The Evening: More Iranian Threats, May Day, Key to the Highway and More
May 22, 2019
Iranian Leader: Iran’s Youth Will Witness Demise of Israel and American Civilization
Iran’s youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in comments published on his official website, as Reuters reports.
Conservative UK lawmakers expect Theresa May to resign or be forced out of office within days, as the cabinet turned on the prime minister and support evaporated for her latest Brexit proposals, as the FT’s Sebastian Payne and Laura Hughes report.
Dive Deeper: “Britain Is Failing to Plan for a Post-Brexit Europe,” by Chatham House’s Richard Whitman.
Violence in Jakarta
Police in Jakarta have clashed with demonstrators as protests over the newly announced results of the April Indonesian presidential election unraveled into violence, as the NYT’s Muktita Suhartono and Daniel Victor report.
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In That Number
Starting tomorrow, citizens across Europe will vote in 751 elections to the European Parliament.
"These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries."
— European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
Heather A. Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, and director of the Europe Program, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment on "Undermining Democracy: Kremlin Tools of Malign Political Influence." Watch it 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: Chris McGrath/Getty Images). Istanbul mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to supporters at his campaign relaunch for the re-run after Turkey's election body annulled the Istanbul results of the countries March elections after claims of voting "irregularities."
“How China Uses High-Tech Surveillance to Subdue Minorities,” by the NYT’s Chris Buckley and Paul Mozur.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:30 a.m., join CSIS to learn how Maduro and his allies in Venezuela finance the regime’s illicit activities through a global Venezuela-Bolivarian money laundering structure.
Later, at 1:30 p.m., stay at CSIS for to hear expert analysis about the campaign and outcomes of Australia’s May 18 elections.
Also, at 11:30 a.m., the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the role of energy in the U.S.-Japan alliance. The discussion features CSIS expert Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow in the Energy and National Security Program.
Last night, CSIS hosted diplomat and raconteur Zalman Shoval to discuss his forthcoming memoir, Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy. Watch the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States speak at CSIS here.
I’ve been listening to “The Layla Sessions,” the 20th Anniversary Edition of Derek and the Dominoes’ classic “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” that was issued in 1990. It’s amazing what the remix did to the sound quality of this collection, one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. I’m addicted to the bursts of southern rock emanating from Duane Allman’s slide guitar as he trades licks with EC on this fantastic album. I love the blues covers as much as the originals.
There’s no video that exists of Duane Allman and Clapton performing the Charles Segar/Big Bill Broonzy penned “Key to the Highway.” But this clip with EC and the Allman Brothers in 2009 featuring Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks on guitar is pretty cool.