The Evening: Clash at UN, Moderna Approved, Chris Stapleton, and More
U.S.-Russia Clash at UN
The U.S. and Russia engaged in a bitter diplomatic brawl Monday at the UN Security Council over the Ukraine crisis, as the Americans accused the Russians of endangering peace by massing troops on Ukraine’s borders while Kremlin diplomats dismissed what they called hysterical U.S. fearmongering, as the NYT reports.
Written Response from Russia
The Russian government has delivered a written response to a U.S. proposal aimed at de-escalating the Ukraine crisis, as the Washington Post reports.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, the company announced Monday, making it the second to be fully licensed for use in the United States, as Politico reports.
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In That Number
The U.S.-backed Syrian militia that recaptured the prison gave a fuller account of the fighting that lasted for more than a week, saying about 500 people died, most of them linked to ISIS.
“If Russia is sincere about addressing our respective security concerns through dialogue, the United States and our Allies and partners will continue to engage in good faith. If instead Russia chooses to walk away from diplomacy and attack Ukraine, Russia will bear the responsibility, and it will face swift and severe consequences.”
— President Joe Biden
New CSIS analysis and satellite imagery finds that Moscow has prepared a growing number of its conventional army, navy, and air force units for a possible invasion of Ukraine. If peace talks fail, an escalation between NATO and Russia could extend well beyond Eastern Europe.
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(Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.) Members of the UN Security Council meet to discuss the situation between Russia and Ukraine on January 31, 2022 in New York City.
“Crisis Crossroads” is a new, curated collection of independent, bipartisan analysis from CSIS. This body of analysis—from across the Center—analyzes the Russian threat to Ukraine and its potential security, economic, energy, and humanitarian impacts.
This Town Tomorrow
At 3:00 p.m., join the CSIS Americas Program for a discussion on increased Chinese and Russian involvement and malign state activity in the global south.
Earlier, at 12:00 p.m., the Atlantic Council hosts an interview with Axios journalist Barak Ravid on how the Abraham Accords came to be, their legacy for the Middle East, and their impact on the U.S.-Israel relationship.
And, at 2:00 p.m., the Wilson Center holds part two of their tenth annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference.
The CSIS Africa Program last Friday hosted an event exploring how the United States can meaningfully engage with African counterparts on pressing issues to realized shared goals.
In this crossover episode ofThe Truth of the Matter with Coronavirus Crisis Update, Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses the anti-vaccine movement; “the new normal;” and a better plan for data, testing, ventilation, and rebuilding our health workforce.
I pay more than a little bit of attention to Country and Western music even though I don’t often write about it in this space. I usually drift to the outlaw genre of C&W, which has been drilled into me ever since I heard Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson as a kid.
Some of the talent that is out there now is astonishingly great, and I’d put Chris Stapleton at the top of the heap. If you didn’t see the 60 Minutes piece about him a few weeks back, I’d urge you to check it out. In the meantime, watch this and you’ll see what I mean.