World Review with Ivo Daalder

World Review with Ivo Daalder

Every Friday, Ivo Daalder talks with reporters from some of the world’s leading media outlets to get their perspectives on emerging global stories, and how they might unfold.

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May 24, 2024 42 mins

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made a surprise announcement this week calling for a general election on July 4. Why the sudden decision, and what will follow for the United Kingdom? Then, the International Criminal Court is applying for arrest warrants against Benjamin Netanyahu and three Hamas leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. What does this mean for Israel and Hamas? Meanwhile, China begins military drills a...

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China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin met this week in a show of unity, tightening Russia’s strategic alliance with China. What are the geopolitical implications of their “new era” partnership? Then, thousands of Ukrainians have fled border towns in the northeast Kharkiv region as Russian troops advance in new offensive. Plus, the fallout between President Biden and Prime Minister Netanyahu continues. Ken Moriyasu, Nahal T...

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This week, a special edition of World Review – a conversation with ADM Lisa Franchetti, the Chief of Naval Operations, about the U.S. Navy’s role in this increasingly complex and uncertain world. ADM Franchetti is the first woman to ascend to the top leadership of the U.S. Navy and the first woman to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A surface warfare officer, ADM Franchetti previously served as vice chief of naval operations, di...

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The United States and Saudi Arabia are nearing a historic deal that could potentially reshape Middle East geopolitics with implications for regional security, diplomatic relations, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meanwhile, last week French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech issuing a stark warning that Europe faces the possibility of demise. Plus, Myanmar is four years into a civil ...

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This week on World Review, Bobby Ghosh, Susan Glasser, and Stefan Kornelius join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to discuss what’s next in Ukraine after Congress approved a $60 billion military aid package. Will this aid boost make an immediate impact? Plus, a look at German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s trip to China, followed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s own visit in an effort to stabilize relations with China for Europe and the U...

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April 19, 2024 44 mins

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Anton La Guardia, and Peter Spiegel join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to analyze the implications of Iran’s first-ever direct attack on Israel earlier this week and discuss what’s next as tensions boil, sparking fears of a broader conflict in the Middle East. Meanwhile, after months of delay, House Speaker Mike Johnson has announced a plan to vote on providing aid to Ukraine. Will it pass?

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This week, President Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Kishida to discuss Ukraine, AI and security in East Asia emphasizing the Japan-US alliance. Then, Biden criticizes Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as the Israel-Hamas war enters its sixth month, deepening the Israel-US rift. Plus, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen concluded her trip to China to renew US-China dialogue. Ken Moriyasu, Prashant Rao, and Carla Anne Robbins joi...

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The World Central Kitchen has suspended operations in Gaza after an Israeli airstrike killed 7 aid workers. Another Israeli airstrike in Damascus is igniting fears of retaliatory strikes from Iran. Meanwhile, Turkey's nationwide local elections dealt Turkish President Erdogan's ruling AK Party a major electoral defeat, signaling a change in Turkey’s political landscape, as the main opposition group claimed victory in major cities. ...

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Last week’s attack on Crocus City Hall was Russia’s deadliest terror attack in almost two decades, killing at least 137 people. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack, yet Putin suggested Ukraine and the West had a role, connecting it to the war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council approved a Gaza ceasefire resolution as the United States abstains, upsetting Netanyahu and prompting Israel to canc...

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The number and severity of humanitarian crises are multiplying and intensifying. To talk about why this is happening and what can be done, the Council’s Ivo Daalder spoke with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom for a special edition of World Review

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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? ...

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Results from Super Tuesday set the stage for a Biden-Trump rematch this November. What does that mean for the world? Germany vows to investigate after a leaked recording emerges between top-ranking German officers on the country’s Russia-Ukraine war strategy, exposing divisions among Western Allies. And pressure mounts for a cease-fire in Gaza before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Council’s Ivo Daalder dives in with James Ha...

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March 1, 2024 45 mins

In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Today, Ukraine is fighting for the country’s survival and is desperate for international military aid. Anton La Guardia, Catherine Philp, and Yaroslav Trofimov join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to discuss Ukraine’s future, and current European and U.S. perspectives on the two-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has strengthened Putin’s impunity. With the death toll nearing 30,000, the WHO warns that the Gaza Strip is now a “death zone.” Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes expand in the region as a new cease-fire deal is underway. World leaders and defense officials met in Munich last week, exposing concerns over the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and Kyiv’s ability to win the war. The Council's Ivo Daalder hosts W...

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Former President Donald Trump faces backlash following recent comments suggesting Russia invade NATO nations, reigniting fears that his re-election would weaken the defense alliance. Tensions continue to grow between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s invasion of Rafah looms. And following controversial parliamentary elections, Pakistan heads toward a coalition government. CFR’s Carla Anne Robbins...

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Due to the struggling war effort, President Zelensky is considering replacing Ukraine's military and political leadership. Meanwhile, in Washington, Congress is beginning to search for alternative routes to pass aid to Ukraine. Amid heightened tensions, Blinken heads to the Middle East to discuss a possible cease-fire and hostage deal. Northern Ireland appointed Sinn Fein’s Michelle O'Neill, its first nationalist leader. The Counci...

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President Biden vowed to retaliate after a drone strike in Jordan killed three U.S. soldiers but does not want to seek a wider war in the region. U.S. and China held talks in Thailand stabilizing relations between the two countries as a sense of crisis fades. Farmer protests are spreading across Europe over rising costs, unfair competition, and subsidy costs. With several upcoming European elections approaching Ravi Agrawal, Susan ...

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Tens of thousands protest in Germany against the country’s far-right AfD party, following a report that extremists discussed plans for the mass deportation of immigrants. Despite increasing criticism, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu restated his opposition to a two-state solution. Then, in a historic break, North Korea drops from its constitution the commitment to unification with South Korea. The Council's Ivo Daalder ho...

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Deborah Amos, and Yaroslav Trofimov join the Council’s Ivo Daalder to discuss the global impact of Taiwan’s presidential election. Then, how Russia's war with Ukraine has formed a new “axis of evil.” Plus, key takeaways from hearings at the International Court of Justice on South Africa's genocide case against Israel.

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Israel during a trip across the Middle East, in an effort to reduce tensions in the region. Meanwhile, groups backed by Iran have escalated attacks in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and on international ships in the Red Sea. Plus, how Taiwan's upcoming election could shake up U.S.-China relations even more. Karen DeYoung, Steve Erlanger, and Prashant Rao join World Review with Ivo Daalder...

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