- NewsletterAug 28, 2014
Top U.S. and Australian officials on August 12 signed a 25-year legally binding Force Posture Agreement to cement the new era of bilateral security cooperation, and U.S. rotational deployments to northern Australia in particular.
- NewsletterBy Gerald CurtisAug 28, 2014
There are situations in international politics, as there are in life, in which there are no good options, in which nothing works. Trying to deal with North Korea is a case in point. The United States has tried everything in its tool kit in an effort to come up with an effective North Korean policy. Positive incentives have not worked; neither have negative ones.
- NewsletterBy William W. GrimesAug 27, 2014A little over a year ago, on July 23, 2013, Japan formally joined the negotiations to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the most ambitious trade negotiations ever.NewsletterAug 26, 2014
There is, at long last, a solution to the troubles that beset the Japan-ROK relationship: patience.NewsletterBy Matthew P. Goodman, Grace HeartyAug 25, 2014
As noted in a recent CSIS Simon Chair study, China's economic policymakers face a myriad of objectives as they attempt to transition the country toward a new, more sustainable model of development. One of the most pressing of these goals is a cleaner environment.Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Myanmar’s Peace Process Carries High Stakes Ahead of 2015 ElectionsNewsletterBy Murray Hiebert, Phuong NguyenAug 21, 2014
The Myanmar government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years, but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. The government’s chief negotiator, Aung Min, recently said he hopes to conclude such an agreement in September and begin political dialogue with ethnic groups in early 2015.NewsletterAug 20, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
DoD Faces Huge Capacity Cuts Under Sequester
By Clark Murdock
Asia: Three Divergent Visions, Increasing Tension
By John Schaus
Will Ukraine Drive Europe Toward Increased Defense Spending?PacNet #63R - Response to PacNet #63 “The US and China: sliding from engagement to coercive diplomacy”NewsletterBy Joseph Bosco and David M. LamptonAug 19, 2014
Joseph A. Bosco (firstname.lastname@example.org) served in the office of the secretary of defense as China country desk officer from 2005-2006 and taught graduate seminars on China-US relations at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is now a national security consultant.NewsletterBy Edward SchwarckAug 18, 2014
Edward Schwarck (EdwardS@rusi.org) is a research fellow in the Asia Studies Department of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).ReportAug 15, 2014
This edition of our newsletter explains how India’s economic recovery might already be underway. This may sound surprising to some, who have judged the Modi government’s economic record through a few key issues.