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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 7/27/20

New Speakers Confirmed for the Digital Aspen Security Forum

The Aspen Security Forum is quickly approaching. On August 4, 5, and 6, we will feature a broad range of perspectives on the most important foreign policy and national security challenges we face today. Speakers will include:

Tony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Policy Adviser to the Biden Campaign

John Bolton, former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Kelly Craft, Ambassador of the U.S. to the U.N.

Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Paulo Guedes, Minister of the Economy of Brazil

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia

Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Robert O'Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State

Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University President Emeritus

Mark Warner, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member

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.

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This Week's Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members

Madeleine Albright Interviewed by KK Ottesen in The Washington Post

Eliot Cohen in The Atlantic: A Tale of Two Letters

Nick Kristof in The New York Times: We Interrupt This Gloom to Offer...Hope

Joseph Nye with Ian Masters on Background Briefing: In Extinguishing the Voice of America, We Lose Our Best "Soft Power" Asset

Penny Pritzker on Bloomberg TV Discussing Biden's Economic Plan

Susan Rice in The New York Times: Take the Next Step Towards Racial Justice

Dan Sullivan Speaks About the National Defense Authorization Act on the Senate Floor


Things to Know

Stay Informed with Important Analysis Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

John Bolton in The Wall Street Journal: The Scandal of Trump’s China Policy

Chris Brose in The Wall Street Journal: The End of America’s Era of Military Primacy

Barrack Obama in Medium: My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis

Laura Rosenberger in Foreign Affairs: Making Cyberspace Safe for Democracy

Lara Seligman in Politico: Esper Concerned Over Federal Agents Dressed Like Military Troops in U.S. Cities


Book of the Week

Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump

By Joseph F. Nye, Jr.

In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., one of the world's leading scholars of international relations, provides a concise yet penetrating analysis of the role of ethics in U.S. foreign policy during the American era after 1945

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