- ReportJan 29, 2013
Of the many factors that have contributed to China’s industrial development and technological rise, the role of government policy has been impossible to ignore. Policies adopted by the central and local governments in China continue to exert enormous influence on industry in China.
- Critical QuestionsBy Gerald Hyman, Richard Jackson, Matthew P. Goodman, Sarah O. Ladislaw, James Andrew Lewis, Robert D. Lamb, Sharon Squassoni, Daniel F. Runde, Scott Miller, Stephen FlanaganJan 25, 2013
- ReportJan 23, 2013
The more one looks at Afghanistan today, the more likely it seems that Transition will at best produce a weak and divided state and at worst a state that either continues its civil war or comes under Taliban and extremist control.
- ReportJan 23, 2013
In the two decades since the dissolution of the USSR, Russian and Western experts, human rights activists, and journalists have become accustomed to the political violence of the North Caucasus. Terrorist bombings and acts of sabotage in Dagestan, Ingushetia, and Chechnya are perceived as somehow intrinsic to the region.
- ReportJan 22, 2013
The challenges presented by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas—having been led by President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and including Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia, Rafael Correa of Ecuador, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua as active leaders—are significant and often underestimated. Nor does Chávez's departure from the scene resolve the problem.
- ReportJan 18, 2013
The police are one of the most critical institutions of the state. This is particularly true in nations emerging from conflict, which are characterized by insecurity and high levels of crime. Without security, governments cannot begin rebuilding their economies and improving the lives of their citizens.
- NewsletterBy Kay ShimizuJan 17, 2013
The new Shinzo Abe cabinet emerged from the holidays with a seemingly renewed sense of urgency in rebuilding Japan’s long crippled economy. Prime Minister Abe’s plans have been dubbed “Abenomics” (pronounced Ah-beh-nomics) by the popular press. What precisely does this term mean, and what are its implications for Japan in 2013 and beyond?
- JournalBy Satu LimayeJan 14, 2013
India’s relations with the US and East Asia revolved around notable visits and anniversaries rather than any major policy developments in 2012. These visits and anniversaries should not be dismissed as symbolism without substance.
- JournalBy Yu BinJan 14, 2013
“Russia can pivot to the Pacific, too,” declared Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, the day the 24th APEC Leader’s Meeting opened in Vladivostok, where Russia spent $21 billion in five years prior to the meeting.
- JournalBy David Kang and Jiun BangJan 14, 2013
Elections dominated the news in both Korea and Japan. South Koreans elected Pak Geun-hye the first female head of state in modern Northeast Asian history and Japanese voters overwhelmingly returned the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power, giving Abe Shinzo a second run at prime minister.