Trade and Economics
Trade and Economics
- NewsletterOct 31, 2013
China’s Third Plenum: Go Big or Go Home?
By Christopher K. Johnson
- NewsletterBy Joshua ArcherOct 28, 2013
Japan is seeking to pull itself from an 11-year decline in defense spending with significant budget increases, including its largest year-over-year increase in over two decades. As scholars and analysts parse the implications of the budget trajectory for the future of Japan and the security environment in Asia, it is timely to assess the country’s defense industrial base.
- NewsletterOct 24, 2013
The recent spate of high-level meetings between U.S. and Indian officials has brought into focus the gap between strategic and defense cooperation on the one hand and economic cooperation on the other, with the latter falling short of its potential.
- NewsletterBy Matthew P. Goodman, Matthew P. GoodmanDavid A. ParkerOct 23, 2013
After focusing on Washington for much of October, all eyes in the global economy will be on Beijing next month as the 18th Central Committee of China’s Communist Party holds its much-anticipated Third Plenum.
- CommentaryOct 21, 2013Changes in energy technology, and in the way oil and gas reserves are estimated, are beginning to raise serious questions about the level of future US dependence on energy imports and how this will affect US strategy. At this point, some answers are highly uncertain. Much depends on uncertain estimates of how new technologies and reserves will be developed over time.NewsletterBy Sam Brothers and Joshua ArcherOct 15, 2013
In 2012, Asian states spent more on defense than European states for the first time in modern history, with both arms sales to Asia and Asian defense budgets rising substantially. This paper examines the role of arms imports in the military modernization efforts of selected East Asian states relative to their respective domestic defense production.NewsletterBy David I. SteinbergOct 15, 2013
From an apex as the most important economic aid relationship that Burma/Myanmar had with any foreign state or organization, either multilateral or bilateral, from independence in 1948 until 1988, Japan had fallen into a role of marginal assistance and influence for the past score of years.NewsletterBy Arthur AlexanderOct 9, 2013
For additional graphs please see the PDF of this essay here.
CommentaryOct 2, 2013
Perhaps the worst part of the debate that has led to the shut down of the federal government is its almost total irrelevance. It threatens both the US economy and US national security, but it doesn’t even begin to touch upon the forces that shape the rise in entitlements spending or their underlying causes.NewsletterSep 25, 2013
The meeting this week between Prime Minister Singh and President Obama will be a challenge. As Singh arrives in Washington, there are two competing narratives regarding the current state of the U.S. – India relationship. One says it has gone off the rails; the other says it is still on track.