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The ASG Weekly Leaf: 9/16/22

The Weekly Leaf

This week, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Ebrahim Raisi, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Narendra Modi, and other leaders met in person at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Ukraine regained controlled of the strategic city of Izyum, and a right-wing coalition won a majority in the Swedish parliament.

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Revisit Your Favorite Sessions


This Week’s Content Highlights

Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members

Peter Feaver and Michèle Flournoy for Lawfare: "Let’s Stop Being Cavalier About Civilian Control of the Military"

Michael Froman for Yahoo! News: "Making Supply Chains More Inclusive and Secure"

Susan Glasser and Sam Knight for The New Yorker: "How Will Liz Truss Govern a Britain in Crisis?"

Michael Green was interviewed by James Curran for the Australian Financial Review: "How This Asia Guru Rates Australia’s Foreign Policy"

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: "What If the United States Loses the AI Race Against China?"

David Sanger and Marc Santora for The New York Times: "The U.N. Watchdog Says There Are Active Discussions to End Fighting Around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant"

Lawrence Summers debated Paul Krugman at the European Central Bank Research Conference: "The Outlook for Inflation in the Euro Area"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Ravi Agrawal for Foreign Policy: "NATO’s Stoltenberg: Ukraine’s Gains Are ‘Extremely Encouraging’"

Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay for Foreign Affairs: "The West Holds Firm"

Avet Demourian for the AP: "Armenia, Azerbaijan Report 99 Troops Killed in Border Clash"

Deborah Haynes for Sky News: "Mass Burial Site Containing 440 Graves Found in Izyum After City Liberated By Ukrainian Forces"

Suzanne Lynch for POLITICO: "Von der Leyen Reaches for Ideals, But There's Still a War to Win"

Siobhán O'Grady, Isabelle Khurshudyan, and Anastacia Galouchka for The Washington Post: "Ukrainian Offensive Thwarted Russia's Annexation Plans in Kharkiv"

Maddy Savage and Tiffany Wertheimer for the BBC: "Magdalena Andersson: Swedish PM Resigns as Right-Wing Parties Win Vote"

Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher for The New York Times: "Climate Change Could Worsen Supply Chain Turmoil"

Sarah Zheng and Philip Glamann for Bloomberg: "Putin Tells Xi He Understands China 'Concerns' on War in Ukraine"


Book of the Week

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