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World Review: Biden Pressures Putin, Protecting Democracy, and Olympic Boycott

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Every Friday, Ivo Daalder talks with reporters from some of the world’s leading media outlets to get their perspectives on emerging global stories and how they might unfold.
Biden meets with Putin
Dec
10
REUTERS
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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Stefan Kornelius
Giles Whittell
Ivo H. Daalder
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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Stefan Kornelius, and Giles Whittell join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss the Biden-Putin meeting to deescalate Ukraine tensions and what to watch. Then, they reflect on this week’s Summit for Democracy and its potential impact, the US diplomatic boycott of the next Olympics in Beijing, and how the new German government will face its first foreign policy tests.   

About the Speakers
China Reporter, Axios
Before joining Axios, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian served as the lead reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' China Cables project, a major leak of classified Chinese government documents revealing the inner workings of mass internment camps in Xinjiang. Previously, she worked at Foreign Policy magazine and The Daily Beast.
Foreign Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
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Stefan Kornelius has spent over 20 years at Süddeutsche Zeitung. Throughout his career he has covered Germany's Christian Democratic Party (CDU), the chancellorship of Helmut Kohl, and defense issues in Europe. His biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, entitled “Angela Merkel, the Chancellor and her World,” has been translated into 13 languages.
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World Affairs Editor, Tortoise Media
Giles Whittell is an English author and journalist who has worked for The New York Times as a correspondent in LA, Moscow, and Washington. He was the Times' chief leader-writer for three years before joining Tortoise Media in 2018.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
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