- JournalBy Aidan Foster-CarterJan 14, 2013
Writing as a new year begins, it seems apt to look forward as much as back. If the past four months saw little movement on inter-Korean relations, it is hardly surprising.
- NewsletterJan 13, 2013
- NewsletterJan 8, 2013
In this month’s update we bring you news from the executive director of our governance center in Kenya, Antoinette Kankindi. The Strathmore Governance Centre is working to address some of Kenya’s most central governance challenges by setting up an education program for the next generation of leaders in an effort to institutionalize integrity in the political system.
- ReportBy Phillip McLeanJan 4, 2013
For 25 years the U.S. government has had an “Andean policy,” focused primarily on keeping drugs produced in South America from arriving in the United States. Perhaps it is time for a change. On all sides, there has been growing skepticism, and in two cases rejection, of a one-note approach to the region. Instead, the United States should
- NewsletterDec 31, 2012
2012 has been an eventful year for Russia and the Eurasia region as well as for U.S.-Russia relations. To nobody’s surprise, Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia for the third time in March with a commanding majority of 64% of the votes.
- ReportDec 21, 2012
While vacationers think of the Caribbean in terms of suns and beaches, U.S. policymakers tend to think of it in terms of counternarcotics, humanitarian aid, and HIV/AID mitigation. It is true that the Caribbean is prone to natural disasters and is dependent on imports for its food and energy, making it vulnerable to outside influences.
- ReportBy Christopher M. SandsDec 21, 2012
Canada is the United States' largest economic partner, with more than $1 million in trade per minute crossing the border every year. Canada is a secuirty partner and close ally whose young men and women have marched alongside ours from the battlefields of Korea to Afghanistan.
- ReportBy Johanna Mendelson Forman, Alek SuniDec 19, 2012
The United States and Brazil have worked hard to deepen their bilateral relationship in spite of some recent growing pains. Areas of agreement and possible cooperation outnumber discords and merit stronger efforts to exploit them. In brief, the next administration should
- CommentaryDec 18, 2012
With the landslide victory of Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) this past Sunday, the media is atwitter with warnings of dangerous new friction in Northeast Asia.
- NewsletterBy Leonard SchoppaDec 18, 2012
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) returned to power with a landslide win on Sunday, December 16, after just three years and three months in opposition. The party won 294 seats (out of 480 total) under party leader Shinzo Abe, who will take over shortly as the new prime minister.