The Evening: NATO, Trade War, Street Fighting Man and More
July 11, 2018
It's Wednesday, July 11th.
Trump Presses NATO
President Trump assailed Germany today and demanded that allies double their military spending targets, as the New York Times’ Julie Hirshfeld Davis reports.
And, as CNN’s Jennifer Hansler reports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to hit back at President Trump's claim that "Germany is a captive of Russia" by drawing on her own upbringing in Soviet-controlled East Germany.
Dive Deeper: Counting Dollars or Measuring Value: Assessing NATO and Partner Burden Sharing, by CSIS’s Kathleen Hicks, Jeffrey Rathke, Seamus Daniels, Michael Matlaga, Laura Daniels, and Andrew Linder.
“Sharing the burden without sharing a strategy,” by Brookings’ Will Moreland.
“NATO Engages: Shoring Up the Alliance,” by the Atlantic Council.
Israel to Russia
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia’s Vladimir Putin today that Israel does not intend to threaten Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule and asked Moscow to work to remove Iranian forces from Syria, as Reuters reports.
Dive Deeper: “Missiles and Rockets of Hezbollah,” by CSIS’s Missile Defense Project.
Expanded Trade Battlefield
The Trump administration is expanding the battlefield in its trade fight with China, moving beyond industrial goods to threaten tariffs for the first time on a range of consumer products that illustrates how dependent the vast U.S. consumer economy is on imports, as the WSJ’s Jacob Schlesinger reports .
Dive Deeper: “An Ill-advised Trade War Could Turn Out to Be Trump's Afghanistan,” by Peterson’s Adam Posen.
“U.S.-China Trade War: How We Got Here,” by CFR’s Brad Setser.
Do you have any questions about trade and how a changing U.S. trade policy may affect your life? If you do, please email me your question(s) to email@example.com. We’ll publish some of the best questions and get our experts to answer them on an upcoming CSIS podcast.
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In That Number
Germany's defense budget in 2017, growing 9.3 percent since 2016.
“Germany is a captive of Russia.”
Do women in China face greater inequality than women elsewhere? CSIS’s China Power Project released new interactive data comparing global gender parity. Check out the interactive site here.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab at CSIS enhances our research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.
(Photo credit: Yumi Araki). Inside the CSIS podcast studio for today’s recording of “Impossible State” with Sue Mi Terry, Andrew Schwartz and Victor Cha.
“Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military,” by the Center for European Policy Analysis’ Elizabeth Braw for Foreign Policy.
This Town Tomorrow
At 9:00 a.m., the Atlantic Council will host a conversation on the election of Andés Manuel López Obrador as President of Mexico and the implications for Mexico, NAFTA and beyond.
And at 12:00 p.m., the Stimson Center will host a panel discussion on the impact of a U.S.-China trade war or deal on Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea.
Today, the CSIS Americas Program hosted former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos for a discussion on current threats to global democracy and political and economic priorities in the Americas. Former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd moderated the discussion. Watch the full event here.
This one is for England and their gritty, fantastic national soccer team.