- JournalMay 14, 2012
There was a brief period when a breakthrough seemed possible in the stalemate with North Korea when it pledged to freeze all nuclear and missile tests; then Pyongyang announced a planned satellite launch, pulling the rug out from under Washington (and itself) and business as usual returned to the Peninsula.
- JournalMay 14, 2012
- Regional Overview: At a Time of Uncertainty, Count on North Korea, by Ralph A. Cossa and Brad Glosserman
- US-Japan Relations: Back to Normal? by Michael J. Green and Nicholas Szechenyi
- US-China Relations: Xi Visit Steadies Ties; Dissident Creates Tension, by Bonnie Glaser and Brittany Billingsley
- ReportMay 9, 2012
Military Progress is only one of the tests that the US and ISAF must meet to accomplish a successful transition in Afghanistan – even on the basis of minimal security and stability or Afghan “good enough:”
- CommentaryMay 7, 2012
We badly need to rethink our approach to Iran’s nuclear programs. We are putting far too much emphasis on Iran’s nuclear efforts without considering how these programs fit into Iran’s over military and strategic objectives. At the same time, we are placing too much emphasis on whether Iran has revived its formal nuclear program and the current shape of its nuclear facilities.
- CommentaryMay 1, 2012
Every day seems to widen the gap between the goals the United States is seeking to achieve in Afghanistan and its ability to achieve them. Even apparent progress, like the Strategic Framework Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, seems more a warning on the inability to define specific goals, milestones, and resources—coupled with growing restraints on U.S.
- ReportBy Ally Pregulman, Emily BurkeApr 27, 2012
Incidents of “homegrown terrorism”—extremist violence perpetrated by U.S. citizens or legal U.S.
- ReportApr 18, 2012
The economics of Afghanistan are only one aspect of the challenges posed by US, allied, and Afghan efforts to accomplish a successful transition. There are many reasons that transition will either fail or be determined by Afghanistan’s internal dynamics and the role of regional states regardless of what the US, Europe, and other aid donors do:
- ReportBy Karl F. Inderfurth, S. Amer LatifApr 13, 2012
While Washington’s focus on South Asia has recently been consumed by the impending U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the deteriorating situation in Pakistan, something else has been taking place—quietly—between India and Pakistan over the last year that may culminate in an unexpected welcome surprise for the incoming U.S. administration in 2013.
- ReportBy Robert D. Lamb, Nathan FreierApr 13, 2012
The following conversation derives from an on-line chat between Global Forecast editors and two CSIS scholars on what stability operations might look like under the next administration.
As Washington debates the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan, it may be time to look back and ask what we have learned as a country after a decade of massive state-building operations.
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