Global Trends and Forecasting
Global Trends and Forecasting
- ReportBy Sean Quirk and John BradfordOct 6, 2015
Following decades of U.S. under-engagement with Indonesia, President Joko Widodo’s Global Maritime Fulcrum Doctrine provides Washington with new opportunity to prioritize its strategic relationship with Jakarta. Markets and geopolitics of the 21st century will revolve around the maritime domain, and Indonesia is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Rim.
- NewsletterBy Michael R. CalistroOct 5, 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced his maritime strategy during a speech at the East Asia Summit in Myanmar last November. The strategy is Jokowi’s response to one of Indonesia’s most pressing economic problems: the high cost of moving goods through the islands.
- NewsletterOct 1, 2015
Indonesian President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo will make his debut in Washington as president of the world’s fourth-largest country from Oct. 26-28.
- NewsletterBy David Santoro, Jaime YassifSep 30, 2015
Myanmar crossed a milestone in December 2014 when it ratified the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), which bans the development, production and stockpiling of biological weapons and means of delivery.
- NewsletterBy Donald WeatherbeeSep 23, 2015
Still available on DVD, the 1957 science fiction cult film The Incredible Shrinking Man, based on Richard Matheson’s novel The Shrinking Man, chronicled the gradual dwindling in size of the hero, Scott Carey, from a robust six-footer to prey for the family’s cat. The cause of Scott’s misfortune was mist from a strange Pacific Ocean cloud passing over his boat.
- NewsletterBy Phuong NguyenSep 22, 2015
On Sept. 8, Myanmar entered a two-month election campaign period, the culmination of at least a year of excitement, political intrigue, and wrangling among different players. The United States and other international players have been concerned that the elections, expected to take place on Nov. 8, will not be entirely free and fair.
- NewsletterBy Yun SunSep 21, 2015
As the US and China prepare for President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States, the world awaits the two leaders’ answers to long-standing issues in the bilateral relationship. In particular, there is great anticipation surrounding China’s explanations of its basic attitude toward global order.
- NewsletterBy Euan GrahamSep 18, 2015
One week ago – a long time in politics – the South Korean and Australian foreign and defense ministers held a “2+2” meeting in Sydney.
- NewsletterBy Denny RoySep 17, 2015
China is beating the United States in the “gray zone,” where a state attempts to make gains at the expense of a strategic competitor by using tactics that, while aggressive, remain below the level that usually triggers conventional military retaliation.
- NewsletterSep 15, 2015
The September 2015 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections.
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