His Excellency Pham Binh Minh, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs for Vietnam will discuss the current state of affairs in his nation and the evolving comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the United States.
Increasing female labor participation not only economically and politically empowers women, it also has the potential to substantially increase economic productivity. This is an especially critical issue in Japan where getting more women into the workforce could result in GDP gains of up to 13 percent  and help to offset losses caused by the country’s demographic decline.
European sanctions have accelerated Russia’s political and economic push into Asia. At the center of Russia’s turn to Asia is energy: Moscow sees new markets in Asia as an alternative to stagnant, politically risky Europe, while Asian investment is crucial for Russia’s ability to tap new source of oil and gas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit New York and Washington later this month. During his visit, he will engage with the Obama administration, business leaders, and the Indian-American community. On September 18, we will preview his trip using three key parameters: security relations, trade relations, and the role of the diaspora.
Joins us as Doug Farah, Americas Program senior associate, president of IBI Consultants, and expert on Central America, explains what the U.S. Government's failure to act might mean for unaccompanied Central American children, for the United States, and for the region.
In light of President Park Geun-hye's speech in Dresden, Germany and the growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the Office of the Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a full-day conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification.
Featuring a panel discussion highlighting a new CSIS Report:
"Economic Statecraft Redux: Improving the State Department's Effectiveness in International Economic Policy"
Robert A. Pollard (Report Author)
State Department Visiting Fellow, Europe Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
As unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children, mainly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, continue attempting to cross from Mexico into the United States, it is more important than ever that policy- and opinion-makers be well informed about the spiraling crisis.
Featured Remarks by:
Senior Advisor on the BRICS Economies
Development Economics Department
The World Bank