The Evening: Governing Gaza, Three-Day Pause, Dark Star, and More

Israel’s role in Gaza after the war

As the Israeli military campaign against Hamas entered its second month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the clearest indication to date about what Israel has planned for the war’s aftermath, warning that Israel will need to oversee the security of the Gaza Strip once the fighting is over to prevent future attacks, as the NYT reports.

Biden tells Bibi 3-day fighting pause could help secure release of some hostages

President Biden urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their call on Monday to agree to a three-day pause in the fighting to allow progress in releasing some of the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, as Axios reports.

France investigates possible Russian link to Star of David graffiti in Paris

Prosecutors are investigating a possible Russian connection to more than 200 Jewish stars spray painted on buildings in France, where antisemitic acts have been sharply rising, as the WSJ reports.

Resolving Tuberville’s Blockade

Sen. Tommy Tuberville acknowledged on Tuesday that there’s urgency to resolving his blockade that’s left more than 400 military promotions in limbo in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion travel policy, as Politico reports.

Executive Education

The CSIS Women's Global Leadership Program is a year-long program designed for executives who wish to deepen their understanding of critical geopolitical trends in order to thrive in a complex and competitive global environment. Those nominated by their organizations will join a select network of senior-level professionals in seminars on global issues and participate in executive leadership and communication training.

Audio Briefs

CSIS experts give short, spoken-word summaries on the biggest takeaways from their latest reports, white papers, and commentaries—in their own words.

Listen here: "Where Does U.S. Offshore Wind Go from Here?" with CSIS's Allegra Dawes.

In That Number

$20 billion

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has called on the West to release a promised $20 billion to finance his country’s green energy transition and do more to support its critical resources, which underpin emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and batteries.
Source: FT

Critical Quote

I think Israel will, for an indefinite period, will have the overall security responsibility because we've seen what happens when we don't have it. When we don't have that security responsibility, what we have is the eruption of Hamas terror on a scale that we couldn't imagine.

— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

iDeas Lab

The Evening: Governing Gaza, Three-Day Pause, Dark Star, and More

Out of the five deadliest terrorist attacks in Israeli history, the October 7 attack by Hamas has the highest death toll by far, having more than ten times as many casualties as the other attacks combined.

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


Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference with fellow House Republican leaders and family members of people kidnapped by Hamas on November 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Recommended Reading

"Israel Could Lose" by CSIS's Jon B. Alterman.

This Town Tomorrow

At 3:00 p.m., the CSIS International Security Program welcomes General James Dickinson, Commander of the United States Space Command, for a Strategic Landpower Dialogue event.

Also at 3:00 p.m., the CSIS Renewing American Innovation Project holds a discussion on CSIS's Emma Hsu's latest report, Manufacturing beyond Shores: The Taiwanese Checklist Approach to Intellectual Property Protection.

Earlier, at 9:00 a.m., the Wilson Center discusses the 2023 APEC summit and U.S. outreach to allies and partners.


This afternoon, the CSIS Transnational Threats Project hosted a discussion on the tactics, scale, and global ramifications of the Hamas October 7 attack. Watch the full video here.


Photo: iLab/CSIS

Photo: iLab/CSIS

This week, Dr. Dylan George, Director of the CDC Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, joins CSIS's J. Stephen Morrison to discuss CFA’s status, almost two years after its launch. 

Listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


This one really got me smiling today. We can’t see Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jerry Garcia perform live again but we can still see Bobby Weir. This clip from Farm Aid back in September of Weir & Wolf Brothers performing “Dark Star” with special guests Lukas Nelson and Sturgill Simpson is fantastic.