- CommentaryBy Gerald HymanSep 23, 2014
Again, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working on a new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). It is intended to map a fresh four-year strategy for U.S. foreign policy agencies excluding the Department of Defense.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamSep 23, 2014
The past eight months or so have seen much of the international community focusing on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, as countries and international organizations alike have struggled to respond. Over the summer, the United States and the European Union began a process of imposing sanctions on Russia in an effort to dissuade Vladimir Putin’s further escalation of the conflict.
- Critical QuestionsSep 16, 2014
Top U.S. Air Force (USAF) leaders convene this week in the Washington, DC area for the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference. The annual conference gathers active duty and retired uniformed and civilian USAF officials, defense analysts, defense companies, the media, and foreign allies and partners.
- NewsletterSep 15, 2014
The September 2014 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections.
Regional Overview: The Rebalance Remains Reality by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- JournalSep 15, 2014
- Regional Overview: The Rebalance Remains Reality by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: Pursuing a Path Forward by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi
- US-China Relations: Still Treading Water, the Sixth S&ED by Bonnie Glaser and Jacqueline Vitello
- JournalSep 15, 2014
The Abe government outlined an economic growth strategy and introduced a package of defense policy reforms aimed at enhancing Japan’s leadership role on security. Bilateral dialogue on security cooperation and military exercises featured prominently, complemented by trilateral coordination with other US allies on the margins of multilateral gatherings in the region.
- JournalBy Graeme DobellSep 15, 2014
On the first anniversary of its election on Sept. 7, the Australian Coalition government’s foreign policy report card showed excellent relations with the US and Japan, a major diplomatic blow-up with Indonesia, and bumps with China.
- JournalBy Sheldon SimonSep 15, 2014
Senior US officials emphasized the centrality of Southeast Asia in the Obama administration’s rebalance policy at several ASEAN-based venues, where they stressed the roles of these organizations in regional diplomacy for resolving disagreements.
- JournalBy Stephen NoerperSep 15, 2014
The summer months saw steady progress in ROK-US relations, following President Obama’s visit to Seoul where he offered reassurances on the US rebalance toward Asia. Military activity included Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises, involving tens of thousands of South Korean and US soldiers.
- JournalBy Bonnie S. Glaser, Jacqueline VitelloSep 15, 2014
The US and China held the sixth Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing in July. None of the myriad of problems in the relationship were solved, but the annual meetings provided an opportunity to take stock of bilateral relations and hold high-level discussions.