The Evening: Election Security, Iran Sanctions, Truckin’ and More
October 30, 2018
It's Tuesday, October 30th.
States have stepped up their cybersecurity protections ahead of the Nov. 6 midterms, but are still lacking in some areas, according to a report released today by CSIS, as The Hill’s Jacqueline Thomsen reports.
Dive Deeper: “CSIS Election Cybersecurity Scorecard: The Outlook for 2018, 2020 and Beyond,” by CSIS’s William Carter.
U.S. sanctions against Iran will have “severe consequences” for the world order, the Islamic republic said today, days before new sanctions on Tehran’s oil exports take effect, as Reuters’ reports.
Meanwhile, as the FT’s Richard Milne reports, Iranian intelligence planned an assassination attack in Denmark that was foiled in September, according to Danish security services.
Dive Deeper: “Iran’s ‘Resistance’ Bloc Rises amid New U.S. Sanctions,” by the Washington Institute’s Mehdi Khalaji.
The U.S. is preparing to announce by early December tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports if talks next month between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade war, as Bloomberg’s Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs report.
Dive Deeper: “Services, Services,” by CSIS’s Bill Reinsch.
“What is Globalization: And How Has the Global Economy Shaped the United States?” via the Peterson Institute.
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In That Number
40 states have invested more than $75 million in state and federal funds since 2016 to help secure their election systems.
Source: “CSIS Election Cybersecurity Scorecard: The Outlook for 2018, 2020 and Beyond.”
“We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States ... with all of those benefits… It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end."
— President Donald Trump
Today, CSIS released the "CSIS Election Cybersecurity Scorecard: The Outlook for 2018, 2020 and Beyond." Check out this new report here.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: Christian Marquardt - Pool/Getty Images). President of the Republic of Rwanda, Chairperson of the African Union Paul Kagame, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the Republic of South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa attend the G20 Investment Summit today in Berlin.
“Explainer: How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy,” by Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:30 a.m., join CSIS for a discussion on leveraging enterprise funds to stimulate economic development by investing in the private sectors of developing countries.
And at 10:00 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a conversation on the ways in which money flows through the political arteries of India’s democracy.
Today, CSIS hosted a panel to discuss the progress made and ongoing efforts to secure elections systems since the 2016 election, evaluate what gaps and vulnerabilities still remain, and what steps can be taken in preparation for the upcoming midterm elections and 2020 presidential election. Watch the full discussion here.