The Evening: Strong Words on NK, Wall Street Records, Mission in the Rain and More
September 12, 2017
It's Tuesday, September 12th.
Strong Words on NK
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the latest UN sanctions on North Korea agreed to this week were only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear program, as Reuters’ Roberta Rampton reports.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s Ting Shi and David Tweed report that China and Russia have warned the United States not to seek North Korean regime change.
Dive Deeper : See CSIS’s latest two-minute video, “How it Works: Detecting a North Korean Missile Strike on Guam.”
Syria’s Allies: Hezbollah and Russia
The Lebanese Shi‘ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war, while Russia said government forces had driven militants from much of the country where President Bashar al-Assad’s rule seemed in danger two years ago, as Reuters’ Tom Perry and Katya Golubkova report.
Dive Deeper : See Brookings’ Itamar Rabinovich on “The Syrian crisis: A reckoning and a road map.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite closed at records, as investors regained confidence after skirting several dire scenarios, as the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Wursthorn reports.
And, everyone is buzzing about the iPhone X, as Recode’s Dan Frommer reports on the new device and “Everything important Apple just announced.”
In That Number
The UN Security Council agreed to new sanctions against North Korea, limiting its imports of crude oil to 8.5 million barrels a year. Source: Washington Post.
“What China does not like is a reminder of what it has done in the South China Sea.”
— Australia’s former defense secretary, Dennis Richardson, at CSIS yesterday.
This interactive map from the CSIS Missile Defense Project shows the missile stand-off between NATO and Russia.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images.) Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 8 during a media event at Apple’s new headquarters today in Cupertino, California.
Via the Cincinnati Enquirer, a superb interactive essay: “Seven Days of Heroin: This is what an epidemic looks like.”
This Town Tomorrow
Join CSIS’s Japan Chair at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow for a discussion on North Korea’s abduction of Japanese citizens.
Join CSIS’s Proliferation Prevention Program at 1:00 p.m. for “Nuclear Balancing Act in Japan After 2018.”
And, join CSIS’s Americas Program at 4:30 p.m. for “Hurricane Irma: The Aftermath and Caribbean Disaster Response.” The event will feature an expert panel, including ambassadors from the Caribbean region to discuss the impact of the disaster.
Premiering worldwide on Monday, September 18, at the Newseum’s Annenberg Theater, The New Barbarianism is a CSIS documentary film on violence against health workers, patients, and facilities worldwide. The premiere will be held at 6:30 p.m. You can RSVP here.
In July, CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha joined the CSIS Podcast to discuss how the United States and the international community can “diffuse North Korea.”
I’ve been thinking about all the people who have been hit by Hurricane Irma and the damage done. Everyone sure can use a smile. This clip of Jerry Garcia performing “Mission In The Rain” might do at least a little bit to help.