- A Key Update: Afghan Forces on the Edge of Transition: Sharply Contradictory Data on Levels of ViolenceReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, with the assistance of Aaron Lin and Michael PeacockNov 21, 2014
The Burke Chair has recently released a four part survey of the Afghan Transition, titled, Afghan Forces on the Edge of Transition, which is available on the CSIS web site at http://csis.org/publication/afghan-forces-edge-transition.
The four parts include:
- CommentaryNov 20, 2014
On November 21, Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Istanbul for a two day visit during which he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Robert KimNov 20, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Hitotsubashi University co-hosted a workshop at the International House of Japan in Tokyo to explore the nonproliferation implications of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle decisions.
- NewsletterBy Michael McDevittNov 20, 2014
US policy toward the South China Sea is sensible, relatively comprehensive, and proportionate to the US interests involved.
- ReportNov 20, 2014
It now seems unlikely that the P5+1 countries of the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany can reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran by the end of November. A final agreement remains a possibility, but it seems far more likely that if an agreement is not reached, the negotiations will be extended rather than abandoned all together.
- Critical QuestionsBy Nicholas Szechenyi, Yuko Nakano, David A. ParkerNov 19, 2014
On November 18 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan made two widely expected, yet still bold, decisions. He announced that his government will postpone a planned increase in the consumption tax from 8 percent to 10 percent originally scheduled for next October and also dissolve the Lower House of the Diet on November 21 for an early election.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ernest Z. Bower, James HurndellNov 18, 2014
Australia and China finalized a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during President Xi Jinping’s November 17 visit to Canberra following the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. The agreement is the fruition of nine years of negotiations.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Cathryn StreifelNov 18, 2014
In June 2014, a small team from the CSIS Global Health Policy Center traveled to Ghana to examine U.S. bilateral support for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). The purpose of the trip was to plan a return visit with a delegation of U.S. congressional staff in August 2014.
- ReportBy Dominik BalthasarNov 18, 2014
Progress toward building a viable, functioning state in Somalia appears to have stalled in the face of political infighting, corruption, and insecurity. With its mandate due to expire in 2016, the Federal Government of Somalia is in danger of missing a series of deadlines, agreed with the international community, to pass a permanent constitution and hold national elections.
- 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?