Friday Policy Wine Down - August 5, 2022
A snapshot of the past week in cyber, trade, and environmental policy news.
GEOPOLITICS: In a new episode of the Geopolitics Decanted podcast, Silverado’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Dmitri Alperovitch interviews Sergii Grabskyi, a Reserve Colonel in the Ukrainian military, about Ukraine’s upcoming counteroffensive. Michael Kofman, Research Program Director in the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analysis, also joins the show to share his latest analysis of what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine.
CYBERSECURITY: Silverado’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Dmitri Alperovitch was interviewed by the Washington Post to discuss cybersecurity incidents in Taiwan following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit.
GENERAL: Meet Jimmy Galvin, one of Silverado's summer policy interns, who has been supporting Silverado's work in trade and industrial security and cybersecurity.
Here’s what caught our eye this week:
KEY ADMINISTRATION ACTIONS
The White House:
- Notice on the Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect to Export Control Regulations
- Statement from President Biden on Senate Ratification of the NATO Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland
Department of Commerce:
- Commerce Department Identifies First Foreign-Produced Commercial Aircraft Exported to Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls
Department of Defense:
Department of the Treasury:
- Treasury Sanctions Elites and Companies in Economic Sectors that Generate Substantial Revenue for the Russian Regime
- Treasury Releases CFIUS Annual Report for 2021
Department of Energy:
- DOE Announces $32 Million to Reduce Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector
- Biden-Harris Administration Advances $750 Million Program to Strengthen Clean Energy Manufacturing and Recycling
Department of State:
- G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Energy Security
- Fact Sheet: The United States-ASEAN Relationship
- G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Preserving Peace and Stability Across the Taiwan Strait
- Fact Sheet: Imposing Additional Costs on Russia for Its Continued War Against Ukraine
United States Senate:
- On July 29, the Senate passed two important bills by unanimous consent: The Recycling and Composing Accountability Act, which would establish the first federal definition of recycling and require EPA to collect and publish nationwide recycling and composting data; and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act, which directs EPA to establish a pilot rural recycling program. The legislation is now under review by the House.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission:
Senate Foreign Relations Committee: