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Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

December 2, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Anatoly Antonov and Qin Gang, “Russian and Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights,” The National Interest, November 26, 2021

 

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, “An Alliance of Democracies,” Washington Post, May 23, 2004

 

Jennifer Hillman, “The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy,” CFR.org, December 1, 2021

 

The Summit for Democracy,” U.S. Department of State, November 2021

Elections in Chile and Venezuela, Stoltenberg Talks NATO’s Future, and More

Elections in Chile and Venezuela, Stoltenberg Talks NATO’s Future, and More

November 18, 2021

Chile holds a general election, Venezuelans vote in closely observed local and regional elections, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks on the alliance’s future.

 

Documents and Podcasts Mentioned in the Podcast

 

London Declaration” North Atlantic Treaty Organization, December 4, 2019

 

Gabrielle Sierra, “Hyperventilating Over Hypersonics,” Why It Matters, November 12, 2021

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

November 4, 2021

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency as its civil war intensifies, China holds a crucial meeting of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and Sudan moves toward a new power-sharing deal to reverse last week’s coup.

 

Blog Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Michelle Gavin, Africa in Transition, CFR.org

Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

October 28, 2021

The Group of Twenty (G20) holds a pivotal summit in Rome, Japanese citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, and the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Alice Hill, “A World Overheating,” CFR.org, October 18, 2021

 

Steven Mufson et al. “Russia allows methane leaks at planet’s peril,” Washington Post, October 19, 2021

 

Sheila Smith, “Japan’s Hard Choices,” Foreign Affairs, October 28, 2021

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Sheila Smith and Robert McMahon, “Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More,” The World Next Week, September 23, 2021

 

Reports Mentioned

 

Emissions Gap Report 2021, UN Environment Programme, October 28, 2021

 

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, August 9, 2021

Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

October 21, 2021

Americans remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli and Russian leaders hold a summit in Sochi, and China undergoes a World Trade Organization policy review.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Richard Haass, “Colin Powell: An American Life,” CFR.org, October 18, 2021.

 

Adam Posen, “The Price of Nostalgia,” Foreign Affairs 100, no. 3 (May/June 2021).

 

Ray Takeyh, “The Bomb Will Backfire on Iran,” Foreign Affairs, October 18, 2021.

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Adam Posen, “Trade Protectionism,” The President’s Inbox, September 21, 2021.

 

Matt Pottinger, “Beijing’s Grand Strategy,” The President’s Inbox, October 19, 2021.

 

Memos, Reports, and Speeches Mentioned

 

David Brisbee, “Trade Policy Review of the People’s Republic of China,” U.S. Mission to Geneva, October 20, 2021.

 

João Aguiar Machado, “EU Statement at the 8th Trade Policy Review of China,” Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO, October 20, 2021.

 

George Mina, “Australia’s Statement on China’s Trade Policy Review,” Twitter, October 20, 2021.

 

Colin Powell, Address to the United Nations on IraqWashington Post, February 5, 2003.

 

Katherine Tsai, “Remarks As Prepared for Delivery of Ambassador Katherine Tai Outlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s ‘New Approach to the U.S.-China Trade Relationship,” Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021.

 

Resignation letter of Harold Hongju Koh [PDF], Politico, October 2, 2021.

 

WTO Secretariat’s report for China’s Trade Policy Review, September 15, 2021.

World Food Day, NATO Defense Ministers Meet, and More

World Food Day, NATO Defense Ministers Meet, and More

October 14, 2021

World Food Day is marked amid a rise in global food insecurity, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defense ministers convene in Brussels, and a Libya in turmoil notes the tenth anniversary of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s assassination.

World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

October 7, 2021

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty (G20) convenes for an emergency summit on Afghanistan.

EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

September 30, 2021

European Union and Balkan leaders hold a summit amid rising Kosovo-Serbia tensions, the U.S. Congress reaches a critical budget deadline, and the postponed Expo 2020 kicks off in Dubai.

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

September 23, 2021

The first in-person summit of the Quad—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—takes place; Germany’s general election is set to produce a successor to Angela Merkel; and Japan’s ruling party holds a leadership election.

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

September 16, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly holds its annual debate, Canadians vote in a close federal election, and U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a summit on the COVID-19 pandemic.