The Evening: Kim’s Timeline, Nunn Prize, The Chain and More
September 6, 2018
It's Thursday, September 6th.
Note: The Evening will be “gone fishin’” on September 10.
Kim’s Time Line
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has given his first time line for denuclearization, aiming for the end of President Trump’s first term, Seoul officials said today, prompting thanks from Trump who said they would “get it done together,” as Reuters’ Hyonhee Shin and Susan Heavey report.
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North Korean Spy Charged in Sony Hack
North Korean spy was charged in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, the Justice Department announced on Thursday, accusing the North of orchestrating a broad conspiracy that caused hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of economic damage over the past five years in the United States and around the world, as the New York Times’ David Sanger, Katie Benner and Adam Goldman report.
The United States and India signed a major military communications agreement today during a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to New Delhi, highlighting the growing partnership between the two nations as they seek to manage a rising China, as the Washington Post’s Joanna Slater reports.
Dive Deeper: “Background Brief: Meet the U.S.-India ‘2+2’” by CFR’s Alyssa Ayres.
Sam Nunn Prize Awarded to House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Last night at CSIS, the 2018 Sam Nunn Prize was awarded to Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. Read a full transcript of Chairman Thornberry’s remarks and Senator Nunn’s remarks or watch the event on demand.
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In That Number
Weapons sales from the U.S. to India which were once negligible are projected to rise to $18 billion next year.
" Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ‘unwavering faith in President Trump.’ Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!"
— President Trump
CSIS's Trade Guys launched a new micro website that features trade trends, rules, lingo, history and more explained through short videos, hot takes, data visualizations and interactive graphs. Check out the new microsite here.
(Photo credit: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images). Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a joint statement after a meeting at Ministry of External Affairs today in New Delhi.
“The United States Is Turning To China For Help Fighting The Opioid Epidemic,” by BuzzFeed’s Emily Tamkin.
This Town Tomorrow
At 8:00 a.m., the Wilson Center will hold a discussion on the future of U.S.-Canadian space cooperation.
Later, at 11:30 a.m., The Wilson Center will have a conversation on Japanese investment and integration in the Americas.
And at 9:00 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue will host Columbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, for a discussion on the future of foreign policy in Columbia.
Yesterday, CSIS presented the 2018 Sam Nunn Prize to Representative Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, for his efforts to put American interests ahead of political considerations. Watch the full event, including Representative Thornberry’s remarks on national security and politics in turbulent times, here.
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Fleetwood Mac was always all about Stevie and Christine McVie for me. I love Lindsey Buckingham too and I thought it was ridiculous that he got kicked out of the band. I thought it would make them even less relevant as a touring band in 2018. Once, the Big Mac was everything. But in today’s Spotified world, they are nostalgia, albeit still very powerful nostalgia for those of us who remember. At least that’s what I thought until I saw them perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Lindsey is out, Neil Finn is in and so is the Heartbreaker’s Mike Campbell. The rest of the Mac is the same as it ever was. And their performance on Ellen blew me away!
They sound rejuvenated, urgent even. There’s no reason for the new Big Mac to record new songs, their cannon is among the best of all time and you’ll want to hear it performed like this. Check out this clip of “The Chain” and tell me you aren’t going to scramble for tickets this fall…I know I am.