- CommentaryBy J. Stephen Morrison, Peter J. HotezMay 2, 2016
Has Texas become a conspicuous “hot zone” for dangerous tropical infectious diseases? And if so, what might that imply for the future?
- CommentaryApr 26, 2016
What happens to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) evaluation after it has been completed? Does it sit on a shelf, disappear into an online netherworld, or actually get used to shape programs and inform decisionmaking?
- CommentaryBy John J. Hamre, Michael J. Green, Matthew P. Goodman, Scott Miller, Ernest Z. Bower, Victor Cha, Christopher K. Johnson, Richard M. Rossow, Michael MateraApr 20, 2016
The United States is a Pacific power. For over 70 years, we have been the guarantor—and a major beneficiary—of peace, stability, and growing prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
- CommentaryApr 20, 2016
Americans have never been particularly good at seeing the world from the viewpoint of other countries. Perhaps it is the production of distance and two oceans, or never having had modern war on U.S.
- CommentaryApr 18, 2016
The U.S. government likes to talk about “transparency” on the part of other governments, but it has a long record of cutting back on key unclassified reports and failing to properly update others. The latest set of State Department country reports on human rights is a good example.
- CommentaryBy Jeffrey Rathke, Claudia MajorApr 15, 2016
Deterrence is back in Europe. As NATO approaches its July summit in Warsaw, allies are adapting this concept to the new security settings in place in Europe since the 2014 crisis in Ukraine. Yet, deterrence is intrinsically connected to dialogue: these are the two pillars of NATO’s strategy, as defined in the 1967 Harmel Report.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Norashiqin TohApr 14, 2016
The election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in July 2014 marked Indonesia’s third direct and peaceful selection of the country’s president and seemed to consolidate the archipelago’s democratic gains.
- CommentaryApr 14, 2016
This week Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made his second visit to India since becoming secretary of defense in February 2015. The strategic community had fairly high expectations for the visit, particularly as it became apparent that three “Foundation Agreements” that will widen the aperture for defense cooperation are under serious consideration.
- Ohio’s Public Utility Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreements: One Minor Act of a Larger, High-stakes Power Markets DramaCommentaryBy Michelle MeltonApr 13, 2016
On April 1, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved rate plans (for the supply and pricing of electric generation service) from regulated utilities American Electric Power Company (AEP) and FirstEnergy Corp. The plans, which are part of the regulatory process for the utilities, both include eight-year power purchase agreements (PPAs).
- CommentaryApr 7, 2016
The war in Iraq sometimes seems distant and abstract. The expansion of ISIS terrorist attacks in Europe, the Syrian refugee issue, and Russian intervention in Syria get the bulk of media and public attention. The slow Iraqi gains in Anbar, and the city-by-city fighting that never quite seems to end is only dealt with in passing. The core of the U.S.