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Global Heat Waves, Ukraine Grain Deal, China's Slowdown

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

Intense heat is moving across the United States, Europe, and parts of Asia as wildfires rage and historic high temperatures are forecasted to continues for weeks. Meanwhile, Russia withdraws from the Black Sea grain deal and intensifies military attacks across Ukraine. And China's economy falters, posing challenges for Xi Jinping and the global economy. The Council's Ivo Daalder discusses with Bobby Ghosh, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens on World Review

About the Panelists
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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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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