The Evening CSIS: Failed Launch, Weekend Oil, Rock and Roll Dr & More
April 15, 2016
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North Korea tried but failed to launch an intermediate-range missile Friday, US and South Korean military officials said, dealing the regime an embarrassing blow on the most important day of the year on the North Korean calendar—the 104th anniversary of the birthday of the country’s “eternal president” Kim Il Sung, as the Washington Post’s Anna Fifield reports.
Dive Deeper: Earlier this week, CSIS’s Victor Cha released a new Korea Chair Snapshot: “ North Korean Provocations May Follow ROK Elections .”
And, the US-Korea Institute at SAIS’s blog, 38 North, today published a new analysis by Joseph Bermudez Jr.: “ More Evidence of Possible Reprocessing Campaign at Yongbyon; Progress at Experimental Light Water Reactor .”
The royalty of the global oil world, including key participants Russia and Saudi Arabia, will meet this weekend in Doha to discuss freezing its collective output, a gambit to end a nearly two-year price rout. But a deal is far from certain, as the Wall Street Journal’s Benoit Faucon and Summer Said report.
And as the Journal’s Selina Williams and Summer Said report, Russia is opening a new front in its battle for a bigger share of the global oil market: India.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Rick Rossow penned a new commentary this week: “ Carter Visit Another Step Forward for U.S.-India Strategic Relations .”
NATO Called Out
Echoing calls by Donald Trump on the cost of NATO, Bernie Sanders said in last night’s Democratic debate that the UK and other European nations should boost their defense spending to take on a greater share of NATO’s costs, as Robert Tait of the Telegraph reports.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Jeffrey Rathke and Claudia Major of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs today released a new commentary: “ NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue: Defining the New Balance in View of the Warsaw Summit .”
In that Number
The amount of humanitarian assistance the US has provided to help those impacted by the crisis in Syria. Source: State Department.
“The challenges that multinationals face are not simply rule implementation at the local level but reflect national government policies as well.”
—Scott Kennedy, director of CSIS’s Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, on the hurdles that foreign investors face in China.
One to Watch
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Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) is the Mark Clayton Cybersecurity Fellow at CS Monitor. Jack previously served as a producer at CBS radio in San Francisco and as an editorial assistant at the Diplomat. Jack is one to watch for news at the intersection of technology, national security, and privacy.
Reuters released a new photo roundup called “ Libya on the Edge.”
Via the Washington Post’s Teddy Amenabar, “ How Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet .”
Today CSIS’s Japan Chair hosted the governor of Tokyo for “ Tokyo at the Forefront: Tackling the Common Challenges Facing the World’s Leading Cities .”
Join CSIS’s Korea Chair at 9:00 a.m. for the “ CSIS–Korea Foundation Forum: The ROK-U.S. Alliance: Strength and Resilience in the Face of Challenges .”
Join CSIS’s Global Health Policy Center at 9:00 a.m. for “ Rethinking International Drug Policy: Adopting a Public Health Approach .”
Join CSIS’s Japan Chair at 2:30 p.m. for a discussion with UK minister of state Hugo Swire on “ Security in Asia: The UK Approach .”
Also on Monday, join CSIS's Freeman Chair in China Studies at 4:00 p.m. for “ Asian Development, the OBOR Initiative, and U.S.-China Relations .”
This Town Monday
Join Brookings at 10:00 a.m. for “ Japan’s G-7 and China’s G-20 chairmanships: Bridges or stovepipes in leader summitry? ”
CSIS on Demand
CSIS hosted “ Predicting the Health Consequences of Nuclear Terrorism Scenarios ” last month.
David Gregory’s new podcast, The David Gregory Show, released its first episode today, featuring Bravo host Andy Cohen.
I Like It Like That
Eye-catching things in CSIS's orbit
Via Harvard’s Nieman Lab, “ How Some 370 Journalists in 80 Countries Made the Panama Papers Happen .”
My best friends sent me the most incredible music this morning—Little Feat live in 1977 at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Scott, Gary, Jon, Mike and DT, I love you all and I’ve been smiling all day boys. My friends really have a musical knowledge that is beyond compare.
In my book (and theirs), there isn’t music any better than this. People have tried and will try (I hope), but there are only a handful of musicians who have ever been able to play like this.
Some of their live album “Waiting for Columbus” was drawn from this London show, other parts of that record were recorded at DC’s Lisner Auditorium.
Enjoy your weekend, enjoy the groove and smile.
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