- Issues & Insights Vol. 16 - No. 8 - The Japanese-European security relationship during the second Abe administrationReportBy Jonathan A. MezaApr 27, 2016
During the second administration of Shinzo Abe, Japan has shifted away from its traditional postwar policies of limited international engagement and the maintenance of a strictly defensive military posture.
- ReportBy Thomas R. CullisonApr 27, 2016
As Myanmar carefully navigates the most important time in its history since World War II, the U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relationship is moving from distrust to normalcy. A professional understanding between U.S. and Myanmar armed forces is fundamental to advancing the bilateral relationship.
- ReportApr 25, 2016
The South Asia subregion presents a moderate overall risk within the strategic context of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Two key issues take precedent: 1) the standing risk of armed conflict between the nuclear-armed forces of India and Pakistan, and 2) India’s potential to emerge as a dominant regional sea-air power, as well as a rival of China’s in both military and economic terms, in light of Chinese military and economic expansion into the region.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Katherine PeckApr 25, 2016
Since 2000, the U.S. government has been a strong partner of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, providing more than US$730 million through the end of September 2015 to support the introduction of new and underutilized vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.
- ReportApr 20, 2016
The Obama administration’s FY 2017 budget—the eighth and final budget submitted by the administration—requests a total of $678.3 billion in funding for national defense.
- ReportApr 19, 2016
On May 20, Tsai Ing-wen from the Democratic People’s Progressive Party (DPP) will be inaugurated president in Taiwan. A key concern of the United States is whether relations between Taiwan and China will remain stable or see a resurgence of tensions. During the presidential campaign, Tsai pledged that she would “maintain the status quo” in cross-Strait relations.
- Issues & Insights Vol. 16, No. 7 - The Juche factor: North Korea’s political ideology and human rights reformReportBy Angelica M. StephensApr 19, 2016
At the United Nations’ 25th session in February 2014, the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“the Commission”) issued two reports that documented its findings on human rights abuses in North Korea and presented recommendations to address these atrocities.
- The Underlying Causes of Stability and Instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) RegionReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Abdullah ToukanApr 19, 2016
The Burke Chair at CSIS is introducing a two-volume survey of the underlying causes of stability and instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It draws upon the work of Anthony H. Cordesman, the Burke Chair in Strategy at the CSIS, and Dr.
- ReportApr 15, 2016
While almost every state in the Red Sea and Horn of Africa subregion qualifies as high risk internally, none of the countries in the subregion constitute a serious strategic risk to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelApr 12, 2016
This report examines the U.S. strategy for women’s and family health in Senegal at the community, facility, and national levels, including U.S. financing mechanisms designed to increase Senegal’s capacity and quality of services.