The Evening: Patriot Missile Training, Trade Talk in Mexico City, JGB, and More

U.S. to Train Ukrainian Troops on Patriot Missile at Oklahoma Base

Roughly 100 Ukrainian troops will begin training to use the Patriot missile defense system at a U.S. military base as early as next week, as the WSJ reports.

Biden, Trudeau talk Haiti, trade at Mexico City summit

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday pledged to promote prosperity for people throughout the hemisphere as they opened wide-ranging talks about the fragile security situation in Haiti, North American trade, political unrest in Brazil and more on the sidelines of the North American Leaders Summit, as the AP reports.

Brazil’s Lula accuses security forces of failure to halt riot

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva accused the country’s police and intelligence officials of failing to halt Sunday’s insurrection by supporters of former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro in the capital, saying they “neglected their duty,” as The Washington Post reports.

Executive Education

Gain key insights on what the Biden administration's FY 2024 budget and strategy documents reveal about strategic priorities from CSIS experts and practitioners in the one-day course offering, Inside DOD's FY 2024 Budget. Participants will have a unique opportunity to dive deeply into how these changes will affect the defense enterprise, leaving with the most critical data and information for their own organizations. 

Video Shorts

Check out CSIS’s new series of video shorts: “Data Unpacked,” “The ReCap,” “Testify,” “What's Happening,” “Preview,” and “High Resolution.” And don’t forget to subscribe to the CSIS YouTube Channel!

In That Number


At least 46 people have been killed in southern Peru as a result of protests demanding the release from detention and reinstatement of former president Pedro Castillo.

Source: NYT

Critical Quote

“We are not, and will not be, a ‘climate policymaker.’”

— Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve

iDeas Lab

The CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group (DIIG) recently updated a study of government investments in military aircraft engines with new contract data and defense budgets.

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and multimedia.


(Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images.) U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City, on January 10, 2023, during the North American Leaders Summit.

Recommended Reading

Enabling an Economic Transformation of Ukraine” — a report of the CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission, by CSIS’s Conor M. Savoy and Janina Staguhn.

This Town Tomorrow

At 8:30 a.m., the CSIS Economics Program holds a half-day conference discussing the global economic order and how to enhance U.S.-Japan cooperation.

And, at 1:30 p.m., the CSIS Korea Chair hosts a discussion on Korea-Japan relations in 2023.

Later, at 3:00 p.m., the CSIS Japan Chair hosts Japan's Minister for Digital Transformation Kono Taro for a conversation on Japan’s recent efforts and commitment to shaping rules and norms for the digital economy.


Today, the CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission released their new report on the critical role of private sector investment in Ukraine’s economic reconstruction. Watch the full event here.


Cyber from the Start
Dr. Joe DeCarolis joined Ben Cahill for a discussion on priorities for the Energy Information Administration (EIA), outlining the role of EIA and how its data can be most useful to policymakers, as well as his plans for changes and improvements in the coming year.

Listen on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.


I don’t think any musician has made me smile more than Jerry Garcia. When the Jerry Garcia Band would perform Motown standards like Smokey Robinson’s “I Second That Emotion” there were always smiles all around—especially with Melvin Seals on organ and Jaclyn La Branch and Gloria Jones on backing vocals. 

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