WACMB Recommends Issue 47 January 2024


Welcome to Issue #47 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) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Life After Putin: Potential Scenarios for a Post-Authoritarian Russia.’” Watch here.
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2) The Wilson Center: “Africa’s Growing Cities: Challenges and Opportunities.”  Watch here.  
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3) Foreign Policy Research Institute: “The BRICS Expansion: What are the Implications?” Watch here.

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4) U.S. Institute of Peace: “What Taiwan’s Elections Mean for Cross-Strait Relations.” Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft: “Demilitarizing the U.S.0Mexico Relationship.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 46 December 2023

Welcome to Issue #46 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) U.S. Institute of Peace: “A Screening of ‘Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fire for Freedom.’” Watch here.
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2) The Wilson Center: “U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations.”  Watch here.  
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3) The Wilson Center: “Suharto’s Cold War: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the World.” Watch here.

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4) The Brookings Institute: “Industrial Policy Uncertainty in China.” Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “Book Talk: The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Return of History.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 45 November 2023

Welcome to Issue #45 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) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Russian Influence Operations in Latin America.” Watch here.
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 2) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Civil Society’s Role in Challenging Authoritarianism.”  Watch here.  
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3) The Hoover Institution: “Condoleezza Rice on Russia, China, and Great Power Conflict.” Watch here.

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4) The Brookings Institute: “Implementing the 2022 National Defense Strategy: A Conversation with Mara Karlin. “Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “After the Ukrainian Counter-Offensive.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 44 October 2023

Welcome to Issue #44 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) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Talk Peace, Vote Peace: South Sudan’s 2024 Elections.” Watch here.
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 2) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Russia’s New Exiles.”  Watch here.  
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3) The Hoover Institution: “Deepening US-Taiwan Cooperation through Semiconductors.” Watch here.
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4) The Hoover Institution: “Posters as Art/Posters at War. “Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “The Tragedy of Russian Liberalism.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 43 September 2023


Welcome to Issue #43 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) U.S. Institute of Peace: “AI and the Next Generation of Peacebuilders.” Watch here.
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 2) U.S. Institute of Peace: “Ukraine is Advancing its Peace Plan.”  Watch here.  
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3) The Hoover Institution: “Russia’s War on Ukraine: View from Moscow with Ambassador John Sullivan.” Watch here.
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4) Brookings Institute “The State of Terrorism Around the World.” Watch here. 

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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “Two Years of Diplomacy with the Taliban.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 42 August 2023

Welcome to Issue #42 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) Brookings Institution: “How much money for defense is enough?” Watch here.
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 2) The Council on Foreign Relations: “A Conversation with Antony Blinken.”  Watch here.  

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3) The Hoover Institution: “Russia’s War on Ukraine: View from Moscow with Amb. John Sullivan.” Watch here.
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4) Wilson Center: “A Conversation with Mexico’s Former Secretary of Economy and Current Federal Deputy Ildefonso Guajardo.” Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “Lessons Learned from Oversight of War and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 41 June 5, 2023

Welcome to Issue #41 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) Brookings Institution: “Securing Global Mobility: A Conversation with General Jacqueline Van Ovost, 14th Commander of the US Transportation Command.” Watch here.

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 2) U.S. Institute of Peace: “The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Russian Civil Society.”  Watch here.  
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3) Foreign Affairs: “Erdogan’s Russian Victory.” Read here.

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4) Wilson Center: “Storytelling that Informs Policy: Addressing Forced Displacement and Refugee Challenges.” Watch here. 
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5) Quincy Institute for ResponsibleStatecraft: “Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War.”  Watch here.
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WACMB Recommends Issue 40 May 2, 2023

Welcome to Issue #40 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) Brookings Institution: “How Serious is the Risk of War Over Taiwan?” Listen here.
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 2) Brookings Institution: “Will ‘Made in America’ Really Lead to Good Jobs?”  Read here.  

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3) Foreign Affairs: “Why NATO Must Admit Ukraine.” Read here.
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4)  Council on Foreign Relations: “Army of Some: Recruiting Trouble for the All-Volunteer Force” Listen here. 
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5) Foreign Affairs: “Xi Jinping Says He Is Preparing China for War.”  Read here.

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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 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.