The Evening CSIS: Arrested in Germany, OPEC Resists, JD and the Jammers & More
June 2, 2016
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Germany arrested three suspected ISIS members from Syria on suspicion of preparing an attack on the city of Düsseldorf on Thursday, as the Wall Street Journal’s Anton Troiansovski and Zeke Turner report.
Coverage from Germany: Germany’s Federal Prosecutors Office said three Syrians have been arrested for planning an “Islamic State” attack on Düsseldorf’s historic city center. The arrests took place separately in three German states.
Shabab Attack Ends
Somali security forces today ended an overnight siege by extremist gunmen at a hotel in the capital that killed least 15 people, including two members of parliament, as AP reports.
Dive deeper: Brookings’s Valda Felbab-Brown authored an analysis last month for the Cipher Brief: “ Al-Shabab: A Rejuvenation.”
Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister rallied OPEC support for maintaining production today, as a near doubling of crude prices since January eased tensions among oil exporters, as the Financial Times’ David Sheppard and Anjli Raval report.
Also Highly Recommended from the FT, columnist Gillian Tett’s “ The Fed takes a look beyond US data.”
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Frank Verrastro, Guy Caruso, Kevin Book, and Larry Goldstein penned a recent commentary: “ Shift in Market Sentiment Supported by Market Fundamentals (at least for now…).”
In That Number
The US Federal Reserve detected more than fifty cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015. Source: Reuters.
“This has to be seen in the context of continued worsening of Turkish relations with the outside world.”
—CSIS’s Bulent Aliriza on the German parliamentary vote in favor of labeling the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. Source: Foreign Policy.
One to Watch
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Andrew Shearer has joined CSIS as senior advisor on Asia Pacific Security. He will also serve as the director of a new CSIS project on alliances and American leadership. Shearer previously served as national security adviser to Australian prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott.
(Photo credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images.)
The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) spreads smoke with the colors of the Italian flag over the city of Rome today as part of the Republic Day ceremony.
“ How Xi Jinping’s crackdowns have squeezed the life out of Beijing’s indie rock scene ,” by the LA Times’ Jonathan Kaiman.
CSIS’s Global Health Policy Center hosted “ Preventing the next pandemic: A conversation with the World Bank President.”
CSIS’s Energy and National Security Program hosted “ Energy Security in Latin America and Africa.”
And CSIS’s Project on Prosperity and Development hosted “ Transformative Innovation for International Development—Part Two: Innovation Ecosystems.”
Join CSIS’s Defense Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG) tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for “ The Evolving Defense/Industry Partnership: How Public and Private Industrial Capabilities Work Together ” featuring David Berteau, Brad Carson, and other current and former defense officials.
This Town Tomorrow
Join the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University tomorrow for “ Vote Food 2016.”
CSIS On Demand
Watch “ Preventing the next pandemic: A conversation with the World Bank President ” On Demand.
CSIS’s Russian Roulette podcast is now one of the top news and politics podcasts on iTunes. Check it out here.
I Like It Like That
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My little cousin is ready for tonight. Go Cavs!
JD and The Jammers
Thanks to all who wrote in about JD yesterday. I promised I would show you what it looks and sounds like to see him when he is performing with the Jammers.
As I said yesterday, JD is one of the single greatest and most exciting musicians I have ever encountered. You saw him in the yard yesterday with just a harp and his brother.
Let’s take a look at JD and The Jammers, electric.
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