The Evening: Russia Summit, Xi’s Warning, Crowes Cover Dylan and More
June 29, 2018
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President Trump is set to hold the first summit of his presidency with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, as the Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Ballhaus and Anatoly Kurmanaev report.
Dive Deeper: “The U.S., NATO, and the Defense of Europe: Underlying Trends,” by CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman.
“What Russia’s New Government Tells Us About Succession After Putin,” by the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Kirill Rogov.
“The Putin Popularity Paradox,” by Chatham House’s Denis Volkov.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis he wouldn’t give up any territory that China considered its own, as Bloomberg reports.
Dive Deeper : See CSIS’s interactive micro website, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI).
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today assured South Korea of an “ironclad” commitment to its security, including keeping U.S. troop levels unaltered, even as diplomats seek an agreement with North Korea on denuclearization, as Reuters’ Phil Stewart and Hyonhee Shin report.
The French government has a plan to revive compulsory national service for young people between the ages of 16 and 21, as NPR’s Scott Neuman reports.
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66 million Almost 66 million people (1% of the global population) were displaced in 2016. Source: CSIS’s “Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis”
In That Number
"We cannot lose one inch of territory passed down by our ancestors." — Chinese President Xi Jinping
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CSIS’s China Power Project released a new interactive feature today on gender inequality in China. Using data from the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Gender Gap Index, the feature measures gender parity based on four criteria: economic achievement, education, health and political empowerment.
(Photo credit: Joshua McKerrow/Capital Gazette). Police respond to a shooting reported at Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Annapolis that is owned by The Baltimore Sun.
Recommended Reading“Trump can’t make a ‘deal of the century’,” by CSIS’s Sue Mi Terry and CFR’s Max Boot for the Washington Post.
At 10:00 a.m ., the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a discussion with senior leaders of the National Guard on how the National Guard is contributing to the advancement of Arctic and cold weather capabilities within U.S. defense institutions.
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And at 12:00 p.m., Inter-American Dialogue will host a panel to discuss the humanitarian, legal and political challenges that immigrant families separated at the border are facing going forward.
Earlier this month, CSIS hosted a conversation with past Russian government and opposition leaders about what Putin’s continued rule means for U.S.-Russian relations. Watch the full conversation here.
On the latest episode of Take as Directed, Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), discusses the different roles that IFRC plays across the vast array of populations they serve, their current work on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the lessons they learned from the previous outbreak.
Listen on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.
SmilesI love Bob Dylan covers. I came across one that is particularly heart felt and well executed by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. It just made me smile.
But wait, there’s more. From the same show, the Crowes doing a fantastic Delaney and Bonnie medley—which really has me grinnin’. I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on Twitter @handrewschwartz