The Evening CSIS: EgyptAir, Global Dev Forum, Feeling Alright & More
May 20, 2016
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An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo abruptly swerved, vanished from radar, and plunged into the Mediterranean early today, shortly before it was scheduled to land. Egyptian officials said wreckage had been found and suggested terrorism was a more likely cause than technical failure. BBC has the latest updates .
The New York Times has prepared a set of annotated maps, “The EgyptAir Flight: Moment by Moment.”
Global Development Priorities
CSIS today held its second annual Global Development Forum (GDF), featuring over 40 speakers from US government agencies, leading multilateral and nongovernmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector. The Forum can be viewed On Demand.
GDF also released its signature Global Development Monitor , a magazine-style publication in which over a dozen CSIS experts and affiliates examine the role and purpose of official development assistance against a backdrop of global trends, including “Development Priorities for a New Administration.”
New CSIS Original Documentary
CSIS’s Global Health Policy Center today premiered a new CSIS original documentary, “Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear,” today at our Global Development Forum. Watch the CSIS documentary on demand at your convenience.
In that Number
The percentage of British voters that would opt to stay in the EU, according to a recent poll ahead of the June 23 referendum.
“The challenges are enormous and I think that she does not underestimate them. It is a difficult time, and China is not making it any easier, of course.”
Bonnie Glaser on Taiwan’s president-elect Tsai Ing-wen ahead of Friday’s inauguration.
One to Watch
(Photo Credit: Atlantic Council)
August Cole, director of the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future War project has a new book out with New America Foundation’s P.W. Singer. It’s a novel called Ghost Fleet , and it seems like everyone is reading it.
Egypt’s aviation minister, Sherif Fathy, speaks during a press conference on May 19, 2016, at the Ministry of Civil Aviation at Cairo’s airport after an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board. (Photo credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images.)
ICYMI, “ China isn’t the only one building islands in the South China Sea ,” via Business Insider’s Jeremy Bender.
Today, CSIS hosted its annual Global Development Forum—catch up on all the panels On Demand here.
This Town Tomorrow
The Atlantic Council will host an expert panel discussion on “ The Role of Diplomacy in the Future of European Security .” It starts at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
CSIS on Demand
How safe is the Internet of Things? Tuesday’s panel assessed the security risks, and you can watch it here.
Listen to the World Food Program USA's latest episode from it's "Hacking Hunger" podcast series: Voices Rising From the Rubble in Nepal .
I Like It Like That
Eye-catching things in CSIS's orbit
Not only does CNAS have their great Annual Conference coming up, but they have an App for it! I like it big time. Now, if I can just get in to see Vice President Biden speak…
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