Japan’s Lower House Election: Abe Prevails Again

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On October 22, Japan’s ruling coalition won a landslide victory in an election for the Lower House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political footing five years into his…

China: Energy & Geopolitics

Join Scott Kennedy (deputy director of the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy) and Sarah Ladislaw (Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy & National Security Program) as they discuss the upcoming 19th National Congress…

Update on India’s States: October 18, 2017

Himachal Pradesh elections scheduled for November (but Gujarat elections delayed); Tamil Nadu gives public employees a massive raise; Karnataka will not honor older wind power purchase agreements; the BJP racks up wins in Maharashtra local elections; and more. Center–State relations…

The Leaderboard: Anies Baswedan

Who is he? Anies Baswedan is the newly elected governor of Jakarta. He most recently served as Indonesia’s minister of Education and Culture from 2014 to 2016 and as rector of Paramadina University from 2007 to 2015. Well regarded for…

Update on India’s States: October 4, 2017

The center approves a major program for modernization of state police forces; Madhya Pradesh switches to direct benefit transfer for pensions; BJP makes a disappointing showing in local elections in Haryana and Rajasthan; and more. Center–State relations The Cabinet Committee…