The Evening: Iran Killings, French Strikes, Caravan and More
December 5, 2019
U.S. Says Iran May Have Killed More Than 1,000 in Protests
Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday, as Reuters’ Humeyra Pamuk reports.
Dive Deeper : "Iran’s Protests and the Threat to Domestic Stability," by CSIS's Seth Jones and Danika Newlee.
Massive Strike in France
Cities across France were paralyzed by a massive public transport strike against a planned overhaul of France’s pensions system in a test of President Emmanuel Macron’s resolve to modernize the economy, as the WSJ’s Noemie Bisserbe reports.
NK Name Calling
North Korea on Thursday threatened to resume calling President Trump bad names, including a “dotard,” two days after he again called its leader “Rocket Man” and raised the possibility of using military force, as the NYT’s Choe Sang-Hun reports.
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In That Number
Unless Washington and Beijing strike a deal by December 15, the United States is scheduled to add 15% tariffs on $165 billion of Chinese imports on top of the tariffs already imposed on about $360 billion of Chinese goods
Source: Wall Street Journal
“As the truth is trickling out of Iran, it appears the regime could have murdered over a thousand Iranian citizens since the protests began.”
— Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran
Responding in part to a growing Chinese strategic footprint in the Indian Ocean, India has increased investments to ensure it remains the region's preeminent maritime security provider. In the latest episode of "High Resolution," CSIS's Greg Poling explains Delhi's Indian Ocean strategy.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images). A masked protester holds a smoke grenade as public and private workers demonstrate during a mass strike against pension reforms today in Marseille, France.
“Controversy Swirls at OPEC Discussions, but It Really Has Only One Option...,” by CSIS’s Frank Verrastro and Guy Caruso.
This Town Tomorrow
At 8:30 a.m., The German Marshall Fund of the United States will hold its third annual Women of Color in Transatlantic Leadership Forum, which will convene over 100 distinguished women of color leaders from across sectors to discuss the foreign policy and national security issues most pressing to the transatlantic space.
Later, at 2:30 p.m., the Brookings Institution will hold a panel discussion on the growing concentration of economic power in a few large corporations and the impact of this trend on the upcoming presidential election.
Janet Fleischman, CSIS senior associate (non-resident) in the Global Health Policy Center, joined host Beverly Kirk in the latest episode of Smart Women Smart Power for a conversation about her latest report, which examines why women and girls’ health and protection should be a top priority in emergency and international crisis situations.
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