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Coffee Talk

Quick Hits: Foreign Policy Is Personal

We set the stage for the week ahead from the Middle East to China and Sweden's famous Oat Milk.

Published on

may 24, 2021

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Your Rundown: Memorial Day on the horizon.


0.30 - 2:30 The Middle East cease fire holds. Some context, including a reminder of the Abraham Accords the first time Bahrain and U.A.E. (and others) formalized diplomatic ties with Israel (following Egypt and Jordan who did so decades ago). Will the Biden Admin build off a Trump administration policy?

2:30-3:30 The Biden administration speaks clearly about its priority on Iran and why it matters on the eve of a big meeting. Reminder: some like the priority, others think it’s misguided.

3:30-4:30 A new report on a strange COVID-like illness at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the first epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

4:30 - 5:15 Oat milk is booming. Update from video: market cap of the company Oatly is now beyond $13 billion!

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