Today’s Bwoglines focuses on security—both foreign and domestic.
Happening in the World: Russian tanks have been filmed entering Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, for the first time. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has warned citizens in Kyiv’s northern Obolon district—where the tanks were filmed— to stay home and “make Molotov cocktails and neutralize the enemy.” Kyiv was also hit overnight with aerial strikes, forcing citizens to take shelter in metro stations; at least eight were injured. The UK, EU, and other allies have promised tough sanctions on Russia, but have stated they will not send in troops. (BBC)
Happening in the US: President Biden has chosen Ketanji Brown Jackson as his Supreme Court nominee, according to a source familiar with the situation. This comes weeks after Justice Breyer announced his retirement. Jackson currently has a seat on DC’s federal appellate court, and previously clerked for Breyer. If confirmed, Jackson will become the first Black woman to sit on the US Supreme Court. (CNN)
Happening in NYC: Protestors gathered on Thursday outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation, condemning President Putin’s aggression towards Ukraine. Those gathered also emphasized their desire for a global, united front to prevent war. These crowds were partly led by Dr. Arthur Zgurov—a doctor from Ukraine—who shouted “save Ukraine, save the world.” (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Today at 12 pm, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies is hosting a discussion with Maggie Feldman-Piltch on women in security and intelligence studies. Feldman-Piltch is the Managing Director of Unicorn Strategies and Founder of #NatSecGirlSquad—a consulting company for those committed to diversity in the field of national security and defense. The event will be online, with more information available here.
Kyiv via Wikimedia Commons