While certain topics at the Aspen Security Forum can feel niche, the event’s main subject—global security—affects us all. Participants included eminent policymakers, diplomats, academics, and commentators who made news all around the world from the Aspen stage.
This July, dozens of journalists were on the ground for the event which returned to Aspen, Colorado for the first time since 2019. The forum, produced by the Aspen Strategy Group, teamed up with media partner NBC News who live-streamed its reports and created multiple live segments from its on-site studio. Other video outlets, including international networks Al Jazeera, CGTN, and Xinhua, reported from the forum, creating live video stand-ups, dozens of video reports, and anchoring shows from another on-site studio. Dozens of print and digital media outlets reported on the forum before, during, and after the event. Podcast recordings for Politico, SiriusXM, Global Dispatch, and others ensured the forum was represented on a wide variety of platforms.
If you missed any of the news that was made at the forum, we’ve compiled links to the coverage below with the acknowledgment the forum may continue to make news. In global security, the story is always developing.
We’ll discuss these topics again at the next Aspen Security Forum on December 8 in Washington, DC. There will assuredly be plenty of news made then.
- CIA Director William Burns’ interview with Andrea Mitchell was featured on NBC’s Today Show and was reported on by dozens of outlets including CBS News, Axios, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
- MI6 chief Richard Moore was covered by CNN, Sky News, the BBC, NBC News, the Financial Times, and many more.
- Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang’s interview with Ed Luce of the Financial Times was covered by dozens of outlets including Fox News, Bloomberg, CGTN, Politico, and Puck.
- Jake Sullivan was interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg, then picked up in The Atlantic (with a transcript of the conversation), ABC News, and The New York Times.
- Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Brown’s remarks were reported on by Reuters, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Forbes.
- Lisa Monaco disclosed the existence of a possible Fabergé egg on a Russian superyacht, as reported by CNN and The Daily Beast.
- Speaking to MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas touched on subjects spanning the Uvalde shooting, social division, and the Secret Service’s missing texts related to the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, as reported by NBC News and Bloomberg Law.
- Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz and Bahrain’s Undersecretary for Political Affairs Abdulla Al Khalifa appeared in back-to-back conversations with Jeffrey Goldberg, as reported by the Jerusalem Post, Bloomberg, and Politico.
- Remarks by Space Force chief General John Raymond were picked up by The Washington Times, Air Force Magazine, Fox News, and Jewish Insider.
- Economic subjects, presented with support from the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, made news as Larry Summers discussed inflation for a Politico podcast, while Secretary Gina Raimondo’s comments on semiconductors were picked up by Bloomberg.
- Content recorded at ASF also included Mark Goldberg’s Global Dispatches podcast, Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neil’s SiriusXM show (including an interview with Aspen Security Group Executive Director Anja Manuel), and segments created by Fox Digital.