The Evening: Border, Turkish Elections, Cover Tunes and More
June 21, 2018
It's Thursday, June 21st.
Note: The Evening will be “gone fishin’” until Tuesday, June 26.
The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday asked the Pentagon to make preparations to house as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on American military bases, a United States official said, as the New York Times reports.
Dive Deeper : Read the new CSIS Critical Questions, “Trump’s Border Policy: Separation Anxiety.”
And also from the CSIS Americas Program, “As Mexico Moves to Political Left, American Relationship Put to Test”
Turkish voters head to the polls Sunday in transformative elections that will usher in a new system of government, giving sweeping new powers to whoever wins the presidency, as CNN reports .
Dive Deeper : “Four Things to Watch in Turkey's Elections,” from TIME.
Eyes on Europe
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticizing the actions of pro-European governments like his, as Reuters reports.
Dive Deeper : A new CSIS Brief, “Successfully Countering Russian Electoral Interference,” examines how France successfully withstood disinformation and interference in its 2017 election.
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In That Number
Iraq will move forward with a hand recount of the roughly 12 million votes cast on May 12 that resulted in a shock-win for supporters of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
"They’ve been spoiled for many, many years and that game is over."
On the latest episode of the Impossible State, Ambassador Robert King, the former special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, and Joseph Kim, a young man who defected from North Korea in 2006, discuss human rights in North Korea and the Singapore summit. Listen on Apple Podcasts.
(Photo credit: Ali EGE/AFP.) Thousands of supporters gathered to listen to Muharrem Ince, the leader and presidential candidate of Turkey's main opposition party the Republican People's Party (CHP) as he gives an address during a campaign rally in Izmir on June 21, 2018, three days prior to presidential and parliamentary elections.
“The Refugees The World Barely Pays Attention To,” by NPR’s Tim McDonnell.
This Town Tomorrow
Join CSIS at 10:00 a.m. for a conversation with veteran BBC journalist Humphrey Hawksley on his new book Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion .
At 9:00 a.m., the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a discussion about the impact of chronic violence on human development.
And at 10:00 a.m., the Brookings Institution will host a panel on innovations in multilateral climate finance, focusing on the support of low-carbon, climate resilient infrastructure (LCR).
Tonight CSIS hosts a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Lynn Good, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy. She will discuss the trends impacting the energy industry, the challenges it faces, and the efforts being made to create a cleaner, smarter energy future. Watch here.
On the latest episode of 35 West, Christopher Sands of the School of Advanced International Studies discusses the recent meeting of the G7 and how Trump’s feud with Prime Minister Trudeau may affect Canadian politics and trade with the U.S. He also reveals what Canadians really think of Americans.
We’ve been discussing cover tunes, specifically Weezer’s cover of Toto’s “Africa.” I love cover tunes. My old friend the late Memphis legend Jim Dickinson used to say, “Not everyone can write songs like Bob Dylan. So if you can’t then cover some of the great songs that do exist and put your own musical stamp on them.”
Well, that’s exactly what the Chris Robinson Brotherhood did here with Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” which happens to be one of my all time favorite songs