- ReportJan 5, 2015
Opinion surveys demonstrate that a majority of Americans consider Asia the most important region to U.S. interests, and a majority of Asia experts support the Obama administration’s goal of a “pivot” or “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamDec 17, 2014
Wednesday morning (December 17), USAID contractor Alan Gross boarded a Washington-bound plane upon his release from Cuban prison on humanitarian grounds.
This news was already groundbreaking—but what would unfold in the following hours was even more so.
- CommentaryDec 15, 2014
It is natural for Americans to see the current debates over the CIA’s use of torture and police killings of young black men in domestic terms. It is equally natural for them to disregard a preacher who threatens to burn the Quran, and see low-level incidents of anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic prejudice as being at the far margins of American society.
- ReportBy Victor ChaDec 1, 2014
In light of growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the CSIS Korea Chair held a major conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification, and this report provides a record of that conference.
- ReportBy Dominik BalthasarNov 18, 2014
Progress toward building a viable, functioning state in Somalia appears to have stalled in the face of political infighting, corruption, and insecurity. With its mandate due to expire in 2016, the Federal Government of Somalia is in danger of missing a series of deadlines, agreed with the international community, to pass a permanent constitution and hold national elections.
- ReportNov 11, 2014
Maintaining international security and pursuing American interests is more difficult now than perhaps at any time in history. The security environment that the United States faces is more complex, dynamic, and difficult to predict. At the same time, no domestic consensus exists on the purposes of American power and how best to pursue them. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will look ahead in this annual volume at the crises and opportunities that will likely arise in 2015, how best to deal with them, and what lasting effects they might leave for the next American administration and its allies around the world.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Murray Hiebert, Todd Summers, RADM Thomas Cullison (USN Ret.) and Sahil AngeloOct 22, 2014
The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above.
- CommentaryOct 1, 2014
On September 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India concluded his first visit to the United States since his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won a majority in the lower house of India’s Parliament in the spring 2014 election.
- 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.
- CommentarySep 4, 2014
Jakarta governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will enter office as Indonesia’s next president in October amid high—likely unachievable—expectations that his will be a transformational administration. He is expected to sweep away corruption, cut bureaucratic red tape and inefficiency, strengthen the social safety net, and lay the groundwork for long-term economic growth.