- Pacific Partners Outlook: Australia and the United States: Sharing Lessons in the Fight against Domestic ExtremismNewsletterBy Gregory B. Poling, Nigel CoryJan 29, 2015
Recent events in Paris, Ottawa, Sydney, and elsewhere have brought into renewed focus the threat posed to the United States and its partners by homegrown violent extremism.
- NewsletterBy Axel BerkofskyJan 28, 2015
The European Union and China are strategic partners and thus equipped with the instruments and political will to cooperate in international economics, politics, and security. This is how the EU and China officially talk to and about each other since they adopted their so-called “strategic partnership” more than a decade ago.
- NewsletterJan 28, 2015
Earlier this month, China reported 7.4 percent GDP growth for 2014, missing Premier Li Keqiang’s 7.5 percent target but still defying predictions of inevitable deeper slowing.
- JournalJan 27, 2015
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
- NewsletterBy Tomoko Kiyota, et al*Jan 27, 2015
On Oct. 20, 2014, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo accepted the resignation of two women in his Cabinet – Obuchi Yuko, minister of economy, trade and industry, and Matsushima Midori, minister of justice – amid scandal over campaign irregularities and financing.
- NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghJan 26, 2015
After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean.
- PacNet #6A - A trilateral intelligence sharing accord between Japan, Korea and the United States: implications and challengesNewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJan 22, 2015
Conventional wisdom has it that intelligence is only shared between countries with a close friendship, and that the extent of intelligence sharing reflects the strength of their military relationship. It was surprising, therefore, that a tri-national intelligence sharing accord between Korea and Japan was announced Dec. 29, with the US as an intermediary.
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Najib’s Political Battles Pose a Challenge to his Foreign Policy AgendaNewsletterBy Murray Hiebert, Nigel CoryJan 22, 2015
Challenges at home suggest Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could face an uphill battle in pursuing his foreign policy goals in the year ahead. The long-simmering battle between Najib and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has erupted into a public spat that must have Najib looking over his shoulder given Mahathir’s role in ousting his predecessor, Abdullah Badawi.
- NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Julia CunicoJan 21, 2015
The December signing of the long-delayed agreement by the United States, Japan, and South Korea to share information in the event of a North Korea contingency is welcome recognition of the value of trilateral cooperation in a security crisis. The limits of that agreement are proof of the powerful obstacles they face when they try to make that cooperation real.
- Issues and Insights Vol. 15, No. 1 - Trilateral Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Expectations and LimitationsReportBy Brad Glosserman, Julia Cunico, John K. Warden, and the Pacific Forum CSIS Young LeadersJan 20, 2015
The US-Japan and US-ROK alliances are, and for decades have been, a cornerstone of Asia-Pacific security, helping to maintain regional stability while allowing Japan and Korea to focus on economic development. A key part of the US relationship with each country is extended deterrence.