- Critical QuestionsMar 16, 2015
This weekend, 1.5 million citizens took to the streets all across Brazil, protesting President Dilma Rousseff, her Worker’s Party, the country’s poor economic performance, and the massive corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras that has unfolded during Dilma’s presidency.
- CommentaryMar 2, 2015
On March 1, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the latest in a series of claims accusing the United States of meddling in Venezuela’s affairs: an unspecified number of U.S. citizens, among them an American pilot, arrested in Táchira were, according to Maduro, conducting espionage operations for the U.S. government.
- ReportFeb 26, 2015
The North American energy landscape has shifted in significant ways. New development of abundant tight oil and unconventional natural gas resources creates an historic opportunity to enhance economic growth throughout North America and improve the region’s competitiveness in global markets.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 12, 2015
On January 26, former Colombian president Andrés Pastrana called for change in Venezuela, warning of an imminent human rights crisis under the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In response, Maduro’s administration sidestepped the human rights issues, hinting that Pastrana’s remarks could endanger the two countries’ long and complicated bilateral relationship.
- NewsletterJan 15, 2015
The January 2015 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections.
Regional Overview: (Almost) Everyone Pivots to the Asia-Pacific by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- JournalJan 14, 2015
- JournalBy Sheldon SimonJan 14, 2015
Senior US officials at ASEAN-based meetings touted the Association’s centrality for the Obama administration’s rebalance to Asia. Nevertheless, a US proposal at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in November that all South China Sea claimants “freeze” efforts to alter the status quo on the islets they control was not endorsed.
- JournalBy Stephen NoerperJan 14, 2015
The closing months of 2014 saw new US vulnerabilities as North Korea purportedly leveled a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Obama attributed the attack to the DPRK and promised a “proportional” response.
- JournalBy Bonnie S. Glaser, Jacqueline VitelloJan 14, 2015
The highlight of the final months of 2014 was the summit between Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping, which produced agreements on visa extensions, military confidence-building measures, climate change, and information technology.
- JournalJan 14, 2015
Weak economic data prompted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to postpone painful tax increases and call a snap election to extend the window in which to advance his policy agenda. US-Japan negotiations on TPP slowed, but President Obama made his first significant public push in December on TPP.