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.
It’s bipartisan gospel that the private sector will deliver the innovation the United States needs. With technological change and global competition, however, such expectation is a bad idea without a far more strategic, centralized approach to the challenges ahead.
November 30, 2018
| Seamus P. DanielsThe OCO budget has been used to skirt defense spending limits and fund base budget activities that are not war funding. However, moving all of OCO’s enduring costs into the base budget may not be politically expedient for passing a budget agreement for FY 2020 and FY 2021.
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.
In a world where democracy is in recession, Nigerian commitment to democratic values makes the upcoming February 2019 elections worth paying attention to, as CSIS Africa Program director Judd Devermont writes in his commentary.
In the absence of other effective political actors, there is useful space for Haiti’s civil society activism to provide constructive engagement to address Haiti corruption challenges, as Georges A. Fauriol, senior associate with CSIS Americas Program, writes in his...
November 28, 2018
| Sarah LadislawFrance is a developed economy seeking to take a leadership role to reduce emissions within its own economy. This is difficult work. Very few countries have made durable strides on this front, as CSIS energy expert Sarah Ladislaw writes in her new commentary.
TurkStream offers a possible blueprint for dealing with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline: finding a way to repurpose infrastructure and let market forces deliver gas where it is needed. This is, above all, what Europe needs, as CSIS energy expert Nikos Tsafos writes in his...
This analysis looks at the way in which expectations for U.S. production and U.S. sanction waivers have contributed to changing the oil market outlook over the course of the past two months and how the United States may continue to play an important role moving forward.