormick and Jack Reed in The Washington Post: Congress' Bipartisan National Service Bill Would Be a Powerful Tonic for What's Ailing America

Jack Reed in POLITICO: We've Finally Come to Grips with Our History: Key Senate Dem Defends Renaming Military Bases

David Sanger in The New York Times: Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran's Nuclear Program

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Robert Howse, and Joseph Stiglitz in Project Syndicate: Sovereign Creditors Must Not Rewrite the Rules During the Pandemic

Things to Know

Stay Informed with Important Analysis Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions


Kurt Campbell and Mira Rapp-Hooper in Foreign Affairs: China is Done Biding it's Time

Robert O'Brien in The Washington Post: Trump Will Continue to Punish China for its Horrifying Anti-Uighur Campaign

Kirsty Needham in Reuters: Australia Won't Be Intimidated in Row with China: PM Morrison

Julie Smith and Laura Rosenberger in Newsweek: While the U.S. Sits Back, China is Using COVID-19 to Cozy Up to Europe

Book of the Week


The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump

By William J. Perry and Tom Collina

From Former Secretary of Defense and Stanford Professor of International Relations William J. Perry and nuclear policy think-tank director Tom Collina, The Button is a fascinating narrative of our living nuclear history -- one in which the players hold the fate of the whole world under their fingertips -- and a look at presidential power from Truman to Trump













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