Tensions Bubble to the Surface in China-Vietnam Spat

By Murray Hiebert & Gregory Poling — Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, was scheduled to make a two-day official visit to Hanoi on June 18-19 before joining Vietnam’s defense minister Ngo Xuan Lich for a series…

Indonesia: Energy & Geopolitics

Indonesia is a key emerging power in the Asia-Pacific. How Indonesia addresses its energy and geopolitical challenges will be closely observed by its neighbors. Helping us understand where Indonesia’s priorities and interests lie, Jane Nakano,(Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and…

Update on India’s States: June 21, 2017

Interstate transmission of solar power will be free until 2019; Karnataka plans to set prices in private hospitals; Delhi opens registration for rooftop solar; Gorkhaland protests intensify in West Bengal; Kerala gets a ‘green’ metro system; and more. Center–State relations…

Update on India’s States: June 14, 2017

A week of farmer unrest as protestors are shot in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra announces a total loan waiver program, and Uttar Pradesh struggles to find money for its waiver program; Karnataka puts the brakes on wind power; Madhya Pradesh and…

CogitAsia Podcast: Japan-South Korea Security Ties

In this episode we tackle Japan-South Korea collaboration on security issues. To gain insight on the complicated nature of Japan-South Korea security ties, we sat down with Dr. Junya Nishino, a 2017 CSIS Strategic Japan Fellow. Dr. Nishino discusses the…

Update on India’s States: June 7, 2017

Bihar unveils an ambitious renewable power policy; Haryana builds a unified policing database; West Bengal drags its feet on the GST; Odisha finds a buyer for the Posco steel plot; and more. Center–State relations The GST Council set tax rates…

Academia is Key to an Innovative India

By Tushar Madan — Spurring innovation in India is a top priority for the Modi administration, and many of the government’s schemes — such as the Atal Innovation Mission, Start-Up India, and Make in India — focus on reigniting the…