- NewsletterBy Adelle NearyNov 26, 2014
The economic and security conundrum posed by Indonesia’s archipelagic geography is not new. The combination of 17,000 islands with an underfunded navy and poor port infrastructure results in widespread piracy, illegal fishing, and smuggling.
- NewsletterBy Jongsoo LeeNov 25, 2014
As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Western press reexamined the process that culminated in this momentous event on Nov. 9, 1989. Lessons from this German experience have policy implications for the other Iron Curtain that still stands, dividing the Korean Peninsula.
- NewsletterBy Scott SnyderNov 24, 2014
President Obama had a better than expected visit to Asia for annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asia Summit (EAS), and G-20 gatherings, due largely to a productive summit with Xi Jinping.
- NewsletterBy Michael McDevittNov 20, 2014
US policy toward the South China Sea is sensible, relatively comprehensive, and proportionate to the US interests involved.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ernest Z. Bower, James HurndellNov 18, 2014
Australia and China finalized a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during President Xi Jinping’s November 17 visit to Canberra following the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. The agreement is the fruition of nine years of negotiations.
- NewsletterBy Robert A. ManningNov 18, 2014
The US-China climate change deal unveiled by President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping this week in Beijing has been heralded as a historic breakthrough in the effort to reduce climate change. But is it?
- NewsletterBy Yang Razali KassimNov 14, 2014
A hectic week of high-level diplomacy in Beijing has seen China asserting its weight and snatching the region’s economic leadership from traditional leader, the United States. The implications will not be missed as ASEAN leaders meet in summit in Myanmar this week.
- ReportBy Phuong NguyenNov 13, 2014
Expectations for this week’s East Asia Summit and related meetings have been rather modest given the increasing complexity of issues facing countries in Asia and the limited capacity of Myanmar as host. To be clear, Myanmar has done a commendable job given this is its first time chairing ASEAN and hosting other regional meetings.
- ReportNov 10, 2014
The Pacific Forum CSIS, in partnership with National Chengchi University’s Institute of International Relations, and with support from the US Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, held a workshop on strategic trade controls in Taipei, Taiwan, on September 2-3, 2014.
- NewsletterBy David Hamon and S. James AhnNov 10, 2014
For many Westerners, violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) embody brutal and puritanical zealotry capable of eliciting society’s deepest fears and carrying out the worst human atrocities in the name of an ideology or belief.