The Evening CSIS: TPP is Dead, Last Foreign Trip, Like a Rolling Stone & More
November 10, 2016
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TPP is Dead
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), soon to be the Democratic Leader in the Senate told labor leaders today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be ratified by Congress, as the Washington Post’s Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe, and Ana Swanson report.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Kevin Nealer today published a new commentary “Is This the End of Free Trade?”
Plus, see CSIS’s interactive micro website Trade Vistas.
And, see a new Peterson Institute “Peterson Perspectives” with Gary Clyde Hufbauer on how Donald Trump could implement his trade agenda unilaterally.
Obama’s Final Foreign Trip
President Obama’s final foreign trip Greece, Germany, and the APEC Summit in Peru next week was planned as a reassurance tour in the wake of a contentious presidential campaign. But with the surprise election of Donald Trump, the agenda of the trip has been significantly muddled, as ABC News’s Jordyn Phelps reports.
Dive Deeper: CSIS experts today held a conference call with reporters on the President’s final foreign trip. The transcript of the call can be accessed here: cs.is/2fFmCnx.
What Will Trump Mean for China?
NPR’s Rob Schmitz attempted to address what a Trump presidency will mean for China.
The New York Times’ Keith Bradsher writes that in a China-US trade war, Trump would have weapons.
And, the Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley reports that Donald Trump’s commitment to sanctioning Beijing for its currency policy has been one of his most explicit campaign promises.
Dive Deeper: CSIS’s Scott Kennedy today authored a new commentary: "How the United States and China Can Avoid Greater Tensions."
In That Number
The number of key al-Nusrah Front leaders sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today. Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury.
“The real economic policy debate—over income stagnation, wage inequality, and the uneven recovery—never happened. Why? In part because neither the Republican nor Democratic parties had convincing answers to the difficult structural problems that face the U.S. economy and give voters such anxiety.”
—CSIS’s Kevin Nealer authored a new commentary today, “Is This the End of Free Trade?"
One to Watch
James Kitfield (@JamesKitfield) is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) and a senior correspondent for the National Journal. Today, I moderated a discussion with James about his new book, Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War. Watch our discussion on demand here.
(Photo Credit: H. Andrew Schwartz.)
The sun was shining this afternoon at the White House when the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers visited President Obama and Vice President Biden.
If you want to read something uplifting about American Veterans continuing to serve their country, this is it.
CSIS’s International Security Program hosted “Keeping Chemical Weapons Out of the Hands of Terrorists,” a discussion of the elimination of Libya’s remaining chemical stockpile.
CSIS’s Africa Program hosted “Addressing Violent Extremism in the Sahel: The Role of Civil Society” with PartnersGlobal and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
And we hosted the book launch of Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War , by James Kitfield, senior correspondent for the National Journal.
This Town Tomorrow
Join Georgetown University at 5:00 p.m. for the Gender and Development Forum with Ambassador Melanne Verveer.
CSIS On Demand
Recap all of our events this week on Medium.
World Weekly With Gideon Rachman covered the international response to the election in a new podcast released yesterday.
I Like It Like That
Politico has a blog devoted to tracking the Trump transition, “45.” They even have an App for your iPhone called the “Transition Tracker."
I love Bob Dylan. And I really love it when I come across something having to do with him that I haven’t previously seen. This clip from 1966 shows Dylan having just gone electric and performing with some very young members of The Band minus Levon Helm. It’s such a smile.
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