- 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.
- CommentaryNov 10, 2014
President Obama’s November 11-12 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping comes at an opportune time. With the Republican sweep of Congress, Obama will now have more leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues and can devote more effort to the rebalance to Asia, even as he deals with growing terrorist threats emanating from the Middle East, an Ebola pandemic in Africa, and
- NewsletterNov 7, 2014
The guessing game continues as to whether there will be a meaningful discussion between Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the sidelines of next week’s APEC Leaders Meeting in Beijing. So far, a handshake is about the only thing the two sides are willing to guarantee.
- Pacific Partners Outlook: Brisbane G20 Summit Provides Opportunity to Rescue Grouping's Slipping ImageNewsletterNov 6, 2014
President Barack Obama will end his trip to Asia in mid-November at the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting in Beijing and the East Asia Summit in Myanmar. The G20 summit will give Obama and top world leaders a chance to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, including China’s slowdown, the tardy pace of reform in Japan, and looming deflation in Europe.