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IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

April 14, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, and COVID-19 cases surge across China. 

 

Articles and Reports Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update: War in the Region, The World Bank, April 10, 2022

 

Michelle Nichols, "U.S. pushes U.N. to cut N.Korea oil imports, ban tobacco, blacklist Lazarus hackers,” Reuters, April 13, 2022

France’s Presidential Election, ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Pledging Event, and More

France’s Presidential Election, ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Pledging Event, and More

April 7, 2022

France has the first round of its presidential election, Warsaw holds a global pledging event for Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons, and Pakistan faces a constitutional crisis.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Audrey Kurth Cronin, “War in the Digital Age,” The President’s Inbox, April 5, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

March 31, 2022

Russia-Ukraine peace talks continue in Istanbul, Turkey, officials from the European Union (EU) and China convene for a virtual trade summit, and Hungary holds closely watched general elections.

 

Blogs Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Michelle Gavin, Africa in Transition, CFR.org

Biden Visits Poland, Anxiety Over Oil Prices, and More

Biden Visits Poland, Anxiety Over Oil Prices, and More

March 24, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Poland as Russia’s war in Ukraine enters a new phase, leaders from OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and its allies convene virtually to discuss oil production, and international themes abound at the Ninety-Fourth Academy Awards.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Charles A. Kupchan, “TPI Special: The War in Ukraine,” The President’s Inbox, February 25, 2022

NATO Leaders Talk Russia, OIC Ministers Meet, and More

NATO Leaders Talk Russia, OIC Ministers Meet, and More

March 17, 2022

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet in Brussels as Russia’s attacks in Ukraine continue, and ministers from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries discuss the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.

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