November 9, 2018
| Amy Searight, Matthew P. Goodman, William Alan ReinschThere are some key reasons why we think the president’s absence matters. As Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up,” and nowhere is that more true than Southeast Asia, as CSIS experts Amy Searight, Matthew Goodman, William Reinsch write in their CQ piece.
Now that the BUILD Act is law, it is time to revisit why the legislation matters and what it implies for agencies such as OPIC and USAID as Daniel Runde and Romina Bandura from CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development writes in a new commentary.
In the absence of a clear U.S. policy, first lady Melania Trump’s travel last week renewed questions about U.S. priorities, programs, and funding in sub-Saharan Africa as Judd Devermont, CSIS Africa Program director, writes in a new CQ piece.
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 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.
Public-sector investments in agricultural research and development are essential to U.S. business and trade, our natural environment, and the ability of lower-income people to feed themselves at home and around the world.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a military spokesman in combat fatigues announced on Zimbabwean state television that President Robert Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound” in custody, and that a military intervention had been staged to target the “criminals”...