- NewsletterJan 30, 2015
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from January 15 - January 28, 2015.
- NewsletterJan 30, 2015
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
From the Director's Chair
By Kathleen Hicks
Distributed Lethality: Navy's Doubling Down on Missiles
By Thomas Karako
- Pacific Partners Outlook: Australia and the United States: Sharing Lessons in the Fight against Domestic ExtremismNewsletterBy Gregory B. Poling, Nigel CoryJan 29, 2015
Recent events in Paris, Ottawa, Sydney, and elsewhere have brought into renewed focus the threat posed to the United States and its partners by homegrown violent extremism.
- NewsletterBy Axel BerkofskyJan 28, 2015
The European Union and China are strategic partners and thus equipped with the instruments and political will to cooperate in international economics, politics, and security. This is how the EU and China officially talk to and about each other since they adopted their so-called “strategic partnership” more than a decade ago.
- Sequestration Plus One: Early Indicators of the Federal Contracting Environment in the Era of SequestrationNewsletterBy Jesse EllmanJan 28, 2015In recent reports, the CSIS study team has examined the profound effect of sequestration on FY2013 contract obligations, most notably the 16 percent decline in overall DoD contract obligations in FY2013.NewsletterJan 28, 2015
Earlier this month, China reported 7.4 percent GDP growth for 2014, missing Premier Li Keqiang’s 7.5 percent target but still defying predictions of inevitable deeper slowing.NewsletterJan 27, 2015
American consumers have celebrated the sharp drop in oil prices. In recent weeks, gasoline prices in many American communities have brushed against $2 per gallon, promising to put more than $500 annually into the pockets of the average American family.NewsletterBy Tomoko Kiyota, et al*Jan 27, 2015
On Oct. 20, 2014, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo accepted the resignation of two women in his Cabinet – Obuchi Yuko, minister of economy, trade and industry, and Matsushima Midori, minister of justice – amid scandal over campaign irregularities and financing.NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghJan 26, 2015
After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean.PacNet #6A - A trilateral intelligence sharing accord between Japan, Korea and the United States: implications and challengesNewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJan 22, 2015
Conventional wisdom has it that intelligence is only shared between countries with a close friendship, and that the extent of intelligence sharing reflects the strength of their military relationship. It was surprising, therefore, that a tri-national intelligence sharing accord between Korea and Japan was announced Dec. 29, with the US as an intermediary.