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Global Pressure Against Russia Grows, Two Years of COVID-19, and More

Global Pressure Against Russia Grows, Two Years of COVID-19, and More

March 10, 2022

The destruction of Ukraine continues as countries ramp up pressure on Russia, the world marks two years since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Colombians vote in parliamentary elections.

 

Reports Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Chris Boulton, et al, “Pronounced loss of Amazon rainforest resilience since the early 2000s,” Nature Climate Change (March 2022)

 

Ukraine Refugee Situation,” The UN Refugee Agency, 2022

Russian Invasion Intensifies, Chinese Leaders Convene, and More

Russian Invasion Intensifies, Chinese Leaders Convene, and More

March 3, 2022

Russian forces ramp up assaults on Ukrainian cities, Chinese leaders gather for their annual “Two Sessions” meeting, and South Koreans head to the polls for a presidential election.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast 

 

Christian Shepherd, "China not emerging as lifeline for sanction-slammed Russian economy," Washington Post, March 2, 2022

 

Scott Snyder, "South Korea's Presidential Election: What to Know," CFR.org, March 3, 2022

 

Resources Mentioned

"Global Conflict Tracker," Center for Preventive Action, CFR.org

TWNW Special: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

TWNW Special: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Russia launches an invasion of Ukraine with wide-ranging consequences for international order.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Robert Kagan, “What we can expect after Putin’s conquest of Ukraine,” Washington Post, February 21, 2022

 

Events and Speeches Mentioned

 

Crisis in Ukraine, Council on Foreign Relations, February 23, 2022

 

Vladimir Putin’s address on Ukraine, via Bloomberg News, February 24, 2022

Munich Security Conference, Remembering Nixon’s China Trip, and More

Munich Security Conference, Remembering Nixon’s China Trip, and More

February 17, 2022

The Munich Security Conference is the stage for crisis diplomacy amid high tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border, the world marks the fiftieth anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China, and the UN Environment Programme issues its annual Frontiers report.

 

Books Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Margaret MacMillian, Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World (2007)

 

Reports and Statements Mentioned

 

Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches, UN Environment Programme, February 17, 2022

 

Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development, The Kremlin, February 4, 2022

 

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, February 15, 2022

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume, Germany’s Ukraine Diplomacy, and More

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume, Germany’s Ukraine Diplomacy, and More

February 10, 2022

Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits Kyiv and Moscow, and some countries start to loosen COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Thomas Bollyky et al., “Pandemic preparedness and COVID-19,” The Lancet, February 1, 2022

 

Claire Felter, “The World Still Hasn’t Agreed on a Pandemic Playbook,” CFR.org, February 4, 2022

 

Senator Ted Cruz’s letter on Iran nuclear deal [PDF], February 7, 2022

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Ian Johnson, “China’s Domestic Challenges,” The President’s Inbox, February 8, 2022

Beijing Olympics Begin, African Union Leaders Convene, and More

Beijing Olympics Begin, African Union Leaders Convene, and More

February 3, 2022

The Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing, the African Union (AU) holds its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Yanzhong Huang, “China welcomed the world the last time it hosted the Olympics. Not now.” Washington Post, February 3, 2022

 

Ian Johnson, “The Games Nobody Wants: How the Winter Olympics Became a Headache for China,” CFR.org, February 1, 2022

 

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany,” The White House, January 27, 2022

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Gabrielle Sierra, “Hey, Remember the Olympics?” Why It Matters, July 15, 2020

Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis, Diplomacy Intensifies Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict, and More

Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis, Diplomacy Intensifies Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict, and More

January 27, 2022

The humanitarian crisis deepens in Afghanistan, international diplomacy intensifies over Russian-Ukrainian tensions, and Myanmar marks one year since the military coup.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Afghanistan Food Security Update” [PDF], World Food Programme, December 8, 2021

 

Joshua Kurlantzick, “Myanmar Is a Failing State—and Could Be a Danger to Its Neighbors,” CFR.org, September 16, 2021

Global Supply Chain Slowdown, Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build, and More

Global Supply Chain Slowdown, Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build, and More

January 20, 2022

Supply chain challenges reverberate again, high-stakes diplomacy continues with Russia over Ukraine, and Hondurans inaugurate a new president.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Shannon K. O’Neil, “Why the Supply Chain Slowdown Will Persist,” Foreign Affairs, December 21, 2021

European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

January 13, 2022

The European Parliament elects a new president, COVID-19 case rates surge across the globe, and diplomacy continues over Russian security demands in Europe.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Mary Beth Sheridan, “Mexico has refused to close its borders during the covid-19 pandemic. Does that make sense?” Washington Post, January 12, 2022

 

Stephen Sestanovich, “The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response,” CFR.org, December 23, 2021

 

Adam Tooze, “Chartbook #68 Putin’s Challenge to Western hegemony - the 2022 edition,” January 12, 2022

U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

January 6, 2022

Top officials from the United States and Russia meet in Geneva to discuss nuclear arms control and the crisis in Ukraine, Americans mark one year since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the CES trade show wraps in Las Vegas.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Stephen Sestanovich, “The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response,” CFR.org, December 23, 2021