Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor

Show Notes

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

 

Articles and Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Derek H. Chollet, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia,” The President’s Inbox, May 3, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy,” World Politics Review via CFR.org, April 15, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “The Philippines’ High-Stakes Election: What to Know,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022

 

Books and Reports Mentioned

 

Alice C. Hill, The Fight for Climate After COVID-19 (2021)

 

Stewart Patrick, Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk (2022)

Ukraine

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Climate Change

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NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

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