- NewsletterSep 19, 2014
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from September 4 - September 17, 2014.
- NewsletterBy William F. MartinSep 19, 2014Japan has built a commendable energy security program since the 1973 oil embargo, but the Fukushima accident and complete halt of nuclear power threatens Japan’s economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and ultimately Japan’s national security. The overall trade surplus is up, and harmful environmental emissions are rising.NewsletterSep 18, 2014NewsletterSep 18, 2014
Vietnam’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Pham Binh Minh, will visit Washington in early October for consultations with Secretary of State John Kerry. Their meetings will provide a venue for adding more concrete components and depth to the comprehensive partnership announced when President Truong Tan Sang visited the Oval Office in July 2013.NewsletterSep 17, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
Militarization of Police: Cost Savings or Slippery Slope?
By Stephanie Sanok Kostro
Sources of the Russian Military's Ukraine Strategy: From Kosovo to Kyiv
By Brian LessenberryNewsletterSep 17, 2014
After trying hard to downplay policy in Syria and Iraq, the Obama White House has dived in. The recorded beheadings of two Americans seem to have crystalized a whole new policy approach, creating an open-ended U.S. military commitment against the so-called “Islamic State.” While the new U.S. policy is more than merely a military strategy, it is much more military than it should be.NewsletterSep 15, 2014
The September 2014 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections.
Regional Overview: The Rebalance Remains Reality by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad GlossermanNewsletterBy Van JacksonSep 15, 2014
Many aspects of the Asian security landscape are as they have been for more than a decade. China is still rising, U.S. alliances are still central to regional stability, and North Korea’s threatening rhetoric still outpaces its behavior.NewsletterSep 4, 2014
Jakarta governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will enter office as Indonesia’s next president in October amid high—likely unachievable—expectations that his will be a transformational administration. He is expected to sweep away corruption, cut bureaucratic red tape and inefficiency, strengthen the social safety net, and lay the groundwork for long-term economic growth.NewsletterBy Justin Goldman and Koh Swee Lean CollinSep 4, 2014
This year marks the 13th iteration of the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise between navies of the US and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.