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The Weekly Leaf - November 10

The Weekly Leaf

This week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin traveled to India for the 2+2 Dialogue, the U.S. and China held their first nuclear non-proliferation talks since 2019 in Washington, and Israel agreed to maintain daily humanitarian pauses in the fighting in northern Gaza.

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Aspen Security Forum: DC Edition


This Week's Content Highlights

Features from the Aspen Strategy Group Members

Mark T. Esper interviewed by David Novak for the How Leaders Lead podcast: "Keep the Mission in Mind"

Michael Froman, Max Boot, Steven Cook, Linda Robinson, and Ray Takeyh for the Council on Foreign Relations: "Virtual Media Briefing: Update on the Israel-Hamas War and the Region"

Susan Glasser for The New Yorker: "Not All of America's National-Security Threats Are Overseas"

Michael J. Green interviewed Michèle Flournoy for the United States Studies Centre

Kay Bailey Hutchison interviewed Paul Edgar for the Horns of a Dilemma podcast

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: "Could This Man Bring Down Putin?"

Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times: "Losing Hope in the West Bank"

Anja Manuel quoted by Julian Heißler and Jörn Petring for WirtschaftsWoche: "The Duel of the Giants"

Joseph Nye for Project Syndicate: "What Is the Global South?"

David Petraeus interviewed by Aaron David Miller for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "Is America Overstretched?"

Jack Reed interviewed by Shannon Bream for Fox News

Condoleezza Rice interviewed by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger for the Possible podcast: "The Role of the United States in Supporting AI Technology"

David Sanger for The New York Times: "Biden Confronts the Limits of U.S. Leverage in Two Conflicts"

Dan Sullivan interviewed by John Roberts for Fox News


Rising Leaders in the News

Mari Manoogian ('21), Political Director at The Next 50 and former State Representative, Michigan

Philippe Nassif ('21), Associate Vice President, The Cohen Group

Anand Raghuraman ('22), Director, Global Public Policy, MasterCard

Moderator: Ryan Heath, Global Technology Correspondent, Axios


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Esther Brimmer interviewed by Victoria Holt for the Dartmouth Institute of Arctic Studies: "Changing Geopolitics and Global Governance in the Arctic and Beyond"

Sylvie Corbet for the AP: "French President Macron Hosts Gaza Aid Conference and Appeals to Israel to Protect Civilians"

Ivo Daalder for POLITICO: "Anger and Grief Aren’t a Sound Basis for Effective Strategy for Israel"

Chantal Da Silva and Elyse Perlmutter-Gumbiner for NBC: "Israel Agrees to Maintain Daily Pauses in Fighting in Northern Gaza, U.S. Says"

Mircea Geoană at the Aspen–GMF Bucharest Forum

Michael Gordon for The Wall Street Journal: "U.S., NATO to Suspend Participation in Landmark Cold War Arms Treaty"

Jennifer Hansler for CNN: "Blinken Meets Palestinian Authority President Abbas in West Bank Amid Growing Settler Violence"

Jane Harman and Wendell L. Willkie for RealClearPolitics: "Why It’s Dangerous Not to Help Ukraine Win"

Krishn Kaushik, David Brunnstrom, and Trevor Hunnicutt for Reuters: "Top U.S. Officials Blinken, Austin to Visit India for Indo-Pacific Talks"

Qianer Liu, Eleanor Olcott, and Tim Bradshaw for the Financial Times: "Nvidia Develops AI Chips for China in Latest Bid to Avoid U.S. Restrictions"

Zeinab Mohammed Salih and Danai Nesta Kupemba for the BBC: "Sudan Conflict: Thousands Flee Fresh Ethnic Killings in Darfur"

Yukio Tajima and Rurika Imahashi for NikkeiAsia: "China and Australia Agree to Improve Trade Ties at Summit"

Amber Wang for The South China Morning Post: "U.S. Calls on China to ‘Help Avert Unconstrained Arms Race’ at Rare Nuclear Talks in Washington"

Fabiola Zerpa for Bloomberg: "U.S. Envoy Brings Biden’s Latin America Investment Plan to Region"


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Book of the Week

By Aspen Economic Strategy Group

"The Aspen Economic Strategy Group’s sixth annual policy volume, Building a More Resilient U.S. Economy, considers some of the most pressing economic challenges facing the United States. The book’s publication comes as the U.S. faces historically high levels of debt that threaten the resiliency of the nation’s economy, including the ability to invest in key priorities and adapt to changing global economic conditions. The book outlines a variety of evidence-based solutions to some of America’s biggest economic questions: Given demographic and fiscal trends, to what extent will Medicare, Social Security, and other key safety net programs need to be reformed? How should the government raise more revenue to address the federal government’s fiscal imbalance? What are priority investments that we should make to ensure the future workforce to grow the U.S. economy?"


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