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China Bends on Zero-COVID and Xi Goes to the Gulf

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World Review with Ivo Daalder

Kim Ghattas, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Reuters
Global Politics

China, Xi Face Risks With Response to White Paper Protests

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

The softening of COVID lockdowns in response to protests is a rare victory for popular pressure in China and could have unexpected consequences, argues Chris Morris.

Police at a protest in Beijing. November 2022
REUTERS
Global Health

What’s Needed to Build Sustainable Food Systems

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Agri-Pulse
Jacqueline Applegate

The best ways to build sustainable food systems are through advancing science, innovation, and collaboration, argues Jacqueline Applegate.

A farmhouse is pictured in front of a field of wheat as the sun sets behind it.
Timothy Eberly
Food and Agriculture

The Pandemic is Not "Over" for Everyone

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Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

President Joe Biden declared an end to the public health crisis, but many racial minority and lower-income groups around the world haven't moved on.

a person wearing a mask works at a pizza shop Global Health

US Concern about COVID-19 Decreasing, but Partisan Divides Persist

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Americans are less worried about COVID-19 than they have been at any point since the initial shutdown in early 2020, Council polling finds.

a person wears a mask on their wrist
Reuters
Public Opinion

United States Splits from Global Trend on Abortion Rights

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WGN-9
Elizabeth Shackelford

Banning abortion “doesn't look like a particularly democratic move for a country that purports to be a beacon of democracy,” says Elizabeth Shackelford on WGN-9.

Global Health

Food Prices, Hunger on the Rise around the World Amid War in Ukraine

In the News
Newsy
Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin calls food insecurity being caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine "a tipping point into what could potentially become a perfect storm."

Ertharin Cousin speaks with Newsy on the rising food prices seen across the world. Food and Agriculture

The Fallout of Zero-COVID in China

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The Diplomat
Kris Hartley

China's Zero-COVID policy was "meant to be living proof of a superior system of governance," writes Kris Hartley in the Diplomat.

Two figures in full body medical protective suits walk in front of the Olympic rings in the Beijing airport.
Reuters
COVID-19

The Urban Century of China and India

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Global Insight by Xuefei Ren

Xuefei Ren argues that cities in China and India are more aptly compared in territorial vs. associational governance than by regime type.

View of air pollution over south Delhi.
Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
Global Cities

World Review: Omicron Arrives, Ukraine Red Line, and Iran Nuclear Talks

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World Review with Ivo Daalder

Nirmal Ghosh, Gideon Rachman, and Nahal Toosi join Council President Ivo Daalder to review the news of the week.

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic is seen at fighting positions in Luhansk Region
Reuters
US Foreign Policy