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.
In l985, faced with soaring U.S. trade deficits, industrial distress, and congressional pressure, Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III negotiated an agreement among the group of five leading industrial countries, known as the Plaza Accord, which coordinated the appreciation of their currencies against the dollar.
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.
This weekend, 1.5 million citizens took to the streets all across Brazil, protesting President Dilma Rousseff, her Worker’s Party, the country’s poor economic performance, and the massive corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras that has unfolded during Dilma’s presidency.
A series of three addresses on American and Chinese values, perceptions, interests, and strategic intentions, and their impact on the possibility of developing a common narrative for U.S.-China relations for the future.
In April 2014, the United Nations Conference on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted new transparency rules for treaty-based investor-state arbitration (ISDS) conducted under UNCITRAL’s international arbitration rules. For the first time, the public would gain access to most information about ISDS claims filed with UNCITRAL.
On February 28, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released India’s 2015–2016 Union Budget and delivered the annual Budget Speech, laying out the government’s thinking on economic reforms. The budget’s significance as a tool of economic reform has steadily declined over the last couple of decades.
Tunisians are exhausted. The past four years of upheaval, uncertainty, and political jockeying have sapped many people’s energy and spirits. Worn out from a roller coaster ride of optimism and disappointment, many are distrustful of those in power and the promises they make.
The North American energy landscape has shifted in significant ways. New development of abundant tight oil and unconventional natural gas resources creates an historic opportunity to enhance economic growth throughout North America and improve the region’s competitiveness in global markets.
Earlier this month in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the first major event of the G20 year, the annual kick-off meeting of finance ministers.