President Benigno Aquino used his final State of the Nation Address on July 27 to cement his legacy of anticorruption efforts and track record of revamping the once-sluggish Philippine economy.
This weekend, Puerto Rican governor Alejandro García Padilla announced that the U.S. commonwealth would no longer be able to service its debt, despite numerous rounds of austerity measures.
The problem with the way the international community thinks about and responds to fragile states is not that we do not understand “fragility,” its causes, and its cures, but that we think of them as “states,” as coherent units of analysis.
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.
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?
On July 9 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally asked the Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to try to form a new government.
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.
Ongoing troubles in the West Papua region, and the unwanted attention they have garnered, are a sore spot for Indonesian authorities. They undermine the larger narrative of an Indonesia finally at peace with itself, consolidating its democracy and putting the ghosts of its past human rights abuses to bed.