- ReportBy Daniel F. Runde, Amasia ZargarianAug 21, 2014
The United States’ relationship with Venezuela over the past decade has been rife with political tension and conflict. Under the presidency of Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan government has distanced itself from the United States, especially at an official level.
- CommentaryAug 8, 2014
The current surge of child migrants entering the United States is a crisis that requires a rapid federal response, addressing urgent humanitarian needs and weaknesses at the U.S. border. More than 52,000 children have crossed the border alone since October.
- ReportJul 24, 2014
For several decades, the Americas have actively sought to engage other regions of the world.
- ReportJul 16, 2014
As the sixth BRICS summit comes to a close on July 16, this paper brings clarity to Brazil’s role in the global economy—its identity, its self-perception, and what can be expected of it.
- Critical QuestionsJun 26, 2014
This Monday, June 30, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. president Barack Obama. This is her first visit to the United States since she was reelected (for her second, nonconsecutive term) in December of 2013. President Bachelet assumed office last March and has successfully finalized many important initiatives as part of her promise to fulfill 50 commitments within her first 100 days in office.
- ReportBy Akio TakaharaJun 25, 2014
The following remarks were delivered at the Japan-US Security Seminar: Public Panel Session at CSIS in Washington, DC on March 21, 2014. China needs to be approached in a holistic, comprehensive way. When we look into its diplomacy, security, politics, and/or economics, we find that they are closely linked to each other.
- CommentaryJun 24, 2014
With the reelection of President Juan Manuel Santos, it is likely that Colombia’s peace talks will conclude in the next calendar year. After nearly 50 years of armed conflict, Santos may finally reach an agreement with the leftist insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
- ReportJun 17, 2014
This week, the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade and economic integration initiative composed of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, convenes its ninth presidential summit, inducting several brand-new observers and officially beginning the process to induct Costa Rica as a full member.
- NewsletterBy Thanh Hai DoJun 16, 2014
Thanh Hai Do is a PhD Candidate at Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at Australian National University. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of any institutions. The author would like to thank Leszek Buszynski and Thuy Do for their valuable comments and suggestions.
- NewsletterBy Mr. PacificJun 13, 2014
Most critiques of the US ‘Rebalance to Asia’ have concluded it is more rhetoric than reality. In fact, it was never a new strategy toward the region so much as a reaction to a rebalancing of power that was occurring within the region. Asia is on the rise and that rebalance of power is of profound importance.