This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
The Eastern Mediterranean: Strategic Geography Again
By Sam Brannen
Time for a New G7?
By Dave Miller
Since the normalization of diplomatic ties in 1995, U.S.-Vietnam relations have taken giant steps forward in nearly every area, from political and economic cooperation to expanding military and cultural ties. As the new era of ties between Hanoi and Washington nears its 20th anniversary, the relationship is increasingly vital to the national interests of both countries.
South Korea is a country under stress. To be sure, the runaway success of Korean brands, from Hyundai and Samsung to the Korean Wave, have highlighted the enormous achievements of a once-poor country that is today wealthier, more connected, and more influential in global affairs than ever before.
Q1: How is the recent escalation of violence in Iraq impacting global oil markets?
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