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Taiwan Election, New 'Axis of Evil,' ICJ Genocide Case

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Deborah Amos, and Yaroslav Trofimov join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Deborah Amos, and Yaroslav Trofimov join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to discuss the global impact of Taiwan’s presidential election. Then, how Russia's war with Ukraine has formed a new “axis of evil.” Plus, key takeaways from hearings at the International Court of Justice on South Africa's genocide case against Israel.


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.
Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence, Princeton University
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A longtime international correspondent, Deborah Amos spent much of her award-winning career at National Public Radio. Her reporting on the Middle East and refugees in the U.S. is regularly featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered. Previously she reported for ABC’s Nightline and PBS’s Frontline.
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Chief Foreign-Affairs Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Yaroslav Trofimov
Yaroslav Trofimov is the chief foreign-affairs correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. He has covered the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021 and has been working out of Ukraine since January 2022. He joined the Journal in 1999.
Yaroslav Trofimov
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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