This week, the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade and economic integration initiative composed of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, convenes its ninth presidential summit, inducting several brand-new observers and officially beginning the process to induct Costa Rica as a full member.
Of the many stereotypes that are tossed around about South Korea and South Koreans, one of the most generous and true is that it’s a place and people striving and working hard.
China’s reemergence as a great power over the next few decades represents the primary strategic challenge for the U.S.-Japan security alliance and for the East Asian security landscape writ large.
In his April 2014 International Business Quarterly newsletter, CSIS Scholl Chair Scott Miller stressed the importance of rule of law to investment, both the domestic and the foreign direct varieties. Investment drives productivity improvements, raising GDP, wages, and standards of living. In her recently published book, Trading Spaces, Dr.
Despite the availability of highly cost-effective diagnosis and treatment options, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health problem. In 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB (of which 13 percent were coinfected with HIV) and 1.4 million deaths.
This month I was fortunate to participate in a State Department program that took me on a two-week, five-city speaking tour around Australia. The trip confirmed my notion of Australia as a
The Federated Defense Project at CSIS is exploring the interaction between the Department of Defense’s supplier base and global value chain (GVC) networks. What are the benefits to increased integration of value chains into the defense supplier base? To what degree are DoD suppliers already utilizing GVCs? What are the policy and institutional barriers to deeper GVC integration?
This report is a summary of a November 2013 CSIS conference on global value chains and development, part of the Chevron Forum on Development Series. The report is designed to offer a primer on the implications of global value chains on development.
Many of Africa’s economies are at a crossroads, with an unprecedented opportunity for sustained growth, structural change, and accelerated development. Each will face a unique set of economic and political circumstances, but key to the success of all will be building critically needed infrastructure, deepening regional integration, and building a skilled workforce.
Twenty years after it entered into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) remains the only institutional framework for trilateral cooperation among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. And with innovative and highly successful trade blocs emerging around the world, regionalism seems to be a defining tenor of modern international affairs.