Trade and Economics
Trade and Economics
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
The tone and substance of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Malaysia in late April will have lasting impact not only on an important bilateral relationship, but on U.S. relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and many countries across the Indo-Pacific. The visit, although short, is long overdue.
- 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.
- NewsletterBy Matthew P. Goodman, David A. ParkerFeb 26, 2014
Two Chinese think tanks recently declared Beijing “nearly uninhabitable” due to air pollution, the latest in a string of highprofile reports on the capital’s smoggy skies.
- ReportFeb 25, 2014
The link between economic development and state security has been well documented. As policymakers consider that link, the model for international development in the twenty-first century must include both governments and the private sector.
- CommentaryFeb 21, 2014
After months of tension, outbreaks of horrific violence, and political concessions, we have witnessed an extraordinary transformation of Ukraine, as the symbolic Maidan Nezalezhnosti—or Independence Square—has transitioned from protest zone to war zone to uneasy political truce.
- NewsletterFeb 21, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
From the Director's Chair
By Kath Hicks
Managing Turkey Ties in Tough Times
By Sam Brannen
Moving from Squabbling to Debate: The Opportunity of the FY15 Budget Request
- CommentaryBy Robert A. PollardFeb 21, 2014
The last time a German President publicly stated Germany should be prepared to defend its interests with military might, he was forced to resign. That is what happened to Horst Koehler in 2010 after he suggested that the German military, the Bundeswehr, may need to be deployed to defend German national interests abroad.
- ReportFeb 21, 2014
Corruption remains a priority area for both the private sector and development implementers. However, there is no consensus on practical steps to address it on a global level. This issue is especially important in the context of international trade and development as the private sector plays an increasing role in development outcomes.
- ReportFeb 19, 2014
Africa’s changing economic landscape is prompting a shift in how U.S. policymakers view the continent.
- CommentaryBy Sadika Hameed, Jeremiah MagpileFeb 10, 2014
What is International Development Assistance (IDA) and IDA replenishments?