December 10, 2018
| Jane NakanoEnergy is a key economic point under the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy, which seeks to marshal a counteroffensive to China-led multi-billion-dollar energy and energy infrastructure outreach in the region, writes CSIS energy expert Jane Nakano.
Both media and markets were roiled last week by the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer. This might be an important event, but it is too soon to panic or overinterpret, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch in his weekly column.
The recent OPEC agreement plans to reduce oil output to “stabilize the market” and stem the price erosion that has plagued oil markets for the past several weeks. CSIS energy experts Frank Verrastro and Andrew Stanley look at possible impacts of this agreement.
Energy and economic growth are linked: without access to energy, growth is impossible; and economic growth will lead to more energy use. But the relationship between the two is complex and often misunderstood, writes CSIS energy expert Nikos Tsafos.
Ignoring the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) or the “Ban Treaty” is a bad idea that will exacerbate the divide between nuclear and non-nuclear states and could lead to a dangerously uneven pace of international disarmament.
INF Treaty era could be coming to an end with today’s announcement by the United States that it will begin the formal process to withdraw from the treaty unless Russia returns to compliance with its treaty obligations within 60 days, writes CSIS Europe experts.
The drama that is U.S.-China relations added a new episode in Buenos Aires this weekend. The outcome was in many ways anti-climactic, as the two sides reached the most limited of agreements, writes Scott Kennedy, deputy director of the CSIS Freeman Chair.
December 3, 2018
| William Alan ReinschThree things happened last weekend that deserve brief comment. First, the G20 produced a joint communique. Second, presidents Trump and Xi got through dinner without disaster, and third, Trump announced the formal withdrawal from NAFTA, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch.
November 30, 2018
| Sara M. AllinderAs we pause to reflect on this World AIDS Day, we must commit to putting prevention at the top of the agenda and addressing the underlying human rights issues to keep more from being afflicted by this disease, writes Sara Allinder from CSIS Global Health Policy Center.
Kartikeya Singh, deputy director of the Wadhwani Chair in CSIS U.S. India Policy Studies, highlights important voter issues in the upcoming state assembly elections in India as well as recent, noteworthy policies and reforms rolled out by incumbent state governments.