Economic Development and Reconstruction
Economic Development and Reconstruction
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Robert KimNov 20, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Hitotsubashi University co-hosted a workshop at the International House of Japan in Tokyo to explore the nonproliferation implications of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle decisions.
- ReportBy Dominik BalthasarNov 18, 2014
Progress toward building a viable, functioning state in Somalia appears to have stalled in the face of political infighting, corruption, and insecurity. With its mandate due to expire in 2016, the Federal Government of Somalia is in danger of missing a series of deadlines, agreed with the international community, to pass a permanent constitution and hold national elections.
- ReportBy Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Garrett RibaNov 17, 2014
This report examines the disaster resilience efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government and public-private partnerships. Its recommendations are the product of a series of dialogues hosted by the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.
- CommentaryNov 14, 2014
On November 12, the United States and China released a joint statement on climate change revealing for the first time both countries’ post-2020 emissions targets.
- ReportNov 11, 2014
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. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will look ahead in this annual volume at the crises and opportunities that will likely arise in 2015, how best to deal with them, and what lasting effects they might leave for the next American administration and its allies around the world.
- CommentaryNov 6, 2014
President Barack Obama will end his trip to Asia in mid-November at the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting in Beijing and the East Asia Summit in Myanmar.
- ReportOct 30, 2014
The United States has provided support to political transitions worldwide for many years. But it was just 20 years ago that the U.S. government established an office specifically to respond when regimes or conflicts ended and to maintain momentum toward positive change.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Murray Hiebert, Todd Summers, RADM Thomas Cullison (USN Ret.) and Sahil AngeloOct 22, 2014
The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above.
- ReportOct 22, 2014
On October 19, the Election Commission of India released the results of two key state elections held on October 15. In line with most exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority in Haryana and a plurality in Maharashtra. These election results put an end to speculation that the Modi government’s honeymoon period is over.
- CommentaryOct 10, 2014
On the surface, the easy and conventional explanation for the recent drop (20% since June) in oil prices - even in the face of heightened geopolitical risk/unrest in key oil producing regions - has focused mainly on the growth in supply (especially in the United States), lackluster global demand, and sizable global inventories. In combination, this trifecta has led market analysts to be both complacent (to date, this unrest has not impeded production volumes) and more recently, bearish. U.S. liquids production continues to grow; Russian exports, even in the face of sanctions remain high, and Iraq and Iran continue to export even as Libyan volumes go up and down.