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Fireside Chat with Rep. Tom Cole: Securing America’s Health Security [Video]

Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Wednesday, May 25, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, for a fireside chat with Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK-04), member of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and member of the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. CSIS Commission co-chairs Julie Gerberding, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and Susan Brooks, former U.S. Representative (R-IN-05) will moderate the discussion.A brittle legislative environment and competing geopolitical crises have put the United States at serious risk of falling back into the cycle of crisis and complacency in health security. Pandemic fatigue has settled in as the country marks one million lives lost from Covid-19. What are the prospects for getting the domestic and global funding for the Covid-19 response back on track? How can we sustain a bipartisan dialogue and build consensus around stable, multi-year global health security funding to avoid complacency and ensure continued pandemic preparedness?This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Securing America Bradley Thayer on the China Model Center for Security Policy [Video]

With Robert Charles, Dr. Evelyn Griffin and Bradley ThayerROBERT CHARLES, Spokesman, Association of Mature American Citizens, Former Assistant Secretary, State at the State Departments Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author, Eagles and

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Our Military Wing Ready to Fight in Gaza, Jenin, Everywhere in Palestine [Video]

On May 18, 2022, Palestine Today TV (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) aired a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) rally held in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip. At the rally, PIJ showcased a Kornet anti-tank missile launcher, a giant statue of an armed PIJ fighter was erected. The broadcast also screened video footage of what PIJ claimed was a Kornet attack against an Israeli vehicle on May 10, 2021. In addition, a masked PIJ member said that PIJ’s military wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, is ready to fight in Gaza, Jenin, and everywhere in Palestine, including where the “stupid enemy” does not expect it. In addition, he threatened that PIJ will use its “Jenin” drone (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9523). For more about the use of Kornet missiles by Palestinian factions in Gaza and how they were supplied to them by Hizbullah and Qasem Soleimani, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9054, 8896, 8896, 8892, 8832, 8307, 6869, and 4478.

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Venezuela Report: UN’s Alena Douhan Blames Western Sanctions for Country Collapse [Video]

Testimony delivered by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer before the United Nations Human Rights Council, Interactive dialogue with Alena Douhan, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 16 September 2021.https://unwatch.org/venezuela-uns-alena-douhan-blames-west-for-maduros/

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Nakba Day Rally: We Will Return to Haifa, Jaffa, Lod, Ramla, Tiberias, Nazareth, Mediterranean Sea [Video]

On May 15, 2022, Palestine TV aired a Nakba Day rally that was held in Ramallah. Muhammad Alian, the Chairman of the National Committee for Defending the Right of Return, said at the rally that Yasser Arafat, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, and the other leaders of Palestinian factions who were killed by Israel, will not be forgotten, and that it is inconceivable that the Palestinians will not return to their land. A young girl holding a ring of keys symbolizing the Palestinian return said that she is from Palestine “in its entirety and that she has come to convey the message that Palestinians are returning.

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25 NGOs Demand Russia Release Dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza, Urge UN Intervention [Video]

Hillel Neuer took the floor at the United Nations on behalf of a cross-regional coalition of 25 non-governmental organizations to call on UN chief Antonio Guterres and High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to demand that Russia release Vladimir Kara-Murza and all other prisoners of conscience. Testimony delivered before the U.N. Human Rights Council special session on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, May 12, 2022. Transcript & list of NGOs: https://unwatch.org/freekaramurza/

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U.S. and German Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific [Video]

Please join CSIS for a conversation with Petra Sigmund, Director General for the Asia Pacific at the German Federal Foreign Office. The war in Ukraine ushered in a new era not just for transatlantic relations but for European foreign and security policy. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s announcement of a Zeitenwende (new era) for Germany with a dramatic increase in defense spending has implications not only for Russia and European security but also for the Indo-Pacific. How will a new German foreign policy impact the Indo-Pacific? What does this mean for Europe’s approach to China and Asia?Heightened security, economic, and political challenges in the Indo-Pacific have led to increased attention to the region by the United States and its transatlantic allies, as evidenced by the recent Indo-Pacific strategies of the United States, Germany, and the European Union, as well as some increased military activity in the region. This conversation is an opportunity to discuss how the U.S. and European allies should best align their approaches, through the lenses of both military and geo-economic competition. What are the areas of convergence and divergence in U.S. and German views of the region, and in which areas should they focus their cooperation? What is Germany’s (and Europe’s) greatest comparative advantage in the region? What will security in the Indo-Pacific look like in ten years’ time?This event is made possible by generous support from the German Mission in the United States.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Securing America Does Iran already have a nuclear bomb? Center for Security Policy [Video]

With Grant Newsham, Dr. Peter Pry and Bill MarshallGRANT NEWSHAM,Senior Fellow,Center for Security Policy,Senior Research Fellow, Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Contributor,Asia Times,@NewshamGrant China’s desire to kick the U.S. out of Asia and dominate the world The need for t

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Pfizer CEO Dr. Bourla’s “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible” [Video]

Please join the Renewing American Innovation Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a discussion of Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla’s new book Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible. CSIS President and CEO Dr. John Hamre, will be joined by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to unpack this remarkable story of how Pfizer’s scientists responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver a revolutionary new vaccine to the world in only nine months. A veterinarian by training, Dr. Bourla began his career at Pfizer in 1993 in Greece and immigrated to the U.S. in 2001. He became Pfizer’s CEO in 2019 and chairman in 2020. In 2021, he was named CEO of the Year by CNN Business, included in Insider Magazine’s Most Transformative CEOs list, and inducted into the Crain’s New York Business 2021 Hall of Fame. Also, Bourla was awarded the 2022 Genesis Prize for his leadership in the development of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bourla’s book tells a story of American entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. It showcases the strength the U.S. biopharmaceutical sector lends to the nation’s national security and soft power. This event was made possible through general support to CSIS and was recorded on May 6, 2022.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Modernization Priorities for the Australian Army [Video]

The CSIS Missile Defense Project is pleased to welcome Australian Army Major General Simon Stuart for a conversation on the Australian Army’s modernization programs as it responds to a time of accelerating and converging change. Among the Army’s modernization priorities are future long-range fires, integrated air and missile defense, hypersonic weapons research and development efforts, and next generation communications, aviation, and combat vehicles. MAJGEN Stuart served as Head Land Capability on the Australian Army Headquarters from January 2020 until April 2022, following a three year deployment in command of the Multinational Force & Observers.This event is made possible through general support to CSIS———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Journalist: If Hizbullah Missile Hits Israeli Offshore Gas Rigs, Extraction Companies Will Flee [Video]

British-Palestinian journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan said in a May 9, 2022 show on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that if Hizbullah makes good on its threats and if even a “single missile” hits the Israeli gas rigs in the Mediterranean Sea, then all the gas extraction companies and investors will “flee like mice.” He added that disarming Hizbullah is not a “simple matter” and that Hizbullah has 150,000 rockets, which constitute a “nightmare” for Israel.

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Book Event: Getting China Wrong [Video]

Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies on June 8th at 3:45 PM EST for a discussion of the new book, Getting China Wrong, authored by Aaron L. Friedberg, a professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs’ Center for International Security Studies. In the book, Friedberg argues that the U.S. and its allies have miscalculated the resilience and strategic objectives of the Chinese Communist Party and argues for a new approach to managing the bilateral relationship. This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/