The Evening: Putin and NK, Fed Moves, Do it Again and More
September 6, 2017
It's Wednesday, September 6th.
Putin Rejects Cutting Oil to NK
President Vladimir Putin of Russia said his country opposed cutting off oil supplies to North Korea as part of new sanctions being considered in the wake of the country’s latest nuclear test, according to official accounts of his meeting Wednesday with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, as the New York Times’ Choe Sang-Hun reports.
Dive Deeper: See CFR’s backgrounder by Eleanor Albert on NK’s military capabilities.
And, CSIS’s Tony Cordesman on “The Real Impact of North Korea's Nuclear and Missile Programs.”
Plus, CSIS’s newest short video (2:27): “How It Works: Detecting a North Korean Missile Strike on Guam.”
Iran Nuclear Deal
France’s foreign minister said today he was worried that President Donald Trump could put into doubt a nuclear deal between Iran and a group of major world powers.
Changes at the Fed
Stanley Fischer today submitted his resignation as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, adding to the turbulence at the U.S. central bank as it faces a host of vacancies at its most senior levels, as the FT’s Sam Fleming reports.
And, as the WSJ’s Michael Bender reports late this afternoon, President Trump is unlikely to nominate top economic adviser Gary Cohn as the next Federal Reserve chairman.
In That Number
Facebook told congressional investigators today that it had discovered it sold ads totaling $100,000 to a Russian “troll farm” with a history of pushing pro-Kremlin propaganda.
Source: Washington Post.
“I'm expecting a quicker recovery than from Katrina.”
—CSIS’s Guy Caruso via the Christian Science Monitor.
The CSIS Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project, led by Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, aims to bring new voices and perspectives to discussions of U.S. foreign policy and global engagement. The Project recently released a new video, “Why Diversity Matters in Foreign Affairs.”
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo Credit: Carsten Koall/Pool/Getty Images.) Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany meets with Venezuelan opposition leaders today in Berlin.
An excellent interactive: “Syria: Football on the Frontline” by the BBC’s Richard Conway and David Lockwood.
This Town Tomorrow
Join the Atlantic Council at 9:00 a.m. for “NAFTA and North American Energy: What Comes Next?”
“Seven Revolutions” from the CSIS International Security Program looks to the future to examine how the world will support a global population of 9 billion people by the middle of the twenty-first century.
ChinaPower’s new podcast reviews the U.S. Treasury Department sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals for facilitating North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) development, and whether it will result in greater Chinese compliance with UN sanctions in the future.
“Go back, Jack, do it again”
Let’s do it again for the great Walter Becker. This is a classic.