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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 8/26/22

The Weekly Leaf

This week, the U.S. and South Korea executed their largest joint military exercise in five years, Ukraine's Independence Day was celebrated around the world amidst the Russian invasion, and the U.S. conducted airstrikes in eastern Syria.

Read more below.


Revisit Your Favorite Sessions


This Week’s Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members

Susan Glasser for The New Yorker: "Could Engaging the Taliban Help Afghan Women?"

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: "Beware The Emerging Alliance Between Russia and Iran"

Anja Manuel for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "Anja Manuel on International Order and Disorder"

David Petraeus for MSNBC: "U.S. Has ‘Moral Obligation’ to ‘Well Over 165,000’ Afghans ‘Left Behind’"

Anne-Marie Slaughter quoted by David Montgomery in The Washington Post: "Can Antony Blinken Update Liberal Foreign Policy for a World Gone Mad?"

Lawrence Summers featured by Chris Anstey for Bloomberg: "Summers Urges Fed to Deliver Stark Message on Economic Pain"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Munir Ahmed for the AP: "Police File Terrorism Charges Against Pakistan’s Imran Khan"

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs: "UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tackling the Global Food Security Crisis"

David Gritten for the BBC: "U.S. Strikes Iran-Backed Groups in Syria Twice in 24 Hours After Attacks"

Fiona Hill and Angela Stent for Foreign Affairs: "The World Putin Wants: How Distortions About the Past Feed Delusions About the Future"

Stephanie Liechtenstein and Nahal Toosi for POLITICO: "U.S. Reacts to Iranian Comments on Draft Nuclear Deal"

Ellen Mitchell for The Hill: "U.S., South Korea Launch Largest Military Drills in Years Amid Tensions With North"

David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Douglas Lute, and Edward Luce for Deep State Radio: "Slava Ukraini!: Special Ukrainian Independence Day Edition of DSR"


Book of the Week

By G. John Ikenberry

"For two hundred years, the grand project of liberal internationalism has been to build a world order that is open, loosely rules-based, and oriented toward progressive ideas. Today this project is in crisis, threatened from the outside by illiberal challengers and from the inside by nationalist-populist movements. This timely book offers the first full account of liberal internationalism’s long journey from its nineteenth-century roots to today’s fractured political moment.

Creating an international 'space' for liberal democracy, preserving rights and protections within and between countries, and balancing conflicting values such as liberty and equality, openness and social solidarity, and sovereignty and interdependence—these are the guiding aims that have propelled liberal internationalism through the upheavals of the past two centuries. G. John Ikenberry argues that in a twenty-first century marked by rising economic and security interdependence, liberal internationalism—reformed and reimagined—remains the most viable project to protect liberal democracy."


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