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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 7/2/20

The 2020 Aspen Security Forum Goes Digital

Save the Dates: August 4, 5, and 6


For the first time, the Aspen Security Forum will take place as a digital event across August 4, 5, and 6. Featuring interviews with international heads of government and panel discussions with visionary policymakers and business executives, the 2020 Aspen Security Forum will engage with the most important national security and foreign policy challenges of our time.


Joining us for the digital 2020 Aspen Security Forum are:


Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison,

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis,

and our ASG co-chairs

Condoleezza Rice and Joseph Nye


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


Nicholas Burns in Harvard Magazine: The Indispensable Power: On Restoring American Leadership through Diplomacy

Kurt Campbell and Anja Manuel in an Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations Report: Dealing with the Dragon: China as a Transatlantic Challenge

Eliot Cohen in The Atlantic: A Profoundly Unserious Way of Dealing with the Past

Tom Donilon on GPS with Fareed Zakaria: What Have We Learned from Bolton's Book?

David McCormick on UAE Embassy's Podbridge: After the Crisis: Investing in a Changed World

Susan Rice in The New York Times: Why Does Trump Put Russia First?

David Sanger and Eric Schmitt in The New York Times: Trump's New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

Upcoming Events


A Conversation on U.S. - China Relations

Thursday, July 16

1:15 - 2:15 PM ET


RSVP Here

Speaker Speaker Moderator

Kurt Campbell Bob Zoellick Anja Manuel

Chairman & CEO Chairman Director

The Asia Group AllianceBernstein The Aspen Strategy Group


Things to Know

Stay Informed with Important Analysis Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions


Kurt Campbell and Rushi Doshi in Foreign Affairs: The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

Eva Dou and Shibani Mahtani in The Washington Post: China Enacts Hong Kong Security Law, Escalating Confrontation with the U.S.

Michael Green and Evan Medeiros in Foreign Affairs: The Pandemic Won't Make China the World's Leader

Kate O'Keefe, Michael Bender, and Chun Han Wong in The Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Casts Deep Chill Over U.S.-China Relations

Johns Hopkins University SAIS Forum: World Order After COVID-19

Robert Zoellick in The American Interest: We Tried Autarky in the 1930s: It Didn't Work Very Well

Book of the Week


Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

By Susan Rice


Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Susan Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan now shares the wisdom she learned along the way.

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