This edition of our newsletter refocuses attention on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the United States and India and how it could be a game-changer.
International attention continues to focus on the Abe administration’s efforts to change Japan’s security policy, in particular the announcement of the revision of the interpretation of the exercise of the right of collective self-defense that took place July 1. It is essential to understand the following four points.
Top U.S. and Australian officials on August 12 signed a 25-year legally binding Force Posture Agreement to cement the new era of bilateral security cooperation, and U.S. rotational deployments to northern Australia in particular.
There are situations in international politics, as there are in life, in which there are no good options, in which nothing works. Trying to deal with North Korea is a case in point. The United States has tried everything in its tool kit in an effort to come up with an effective North Korean policy.
There is, at long last, a solution to the troubles that beset the Japan-ROK relationship: patience.
As noted in a recent CSIS Simon Chair study , China's economic policymakers face a myriad of objectives as they attempt to transition the country toward a new, more sustainable model of development. One of the most pressing of these goals is a cleaner environment.
By Murray Hiebert, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director (@MurrayHiebert1 ), and Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC ), Research Associate, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies (@SoutheastAsiaDC ), CSIS
The Myanmar government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years, but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. The government’s chief negotiator, Aung Min, recently said he hopes to conclude such an agreement in September and begin political dialogue with ethnic groups in early 2015.
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
DoD Faces Huge Capacity Cuts Under Sequester
By Clark Murdock
Asia: Three Divergent Visions, Increasing Tension
By John Schaus
Will Ukraine Drive Europe Toward Increased Defense Spending?