The Evening: Coronavirus Economy, Putin Power, Voodoo Child and More
March 10, 2020
President Trump presented Republican senators with several potential actions Congress could take as lawmakers look to avert the economic impacts of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak—but he did not offer a specific economic stimulus package during their lunch meeting on Tuesday, as Politico’s Heather Caygle, Andrew Desiderio, and John Bresnahan report.
The WSJ’s Joe Wallace, Akane Otani, and Xie Yu report that stocks rose in frenetic trading Tuesday after a stunning selloff at the start of the week.
Meanwhile, as the Journal’s Jennifer Calfas, Chong Koh Ping, and Giovanni Legorano report, New York and Europe have stepped up containment efforts.Dive Deeper: “Critical Questions: The Global Economic Impacts of COVID-19,” by CSIS’s Stephanie Segal and Dylan Gerstel.
Russia’s parliament offered a path Tuesday for President Vladimir Putin to stay in power for an additional 12 years after his term expires in 2024, approving an amendment that would reset his presidential terms, as the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan reports.
Turkey Defies EU Pressure to Shut Border
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would not stop migrants trying to cross Turkey’s border into Greece despite EU pressure to do so, but he also announced a summit next week in Istanbul with European leaders to seek a solution to the crisis, as Reuters reports.
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In That Number
Moody’s on Monday cut its expectations of 2020 growth in the United States to 1.5% from 1.7%, in China to 4.8% from 5.2%, and in the Group of 20 economies to 2.1% from 2.4%.
“Russia has had enough revolutions.”
— Russian President Vladimir Putin
In 2000, more than 245 million people in China drank water from untreated sources. Less than two decades later, that number had dropped to 89 million people. Read the latest feature from the CSIS China Power Project to learn more about how water security affects China's development.
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(Photo credit: Samuel Corum/Getty Images). Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and CDC Director Robert Redfield prior to Redfield's testimony before the House Appropriations Committee.
“Mystery Math: The U.S.-China Phase-1 Purchase Figures Do Not Add Up," by CSIS's Scott Kennedy.
This Town Tomorrow
At 10:00 a.m., the Heritage Foundation will host a conversation with National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien on the current foreign and security challenges facing the United States today.
Later, at 6:00 p.m., the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs will host Rose Gottemoeller, former NATO deputy secretary general, for a discussion on the state of the transatlantic alliance.
CSIS's Future of Venezuela Initiative and Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative hosted a discussion today on how girls and women have been disproportionately affected by the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, featuring keynote remarks from Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF. Watch the event here.
Hanin Ghaddar, visiting fellow at the Washington Institute, joins host Jon Alterman for a conversation on sectarianism in Lebanon in the latest episode of Babel.
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