In April, the United States assumed the two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council – an intergovernmental forum of eight Arctic countries and six indigenous organizations -- at a moment of great change and challenge for the Arctic.
This glossary provides an overview of terms used by negotiators and others when discussing international climate negotiations. While several excellent climate glossaries exist—including from the U.S.
Ten months into the 2014 oil price collapse and seven weeks into a modest rebound, companies of all sizes continue to adjust to new economic realities. The recent run-up in oil prices, in spite of bearish fundamentals, suggests a correction is still in the wings. And while U.S.
Myanmar’s upcoming national elections, expected in early November, will be an important test for its reform process. Many in Washington, in particular U.S. lawmakers and human rights activists, will be looking at the outcome of the voting as one of the factors determining future U.S. policy toward Myanmar. As such, knowing what to expect will help set the tone for the U.S.
This past weekend Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for Victory Day. Together they witnessed the signing of a plethora of bilateral agreements.
The fight over the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM) heated up again in March when two competing bills were introduced in the Senate. While the bills are primarily part of the debate about U.S. trade promotion, they are also the latest chapter in a longer-running debate about the future of U.S. climate and energy policy.
The last half of March provided troubling examples of the toll increasingly frequent extreme weather events will take on countries in the twenty-first century, and particularly on small-island developing states.
The Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force launched a raid on January 25 in Mamasapano on the southern island of Mindanao that killed wanted terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, known as Marwan, but at the cost of 44 police commandos’ lives.
For the past four years, the CSIS Korea Chair has organized a small project on U.S.-ROK alliance issues, including the 123 negotiations. Stakeholder meetings took place at CSIS offices in DC, involving experts, U.S. officials, and former officials that aimed at understanding the negotiating positions of both sides and the potential “win-sets” that were available.