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Global Engagement: News Review
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Global Engagement – April 14, 2020
World News: Review and Commentary
With Ambassador Dick Bowers and LCDR Pat Ryan
In this episode Dick and Pat review these topics in the news:
1 – Covid-19 – What’s going on around the world?
2 – U.S. Role in International Organizations
3 – Iraq – What’s going on in the politics of this pivotal Middle East country
4 – USS Theodore Roosevelt and Covid, what are the national security implications
5 – Global Economy and Environment – can we have both economic recovery and compliance with the Paris Accord?
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1 – COVID UPDATE
Religious Bigotry in India
China Medical Supply Chains and Broader Trade Issues – Congressional Research Service
2 – U.S. ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19 – US State Department
3 — IRAQ – WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE POLITICS
Intel: US signals support for Iraq’s latest prime minister-designate
4 — USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND COVID, WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS
Michael O’Hanlon – “Why Crozier was Correct” Brookings
5 — GLOBAL ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT – CAN WE HAVE BOTH ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE PARIS ACCORD?
Japan Minister: Paris Accord under threat if coronavirus trumps climate change
Charles Bowers (Ambassador @U.S. Foreign Service (Retired))
Charles Richard (Dick) Bowers served as the US Ambassador to Bolivia from 1991 through 1994. During that time, the American Embassy in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, was the largest and most complex U.S. embassy in South America. Ambassador Bowers grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, attended the University of California, Berkeley. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. From 1961 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. As a career member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Ambassador Bowers served in the U.S. Embassies in Panama, Poland, Singapore, Germany and Bolivia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1995. Amb Bowers has been a Board Member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council since 2012.
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LCDR Patrick Ryan, USN(Ret) (President @Tennessee World Affairs Council)
Patrick Ryan is a native of New York City. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for submarine duty. He served aboard nuclear fast attack and ballistic missile boats during the Cold War, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he was commissioned and served aboard a cruiser in the Western Pacific before becoming a Navy Intelligence Officer. Ryan served aboard the carrier Constellation in the Pacific, the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate in the Pentagon, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Intelligence Directorate of U.S. Central Command. Ryan retired from the Navy in 1998 and worked as a consultant on Intelligence Community projects and as the VP/COO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Ryan ran a newsletter publishing business on international affairs from 1999-2016. He founded the Tennessee World Affairs Council in 2007.
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- Co-Host: Amb Dick Bowers
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