WACMB Recommends Issue 39 March 29, 2023

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Welcome to Issue #39 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
 
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1) Hoover Institution: “Deterring a Chinese Military Attack on Taiwan.” Read here.
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 2) Stanford: “How Will the Russia-Ukraine War End?”  Read here.  
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3) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Securing the Peace in Ukraine.” Watch here.
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4)  U.S. Institute of Peace: “Reconciliation and Reckoning in Vietnam.” Watch here. 
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5) Wilson Center: “America’s Energy Future.”  Watch here.
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.
 
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WACMB Recommends Issue 38 February 21, 2023 Addendum

Please see below a link to a February 17 interview with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer, who spoke with WACMB in April 2022 on “Russia and its War Against Ukraine”.


https://news.stanford.edu/2023/02/17/will-russia-ukraine-war-end/ 

How will the Russia-Ukraine war end?

As we have reached the one-year mark of Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Steven Pifer discusses what’s next for Ukraine, Russia, and the West and how the conflict may unfold in the months and even years to come.

WACMB Recommends Issue 38 February 21, 2023


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Welcome to Issue #38 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
 
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1) Hoover Institution: “A Historian of the Future: Five More Questions For Stephen Kotkin.” Watch or listen here.
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 2) Quincy Institute: “The Promise and Peril of Germany’s Post-Ukraine Foreign Policy Shift.”  Register here.  (Feb. 23, 2023 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM ET)

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3) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Building Peace from the Inside Out.” Watch here.

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4)  U.S. Institute of Peace: “Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Settlement.” Watch here. 

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5) Council on Foreign Relations: “Reporting on Biden’s Border Policies.”  Watch here.
 
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.
 
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WACMB Recommends Issue 37 January 21, 2023


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Welcome to Issue #37 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
 
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1) Wilson Center: “Silicon Lifeline; Western Electronics at the Heart of Russia’s War Machine.” Register here. (Jan. 26, 2023 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET)
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 2) Quincy Institute: “The Kishida Visit and U.S. – Japan Defense Relations: Creating a More Stable Asia?”  Register here. (Jan. 23, 2023 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET)

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3) Bloomberg: “Progressives are Beating Populists Yet Again, But Don’t Celebrate.” Read here.
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4)  Foreign Affairs: “Open Secrets: Ukraine and the Next intelligence Revolution?” Read here. 
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5) Council on Foreign Relations: “How Much Aid has the U.S. Sent Ukraine? Here are Six Charts.”  Read here.
 
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.
 
WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/
 

WACMB Recommends Issue 36 December 18, 2022

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Welcome to Issue #36 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
 
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1) Wilson Center: “The Kennedy Center Withdrawal; Camelot and the ” Watch here. (Dec. 19, 2022 at 4pm ET)

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 2) Quincy Institute: “The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War.”  Watch here. 
 
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3) Hoover Institution: “Digital Currencies: The US, China, and the World at a Crossroads.” Watch or listen here.

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4) Brookings Institution: “A Debate: Should Crypto Be Regulated by the Federal Government?” Watch here. (Dec. 20, 2022 at 9am ET)

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5) Council on Foreign Relations: “Financing Japan’s Defense Leap.”  Read here.
 
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.
 
WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/
 

WACMB Recommends Issue 35 November 17, 2022​

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Welcome to Issue #35 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.
 
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1) Wilson Center: “Prospects for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament in South Asia.” Watch here.

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 2) Quincy Institute: “Is America Ready for a Multipolar World?’ Watch here. 
 
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3) Hoover Institution: “Pesci-ent Knowledge: Stephen Kotkin On Xi’s China, Putin’s Russia.” Watch or listen here.

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4) RAND Corporation: “Xi Likely Won’t Be Attacking Taiwan Anytime Soon.” Read here.

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5) Council on Foreign Relations: “Academic Webinar: AI Military Innovation and U.S. Defense Strategy.”  Watch here.
 
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WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.
 
WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/
 

Donate to MCGives! for AWQ

Monterey County Gives!, aka MCGives!, is a fundraising program for nonprofit organizations in Monterey County that is run by the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Monterey County Weekly, and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Founded in 2009, MCGives! adds additional prorated funds to every dollar raised by a participating organization in support of its “Big Idea.” Last year, WACMB raised more than $6000 through MCGives!

So what’s our Big Idea? It’s not just an idea any more: WACMB is bringing Academic WorldQuest to Monterey County high schools. What, you ask, is Academic WorldQuest? It’s the flagship youth education program of the World Affairs Councils of America (which is the umbrella organization for the more than 90 World Affairs Councils across the United States). Structured as a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students, Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. The program fits nicely with WACMB’s longtime support for local students who are interested in international affairs. WACMB will use funds raised through MCGives! to sponsor Monterey County’s first annual Academic World Quest competition, which will be held in February 2023. We will also pay to send Monterey County’s winning team to Washington, DC, to compete in the national championships in April 2023.

How can you support this Big Idea through MCGives!? It’s easy! Beginning November 10, just go to the WACMB page on the Monterey County Gives! website and follow the directions there to make a donation online in support of WACMB’s sponsorship of Academic WorldQuest. If you’d rather send a check, make it payable to Community Foundation for Monterey County and write WACMB in the Memo line or on an attached note. (Please do NOT make your check out to WACMB.) Mail your check to CFMC, Attn. MCGives!, 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA, 93940.

Don’t delay! The program runs from November 10 through December 31. Also remember: the more we donate, the more our donations will generate additional funds. So be generous!

WACMB Recommends Issue 34 October 2022

Welcome to Issue #34 of our brief newsletter with selected content from the many sources regarding world affairs. There are various formats in the below events; enjoy their messages which will contribute to understanding these issues. We wish you a happy and healthy month.

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 1) Wilson Center: “The Human Cost of Russia’s War in Ukraine: The Migration Dimension.” October 18, 2022 10:00 am – 11:30am EDT Register here.

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  2) Wilson Center: “Public Outrage: A Look at Protest Movements in Iran and the Arab World.” October 20, 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT Register here. 

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 3) Hoover Institution: “How the Ukraine Crisis Shapes Taiwan’s Public Opinion – and Beyond.” October 18, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT  Register here.

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 4) RAND Corporation: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Is the Juice Still Worth the Squeeze?” Read here.

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 5) Council on Foreign Relations: “World Economic Update: Inflation, Sanctions, and the Russia-Ukraine War.”  Watch here.

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 WACMB members can view an archive of previous Recommendation emails in the Member Resources section of our website here.  Request the password by sending an email to info@wacmb.org.

 

WACMB members also have the opportunity to register to receive two weekly news summaries from The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), our national parent Council in Washington D.C. These are Monday and Wednesday updates and listings of other USA Council events and global issues impacting the USA. To be added to their distribution please connect to this link https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/Newsletters/

 

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