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World Review: Russia-NATO Talks, Kazakhstan, and Xi in 2022

Ivo Daalder talks with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Peter Spiegel, and Giles Whittell to get their perspectives on the news of the week and what to keep an eye on in the days ahead.
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About This Episode

After a week of diplomacy with Russia in Geneva, Brussels, and Vienna, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Peter Spiegel, and Giles Whittell join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss what we learned and what comes next. Then, they assess what Russia, China, and the United States want in Kazakhstan and why 2022 is poised to be Xi Jinping’s big year.

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About the Panelists
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.
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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World Affairs Editor, Tortoise Media
Giles Whittell is an English author and journalist who has worked for the London 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
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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 10 books.
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