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The Weekly Leaf - June 2

The Weekly Leaf

This week, the U.S. Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling, violent clashes broke out in northern Kosovo, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was re-elected as the president of Turkey, and foreign ministers from the BRICS countries met in Cape Town.

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Stay tuned next week for the first speaker announcement for the 2023 Aspen Security Forum! We are delighted to host a broad range of senior officials from the U.S. and nations across the globe, C-suite executives, leading academics, and award-winning journalists.


This Week's Content Highlights

Features from the Aspen Strategy Group Members

Elizabeth Economy quoted by Katrina Northrop for The Wire China: "Commerce at the Center"

Mark T. Esper and Evelyn N. Farkas for The Wall Street Journal: "Turkey Must Allow Sweden Into NATO"

Jendayi Frazer and Peter Blair Henry for Foreign Affairs: “Filling Africa’s Data Gap: How the World Bank Can Bolster the Continent’s Economic Growth”

Michael Froman for the IMF: "A Way Forward for Global Trade"

Susan Glasser for The New Yorker: "The Irrational Exuberance of a Non-Catastrophe"

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: "Biden Is Delivering on His Most Far-Fetched Pledge: Compromise"

Joseph Nye and Yoon Suk Yeol at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics: “A Conversation With Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea”

Meghan O’Sullivan interviewed by Sharon Wilke for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: “Q&A With Meghan O’Sullivan”

David Petraeus interviewed by James Landale for the BBC: "Russia's Offensive in Ukraine Has 'Failed', Says Former U.S. General"

Condoleezza Rice addressed the Kyiv Security Forum

Lawrence H. Summers, Heather Boushey, and Gita Gopinath for the Peterson Institute for International Economics: "Rethinking Fiscal Policy — Global Perspectives"

Philip Zelikow, Oleksandra Matviichuk, James Sherr, Nicolas Tenzer, Omid Nouripour, William Taylor, and Mariana Budjeryn for the Kyiv Security Forum: “Panel on Justice”


Rising Leaders in the News

"What is needed now is legislation that allows the enforcement of the key tenets of these frameworks, in order to protect the rights of citizens and place guardrails around the rapid advance of AI research."

Helen Toner ('21), Jenny Xiao, and Jeffrey Ding for Foreign Affairs: "The Illusion of China's AI Prowess"


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Philip Blenkinsop for Reuters: "U.S., EU Agree Firm Stance on China at Trade, Tech Meeting"

Deutsche Welle: "BRICS Open to Enlargement in Call for 'Multipolar' World"

Marton Dunai and Henry Foy for The Financial Times: “NATO Deploys Extra Troops to Kosovo After Violent Clashes”

Suzan Fraser and Zeynep Bilginsoy for the AP: “Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Another Term as President, Extends Rule Into 3rd Decade”

Francis Fukuyama interviewed for The New Voice of Ukraine: “Francis Fukuyama on Western Attitudes Towards Russia and ‘Overemphasized’ Corruption”

Juan Carlos Jobet, Tom Morenhout, and Jason Bordoff for Foreign Policy: "How Chile’s Politics Are Shaping the Global Energy Transition"

Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains for NBC: "Chinese Jet Flew Past Nose of U.S. Plane, Pentagon Says"

Stuart Lau for Politico: "Europe Sends Big Hitters to Singapore to Rally Asian Allies Against Russia"

David Malpass interviewed by Ian Bremmer for GZERO Daily: "World Bank's David Malpass on Global Debt and Economic Inequality"

Clare Sebastian, Anna Chernova, Olga Voitovych, and Lauren Said-Moorhouse for CNN: “Drones Hit Moscow Buildings in Rare Attack on Russian Capital as Kyiv Faces Another Night of Bombardment”

Brad Smith for the Tools and Weapons podcast: "Governing AI: A Blueprint for Our Future"

Fareed Zakaria for The Washington Post: “U.S.'s Political Madness Takes Place Against a Backdrop of Astonishing Strength”


From the Archives

Revisit our conversation on global trade and the supply chains of the future from the 2022 Aspen Security Forum.

Bruce Andrews, Corporate Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer, Intel Corporation

Stephen E. Biegun, Former Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Mara Motherway, Senior Vice President of Government and Customer Relations, Peraton

Moderator: Peter Spiegel, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times


Book of the Week

By Kathryn C. Lavelle

"Multilateralism has long been a study of contrasts. Nationalist impulses, diverging and shifting goals, and a lack of enforcement methods have plagued the international organizations that facilitate multilateralism. Yet the desire to seek peace, reduce poverty, and promote the global health of people and the planet pushes states to work together. These challenges, across time and the globe, have brought about striking, yet diverging, results. Here, Kathryn Lavelle offers a history of multilateralism from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present. Lavelle focuses on the creation and evolution of major problem-solving organizations, examines the governmental challenges they have confronted and continue to face from both domestic and transnational constituencies, and considers how nongovernmental organizations facilitate their work. Comprehensive and narrative-driven, this book should appeal to students with interests in global development, public health, the environment, trade, international finance, humanitarian law, and security studies."


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