The Evening CSIS: Second Suspect Sought, Obama in SE Asia, Southern Nights & More
November 17, 2015
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Second Suspect Sought
A dragnet across Europe widened today to include a second fugitive suspected to have taken part in the Paris terrorist attacks, as the New York Times reports.
Meanwhile, a German-Dutch soccer game to be held in Hanover, Germany, that Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her cabinet had planned to attend was canceled due to a “concrete” bomb threat, as Bloomberg reports.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Olga Oliker writes for CNN Opinion “ Why Paris attacks won't transform U.S.-Russia cooperation .”
ICYMI, CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman published a new commentary ‘Paris, ISIS, and the Rush to "War".’
Chatham House’s director Robin Niblett writes in a new commentary that the “ Paris Attacks Come at a Dangerous Moment for Europe .”
Plus, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) Kate Sullivan today comments on “ Otherness and the power of exclusion.”
And, Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey authored a new commentary “ After the Paris Attacks: The Open Society and Its Enemies. ”
Obama In Southeast Asia
President Obama turned his attention away from the turmoil in the Middle East and Europe today, arriving in the Philippines for a series of leadership summits and unveiling plans to deepen U.S. ties in Southeast Asia as the Washington Post’s David Nakamura reports.
Dive Deeper: Last week, CSIS experts Mike Green, Heather Conley, Matt Goodman and Ernie Bower held a briefing for members of the media on “President Obama at G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits.” The full transcript is accessible here.
Plus, CSIS’s all things Asia blog, “CogitAsia,” has a great post: “ APEC 2015 By the Numbers.”
C SIS Global Security Forum And 2016 Global Forecast
Yesterday, held its 2015 Global Security Forum. Among the topics, the defense budget and that “SASC, HASC Want More DoD $$ For 2017; Odds Are Long” as Breaking Defense’s Sydney Freedberg reports.
Video for all Global Security Forum panels and the full agenda can be accessed here.
CSIS today released our 2016 Global Forecast, edited by CSIS’s Craig Cohen and Melissa Dalton. Global Forecast is an annual series of short essays by CSIS expert scholars discussing the issues that will matter most to America’s and the world’s security and prosperity in the years ahead. This year's volume is a key resource for those who wish to understand the challenges that lie ahead in today's increasingly complex world. It is available for download here.
One key piece relating to the Paris attacks is “Wanted: a U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq” by CSIS’s Melissa Dalton .
And another is Jon Alterman’s “ISIS (Re)Writes History.”
In that Number
The amount the United States has pledged in maritime security assistance for its allies in the Asia Pacific.
Source: WSJ .
“Whenever anybody talks about boots on the ground, they don’t know what they’re talking about, and they are dangerously irresponsible, or stupid”
—CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman on the topic of sending more US troops to Syria and Iraq.
Source: TIME .
One to Watch
Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) covers the White House for the LA Times. Look to him for the latest news as President Obama attends the APEC summit.
President Obama speaks in front of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar ship in Manila as he announced the US would provide two ships to the Philippine Navy to assist in maritime security.
This Town Tomorrow
The Center for Global Development will host a day-long conference on women and girls: Small Changes, Big Impact: Creating Conditions for Women and Girls to Thrive .
The New Yorker’s George Packer writes today on “ French Muslims in a Time of War. ”
In the aftermath of Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s party’s victory in the Myanmar general election, CSIS’s Murray Hiebert looks at what kind of future lies ahead on the CSIS Podcast.
I Like It Like That
Eye-catching things in CSIS's orbit
As the Guardian reports, “Never has an opposition national anthem been sung (or hummed) more loudly or more lustily at the home of English football” than today at Wembley Stadium when “La Marseillaise” rang out before England v. France. Watch.
One of the most amazing things about Allen Toussaint was the array of musicians who recorded the songs he wrote and produced. Yesterday, you couldn’t help but smile at LaBelle’s outrageously funky, sassy and flat out brilliant Toussaint produced anthem “Lady Marmalade.”
So what’s the furthest thing from the funk of LaBelle? Just smile as one of country music’s most popular musicians, Glen Campbell, took a haunting, otherworldly song written by Toussaint about his ancestors “ Southern Nights,” and turned it into a number 1 crossover hit in 1977.
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