The Evening: G7 Loan to Ukraine, U.S.-Ukraine Security Deal, Tiny Desk, and More

G7 Leaders Agree on Plan for $50 Billion Loan to Ukraine

The United States and the other large Group of 7 economies agreed Thursday on a plan to give Ukraine a $50 billion loan to help it buy weapons and begin to rebuild damaged infrastructure at a crucial moment in the war, when Russia has the momentum on the battlefield, as the NYT reports.

Biden, Zelensky to Sign 10-year U.S.-Ukraine Security Deal

President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky planned Thursday to sign a 10-year security agreement that will commit Washington to supply Kyiv with a wide range of military assistance, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said, as The Washington Post reports.

WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich Indicted in Russia

Russian prosecutors said they have approved an indictment of Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter held in Russia for over a year, falsely accusing him of espionage and referring his case to a trial court, where he could face a series of secret, closed-door hearings, as the WSJ reports.

Executive Education

The Breakthrough Leadership Program helps rising leaders navigate global issues, fine-tuning key skills for success. Designed for mid-career professionals from marginalized backgrounds, it blends virtual and in-person sessions to provide tools and knowledge for career advancement. Applications close June 28.

Audio Briefs

CSIS now offers full audio versions of our latest analysis. Listen to CSIS's Mathias Zacarias and Joseph Majkut's latest commentary, "What Happened to Hydrogen in the EPA's Power Plant Rule?"

In That Number

120 million

A record 120 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced as of May, the United Nations’ refugee agency said Thursday, continuing a 12-year increasing trend.
Source: The Washington Post

Critical Quote

If Vladimir Putin thinks that he can outlast the coalition supporting Ukraine, he’s wrong. He just cannot wait us out.

— Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor

iDeas Lab

Photo: CSIS

Transporting Ukrainian and European agricultural products requires traders to choose between the conflict-stricken Red Sea route or the Cape of Good Hope route, which adds significant costs and delays. Data from the International Monetary Fund PortWatch platform shows that traders continue to opt for the Cape of Good Hope. Read the full analysis here.

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and multimedia.


Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attends a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during day one of the 50th G7 summit on June 13, 2024, in Fasano, Italy.

Recommended Reading

"Recent Ballistic Missile Submarine Movements at Sinpo" by CSIS's Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Victor Cha, and Jennifer Jun.

This Town Upcoming

On Monday, at 10:00 a.m., the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program discusses the European Parliament election results.
On Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., the CSIS Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies hosts Amb. Sripriya Ranganathan, Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of India, and Richard Duke, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate.
On Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues and the Aerospace Security Project welcome Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.


Yesterday, the CSIS Aerospace Security Project held an event regarding how the U.S. Space Force is advancing sensemaking and connectivity in the space domain to enable the joint fight. Watch the full video here.


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On the eve of the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy, CSIS's Victor Cha joins the podcast to discuss the new CSIS report "'Bending' the Architecture: Reimagining the G7."
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The Chaka Khan “Tiny Desk Concert” from yesterday was extraordinary. It made me think about some of the past episodes of NPR’s long running popular web show. Here’s one of my favorites featuring New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty.

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