- ReportJan 26, 2015
The Burke Chair circulated a report in early January on Transition in Afghanistan. We have since received extensive comments and the revised edition is being circulated in final draft form before becoming a CSIS E-book.
- CommentaryJan 23, 2015
Once again, Saudi Arabia has managed its succession without problems, delay, or any signs of serious divisions within the royal family. One of its most competent and impressive kings has died, but the Crown Prince – Prince Salman – officially became king virtually at the time King Abdullah’s death was announced.
- Critical QuestionsJan 23, 2015
Last year, Boko Haram brazenly kidnapped 276 teenage girls from their school in the middle of the night, prompting international outrage and bringing the dangers of Boko Haram further to the fore of international security conversations. At least 200 of the girls remain missing, feared trafficked or sold into sex slavery.
- 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.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Nigel CoryJan 22, 2015
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Najib’s Political Battles Pose a Challenge to his Foreign Policy AgendaNewsletterBy Murray Hiebert, Nigel CoryJan 22, 2015
Challenges at home suggest Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could face an uphill battle in pursuing his foreign policy goals in the year ahead. The long-simmering battle between Najib and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has erupted into a public spat that must have Najib looking over his shoulder given Mahathir’s role in ousting his predecessor, Abdullah Badawi.
- What to Know about the New White House Executive Order on Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the ArcticCritical QuestionsJan 22, 2015
While much of the domestic and foreign analytical focus has been on the president’s State of the Union address, you may have a missed a White House Executive Order (E.O.) released today, which creates a new mechanism to coordinate U.S. Arctic policy.
- ReportBy Scott Miller, Gregory N. HicksJan 21, 2015
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a provision in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and other international investment agreements that allows investors to enter arbitration with states over treaty breaches.
- NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Julia CunicoJan 21, 2015
The December signing of the long-delayed agreement by the United States, Japan, and South Korea to share information in the event of a North Korea contingency is welcome recognition of the value of trilateral cooperation in a security crisis. The limits of that agreement are proof of the powerful obstacles they face when they try to make that cooperation real.
- ReportJan 21, 2015
Elections have always been high-stakes affairs in Nigeria but the buildup to the 2015 elections has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of tension and anxiety.