What’s Inside the U.S.-China Phase One Deal?

By Matthew Goodman, Scott Kennedy, William Reinsch, Stephanie Segal & Jack Caporal — On January 15, President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He held a long-anticipated ceremony in the East Room of the White House to sign a…

Southeast Asia in 2020: Issues to Watch, Part 1

By Amy Searight — In this two-part series, Dr. Amy Searight, senior adviser and director of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program, previews five key issues to watch in Southeast Asia in 2020. This installment addresses U.S.-ASEAN relations, climate change and…

Update on India’s States: January 15, 2020

The central government announces a North East Gas grid project affecting numerous states; Madhya Pradesh unveils plan to improve MSME landscape; Kerala hosts investor summit with big commitment from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; Rajasthan backs down from issuing liquor licenses;…

Privatize Air India

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr — Status: Not Started, On Agenda — Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, vowing a robust disinvestment and outright privatization program for government-owned public sector undertakings (PSUs). The flagship for this effort…

Pass India’s Major Ports Authorities Bill

By Kelli K. Clark —  Status: Not Started –The Major Port Authorities Bill (MPA), 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha but never approved. The bill has now lapsed and must be reintroduced, passed by both houses, and signed into…

Update on India’s States: January 8, 2020

Bihar plans special session to extend caste reservation for 10 years; Delhi to hold assembly election on February 8 with results on February 11; Haryana subsidizes electricity for horticulture-based industries; Maharashtra issues new rooftop solar regulations; Kerala assembly passes a…