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Russia's Presidential Election, Famine in Gaza, Haiti Crisis

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Ravi Agrawal, and Giles Whittell join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

Voting in Russia's presidential election has already begun and continues through this weekend. What will another six years of Putin in power mean for the world? Then, exacerbated by Israel restricting the flow of aid, the Gaza Strip is on the brink of famine. Will the Netanyahu government shift course following intense international pressure, including the EU Foreign Policy Chief saying starvation is being used as a weapon of war? Plus, Haiti’s crisis escalates as gangs have seized control of its capital Port-au-Prince and the government is on the verge of collapse. Yasmeen Abutaleb, Ravi Agrawal, and Giles Whittell join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to unpack this week's top global news. 

About the Panelists
White House Reporter, The Washington Post
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Yasmeen Abutaleb is a White House reporter with The Washington Post. She joined in 2019 as a national reporter covering health policy and covered the Trump and Biden administration responses to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Ravi Agrawal
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Prior to joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent.
World Affairs Editor, Tortoise Media
Giles Whittell is an English author and journalist who has worked for the London Times as a correspondent in LA, Moscow, and Washington. He was the Times' chief leader-writer for three years before joining Tortoise Media in 2018.
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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