Japanese Foreign Minister Speaks at CSIS

On January 6 Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara addressed the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.  The speech, entitled “Opening a New Horizon in the Asia Pacific,” emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance in maintaining…

A Memo for President Hu Jintao

By Charles W. Freeman III, who holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. To: President Hu Jintao From: Charles Freeman, the Freeman Chair in China Studies Date: January 18, 2010…

New START Is Not About China

China’s Nuclear Weapons Diversification and Modernization is not a legitimate reason to Delay Ratifying New START. By Jeffrey Bean, Research Assistant in the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS In recent months, discussion has intensified in the U.S. Senate…

North Korea: Not Crazy, Just Weird

The Korea Chair here at CSIS, Victor Cha, has an op-ed in the Washington Post this week, seeking to dispel five myths about North Korea– including the belief, often heard on cable news, that the regime in Pyongyang is irrational.…

Japan Must Resource Its New Defense Plan

By Michael J. Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS, and Nicholas Szechenyi, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Office of the Japan Chair, CSIS The government of Japan will soon publish a strategy document known as the National Defense…

ASEAN Should Bid for the World Cup in 2030

Vietnamese football fans celebrate the national squad’s victory over Thailand in the 2008 ASEAN championship. Vietnam is hoping to repeat as regional champion during this year’s tournament, which is currently underway in Vietnam and Indonesia. By Fuadi Pitsuwan, Adjunct Research…