The Evening CSIS: Cybersecurity Agenda, Asian Economic Strategy, Stills & More
January 5, 2017
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A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President
Today CSIS released the final report of its Cyber Policy Task Force, cochaired by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Michael T. McCaul (R-TX). The task force came up with over 200 specific recommendations for the new administration, and they’ve all been distilled in to the final report. Fox News’ Brooke Singman reported on today’s Capitol Hill launch of the report.
Dive Deeper: Read the full list of recommendations from the Task Force’s working groups along with the discussion papers here.
US Economic Strategy in the Asia Pacific
CSIS had another big launch today as our Asia Economic Strategy Commission, cochaired by Charlene Barshefsky, Evan G. Greenberg, and Jon M. Huntsman Jr., launched its final report calling for a reinvigorated economic strategy for the US in Asia. The report is available in full here.
Turkey suffered another apparent terror attack today, this time in the city of Izmir after a car bomb exploded outside a courthouse, as AFP reports. Meanwhile, Turkey is still in the hunt for the Istanbul club attacker.
Dive Deeper: The BBC’s Paul Kirby goes in-depth to answer the question “How dangerous is Turkey’s instability?”
In That Number
The number of times a key German counterterrorism committee discussed Anis Amri—the terrorist who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market—prior to his December 19 attack. Source: Washington Post.
“The United States can only succeed in Afghanistan if it shifts from a deadline and withdrawal-oriented strategy to one based on providing enough aid to achieve decisive results that reflect the military and civil realities on the ground, and the real world conditions of Afghan forces and governance.”
—CSIS’s Anthony H. Cordesman authored a major new report today, The Trump Transition and the Afghan War: The Need for Decisive Action.
One to Watch
James A. Lewis is senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS. Jim directs the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force, which today released its recommendations, From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President.
(Photo Credit: AFP/Dimitar DILKOFF.)
Iraqis pull a cart with their belongings in the western edge of Al-Intisar neighborhood in southeastern Mosul on January 5, 2017.
“How voice technology is transforming computing” via the Economist’s January 7 issue.
Join CSIS's Burke Chair in Strategy on January 11 at 10:00 a.m. for "Afghanistan Reconstruction: Enduring Challenges for the New Administration and Congress," featuring a conversation with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko.
Join CSIS's Simon Chair in Political Economy on January 13 at 10:00 a.m. for "The Future of Global Trade," featuring an armchair conversation with Ambassador Michael Froman, outgoing US trade representative.
And join CSIS's Russia and Eurasia Program on January 13 at 10:00 a.m. for "Russia's Intervention in Syria: Lessons Learned."
This Town Tomorrow
Join Johns Hopkins SAIS at 10:00 a.m. for “The Way Ahead: A Discussion of the U.S.-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations.”
CSIS On Demand
CSIS’s Russia and Eurasia Program hosted “Russian National Identity and Foreign Policy” in December with Igor Zevelev, fellow at the Kennan Institute and former visiting fellow at CSIS.
Take as Directed released a new podcast today, “Addressing Health Is Essential to Propel Myanmar Forward.”
I Like It Like That
The “most beautiful” data visualization of all time (according to Reddit).
One more encore for the great CSN. It’s another masterpiece written by Stephen Stills featuring Stills on lead vocals. But it’s when Graham Nash comes in on the second verse that the chills begin…"Southern Cross."
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