The Evening: Bolton Dismissed, Netanyahu’s Pitch, Duane Allman and More
September 10, 2019
President Trump abruptly dismissed his national security adviser, John Bolton, amid a growing split between the president and the hawkish aide on foreign policy, as the WSJ’s Michael Bender and Vivian Salama report.
Netanyahu Pledges to Annex Much of West Bank
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he would move swiftly to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if voters returned him to power in the election next week, as the NYT’s David Halbfinger reports.
Dive Deeper : “The Increasingly Right Stuff: Religious Parties in Israel’s Upcoming Election,” by the Washington Institute’s David Pollock and Tamar Hermann.
New Sanctions Against Terrorists
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on a “wide range of terrorists and their supporters,” including Hamas and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, as Reuters reports.
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In That Number
North Korea has launched 8 ballistic missiles or other projectiles since late July.
Source: New York Times
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.”
— President Trump
Xinjiang is ground zero for a new model of repression based on artificial intelligence and surveillance technology, and China has detained at least one million Uyghurs in reeducation facilities. CSIS's Michael Green and Amy Lehr explain "What's Happening in Xinjiang" in the newest episode of our video series about global policy hotspots.
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(Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brief the media following the ouster of John Bolton.
“The Era of the Gas Mega-Players,” by CSIS’s Nikos Tsafos.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:00 a.m., CSIS will host a half-day conference examining the escalating violence in the Sahel, featuring a keynote address by Michael McCaul, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
And at 2:00 p.m., CSIS will hold a panel discussion on digital identity and its potential impact on the economic and political sectors across the African continent.
Also at 2:00 p.m., the Hudson Institute will host a discussion with Janis Garisons, state secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Defense, on defending the Baltic region from Russian aggression.
CSIS's report, Home and Abroad: Building U.S. Global Economic Leadership on Strong Domestic Foundations, brought together experts on economics, trade, energy, technology, and development to explore how the United States can reaffirm its leadership through smart policies both at home and abroad. Watch this video to learn more.
In the latest episode of The Asia Chessboard, Mike Green sat down with Kelly Magsamen and Mira Rapp-Hooper to discuss the history of Democratic grand strategy in Asia, noting the prevalence of both realist and institutionalist tendencies in Democratic administrations.
There isn’t a lot of footage of Duane Allman which is a shame. The video that does exist of the guitar master is fleeting. But it’s mesmerizing to watch Duane perform with his “baby bro” (as he called him) Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and the rest of their extraordinary band. Fortunately, a year before “At Fillmore East” was recorded by producer Tom Dowd, PBS video taped the band performing at the Fillmore East. For many Allman Brothers fans this clip is sacred.