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World Review: After Afghanistan Exit, What’s Next?

Karen DeYoung, Stefan Kornelius, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories, from Afghanistan to the upcoming German elections.
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Stefan Kornelius
Peter Spiegel
Ivo H. Daalder
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About The Episode 

The last American soldier left Afghanistan this week, prompting celebrations from Taliban leadership. Journalists Karen DeYoung, Stefan Kornelius, and Peter Spiegel join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss how the United States might handle the Taliban going forward, what to do about remaining Americans and allies, and why hard decisions are ahead on assistance and counterterrorism. Then, inside the first White House visit for Ukraine’s Zelensky and a status update on Germany's elections later this month. 

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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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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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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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