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In this episode, we interview Sir Mark Lowcock, the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, about the possibility of the world’s second famine in the 21st century. We discuss the factors driving the current food crisis and what steps nations can take now to avoid millions of people starving by next year. Lowcock is currently a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and a Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC. He is the author of Relief Chief: A Manifesto for Saving Lives in Dire Times.
We then discuss all the developments from the last week with China: the Biden-Xi call, Pelosi’s potential trip to Taiwan, and the passage of the CHIPs Act in Congress. We discuss the significance of these events and what they mean for US relations with China.
Also, on the show, we talk about Europe’s energy crisis and the latest developments as the continent struggles to prepare for winter.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
- US-China Relations - 04:00
- European Energy Crisis - 29:00
- Interview with Sir Mark Lowcock - 41:50
Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
- Cooperation with China: Challenges and opportunities (The Atlantic Council)
- What Does the Pelosi Taiwan Uproar Mean for U.S. China Policy? (Foreign Policy)
- What Is the U.S. “One China” Policy, and Why Does it Matter? (CSIS)
- America takes on China with a giant microchips bill (The Economist)
European Energy Crisis: Winter is Coming Part Deux
- Europe’s gas crisis is here (Vox)
- Europe’s Race to Secure New Energy Sources Is on a Knife’s Edge (NYT)
- France’s nuclear plants are going down for repairs (The Economist)
- What Are the Kremlin’s Calculations in Its Gas War With Europe? (Carnegie Foundation)
Interview with Sir Mark Lowcock
- Relief Chief: A Manifesto for Saving Lives in Dire Times
- What’s in the Ukraine Grain Deal for Russia? (Carnegie Foundation)
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