AIF Blog - World

August 03, 2018
Bill Browder speaks with Suzanne Malveaux on July 27, shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin singled out Browder at a press conference with President Trump in Helsinki. Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, singled out American-born businessman Bill Browder at a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland. Putin, standing alongside President Trump, named Browder and his business dealings. Browder...
July 26, 2018
NBC's Peter Alexander interviews Kirstjen Nielsen at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado in mid-July.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has defended the Trump administration’s controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to families being separated at America’s southwest border. In this discussion, she addresses illegal immigration, saying it reflects a...
July 25, 2018
 Intelligence Director Dan Coats speaks with journalist Andrea Mitchell July 19th at the Aspen Security Forum. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats goes over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in this discussion held July 19th. These are his first public comments after standing by the intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump has...
July 19, 2018
Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor, interviews FBI Director Christopher Wray on June 18 at the Aspen Security Forum.FBI Director Christopher Wray is firm in his position that Russia was involved in the 2016 presidential campaign. “The intelligence community’s assessment has not changed,” he says, “and my view has not changed, which is that Russia attempted to interfere with the last election.” Wray spoke July 18...
July 18, 2018
Mimi Marziano, president of the Texas Civil Rights project, talks about the family separation policy on June 26 at the Aspen Ideas Festival.A lot has happened since US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal crossings at the southwest border. The family separation policy that contributed to dividing nearly 3,000 children from their guardians was halted and...
July 16, 2018
Andrew Weiss, Evelyn Farkas, Steve Clemons, Kori Schake, and Peter Wittig talk about President Vladimir Putin and Russia at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June.President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday during a time when international relations are being tested. On the heels of a tension-filled NATO summit, Russia experts wonder whether Trump’s meeting with Putin will address the Russian...
July 11, 2018
Elliot Gerson, Mircea Dan Geoana, Kati Marton, and Doublas Lute discuss President Trump and the Brussels NATO summit during a panel at Aspen Ideas on June 30.President Trump is attending a meeting in Brussels this week with NATO allies. Shortly after the Summit began, Trump disparaged the alliance and told NATO's secretary general that other nations must increase military spending, according to The New York...
June 29, 2018
By Alia Wong, The AtlanticLast summer, Charlottesville, Virginia, became the site of a multi-day white-supremacist march and rally that left one woman, a counter-protester, dead, setting off a wave of emotions and accusations that shook the city and the country. Charlottesville has still not come to terms with that event, said Melody Barnes, former President Barack Obama’s chief domestic policy adviser, late Monday...
June 26, 2018
Faisal Al Mutar is an Iraqi-born human rights activist, satirist, speaker, writer, and founder of multiple online platforms. He will speak as part of the Freedom of Speech and Marketplace of Ideas track at the Aspen Ideas Festival.I was born in Iraq in June 1991, right after the first Gulf War.Just like many Iraqis at the time who grew up under Saddam Hussein, we didn’t have access to that much information coming to...
June 24, 2018
Gillian Caldwell is CEO of Global Witness, an organization that campaigns to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. She will speak as part of the Freedom of Speech and the Marketplace of Ideas track at the Aspen Ideas Festival.In October last year, one of Malta’s highest-profile journalists, Daphne Caruana...

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