Trade, including agricultural trade, is a powerful engine for economic progress and development. With growth in the agriculture sector at least twice as effective at reducing poverty as growth in other sectors, it is important for legislators and policymakers to consider how agricultural trade can be better utilized to bolster development.
Transatlantic sanctions adopted against Russia, a strategy of hard power coercion short of the use of force, have enabled Europe and the United States, along with their allies like Canada, Japan, and Australia, to build a united response to Russia’s strategy of militarized destabilization in Ukraine.
The United States and New Zealand share a raft of common interests that underpin their relationship. The two are of a like mind on many priorities in the twenty-first century. These intersections result in cooperation on trade policy including in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, defense and security, climate policy, cybersecurity, human rights, and international development.
In July 2015, CSIS hosted a workshop to discuss existing information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) initiatives and strategies driven by development agencies and private companies to identify what they are doing wrong and how they can be improved.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), with the generous support of the China-U.S.
President Xi Jinping of China is no Hu Jintao. His speech yesterday in Seattle was full of wit, literary references, and personal reflections. He also directly responded to a long list of concerns across the policy spectrum, from the economy to security to human rights.
Any sports fan can tell you that losing is no fun. (As a native Washingtonian, I speak with authority on this.) But most fans would add with a shrug that you win some, you lose some, and that the competition itself can be invigorating. That perspective is instructive when thinking about competition in international affairs, which is not always as problematic as it is made out to be.
Recent leaks  reporting that the United States might sanction China reflects growing – but not universal - agreement in Washington that the United States needs to respo