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World Review: Fallout from Pelosi's Taiwan Visit and Elections in Kenya

Emily Feng, Nirmal Ghosh, and James Harding join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

This week: far from standing down in the Taiwan Strait, China has pledged to regularly patrol the area and remain ready for combat. How might this aggressive stance play out in the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s visit, and what position should the United States take in plotting a path forward? Then, elections in Kenya and what low turnout means for the future of democracy.

Joining us – Emily Feng of NPR, Nirmal Ghosh of the Straits Times, and James Harding of Tortoise Media

About the Panelists
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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Editor and Cofounder, Tortoise Media
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Before James Harding was at Tortoise Media, he was the director of news and current affairs at the BBC.
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Correspondent, Beijing
Feng joined NPR in 2019. She roves around China, through its big cities and small villages, reporting on social trends as well as economic and political news coming out of Beijing. Feng contributes to NPR's newsmagazines, newscasts, podcasts, and digital platforms.
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. 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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