The Evening CSIS: Lean Forward, The Horror, Monday & More
February 8, 2016
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Hundreds of additional US troops are slated to deploy to a volatile province in Afghanistan to bolster the local military against a resurgent Taliban, theGuardian’s Spencer Ackerman and Sune Engel Rasmussen reported today.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman has a new analysis: Key Trends in the Uncertain Metrics of Terrorism . For this analysis, Dr. Cordesman has prepared a graphic survey of reporting from different officials, media, and research centers on the recent trends in terrorism and key related factors.
As the New York Times editorial board writes today, “Even by Boko Haram’s appalling standards, the raid on the small village of Dalori in northeastern Nigeria was horrific.”
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Jennifer Cooke authored an important new commentary: “ Now Comes the Hard Part: Five Priorities in the Continuing Fight against Boko Haram .”
North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of US missile defense systems in Asia, as Reuters’ Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom report.
Popular Science ’s Kelsey Atherton has a smart piece: “ What do we know about North Korea’s Latest Satellite Launch? ”
And, CSIS’s Victor Cha was interviewed by NPR’s Renee Montagne on “ What Message Is North Korea Sending With Another Nuclear Test? ”
Dive Deeper: The latest CSIS Korea Chair Snapshot, “ North Korea Announces Successful Hydrogen Bomb Nuclear Test ,” by CSIS’s Victor Cha is a quick, get smart read.
And, CSIS’s Tom Karako today authored a new CSIS Critical Questions (CSIS’s signature series of asked & answered short papers): “ North Korea’s February 2016 Satellite Launch .”
The SAIS blog 38 North shows “ Pyongyang’s Space Launch in Pictures .”
Plus, CFR today published an updated Backgrounder: “ The China-North Korea Relationship .”
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President Obama will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight the Zika virus at home and abroad and to pursue a vaccine.
“It would appear that South Korea has had enough.”
—Tom Karako, director of the CSIS Missile Defense Project, on renewed interest from South Korea in exploring the installation of a sophisticated US antimissile system.
Source: Washington Post.
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For historical background on North Korea’s missile program, check out this video courtesy of Agence France-Presse.
A new study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics indicates that “firms with more women in the C-suite are more profitable.”
Today, CSIS hosted Andrew Shearer, Australia’s former national security adviser, to discuss how Australia views challenges and opportunities through the lens of international development and security.
Join us tomorrow as CJ Chivers, a New York Times investigative reporter, talks ISIS, WMDs, and how the international community should respond if terrorist groups were to acquire nuclear material. Watch the event live here.
This Town Tomorrow
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., tune in as the Atlantic Council hosts an expert panel on the political and economic ramifications of the Iran-Saudi divide. You can register or watch the webcast live.
CSIS on Demand
On Friday, the CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies hosted a conference call on what to expect at the upcoming ASEAN summit in Sunnylands. To get a preview, download the call transcript here.
The latest War on the Rocks podcast is out with an interview of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank about his new class at Stanford University called “Hacking Defense.”
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