Update on India’s States: April 5, 2017

UDAY brings enrollment up to 27 states, as Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh raise power tariffs; Gujarat will set private school tuition costs; Telangana has underestimated its deficit; Japan will build irrigation systems in Rajasthan; West Bengal sends its first…

CogitAsia Podcast: Context for the Trump-Xi Summit

In this episode, we look at U.S.-China relations ahead of the first summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Longtime China hand Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California-Irvine, joins the podcast to provide…

Upholding the Frameworks of Peace & Security

By Victor Andres “Dindo” C. Manhit — With all the change in the Philippines’ foreign relations, there is something to be said for going back to basics: understanding the foundations of our alliance, what it has accomplished, and its possible…

The Saudi “Pivot to Asia”

By Jane Nakano & Frank A. Verrastro — Facts: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia recently concluded a three-week tour of Asia designed to attract and facilitate foreign investment in the kingdom, as well as expand and…

Energy and Geopolitics, Episode 5: Myanmar

Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s newest democracy and has intrigued foreign investors as it develops and electrifies. Join Murray Hiebert, senior adviser and deputy director for the CSIS Southeast Asia Program, and Rachel Posner Ross, director of Partnerships for Energy Policy…

Update on India’s States: March 29, 2017

Bihar announces a major electricity tariff hike; Tamil Nadu extends the standard length of development permits; Maharashtra opens an intellectual property crimes unit to tackle online piracy; wind power in trouble in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat; Himachal Pradesh runs out…