The Evening: New Phase of War, Climate Safeguards Restored, Emmylou Harris, and More
April 19, 2022
Russia Declares New Phase of War
Russia said on Tuesday that its offensive for control over Ukraine’s industrial heartland was underway as it bombarded targets across the sprawling eastern front, as the NYT reports.
White House readying more security assistance to Ukraine
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would authorize additional security assistance to Ukraine as Russia begins its new offensive in the southeastern part of the country known as the Donbas region, as Politico reports.
Biden restores climate safeguards in key environmental law
The White House on Tuesday announced it has restored key protections to a landmark environmental law governing the construction of pipelines, highways and other projects that President Donald Trump had ended, as the Washington Post reports.
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In That Number
Over the past 24 hours Russia has added two additional battalion tactical groups into the Donbas region of Ukraine, a senior U.S. defense official said in a briefing to reporters, bringing the total number to 78.
— Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
“A very large part of the entire Russian army is now focused on this offensive. No matter how many Russian soldiers are driven there, we will fight.”
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As seen from the air, the massive Komodor logistics park lies in ruins, after being bombed and burnt during the Russian invasion on April 19, 2022 near Makarov, Ukraine.
"The Return of Statecraft: Back to Basics in the Post-American World" by CSIS's Eliot A. Cohen in Foreign Affairs.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:00 a.m., join the CSIS Aerospace Security Project for a discussion on tracking developments in counterspace weapons.
Then, at 10:00 a.m., join the CSIS Southeast Asia Program for a conversation on the dynamics of commitment in U.S.-Southeast Asia strategy since the end of the Vietnam War.
And, at 2:00 p.m., the Atlantic Council hosts a discussion on how the United States can effectively combat Covid-19 and lead on global public health.
The CSIS Freeman Chair and China Power Project today hosted a discussion on the key takeaways from a Carter Center survey about Chinese public opinion on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Watch the event here.
In the seventh and final episode of Babel's U.S. Power in the Middle East miniseries, CSIS's Jon B. Alterman speaks with four experts about how the Middle East should fit into U.S. global strategy.
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