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China Bends on Zero-COVID and Xi Goes to the Gulf

Kim Ghattas, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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China has eased its zero-COVID policies in a major concession to protesters, but is its public health system ready for a case increase? Meanwhile, what does Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia mean for Sino-Arab ties? Plus, Israel's Netanyahu has returned to power with ultra-nationalist coalition allies, and the EU’s price cap on Russian oil is off to a rocky start. Ivo Daalder discusses with Kim Ghattas, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel on World Review

About the Speakers
Contributing Writer, The Atlantic
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After twenty years as a BBC journalist, Kim Ghattas is currently contributing writer for the Atlantic. She hosts the People Like Us Podcast and is author of the NYT notable book of 2020: Black Wave. She has been published in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, Time, and the Washington Post, and she regularly speaks on Middle East issues and American foreign policy.
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Columnist and Editor, Bloomberg Opinion
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Bobby Ghosh writes about geopolitics with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Ghosh has worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States for publications like Time Magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and now Bloomberg.
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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 10 books.
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