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Trilateral Ties in East Asia, A.I. in the Gulf, Economic Troubles in China

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Ryan Heath, and Carla Anne Robbins join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

Biden aims to deepen trilateral ties with South Korea and Japan to create a united front against North Korea and China. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have made massive investments in the AI business, raising concerns about potential human rights abuses. Plus, China’s economy appears to be faltering, leaving many wondering how the CCP government will respond and the international community will react. The Council's Ivo Daalder discusses all of this with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Ryan Heath, and Carla Anne Robbins.


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About the Panelists
China Reporter, Axios
Before joining Axios, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian served as the lead reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' China Cables project, a major leak of classified Chinese government documents revealing the inner workings of mass internment camps in Xinjiang. Previously, she worked at Foreign Policy magazine and the Daily Beast.
Co-Author of Axios AI+, Axios
Ryan Heath
Ryan is co-author of Axios AI+ — examining the ways our world is transformed by tech innovations and the people who regulate them. Ryan moderated the first presidential debate of the 2019 EU election, and between 2015 and 2023 wrote POLITICO’s Brussels Playbook, Davos Playbook and Global Insider newsletters and hosted podcasts. He is former presidential speechwriter and tech spokesperson at the European Commission.
Ryan Heath
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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Before joining CFR, Carla Anne Robbins was the deputy editorial page editor of The New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent of the Wall Street Journal. She is also faculty director of the MIA program at Baruch College's Marxe School.
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CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
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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