The Evening: New Deal with Iran, Mnuchin to Beijing, Tonight’s the Night and More
April 24, 2018
It's Tuesday, April 24th.
New Deal with Iran
President Trump signaled new willingness today to consider what visiting French President Emmanuel Macron called “a new deal with Iran” that would address shortcomings in the existing international nuclear pact, as the Washington Post’s Anne Gearan reports.
Dive Deeper: “Tactical Issues Surrounding a U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement,” by the Washington Institute’s Patrick Clawson.
“The ‘Macron Miracle’ Could Transform France Into a Global Powerhouse,” by CSIS’s Boris Toucas and Brookings’ Celia Belin.
North Korea Expectations
President Trump said today that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been “very honorable” and discussions on a planned summit were going well, but tempered expectations for any quick denuclearization deal by saying “it may be we’re all wasting a lot of time,” as Reuters’ Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom report.
Dive Deeper: See the latest from CSIS’s Beyond Parallel: “Yongbyon Declassified Part I: Early Work on First Nuclear Research Reactor.”
Mnuchin to Beijing
President Trump said he was sending a delegation of his top economic advisers to Beijing next week to try to settle trade disputes that have upset U.S.-China relations and rattled markets world-wide, as the Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis reports.
Dive Deeper: “Is Trump in a Trade War with China? An Up-to-Date Guide,” by the Peterson Institute’s Chad Brown and Melina Kolb.
Do you have any questions about trade and how a changing U.S. trade policy may affect your life? If you do, please email me your question(s) to email@example.com. We’ll publish some of the best questions and get our experts to answer them on an upcoming CSIS podcast.
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In That Number
A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder — one for each of the victims in an attack whose motives remain unclear. Source: Washington Post.
“They restart their nuclear program; they will have bigger problems than they’ve ever had before.”
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(Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.) President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House today.
“In Focus,” a new video series from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, features three interviews between Fletcher Dean James Stavridis and faculty experts on today’s most pressing global issues.
This Town Tomorrow
Join CSIS at 9:00 a.m. for a conversation on the need for harmonization and cooperation on global approaches to cybersecurity and regulating emerging technologies.
At 3:30 p.m., join CSIS for a conversation with a panel of journalists from a variety of Venezuelan media outlets to share on-the-ground perspectives on the current state of press freedom, repression, and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
And, at 4:00 p.m. join CSIS for a discussion with Natalie Lichtenstein, Chief Counsel for the 57-country negotiations that led to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's founding and the principal drafter of the Bank's charter, to discuss her new book: A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank .
Today at CSIS, CBS News’ Bob Schieffer led a discussion on Iran, North Korea, and trade, and how each is dangerously connected. Watch the full conversation here.
CogitAsia released a brand new podcast today on the upcoming Korean summit(s): the inter-Korean summit on April 27, and the prospects of a Trump-Kim summit.
It’s been a while since I can say that I am truly excited about a new album being released. Today, I’m excited because Neil Young's “Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live” is available wherever you get your music. On Spotify, it sounds fantastic. Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes gives it four stars. Huh???? This is a five star record.
It captures Young performing his now legendary album “Tonight’s the Night” live at the Roxy in LA in ’73. The record is best known for the grief Young expressed over the OD’s of his bandmate Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry. And there are some extraordinary musical moments.
Here’s a clip of Young performing with Crosby, Stills and Nash - one of his “Tonight’s the Night” songs around the time of the Roxy show.