Global Trends and Forecasting
Global Trends and Forecasting
- NewsletterBy Axel BerkofskyJan 28, 2015
The European Union and China are strategic partners and thus equipped with the instruments and political will to cooperate in international economics, politics, and security. This is how the EU and China officially talk to and about each other since they adopted their so-called “strategic partnership” more than a decade ago.
- Sequestration Plus One: Early Indicators of the Federal Contracting Environment in the Era of SequestrationNewsletterBy Jesse EllmanJan 28, 2015In recent reports, the CSIS study team has examined the profound effect of sequestration on FY2013 contract obligations, most notably the 16 percent decline in overall DoD contract obligations in FY2013.Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamJan 27, 2015
On Sunday, January 18, Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found shot dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. His death came just hours before he was scheduled to deliver testimony before a congressional commission on new evidence he allegedly uncovered linking top Argentine officials to a series of covert negotiations with Iran in recent years.NewsletterBy Tomoko Kiyota, et al*Jan 27, 2015
On Oct. 20, 2014, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo accepted the resignation of two women in his Cabinet – Obuchi Yuko, minister of economy, trade and industry, and Matsushima Midori, minister of justice – amid scandal over campaign irregularities and financing.NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghJan 26, 2015
After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean.PacNet #6A - A trilateral intelligence sharing accord between Japan, Korea and the United States: implications and challengesNewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJan 22, 2015
Conventional wisdom has it that intelligence is only shared between countries with a close friendship, and that the extent of intelligence sharing reflects the strength of their military relationship. It was surprising, therefore, that a tri-national intelligence sharing accord between Korea and Japan was announced Dec. 29, with the US as an intermediary.NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Julia CunicoJan 21, 2015
The December signing of the long-delayed agreement by the United States, Japan, and South Korea to share information in the event of a North Korea contingency is welcome recognition of the value of trilateral cooperation in a security crisis. The limits of that agreement are proof of the powerful obstacles they face when they try to make that cooperation real.Issues and Insights Vol. 15, No. 1 - Trilateral Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Expectations and LimitationsReportBy Brad Glosserman, Julia Cunico, John K. Warden, and the Pacific Forum CSIS Young LeadersJan 20, 2015
The US-Japan and US-ROK alliances are, and for decades have been, a cornerstone of Asia-Pacific security, helping to maintain regional stability while allowing Japan and Korea to focus on economic development. A key part of the US relationship with each country is extended deterrence.NewsletterBy Jongsoo LeeJan 16, 2015
The recent hacking of Sony Pictures, allegedly perpetrated by North Korea, and its aftermath may go down in history as the dawn of “cyber 9/11.” This event raises important issues about the tension between free speech, national security, and corporate responsibility in the new era of cyber warfare.NewsletterJan 15, 2015
The January 2015 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections.
Regional Overview: (Almost) Everyone Pivots to the Asia-Pacific by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman