The Evening: Syria, Brexit, The Who is Back and More
October 15, 2019
Russian Troops in Syria
Russia said on Tuesday that its military units were patrolling territory in northern Syria vacated by the U.S. following the withdrawal ordered by President Trump, as the NYT’s Carlotta Gall and Patrick Kingsley report.
Dive Deeper : “NATO’s Turkey Ties Must Change,” by CFR’s Max Boot.
The U.K. and the European Union are moving closer to agreeing to a draft plan for Britain to leave the bloc, with a preliminary Brexit deal possible deal possible by Wednesday morning, as the WSJ’s Laurence Norman and Max Colchester report.
Clashes Erupt in Barcelona
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona and some clashed with police on Tuesday in a second day of protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the supreme court for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid, as Reuters’ Joan Faus reports.
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In That Number
Some 160,000 civilians — many of whom have already been displaced repeatedly — have already fled the border zone that Turkey is attacking in Northern Syria.
“We are determined to take our operation to the end. We will finish what we started. A hoisted flag does not come down.”
— Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan
New satellite imagery of North Korea's Sinpo Shipyard reveal the submersible test stand barge believed to have been used to conduct the recent Pukguksong-3 SLBM test launch event is partially covered by the new canopy.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images). Syrian families fleeing the battle zone between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces in and around town of Ras al-Ain.
“Climate Change and Food Security: A Test of U.S. Leadership in a Fragile World” by CSIS’s Kimberly Flowers and Christian Man and World Food Program USA’s Chase Sova.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:00 a.m., CSIS will host a full day conference that will preview key issues for leaders participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and East Asia Summit (EAS), as well as broader trends in multilateral structures in the Asia-Pacific.
Also, at 10:00 a.m., the Atlantic Council will hold conversation with European Central Bank chief economist, Philip Lane, about monetary policy challenges like inflation and a slowing economy.
Later, at 12:30 p.m., the Atlantic Council will hold a discussion on Afghanistan's fourth presidential election and the peace process with its ambassador to the United States, H.E. Roya Rahmani.
Last week, CSIS held a conference about Venezuela’s water crisis and paths to alleviate it, with a morning keynote address by USAID deputy administrator Bonnie Glick. Watch the event here.
I couldn’t really believe my eyes when a new single by The Who popped up in my Spotify queue the other day. But it’s true, the guys who defined mod took a page out of modern music and dropped a single “All This Music Must Fade,” from their upcoming studio album “Who By The Who” which will be officially released on December 6th. It will be the band’s first record in 13 years.
Judging by the track “All This Music Must Fade,” legendary rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend haven’t lost their edge, not a bit.