The Evening: Iranian Drone Down, Hezbollah, Fame and More
July 18, 2019
Navy Ship Shot Down Iranian Drone
The American military shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, President Trump said today at the White House, as the NYT’s Thomas Gibbons-Neff reports.
Dive Deeper: “Risks to Watch in 2019: Q3 Update,” by CSIS’s Sam Brannen.
Argentina Brands Hezbollah Terrorist Organization
Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of its assets in the country, as Reuters’ Cassandra Garrison reports.
Narrowing Divisions on Digital Tax Plan
Finance officials from some of the world’s largest economies took a step toward an agreement on how to divide up multinational companies’ profits, narrowing differences over U.S. and French approaches to taxing digital firms and pledging to outline their plan by January, as the WSJ’s Noemie Bisserbe reports.
Dive Deeper: Check out the new episode of the CSIS Trade Guys podcast “World Peace Through World Trade” with special guest Chris Padilla of IBM.
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In That Number
One million plant and animal species globally are on the verge of extinction in what is already among the six largest mass-extinction events in Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history.
Source: United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
“We’ve reached an agreement between the administration, the House, and the Senate on top-line numbers for both year one and year two. We are now discussing offsets.”
— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
In the latest episode of High Resolution, CSIS’s Victor Cha and Joseph Bermudez analyze the Yusang-ni missile operating base, one of North Korea's most important missile sites, and how it affects U.S.-North Korea negotiations.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: Ralf Hirschberger/AFP/Getty Images). Participants in a commemoration ceremony hold photos of the victims in their hands on the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina building in Buenos Aires today. The attack killed 87 people and injured over 100.
“How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare,” by the New Yorker’s Sue Halpern.
This Town Tomorrow
At 10:00 a.m., the U.S. Institute for Peace will host a discussion with the “Defendamos la Paz” leaders, a civil society movement that has sought to rally political and popular support for the implementation of the FARC peace agreement and the continuation of suspended dialogues with the ELN.
And at 12:00 p.m., the Cato Institute will hold an event examining the political stalemate in Venezuela and the role of the international community, featuring an address from Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States.
Also at 12:00 p.m., the Stimson Center will host an expert panel on U.S.–Taiwan relations, which will include CSIS's Bonnie Glaser, director of the China Power Project.
CSIS today hosted Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) for a dialogue on U.S. counterterrorism strategy. Watch the full event here.
In the latest episode of AIDS 2020, Sara Allinder speaks with Anton Pozniak, president, and Kevin Osborne, executive director, of the International AIDS Society (IAS). They discuss the upcoming IAS conference in Mexico City in July 2019, how to keep HIV center stage in the media, and positive messaging about living with HIV.
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“Fame puts you there where things are hollow.”
David Bowie released “Fame” in 1975 but when I hear the song today it still sounds to me like it comes from the future. How is that even possible?