- Critical QuestionsBy Ryan CrottyApr 23, 2014
On April 15, 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a supplement to the fiscal year 2015 president’s budget request (PB15) describing the impact of sequester-level spending over the next five years. This Critical Questions identifies those impacts and discusses what questions remain unanswered.
- NewsletterBy Robert E. KellyApr 22, 2014
The conventional wisdom on US alliances in Asia, at least in the West, Japan, and Taiwan (but not necessarily in South Korea), is that they are broadly a good thing. Those alliances, we are told, provide stability. They keep China from dominating the region. They hem in North Korea and defend the powerfully symbolic South Korean experiment in liberal democracy and capitalism.
- Critical QuestionsBy Kathleen H. Hicks, Ernest Z. Bower, Heather A. Conley, Jennifer G. Cooke, Andrew C. Kuchins, Carl Meacham, Richard M. RossowApr 8, 2014
In December 2013, the Pew Research Center released data suggesting that Americans’ views of U.S. power and prestige abroad had reached a 40-year low.
- Critical QuestionsMar 25, 2014
With global attention focused on Russian moves in the Crimean peninsula—and, at this moment, just across the eastern Ukrainian border—it may seem difficult, at times, to set these developments in the broader context.
- Critical QuestionsMar 20, 2014
For the past six weeks, Venezuela has been wracked by country-wide protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, leaving the country reeling in political and social unrest.
- Critical QuestionsMar 13, 2014
Last weekend (March 9), Salvadorans voted in the country’s runoff elections to choose the next president of El Salvador. And today (March 13), the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) officially declared Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén the victor in the highly contested election.
- ReportMar 11, 2014
Colombia’s 2014 legislative elections resulted in a demonstrable weakening of President Juan Manuel Santos’s governing coalition, in favor of former president Alvaro Uribe’s new Centro Democrático.
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
This week, amidst political turmoil that has gripped the country since early February and has left over a dozen dead and hundreds injured and detained, Venezuela commemorates the first anniversary of the late President Hugo Chávez’s death.
- Critical QuestionsBy Daniel F. Runde, Amasia ZargarianFeb 26, 2014
Over the last 30 years, the private sector has emerged as an indisputable driver of global development. The prominence of the private sector is no exception in Canada: looking at some of the most significant Canadian industries (e.g., mining and telecommunications), it is clear that a considerable part of Canada’s economic future lies in emerging economies.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 21, 2014
Over the past two weeks, it seems that all attention on the Western Hemisphere has focused on the unfolding political crisis in Venezuela—and for good reason. Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest a range of topics ranging from human rights to the current economic chaos.