In CSIS's short analysis series, Critical Questions, CSIS experts provide quick answers to the essential questions posed by today’s top international events. For more information, please contact Andrew Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 775-32421.
- Critical QuestionsOct 5, 2015
Late last night, trade ministers from twelve Asia-Pacific countries concluded negotiations on the twelve-party Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
- Critical QuestionsOct 2, 2015
After years of intense negotiations, the United States and South Korea signed a nuclear cooperation agreement this past June. It will enter into force in the next few months unless Congress acts against it.
- Critical QuestionsSep 29, 2015
Q1: Is the U.S. Navy too small?
- Critical QuestionsBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Michelle PatronSep 25, 2015
Today, U.S. president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping used the occasion of their high-level bilateral meeting to once again send a strong message about the two countries’ commitment to address climate change.
- Critical QuestionsAug 25, 2015
Global stock markets stabilized somewhat on Tuesday following two trading days of sharp declines, calmed in part by an interest rate cut by China’s central bank following a further 7.6 percent decline in the Shanghai index earlier in the day.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamAug 19, 2015
On August 16, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest (once more) against corruption, a stagnant economy, and growing unemployment. President Dilma Rousseff’s government’s approval rating has sunk to a record low of 7.7 percent as the population demands drastic change.
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s August 14 Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World WarCritical QuestionsAug 14, 2015
Q1: Why was Abe’s statement so significant?
- Critical QuestionsBy Jane NakanoAug 12, 2015
On August 11, 2015 Japan restarted a nuclear reactor after two years of having zero nuclear electric power generation. The Sendai Nuclear Power Station’s Unit 1 resumed operation roughly four years after the March 2011 severe nuclear accident in Fukushima, which eventually led the country’s 50-plus reactor fleet to come offline.
- Critical QuestionsAug 11, 2015
Q1: What policy steps did China take yesterday?
- Critical QuestionsBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonAug 3, 2015
On August 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two final rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing fossil-fired power plants. The rule represents the first-ever national standard on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.