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The Weekly Leaf - December 29


The Aspen Strategy Group (ASG) thanks you for your support this year and invites you to look back at some highlights from across our work in 2023.



Highlights from Aspen and DC

We were honored to welcome 132 speakers and moderators on our stages in Aspen and Washington, DC this year. This included Admiral John Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; Antony Blinken, 71st U.S. Secretary of State; William Burns, Director, Central Intelligence Agency; David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, United Kingdom; General Anthony Cotton, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Mark T. Esper, 27th U.S. Secretary of Defense; Xie Feng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S.; Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada; Monica Juma, National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya; Tzipi Livni, Former Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Justice of Israel; Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State; Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt; Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Katherine Tai, 19th U.S. Trade Representative; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Christine Wormuth, 25th Secretary of the Army; Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine; and more!



Rapid Technological Change and Its

Impact on U.S. National Security


The ASG Summer Workshop was dedicated to examining the twenty-first century battlefield and devising a corresponding forward-looking U.S. defense strategy to face these realities. We were proud to publish Rapid Technological Change and Its Impact on U.S. National Security Strategy, a collection of articles encapsulating select ideas and recommendations based on those discussions. The pieces examine different elements of a forward-thinking twenty-first century national security strategy. We were also pleased to feature a selection of pieces that our participants published in external outlets, maximizing the meeting's reach.



Private Roundtable with Foreign

Minister of China Wang Yi

We were proud to host a private roundtable discussion with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi this fall in Washington, DC.



ASG Rising Leaders Class of 2023

The third cohort of the ASG Rising Leaders Program joined us for an exciting year of programming, which included their participation at both of this year’s Aspen Security Forums. Their collection of policy papers entitled On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy has been published here and we were pleased to feature members of the Class of 2023 onstage at the DC Forum to discuss their capstone papers.



Policy Publications

Over the past year, the Aspen Strategy Group released three special reports on critical national security topics:


ASF Highlights

Please enjoy some key moments from the Aspen Security Forum in this new highlight reel. Thank you again for supporting our work this year!


Special Thanks to Our 2023 ASF Supporters

And Our 2023 Media Partners


We look forward to another exciting year in 2024. In the

meantime, our best wishes for a happy holiday season!


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