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The Weekly Leaf - January 13

The Weekly Leaf

This week, President Biden visited Mexico, protesters assailed government buildings in the capital of Brazil, and Prime Minister Kishida of Japan visited Europe, Canada, and the U.S.

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This Week's Content Highlights

Features from the Aspen Strategy Group Members

Robert Blackwill for the Council on Foreign Relations: "Policy Prescriptions for U.S.-China Relations"

Michèle Flournoy quoted by Doug Ware for Stars and Stripes: "U.S., Japan Deepen Military Ties to Counter Threats From China, North Korea"

Michael Froman quoted by The Economist: "What America’s Protectionist Turn Means for the World"

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: "Biden's Shift on Immigration Acknowledges the Obvious"

Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times: "This Kenyan Slum Has Something to Teach the World"

Jack Reed interviewed by Andrea Mitchell for MSNBC: "Cutting Aid to Ukraine ‘Would Be Extremely Short-Sighted’"

Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates for The Washington Post: "Time Is Not on Ukraine's Side"

David Rubenstein interviewed Brian Armstrong for Bloomberg: "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations"

Dan Sullivan quoted by Gabe Kaminsky for The Washington Examiner: "Republican Senator Presses for 'Crucial' Hearing on TikTok Influence as Congress Weighs Ban"

Lawrence Summers interviewed by David Westin for Bloomberg: "The Big Stories of 2023"


Rising Leaders in the News

"The counternarcotics mission offers the U.S. Navy the opportunity to practice tactical coordination with its allies in a low-risk environment."

— ASG Rising Leader James Martin ('22) and Jasper Campbell for the U.S. Naval Institute: "The Navy Could Benefit from the Counternarcotics Mission"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Thiago de Aragão and Otaviano Canuto for Project Syndicate: "Understanding Brazil's Insurrection"

Ivo Daalder and James Goldgeier for Foreign Affairs: "The Long War in Ukraine"

Rose Gottemoeller for Foreign Policy: "A New Push for Nuclear Guardrails"

Jane Harman selected to serve as Chair of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy

Melissa Kearney for the Financial Times: "America's Slowing Population Growth Is Here to Stay"

Natalie Kitroeff and Michael D. Shear for The New York Times: "After Rocky Start, Biden Builds Rapport With Mexico’s President"

Abbas Milani interviewed by Danica De Giorgio for Sky News Australia: "Citizens of Iran 'Bravely' Stand Against Regime"

Dambisa Moyo interviewed by Ian Bremmer for GZERO World: "Struggling for Economic Progress as Global Recession Looms in 2023"

Mona Yacoubian for War on the Rocks: "Ukraine's Consequences Are Finally Spreading to Syria"

Mari Yamaguchi for the AP: "Japan’s Kishida Highlights Security Concerns on Trip to Europe, U.S."


Book of the Week

By the Aspen Economic Strategy Group

"This week, the Aspen Economic Strategy Group released its fifth annual policy volume, Economic Policy in a More Uncertain World. In the foreword, co-chairs Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and Timothy Geithner lay out the stakes for the U.S. economy by asking: Can U.S. firms continue to innovate the technologies of the future? Will the recent push for industrial policy help or hurt American firms? To what extent can public policy alter America's demographic trends? The book's seven chapters, edited by AESG Director Melissa S. Kearney and Deputy Director Amy Ganz, focus on the long-term economic headwinds posed by demographic change - declining fertility and population aging - and what this smaller worker to population ratio means in terms of slower economic growth, reduced revenue, and lower productivity growth."


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