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.
On December 3, 2018, Qatar announced it would leave OPEC to focus on its natural gas industry. CSIS energy expert Nikos Tsafos details how the decision may affect the global oil market and the gas market.
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.
December 3, 2018
| Stephanie Segal, Matthew P. GoodmanPresident Trump and President Xi agreed to a deal that can be best described as a ceasefire, but observers should not expect a quick resolution to issues that have built up over decades between the United States and China, as CSIS Simon Chair experts write in their CQ piece.
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.
This report by James A. Lewis offers an analysis of the current state of competition between the U.S. and China in technology, economic models, and world views, and questions the inevitability of China’s rise.
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.