- NewsletterBy Jongsoo LeeNov 25, 2014
As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Western press reexamined the process that culminated in this momentous event on Nov. 9, 1989. Lessons from this German experience have policy implications for the other Iron Curtain that still stands, dividing the Korean Peninsula.
- ReportNov 25, 2014
(In conjunction with the Third International Conference on Strategic Studies: Shifts and Changes in the World System and its Impacts on the Middle East; November 25-26, 2014, Doha, Qatar)
- NewsletterBy Amy Jean Studdart, David A. ParkerNov 24, 2014
One year ago, China’s leaders announced a sweeping economic reform package aimed at rebalancing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Estimates suggest that, if implemented, these reforms could propel another doubling in the size of the Chinese economy over the next decade.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Abdullah ToukanNov 24, 2014
Recently there has been a lot of attention given to the “Possible Military Dimension” of the Iran Nuclear Program, in particular concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile program and its nuclear delivery capability.
- The West Siberia Gas Supply Deal on the Horizon for Russia and China: Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed?Critical QuestionsNov 24, 2014
On the sidelines of the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders in Beijing on November 9 came a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Russia’s Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) for natural gas supply from West Siberia.
- NewsletterBy Scott SnyderNov 24, 2014
President Obama had a better than expected visit to Asia for annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asia Summit (EAS), and G-20 gatherings, due largely to a productive summit with Xi Jinping.
- 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.