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Each week, Foreign Policy Live will feature a substantive conversation on world affairs. Host and FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal will be joined by leading foreign-policy thinkers and practitioners to analyze a key issue in global politics, from the U.S.-China relationship to conflict and diplomacy. FP Live is your weekly fix for smart thinking about the world.

Foreign Policy magazine subscribers can watch these interviews live and submit questions and suggestions by going to https://foreignpolicy.com/live/.

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Each week, Foreign Policy Live will feature a substantive conversation on world affairs. Host and FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal will be joined by leading foreign-policy thinkers and practitioners to analyze a key issue in global politics, from the U.S.-China relationship to conflict and diplomacy. FP Live is your weekly fix for smart thinking about the world.

Foreign Policy magazine subscribers can watch these interviews live and submit questions and suggestions by going to https://foreignpolicy.com/live/.

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on a Grim Anniversary for Ukraine

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen on a Grim Anniversary for Ukraine

    Feb. 24 marks two years since Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine. The conflict has changed the face of Europe and set off a protracted war that has had ramifications reaching far beyond its borders. 
    Could Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy of waiting out the West prove successful, or can Western leaders rally to continue supporting a drawn-out war? What would a future peace deal look like? 
    NATO’s former secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, argues that Western leaders need to continue to supply Ukraine with weapons—and quickly, before the war results in further instability. He joined FP’s Ravi Agrawal ahead of the war’s second anniversary to discuss the state of the conflict, lessons learned, and what the future might hold for Ukraine.
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    Gita Gopinath on the Global Economy

    Gita Gopinath on the Global Economy

    Economics is sometimes called the “dismal science.” But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a surprisingly positive outlook for the U.S. economy—even if public sentiment hasn’t yet caught up. Host Ravi Agrawal discusses the state of the global economy with Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s first deputy managing director. The two begin with Gopinath’s latest essay in Foreign Policy about trade fragmentation and fears of a new Cold War. 
    Suggested reading:
    Gita Gopinath: How Policymakers Should Handle a Fragmenting World
    Adam Posen: America’s Zero-Sum Economics Doesn’t Add Up
    Adam Tooze: The IMF is an anchor adrift in a changing world economy
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    ‘We Do Not Have an Iran Plan’

    ‘We Do Not Have an Iran Plan’

    James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander and retired four-star admiral, sits down with Ravi Agrawal to share his insight on how Washington is navigating conflicts across two continents.
    Suggested reading:
    Thomas L. Friedman: A Biden Doctrine for the Middle East Is Forming. And It’s Big.
    Keith Johnson: The Houthis’ Next Target May Be Underwater
    Stephen J. Hadley and Richard Fontaine: Americans Need Domestic Unity for Effective Foreign Policy
    FP Live: ‘We Do Not Have an Iran Plan’

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    • 48 min
    What Is Tehran Thinking?

    What Is Tehran Thinking?

    A drone strike by an Iran-backed militant group, which resulted in the deaths of three U.S. service members, threatens to push the Middle East into a wider regional conflict. Iran has distanced itself from the attack, while President Biden has said that the U.S. will respond.
    Middle East experts Vali Nasr and Sanam Vakil join Ravi Agrawal to discuss what Tehran might be thinking at this moment. Nasr is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Vakil is the director of Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa program.
    Suggested reading:
    Jack Detsch: 3 Options for How Biden Could Respond to Iran
    Adam Weinstein and Steven Simon: U.S. Troops Are Dangerously Vulnerable in the Middle East
    Ravi Agrawal: Ian Bremmer: Attack on U.S. Troops a ‘Red Line’ for Biden
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    • 47 min
    A ‘Red Line’ for Biden?

    A ‘Red Line’ for Biden?

    Geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer joins Ravi Agrawal to forecast the world ahead in 2024. From expanding conflict in the Middle East and a potentially partitioned Ukraine to a more optimistic take on the rise of artificial intelligence, listen in to hear his predictions.
    Suggested reading:
    Jack Detsch: 3 Options for How Biden Could Respond to Iran
    Jared Cohen and Ian Bremmer: The Global Credibility Gap
    Adam Weinstein and Steven Simon: U.S. Troops Are Dangerously Vulnerable in the Middle East
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    How America is Viewing Taiwan’s Election

    How America is Viewing Taiwan’s Election

    Taiwan’s recent election resulted in the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party retaining power, prompting China-watchers to wonder how Beijing might respond. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, shares his insights with host Ravi Agrawal.
    Suggested reading:
    Hal Brands and Michael Beckley: China Is a Declining Power–and That’s the Problem
    James Palmer: Taiwan’s New President Won’t Placate China
    Howard W. French: The Reason China Can’t Stop Its Decline
    The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party: Reset, Prevent, Build: A Strategy to Win America’s Economic Competition with the Chinese Communist Party
    The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party: Ten for Taiwan: Policy Recommendations to Preserve Peace and Stability in the Taiwan Strait
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