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NATO Summit, French and British Elections, Iran’s New President

Kim Ghattas, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

NATO leaders met this week in Washington, DC to discuss several topics on the 75th anniversary of the summit. Hot topics included Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the rise of China, and political challenges many alliance members are facing at home. Then, a look at the French and British election results and what they mean for the future of Europe. Plus, what to expect from Masoud Pezeshkian, Iran’s newly elected president. Kim Ghattas, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens join World Review with Ivo Daalder to dive into these issues.

About the Panelists
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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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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Contributing Editor, Financial Times
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Philip Stephens joined the Financial Times in 1983 as the economics, political, and UK edition editor, and currently serves as a contributing editor. He won the David Watt Prize for Outstanding Political Journalism, Political Journalist of the Year by the UK Political Studies Association, and Political Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards.
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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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