December 18, 2018
| Robert R. KingAfter a silence of several months on North Korea’s human rights record, the U.S. government is again calling attention to the issue, as Ambassador Robert R. King writes in his commentary.
The Trump administration may be winning grudging approval from allies for calling out China, but the gains are smaller and the costs higher than the White House thinks. Rather than antagonizing allies and partners, Washington should be building coalitions with them.
Vice President Pence’s trip to Asia lays bare competing visions for Southeast Asia and Pacific, but President Trump’s absence is damaging, as Amy Searight and Brian Harding from the CSIS Southeast Asia Program.
In January, South Africa will fill a seat on the UN Security Council for the first time since the presidency of Jacob Zuma, and the timing for joining the UN’s most influential body could hardly be better.
One of the relatively untold stories of economic policy is the decisive role demography plays in how countries grow and prosper—or not, as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in his new commentary.
The success of a cybersecurity solution requires clarity about the problem that one is trying to solve. As we look at particular challenges, many already have an approach suited to the problem, and none of them involve a Department of Cybersecurity.
Sam Brannen, who leads the Risk and Foresight Group and is a senior fellow with the International Security Program at CSIS, outlines five risks to watch both domestically and globally in the upcoming year in his commentary.
December 13, 2018
| Moises RendonWhile recent events in Nicaragua certainly differ from Venezuela’s experiences of the past four years, there is a clear consensus that the Ortega regime is following a similar path to that of Nicolas Maduro, writes Moises Rendon with the CSIS Americas Program.
December 12, 2018
| Bulent AlirizaThe terrible fate of Khashoggi set in motion a major diplomatic gambit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the pursuit of a number of related objectives impacting U.S.-Turkish relations, writes CSIS Turkey Project director Bulent Aliriza.
December 10, 2018
| Jane NakanoEnergy is a key economic point under the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy, which seeks to marshal a counteroffensive to China-led multi-billion-dollar energy and energy infrastructure outreach in the region, writes CSIS energy expert Jane Nakano.