Skip to main content

Middle East Crisis, Biden-Bibi Divide, U.S.-China Relations

Susan Glasser, Stefan Kornelius, and Giles Whittell join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
Palestinian Protests Outside White House Play Video
AP Photos

About This Episode

Despite international outcry for a ceasefire, the Israel-Hamas war rages on as Israel’s ground offensive escalates. Friction between President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu widens as they try to find common ground over the future of Gaza. And with U.S.-China relations at a 40-year low, Biden meets with China's President Xi in an effort to ease tensions. The Council's Ivo Daalder examines these issues with Susan Glasser, Stefan Kornelius, and Giles Whittell on World Review.

About the Panelists
Staff Writer and Columnist, New Yorker
Photo of Susan Glasser
Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and was a founding editor of POLITICO Magazine, where she also served as POLITICO's chief international affairs columnist and host of the podcast "The Global Politico." She's also a global affairs analyst for CNN.
Photo of Susan Glasser
Political Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Headshot of Stefan Kornelius
Stefan Kornelius has spent over 20 years at Süddeutsche Zeitung. Throughout his career, he has covered Germany's Christian Democratic Party, the chancellorship of Helmut Kohl, and defense issues in Europe. His biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, entitled “Angela Merkel, the Chancellor and her World,” has been translated into 13 languages.
Headshot of Stefan Kornelius
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
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
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.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder