The greatest risk for U.S.-Malaysia relations would be a scenario in which Najib loses but refuses to cede power. In such a case, the Trump administration would be tested with a complex case of how to best balance U.S. interests and values.
April 23, 2018
| Bonnie S. Glaser, Matthew P. Funaiole The Type 001A is a major milestone for the People’s Liberation Army Navy. It is one thing to refit an old Soviet carrier, as was done with the Liaoning. It is something else entirely to build one from scratch.
April 23, 2018
| Jeffrey Rathke, Max ShafronPresident Macron and Chancellor Merkel will both emphasize the strong political, economic, and security bonds between Europe and the United States and seek to deepen the working relationship with the Trump administration.
April 19, 2018
| Bulent AlirizaDespite his numerous statements confirming that presidential and parliamentary elections would be held as scheduled in November 2019, President Erdogan readily acceded to the surprise proposal for early elections.
Amid a recent Military Times investigation detailing a surge in military aviation accidents over the past five fiscal years calls for a solution to the military’s “readiness crisis” continue to be heard despite recent budget increases. But what...
April 11, 2018
| Rebecca Hersman, Melissa DaltonThough military action may be an important part of the international response to the crime, it will come to little avail if not embedded in a broader set of sustained efforts to address this problem economically, diplomatically and legally as well.
April 5, 2018
| Mark L. SchneiderThe Eighth Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru, on April 13–14. Chief issues will include anticorruption (just weeks after Kuczynski’s resignation), U.S. relations, and the Venezuelan crisis.