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World Review: Taiwan Tensions, Iraq Elections, and Energy Geopolitics

Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan and military escalation near the island, Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Council President Ivo Daalder to examine where the Unites States ranks Taiwan as a foreign policy priority and what could escalate the tension. Then, they dive into the elections in Iraq, US engagement with the Taliban, and the geopolitics behind spiking energy prices ahead of a tough winter.

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About the Speakers
Associate Editor, The Washington Post
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Karen DeYoung has spent more than three decades at the Washington Post. Prior to her current role, she served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and as correspondent covering the White House, US foreign policy, and the intelligence community.
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Columnist and Editor, Bloomberg Opinion
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Bobby Ghosh writes about geopolitics with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Ghosh has worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States for publications like Time Magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and now Bloomberg.
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US Managing Editor, Financial Times
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Peter Spiegel is currently the US managing editor of the Financial Times. Prior to that, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.
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President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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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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