World Review: China's zero-COVID Failures, Ukraine, and Macron vs. Le Pen
About This Episode
Jamil Anderlini, Bobby Ghosh, and Giles Whittell join World Review with Ivo Daalder to cover the latest news from Ukraine: more weapons, more sanctions, and more evidence that Russia is willing to escalate the conflict in new ways. Then, COVID-19 lockdowns in China prompt Chinese criticisms of Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID policy, whether the French election is Macron's to lose, and how Boris Johnson is staying in charge...for now.
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China's Zero-COVID policy was "meant to be living proof of a superior system of governance," writes Kris Hartley in the Diplomat.
“Having quickly closed ranks to confront Putin’s aggression, the challenge now is how to sustain that unity,” write Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay in Foreign Affairs.
“Western powers possess the innate strength necessary to contain Russia and outcompete China,” writes Ivo Daalder in Foreign Affairs.
French geographer Christophe Guilluy has a controversial diagnosis of working-class resentment in the age of Trump, Brexit, and the Yellow Vests.