The Evening: Helsinki Fallout, Turkey’s State of Emergency, Keith and More
July 18, 2018
It's Wednesday, July 18th.
President Trump today defended his conduct at a news conference earlier in the week alongside Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a day after he reversed his public questioning of U.S. intelligence agencies following a barrage of criticism, as the Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Ballhaus reports.
Dive Deeper: “Trump on Russia: His Strategy Documents vs. His Meeting with Putin,” by CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman.
“At Helsinki Summit, Trump and Putin Become Partners in Destruction,” by Chatham House’s James Nixey and Leslie Vinjamuri.
Reaching a denuclearization deal with North Korea “may take some time,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today, reiterating that sanctions would continue to be enforced in the meantime, as Reuters’ Roberta Rampton and David Brunnstrom report.
Turkey’s State of Emergency
Turkey’s two-year state of emergency was set to come to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campaigners have said Ankara must do more to reverse a “suffocating” crackdown on free speech, as the Guardian’s Kareem Shaheen reports.
Dive Deeper: “Erdogan Takes Total Control of ‘New Turkey'” by CSIS’s Bulent Aliriza.
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In That Number
The U.S. imported more than $191 billion worth of foreign-made vehicles last year.
" So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki."
— President Trump
CSIS’s Energy and National Security Program released a new video, The Future of Oil Demand: Peak, Plateau or Plummet? The video discusses the uncertainty for future levels of demand for oil and the implications for both markets and policy. Check out the video 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: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders today in the briefing room.
“Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together,” by the Migration Policy Institute’s Andrew Selee.
This Town Tomorrow
Join CSIS at 8:30 a.m. for a conversation with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) on the 2018 NATO summit and the role of Congressional leadership in tackling transatlantic security challenges.
At 1:30 p.m., CSIS will host a discussion with Guy Rider, Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), on the complex challenges facing labor as a result of a growing and aging population, forced migration, and urbanization.
Today, CSIS held a discussion on the future of services and opportunities for global companies as the energy industry trends towards digitalization. Panelists discussed the ecosystem emerging around the digitalization of the energy industry, and examined digitalization's potential to simultaneously help increase reliability, decrease cost, and reduce environmental impacts. Watch the full event here.
On the latest episode of Smart Women, Smart Power, Chen Chu, the current Secretary-General to the Presidential Office and former mayor of Kaohsiung, talks about her role as an activist and member of the “Kaohsiung Eight,” her transition to a political leader in Taiwan, and her views on women’s leadership and youth engagement.
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