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The Weekly Leaf - September 8

The Weekly Leaf

This week, President Biden traveled to India ahead of the G20 Summit, Vice President Harris met with ASEAN leaders in Indonesia, and torrential rains caused flooding in Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey.

Read more below.


Revisit the 2023 Aspen Security Forum


This Week's Content Highlights

Features from the Aspen Strategy Group Members

Mark T. Esper interviewed by Poppy Harlow for CNN This Morning

Michael Green for Korea JoongAng Daily: “The Big Play at Camp David”

Naima Green-Riley named as a Wilson China Fellow for The Wilson Center

David Ignatius for The Washington Post: “The U.S. Needs the Global South on Ukraine. It Has to Offer More in Return”

Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times: “Another Ethnic Cleansing Could Be Underway – and We’re Not Paying Attention”

Joseph Nye for Project Syndicate: “Is America Reverting to Isolationism?”

Meghan O’Sullivan and Jason Bordoff on The Ezra Klein Show for The New York Times: “What Happens When Great Power Conflict and Climate Action Collide?”

David Petraeus interviewed by Christiane Amanpour for CNN: “The Ukrainians Know Best”

Condoleezza Rice and Niall Ferguson for The Economist: “The Cold War Holds Lessons for America’s Rivalry With China, Say Condoleezza Rice and Niall Ferguson”

David Sanger interviewed by John Vause for CNN: “Russia-North Korea Ties”

Lawrence Summers, Philip Zelikow, Natalie Jaresko, Stephen Rademaker, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk for the Kyiv Security Forum: “Will the New Marshall Plan Be Marshaled?”


Tweet of the Week


Things to Know

Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions

Hibai Arbide for El Pais: "After Devastating Wildfires, Greece Is Hit by Torrential Rain and Flash Floods"

Michael Bennon and Francis Fukuyama for Foreign Affairs: “China’s Road to Ruin: The Real Toll of Beijing’s Belt and Road”

James Crabtree for The Straits Times: China’s Global South Strategy Is Paying Off"

Matthew Duss for Foreign Policy: “Latin America Doesn’t Want to Be Forced Into Cold War 2.0”

Yuka Hayashi and Charles Hutzler for The Wall Street Journal: "Gina Raimondo Says China Visit Aimed at Protecting U.S. Economic Interests"

Devesh Kapur for the Financial Times: “As the G20 Summit Nears, India Is Tearing Itself Apart”

Frank Kendall, Christine Wormuth, and Carlos Del Toro for The Washington Post: “Three Service Secretaries to Tuberville: Stop This Dangerous Hold on Senior Officers”

John McLaughlin for The Cipher Brief: “How the War in Ukraine Is Driving a New Global Order”

Timothy H.J. Nerozzi for Fox News: “China Sending North Korean Delegation Amid Tensions Over Possible Russian Weapon Deal”

Adela Raz for The Messenger: “Afghan Women Despair Taliban Rule, Yet Resolute for Change”

Isabel Reynolds and Chandra Asmara for Bloomberg: "China, Japan Compete Over Infrastructure at ASEAN Summit"

Katie Rogers and Peter Baker for The New York Times: "At G20, Biden Looks to Fill a Hole Left by Putin and Xi"

Virdika Rizky Utama for The Diplomat: "Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship Could Make or Break the Bloc"


From the Archives

Revisit our conversation about the future of Ukraine from the

Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (VIRTUAL)

Colin Kahl, Senior Fellow, Stanford University, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head, Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine and Nobel Peace Laureate

Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker


Book of the Week

By Mustafa Suleyman

“We are approaching a critical threshold in the history of our species. Everything is about to change. Soon you will live surrounded by AIs. They will organise your life, operate your business, and run core government services. You will live in a world of DNA printers and quantum computers, engineered pathogens and autonomous weapons, robot assistants and abundant energy.

None of us are prepared... In The Coming Wave, Suleyman shows how these forces will create immense prosperity but also threaten the nation-state, the foundation of global order. As our fragile governments sleepwalk into disaster, we face an existential dilemma: unprecedented harms on one side, the threat of overbearing surveillance on the other.”


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