The Evening: Xi, ISIS Ousted, Dylan Encore and More
November 9, 2017
It's Thursday, November 9th.
Trump and Xi
President Donald Trump heaped praise on President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday, blaming Mr. Trump’s own predecessors for China’s yawning trade surplus with the United States and saying he was confident that Mr. Xi could defuse the threat from North Korea, as the NYT reports.
President Trump has often portrayed China as a rapacious competitor on the world stage, as Politico reports, but in his two-day visit with Chinese president Xi, a different rivalry seemed to emerge over which leader could out-flatter the other.
Dive Deeper : See CFR’s commentary, “Can the United States, China, and South Korea Cooperate on North Korea?”
The Syrian government and its allies claimed victory over the Islamic State in its last urban stronghold in the country on Thursday, pushing remnants of the group into the desert straddling the border with Iraq, as WSJ reports .
Dive Deeper : From the NYT Editorial Board, “After ISIS, What Comes Next?”
On the eve of a possible meeting with President Trump at an economic forum in Vietnam, Putin suggested Thursday that the United States is pressing for the disqualification of Russian athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics as a way of creating discontent with Putin’s tenure as president ahead of the 2018 election, as the Washington Post reports.
CSIS Securing Our Future Campaign
Today, CSIS launched its Securing Our Future campaign to create the financial foundation that will carry the institution forward for another 50 years.
In That Number
The number of people being held for questioning as part of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption crackdown.
“President Trump’s remarks featured a direct message to the North Korean leadership to open a path to diplomacy.”
— CSIS’s Victor Cha in a commentary, “The Rollup on Trump’s Korea Leg of the Asia Trip.”
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system defends the United States from long-range ballistic missile attacks by intercepting warheads in space. CSIS’s Missile Defense Project has visualized the process, step-by-step.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images) Indian visitors walk through the courtyard of Jama Masjid mosque amid heavy smog in New Delhi. Pollution levels in New Delhi this week reached levels nearly 30 times what the World Health Organization considers safe.
The Atlantic released an exclusive photo spread today on “Syria’s Students: Going to School in a War Zone.”
This Town Monday
On Monday, join CSIS at 9:00 a.m. for a book talk on The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict was Fought and Won.
At 10:00 a.m., join CSIS for "The Future of the World Trading System," a discussion on the Buenos Aires WTO Ministerial.
Join CSIS at 11:00 a.m. for the next installment of “Careers in Global Development,” with Beth Dunford, assistant to the administrator in the Bureau of Food Security at USAID.
At 1:00 p.m., join CSIS for a discussion on the importance of preparing military leadership for the future.
Join CSIS’s Human Rights Initiative at 2:00 p.m. for "Religion and Foreign Policy: Exploring the Legacy of Mixed Blessings."
And, at 3:30 p.m., join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project for a discussion about ensuring U.S. leadership in agricultural research and development.
CSIS hosted Kenya’s Raila Odinga for a discussion on advancing democracy, rule of law, and stability in the country.
The latest from 35 West explains the strategy behind the billions of dollars China is investing in Latin America and its growing military relationships across the region.
Please indulge me. One more from Dylan. Can’t help it! This time from the period just before his “Trouble No More” period. Enjoy and smile!