- NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Virginia MarantidouFeb 24, 2015
The Xi Jinping government knows well the dangers of corruption: it considers this “social pollutant” an existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party.
- As Park Geun-hye Faces Economic Worries in Pivotal Year, Her Government Bores in on an Unglamorous ProblemNewsletterBy Evan RamstadFeb 23, 2015
- BookFeb 20, 2015
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.
- NewsletterBy Andy LimFeb 18, 2015
Representative Lee Wan Koo is the new prime minister of the Republic of Korea. Representative Lee was confirmed by the National Assembly in a vote of 148 to 128 on February 16. He underwent his nomination hearings before the National Assembly on February 10-11.
- ReportBy Robert D. Lamb, Kathryn Mixon, and Sarah MinotFeb 13, 2015
Most violent conflicts since the turn of this century were in countries that had experienced an earlier violent conflict. How can we tell when a country is likely to remain stuck in a cycle of violence? What factors suggest it might be “ripe” for stabilizing and peace building? The authors studied four cases in this report.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamFeb 12, 2015
On January 26, former Colombian president Andrés Pastrana called for change in Venezuela, warning of an imminent human rights crisis under the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In response, Maduro’s administration sidestepped the human rights issues, hinting that Pastrana’s remarks could endanger the two countries’ long and complicated bilateral relationship.
- ReportFeb 9, 2015
Elections have always been high-stakes affairs in Nigeria, but the buildup to the 2015 elections has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of tension and anxiety.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ryan CrottyJan 30, 2015
- ReportJan 29, 2015
Ukraine’s crisis has continued escalating since former president Viktor Yanukovych announced his decision to cancel the planned signing of an association agreement with the European Union in November 2013. Over the subsequent 15 months, what began as a debate over a relatively arcane trade deal descended into revolution, a Russian invasion, and a civil war in eastern Ukraine.
- CommentaryJan 28, 2015
On February 2, 2015, President Obama will submit to Congress his budget request for FY2016 and lay out his plans for the next five years (FY2016-2020). This will be the last budget both built and executed by the Obama administration.