The Evening: Trade Aid, Syrian Fighter Jet Down, TTB and More
July 24, 2018
It's Tuesday, July 24th.
The Trump administration today announced an emergency-aid package of $12 billion for farmers amid growing concerns that the U.S. agricultural sector could suffer from President Trump’s escalating trade dispute with some of America’s largest trading partners, as the Wall Street Journal’s Vivian Salama reports.
Dive Deeper: “Make a New Plan, Stan,” by CSIS's Trade Guy Bill Reinsch.
And, check out CSIS's The Trade Guys podcast.
North Korean Test Site
Reports that North Korea has started dismantling facilities at a rocket test site are consistent with a commitment Pyongyang made at a summit last month, but it must go further and fully denuclearize, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today, as Reuters’ Alexandria Sage reports.
Dive Deeper: “North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station,” via the Stimson Center’s 38 North.
Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet
The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli airspace today, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region, as CNN’s Oren Liebermann, Amir Tal and James Masters report.
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In That Number
In Nicaragua, over 300 civilians have been killed and more than 2,000 have been injured in the last three months alone.
“This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches. This administration’s tariffs and bailouts aren’t going to make America great again, they’re just going to make it 1929 again.”
— Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb)
Ahead of his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington, President Trump tweeted, “Tariffs are the greatest!” as a warning that trade partners should negotiate a “fair deal.” In today's new episode, The Trade Guys discuss whether this is a harbinger of the president’s latest plan to slap 25 percent tariffs on foreign autos and auto parts. Who wins and who loses when tariffs are placed on imported cars and car parts? Listen to the latest from The Trade Guys.
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(Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis during a press conference at the Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations at the Hoover Institution on the campus of Stanford University today.
“A Chinese world order,” by CSIS’s Jonathan Hillman for the Washington Post.
This Town Tomorrow
At 8:00 a.m., CSIS will host the launch of a new report, “Low-Hanging Fruit: Evidence-Based Solutions to the Digital Evidence Challenge,” at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will deliver keynote remarks.
Join CSIS at 4:00 p.m. for a conversation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, directly following his meeting with President Trump, on his vision of Europe and transatlantic relations in a changing world.
And at 12:00 p.m., the Korea Economic Institute of America will host a discussion on the current state of the Korean economy and the factors that are underpinning economic growth.
More than one month after the Singapore Summit, little headway has been made on denuclearization of North Korea. Yesterday, CSIS hosted a conference in partnership with the International Crisis Group to address what elements impede progress and what lies ahead for North Korean denuclearization. Watch the full event here.
On the latest episode of Take as Directed, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld, shares the story of his son Jonathan, who died from a fentanyl overdose last year. The retired four-star Navy admiral has become a vocal advocate for opioid death prevention. Admiral Winnefeld describes how difficult it was to find treatment for Jonathan and recounts the challenges of recognizing signs of recovery - and signs of relapse.
Thanks for all of the emails about the Tedeschi Trucks Band. They are a fine group indeed. Mike sent me this fantastic video which features TTB jamming with the legendary Taj Mahal and Jerry Douglas, the steel guitar master. This is organic American roots music at it’s very best. And yes, Taj has still got it.