The Evening: Syria Response, China Opening, Go Your Own Way and More
April 10, 2018
It's Tuesday, April 10th.
Response to Syria
International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate a suspected poison gas attack as the United States and other Western powers consider military action over the incident. And in Washington, President Trump, who had been due to travel to Peru on Friday, canceled a trip to Latin America to focus on responding to the Syria incident, as Reuters reports.
Dive Deeper : “Military Strikes on Syria: Critical Considerations,” by the Washington Institute’s Michael.
“Syria: When and How Does This War End?” by CSIS’s Anthony Cordesman.
A More Open China
Chinese President Xi Jinping offered to further open up China’s markets to foreign business, though fell short of proposing the thoroughgoing changes the Trump administration says it is seeking to avert a trade fight, as the Wall Street Journal’s Lingling Wei reports.
Dive Deeper : “The Chinese are Coming! The Chinese are Coming!” by CSIS’s William Reinsch.
“More than Soybeans: Trump’s Section 301 Tariffs and China’s Response,” by the Peterson Institute’s Chad Brown.
Facebook Face Up
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized repeatedly to Congress today for his company's handling of user data as he came under intense questioning by lawmakers frustrated by the social network's history of privacy abuses, as Politico’s Steven Overly reports.
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In That Number
Chinese investment into the U.S. dropped by 36% last year.
Source: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
“In a world aspiring for peace and development, the Cold War and zero-sum mentality look even more out of place.”
Yemen's humanitarian crisis has been compounded and accelerated by attacks on the healthcare sector. Chapter 4 of The New Barbarianism, “ Yemen’s Cage ,” takes an on-the-ground look at the struggles of those inside the war-ravaged country–acute malnutrition, a rising famine, an outbreak of cholera, and over half of the population with no access to health services.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.) One hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol today as an advocacy group is calling attention to what the group says are hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook.
“Air Force Un’: As North Korea’s leader steps onto international stage, a question over his ability to fly,” via the Washington Post's David Nakamura.
This Town Tomorrow
Join The World Resource Institute and the National Geographic Society at 9:00 a.m. for a conversation on how current trends in data, technology, media, and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources.
And at 12:30 p.m., join New America for a discussion exploring how America can integrate the frameworks of race/ethnic politics and of comparative politics to better understand contemporary outcomes.
“The New Barbarianism,” a CSIS original documentary, examines the surge of violence against health workers, patients, and facilities worldwide.
On the latest episode of Russian Roulette, Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discusses the state of U.S.-Russia relations, historical cycles in the relationship, signaling, and ways out of the current downward spiral.
Listen here on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.
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