- NewsletterBy Adelle NearyNov 26, 2014
The economic and security conundrum posed by Indonesia’s archipelagic geography is not new. The combination of 17,000 islands with an underfunded navy and poor port infrastructure results in widespread piracy, illegal fishing, and smuggling.
- NewsletterNov 26, 2014
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from November 13 - November 25, 2014.
- NewsletterNov 26, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
Leveraging Industry to Support U.S. Security Cooperation Objectives: Opportunities and Challenges
By Andrew Hunter
Do ISIL and Russia Challenge the Priorities of the U.S. Defense Strategy?
By Melissa Dalton
- NewsletterBy Jongsoo LeeNov 25, 2014
As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Western press reexamined the process that culminated in this momentous event on Nov. 9, 1989. Lessons from this German experience have policy implications for the other Iron Curtain that still stands, dividing the Korean Peninsula.
- NewsletterBy Amy Jean Studdart, David A. ParkerNov 24, 2014
One year ago, China’s leaders announced a sweeping economic reform package aimed at rebalancing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Estimates suggest that, if implemented, these reforms could propel another doubling in the size of the Chinese economy over the next decade.
- NewsletterBy Scott SnyderNov 24, 2014
President Obama had a better than expected visit to Asia for annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asia Summit (EAS), and G-20 gatherings, due largely to a productive summit with Xi Jinping.
- NewsletterBy Michael McDevittNov 20, 2014
US policy toward the South China Sea is sensible, relatively comprehensive, and proportionate to the US interests involved.
- What is the Meaning of the General Assembly Resolution Passed Today on North Korean Human Rights Abuses?NewsletterNov 18, 2014
What is the Meaning of the General Assembly Resolution Passed Today on North Korean Human Rights Abuses?
- The key clauses note that 1) North Korean leadership has committed "crimes against humanity" for decades, and 2) these abuses should be considered by the Security Council for possible referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
- NewsletterBy Robert A. ManningNov 18, 2014
The US-China climate change deal unveiled by President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping this week in Beijing has been heralded as a historic breakthrough in the effort to reduce climate change. But is it?
- NewsletterNov 14, 2014
What is the Road Ahead for the New China-Korea FTA?
- Despite the agreement announcement on the sidelines of APEC, 22 chapters still require technical negotiations, with a formal agreement slated for mid-2015, at the earliest.