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The Weekly Leaf - July 14

The Weekly Leaf


We are excited to announce more speakers will be joining us in Aspen:

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada

Christo Grozev, Lead Russia Investigator, Bellingcat Productions

John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Xie Feng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the U.S.


We are looking forward to the 2023 Aspen Security Forum next week! Check out some recent pieces from many of the speakers who will be joining us in the mountains and make sure to register for the livestream to catch every session.


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Ylli Bajraktari and Mac Thornberry for The Ripon Forum: “How AI Is Reshaping the Battlefield”

Peter Baker for The New York Times: “To Foreign Policy Veteran, the Real Danger Is at Home”

Antony Blinken interviewed by Richard Haass for the Council on Foreign Relations: “A Conversation With Secretary Antony Blinken”

Esther Brimmer interviewed by James M. Lindsay for the Council on Foreign Relations: “The U.N. High Seas Treaty, With Esther Brimmer”

Chris Brose, David McCormick, and Ryan Evans for War on the Rocks: "Powering American Renewal With Innovation"

William Burns for The Washington Post: “CIA Director Burns: What U.S. Intelligence Needs to Do Today — and Tomorrow”

James Cleverly interviewed by Maria Tadeo for Bloomberg: “U.K. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly Talks Ukraine Support”

Chris Coons interviewed by Margaret Brennan for CBS

Mark Esper interviewed by Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino for Fox News: “NATO Countries Weigh Membership for Ukraine”

Chrystia Freeland in conversation with Hillary Clinton for the Cable Public Affairs Channel

Francis Fukuyama interviewed by Peter Slen for C-SPAN: “In Depth with Francis Fukuyama”

Misha Glenny for The Times: “Who Will Win the War in Ukraine: The 4 Counteroffensive Scenarios”

Jane Harman interviewed by Kailey Leinz and Joe Mathieu for Bloomberg: “Harman on Ukraine's Eventual Membership to NATO”

Heidi Heitkamp interviewed by Brian Sullivan for CNBC: “Fmr. Senator Heitkamp: The Threats of A.I. Are Being Exaggerated by People Who Don't Understand It”

Kathleen Hicks for POLITICO: “What the Pentagon Thinks About Artificial Intelligence”

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: “Amid Promising Signs in Ukraine, Uncertainties Abound”

Colin Kahl interviewed by Leslie Vinjamuri for Chatham House: “Reflecting on U.S. Defence Strategy”

Tzipi Livni interviewed by Antonio Pita for El País: “‘Netanyahu’s Government Is Acting Against Israel’s Democratic Nature’”

Anja Manuel for the Financial Times: “A Modern Maginot Line Is the Last Thing NATO Needs”

Oleksandra Matviichuk for Sunday Times: “Take A Stand Against Putin, Mr. President”

Alejandro Mayorkas interviewed by Chris Wallace for CNN: "'What Does Secure Mean to You?': Mayorkas Pressed About U.S.-Mexico Border"

Shivshankar Menon interviewed by Siddharth Varadarajan for The Wire: “China the Glue Driving India-U.S. Ties; Biden Betting on Modi Staying in Power”

Joseph Nye for Project Syndicate: "India and the Global Balance of Power"

Arati Prabhakar interviewed by Austin Carson for SXSW: "Achieving America’s Aspirations through Science, Technology and Innovation"

Nirupama Rao interviewed by Neena Gopal for The New Indian Express: “Strong India-U.S. Partnership Will Strengthen Our Defence and Security”

Condoleezza Rice interviewed by Dana Perino for Fox News: "This 'Exploded' Putin's Grip on Power"

Stephanie Ruhle interviewed Secretary Janet Yellen for MSNBC: “Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Inflation, A.I., Raising Taxes”

David Sanger and Steven Erlanger for The New York Times: “As NATO Gathers, Unity Among the Alliance Has Become Harder to Sustain”

Heidi Shyu at the 2023 McAleese FY2024 Defense Programs Conference

Peter Spiegel for the Financial Times: “Trump Indictment Brings Him Closer to the Danger Zone”

Jake Sullivan for the Brookings Institution: "The Biden Administration’s International Economic Agenda"

Linda Thomas-Greenfield interviewed by Stephen Colbert for CBS: "Why China Should Not Provide Lethal Weapons to Russia"

Ezinne Uzo-Okoro interviewed by Leda Zimmerman for MIT News: “A Portfolio That’s Out of This World”

Christine Wormuth interviewed by Ayesha Rascoe for NPR: “The U.S. Army Has Been Falling Short of Its Recruitment Targets”

Fareed Zakaria interviews President Joe Biden for CNN



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