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Iran Protests, Europe Gets Tough on China, Russia Resists Mobilization

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Jamil Anderlini, and Bobby Ghosh join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

Continued protests after Mahsa Amini’s death have sparked government reprisals in Iran. Europe realigns against China in the wake of myriad economic, political, and human rights concern. And Putin’s mobilization faces a chaotic start with administrative errors, street demonstrations, and a mass exodus of draft-eligible Russians. Council President Ivo Daalder examines the long term implications for the world at large with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Jamil Anderlini, and Bobby Ghosh. 

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.
Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO Europe
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Jamil Anderlini is POLITICO Europe’s Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning journalist, editor, and published author, he joined POLITICO Europe from the Financial Times where he worked as Asia Editor, Assistant Editor, and member of the Editorial Board.
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Senior Editor:Digital Weekend, Bloomberg
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Bobby Ghosh is a senior editor in the digital weekend team. Previously, he was a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, where he wrote mostly about international affairs and culture. 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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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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