Trade and Economics
Trade and Economics
- ReportBy Scott Miller, Gregory N. HicksJan 21, 2015
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a provision in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and other international investment agreements that allows investors to enter arbitration with states over treaty breaches.
- NewsletterJan 8, 2015
As we start 2015, the table is set for a real transformation in bilateral relations.
- 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.
- ReportDec 29, 2014
Buttressing any form of federated defense must be a set of bottom-up, organic interactions within the private sector to develop the capabilities that will underpin these security architectures.
- NewsletterBy Matthew P. Goodman, Matthew P. GoodmanDec 22, 2014
Any review of the major international events of 2014 would certainly include Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the rise of the Islamic State, and the Ebola outbreak. But the most epochal development of the year may turn out to be China’s claim to a leading role in running the world economy.
- 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.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamDec 11, 2014
On December 11, Bloomberg News reported that swaps traders are more certain than ever that Venezuela will default on its debt as falling oil prices add pressure to already-strained government finances and drive the country’s bond prices to a 16-year low.
- NewsletterBy Amy Jean Studdart, David A. ParkerNov 24, 2014
One year ago, China’s leaders announced a sweeping economic reform package aimed at rebalancing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Estimates suggest that, if implemented, these reforms could propel another doubling in the size of the Chinese economy over the next decade.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ernest Z. Bower, James HurndellNov 18, 2014
Australia and China finalized a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during President Xi Jinping’s November 17 visit to Canberra following the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. The agreement is the fruition of nine years of negotiations.
- 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.