The Evening CSIS: Final Appeals, About the News, Walk Away & More
June 22, 2016
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With Britain’s membership in the European Union on the line, campaigners from the prime minister on down blanketed the UK today trying to convert the undecided on the final day before the crucial vote, as the AP’s Gregory Kath and Danica Kirka report.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Heather Conley today authored a new commentary: “The Choice to Leave or to Remain: Reflections from London.”
And Conley today held a conference call briefing for members of the press on the Brexit vote. The transcript is available for download.
North Korea Missile Test
North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile into high altitude today, demonstrating that the country was making progress after five consecutive failures in just over two months, as the New York Times ’ Choe Sang-Hun reports.
Dive Deeper: In mid-January, CSIS’s Victor Cha and Bonnie Glaser testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on “The U.S. Response to North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations.” Their statements to the Committee are available for download.
About The News
Not to confuse anyone, but you may recall that Bob Schieffer and I recently launched a new podcast series called “State of Journalism.” But here’s the thing: after recording several interviews Bob and I realized that we should change the name of the podcast to be more reflective of what we are doing—holding conversations about the news with the most interesting people in and around news. So…the podcast formerly known as “State of Journalism” is now called “About the News.” We hope you enjoy it.
Our latest interview was posted today. It’s with Snapchat’s head of news, Peter Hamby. If you want to know about the news on the fastest-growing social media platform, this is the podcast for you. Listen on iTunes or on the CSIS website.
In That Number
The amount of humanitarian assistance that the US has contributed to Iraq since 2014. Source: State Department.
“Innovation knows few boundaries, and disruption is contagious. Entrepreneurs are hard to lead and even harder to contain.”
—CSIS’s Jon B. Alterman on the unintended political consequences of economic transformations in the Middle East. Source: CSIS.
One to Watch
(Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, brandishes a UK passport whilst delivering an anti-European Union speech in London today, as he continues to campaign for a Brexit.
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses students and pro-EU 'Vote Remain' supporters during his final campaign speech at Birmingham University today.
Via Lenny, by Hanna Rosin, “ Screw Mastery: On starting out in a new field in your 40s.”
CSIS’s Missile Defense Project hosted “ The Future of US Army Missile Defense.”
Join CSIS’s International Security Program at 9:00 a.m. “ Priorities for Our Nation's Army with US Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley.”
Join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. for “ After the Ebola Frenzy: Media Lessons for Zika.”
This Town Tomorrow
Join the Atlantic Council tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. for “Restoring NATO's Power and Purpose” with former US Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns.
CSIS On Demand
Today CSIS hosted an event on “The Future of US Army Missile Defense” with current and former US military officials.
Listen to the latest episode of the War on the Rocks podcast, “The Long Game: How Will Obama’s Foreign Policies be Judged by History? ” featuring Derek Chollet and Richard Fontaine.
I Like It Like That
“11 New Features That’ll Change The Way You Use Your Mac,” by BuzzFeed’s Nicole Nguyen.
As LeBron and the Cavs celebrate in The Land today, I’ll leave you with one more Cleveland rocker. “Walk Away” by the James Gang features one of those all-time guitar riffs like only Keith Richards and Joe Walsh could pull together. I love it. Cleveland Rocks.
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