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Xi-Putin Summit, the UK after Elizabeth, and Ukraine Strikes Back

Elise Labott, Philip Stephens, and Giles Whittell join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About this Episode

As Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping meet in Uzbekistan, does their nations' partnership truly have “no limits”? What does Queen Elizabeth II’s passing mean for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Britain’s global role? And what might Ukrainian gains on the battlefield mean for the war's outcome and for continued Western support of Kyiv? Elise Labott, Philip Stephens, and Giles Whittell join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss.  

About the Panelists
Elise Labott
Contributing Editor, POLITICO Magazine & CEO of Zivvy Media
Elise Labott is an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service and the founder and CEO of Zivvy Media, a digital platform to engage youth on global issues.
Contributing Editor, Financial Times
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Philip Stephens joined the Financial Times in 1983 as the economics, political, and UK edition editor, and currently serves 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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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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