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World Review: Post-Merkel Germany, Huawei, Evergrande, & Global Energy

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Ryan Heath, and Stefan Kornelius join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Ryan Heath
Stefan Kornelius
Ivo H. Daalder
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About the Episode

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16 years of leadership ended with a cliffhanger election where the center-left Social Democratic Party pulled off a narrow victory. Stefan Kornelius, Ryan Heath, and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian join Council President Ivo Daalder to examine what the election results—and eventual coalition government—mean for Germany and Europe. Plus, a global energy crisis looms and what you need to know about Huawei, Evergrande, and China's economy. 

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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.
Host, Global Translations, POLITICO
Ryan Heath is the host of Global Translations, POLITICO’s global newsletter and podcast, and previously authored POLITICO’s U.N. Playbook, Brussels Playbook, and Davos Playbook. He also moderated the first presidential debate of the 2019 EU election, as part of a five-year stint in POLITICO’s European leadership team.
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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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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