Amid a recent Military Times investigation detailing a surge in military aviation accidents over the past five fiscal years calls for a solution to the military’s “readiness crisis” continue to be heard despite recent budget increases. But what...
April 11, 2018
| Rebecca Hersman, Melissa DaltonThough military action may be an important part of the international response to the crime, it will come to little avail if not embedded in a broader set of sustained efforts to address this problem economically, diplomatically and legally as well.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong-un in a breathtaking turn of events. The North Koreans have also reportedly agreed to complete denuclearization, and to refrain from missile and nuclear testing. The move is surprising, but questions remain.
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.
March 8, 2018
| Mark F. CancianBack in January 2017, CSIS asked interested members of the public to make a series of budget forecasts. With the budget announced by President Trump on February 12, 2018, we now have answers to those questions.
The bill extends a fifth continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through March 23, but more importantly, it raises the spending limits for both defense and nondefense funding imposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 for two years, FY 2018 and FY 2019.