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.
The Trump administration has responded to China’s apparent Section 301 violations by imposing new tariffs, restricting Chinese investment in technologies, and launching a WTO case. China will almost certainly retaliate.
The CPTPP represents a significant step toward closer trade and investment linkages in the Asia-Pacific region and sets new, high standards for regional commerce. Its eventual ratificaction will likely yield positive and negative ramifications for U.S. economic interests.
Recent events in Niger have called attention to the role of Congress in overseeing military deployments outside areas of active hostilities. As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to consider the value of updating or even replacing the 2001 Authorization for the...
Yesterday, the broad opposition to the Nicolás Maduro regime, and to its proposed July 30 constituent assembly, organized a political referendum, effectively launching the most important two weeks in the history of Venezuela. The international community continues to watch a...
This is a good day for homeland missile defense, and a bad day for Kim Jong-un. Hit-to-kill missile defense has once again been validated, this time against a complex and challenging ICBM-class threat.