- ReportBy Daniel F. Runde, Amasia ZargarianAug 21, 2014
The United States’ relationship with Venezuela over the past decade has been rife with political tension and conflict. Under the presidency of Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan government has distanced itself from the United States, especially at an official level.
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Myanmar’s Peace Process Carries High Stakes Ahead of 2015 ElectionsReportBy Murray Hiebert, Phuong NguyenAug 21, 2014
The Myanmar government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years, but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. The government’s chief negotiator, Aung Min, recently said he hopes to conclude such an agreement in September and begin political dialogue with ethnic groups in early 2015.
- ReportAug 20, 2014
It is unclear that the United States has any current assessments and strategy to deal with either these governance or economic issues.
- ReportAug 19, 2014
The United States and its allies compete with Iran in a steadily more unsettled and uncertain Levant and Middle East. The political upheavals in the Middle East, economic and demographic pressures, sectarian struggles and extremism, ethnic and tribal conflicts and tensions all combine to produce complex patterns of competition.
- ReportAug 15, 2014
This edition of our newsletter explains how India’s economic recovery might already be underway. This may sound surprising to some, who have judged the Modi government’s economic record through a few key issues.
- ReportAug 14, 2014
The build-up of Iran’s naval, air, and missile capability is steadily increasing Iran’s ability to pose a wide range of threats to maritime traffic throughout and outside of the Gulf.
- Issues and Insights Vol. 14, No. 11 - Strengthening US-China Nonproliferation & Nuclear Security Cooperation in the Asia PacificReportAug 12, 2014
Nonproliferation and nuclear security are vital areas for US-China cooperation.
- The Afghan War and Transition: Updated Report on The Forces Shaping Transition in Afghanistan, 2014-2016ReportAug 12, 2014
There are several warnings that Transition in Afghanistan may fail, including the near paralysis of any effort to decide on the outcome of the Afghan presidential election, the killing of an American General, and yet another set of complaints from Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the US use of military force.
- ReportJul 30, 2014
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- ReportJul 29, 2014
Tensions in the South China Sea have continued to build over the last year, with the Philippines submitting its evidence against Chinese claims to an arbitration tribunal, Beijing parking an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam, and Malaysia growing increasingly anxious about Chinese displays of sovereignty at the disputed James Shoal.