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World Review: When Biden Met Xi, Russia Threatens Europe, and COP26 at Home

Journalists Ryan Heath, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens join Council President Ivo Daalder to review the news of the week.
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About This Episode

After President Biden and President Xi’s virtual summit this week, Ryan Heath, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens join Ivo Daalder to assess what the conversation achieved and how it will affect US-China relations going forward. Then, they untangle Russia’s threats to Europe via Belarus and Ukraine, reflect on what was and what wasn’t accomplished at COP26, and unpack the challenges President Biden faces in bringing his climate commitments home.  


About the Speakers
Host, Global Insider, POLITICO
Ryan Heath is the host of Global Insider, 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.
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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Prior to her work at the Council on Foreign Relations, Carla Anne Robbins was the deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times.
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Contributing Editor, Financial Times
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In 1983, after working as a correspondent for Reuters in Brussels, Philip Stephens joined the Financial Times where he served as the economics, political, and UK edition editor, then currently as a contributing editor. He won the David Watt Prize for Outstanding Political Journalism, Political Journalist of the Year by the UK Political Studies Association, and Political Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards.
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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 10 books.
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