Summit of the Americas, One Hundred Days of War in Ukraine, and More

The United States hosts the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Ukraine marks one hundred days since the Russian invasion began, and the EU Foreign Affairs Council convenes in Brussels to talk trade.

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Hosts
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor
  • Shannon K. O'Neil
    Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies

Show Notes

The United States hosts the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, Ukraine marks one hundred days since the Russian invasion began, and the EU Foreign Affairs Council convenes in Brussels to talk trade.

 

Events and Speeches Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Antony Blinken, “The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China,” delivered at The George Washington University, May 26, 2022

 

Russia's War in Ukraine: How Does it End?” Council on Foreign Relations, May 31, 2022

Russia

Russia celebrates its Constitution Day as President Vladimir Putin manages the messaging around his war in Ukraine; the European Union’s top political leaders discuss possible expansion of the bloc and energy and security concerns amid the Ukraine war; and President Joe Biden hosts the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to boost cooperation on trade, food security, COVID-19 responses, and other issues.

China

The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) takes place in Montreal, Canada; the European Union and Group of Seven (G7) plan to implement price caps and partial embargos on Russian oil to respond to the war in Ukraine; and the Chinese Community Party reacts to nationwide protests over its zero-COVID policy.

Climate Change

The UN Human Rights Council meets for a special session on the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters; the COP27 conference draws to a close amid calls from developing countries to increase funding for climate damages; and the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Doha, Qatar, even as controversy lingers.

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