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- Results from Germany’s first national elections without Angela Merkel in years saw a shift to the left and could mean more political uncertainty for the leading nation in Europe.
- Fumio Kishida will be Japan’s new prime minister as of Monday. He promises to continue the policy of building up his nation’s military and asserting Japan’s interests against those of China.
- In a significant foreign-policy change, the Biden administration has decided to withhold military aid from Egypt, a rebuke to the government of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
- We also talk about why Europe is so upset with America strengthening ties with Australia; revelations about how China has brought many nations even deeper into its debt than realized, through secret, off-the-books lending; and the increase of troubling cooperation between Venezuela and Iran.
- [00:40] German Elections (14 minutes)
- [14:25] Japan’s New PM (6 minutes)
- [20:13] U.S. and Egypt (9 minutes)
- [29:40] Europe Reacts to AUKUS (10 minutes)
- [40:53] China’s Debt Traps (7 minutes)
- [47:43] Iran and Venezuela (7 minutes)