Elites in Tunisia and Jordan stress their need to invest in their human resources, because people are the only resources they have. An array of programs has arisen in both countries to help young people learn life and job skills, find appropriate careers, and launch new businesses.
The past two years have seen a veritable landslide of new infrastructurefocused initiatives across the Asia-Pacific region.
For the last 20 years, trade policy has been an issue that divides Democrats and unites Republicans.
CSIS hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference  on July 21. The event garnered more interest and a considerably larger audience—both in CSIS’s at-capacity conference room and online—than its four predecessors.
India's Parliament convenes on July 21 and two big reforms are on the table. The first will create a "Goods and Services Tax" and the second will relax the rules on land acquisition. The ruling BJP party remains weak in the upper house of Parliament, questioning whether the two reforms put forth by Prime Minister Modi will be passed.
And the answer is … €86 Billion. In a previous Commentary , we posed the question – what is the price of European solidarity?
In true “one minute to midnight” style, the new Greek bailout proposal arrived in Brussels yesterday, having advanced from handwritten notes on a hotel notepad by the new Greek finance minister to a formal, 13-page, 53.5 billion euro, three-year bailout request in a mere two days.
Myanmar’s union parliament on June 25 voted to reject five of six major amendments to the 2008, military-drafted constitution, in a decision that has critical implications for Myanmar’s political landscape and puts U.S. policymakers in a delicate position.
Drastic times call for drastic measures. Since early June, China's stock markets have been in free fall, losing 29 percent of their value in three weeks. No matter that all of the lost value was originally gained in the first part of this year, particularly since April, this ranks up with other historic market corrections.
On June 22, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced  that Kazakhstan had completed negotiations on its accession, becoming the WTO’s 162nd member. The details of Kazakhstan's membership will remain confidential until the accession package is formally adopted by all 161 other members.