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World Review: AUKUS, Blinken's Grilling, and Germany's Elections

Steve Erlanger, Nirmal Ghosh, and Halley Toosi join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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Steven Erlanger
Halley Toosi
Ivo H. Daalder
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About The Episode 

This week, Secretary of State Blinken was in the Congressional hot seat defending the US exit from Afghanistan. Ivo Daalder, Steve Erlanger, Nahal Toosi, and Nirmal Ghosh examine what we learned and why it matters for the future. Plus, how the new AUKUS defense pact will affect foreign policy relationships, an update on Germany’s federal elections, and more.  

About the Speakers
US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times
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Nirmal Ghosh is the US Bureau Chief for The Straits Times. His reporting covers politics, elections, conflict and coups d’etat, natural disasters, and social and environmental issues across a dozen Asian countries.
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Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times
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Based out of Brussels, Belgium Steven Erlanger is the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe for The New York Times. He's been reporting for the Times since 1987.
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Foreign Affairs Correspondent, POLITICO
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Nahal (Halley) Toosi joined POLITICO from The Associated Press, where she reported from/served as an editor in New York, Islamabad, Kabul, and London. She was one of the first foreign correspondents to reach Pakistan after the killing of Osama bin Laden and was a finalist for the 2019 National Magazine Award in reporting for her story on the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
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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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