Surviving March Madness in U.S.-China Trade Relations

By Scott Kennedy — Markets are being whipsawed by the daily news and rumors surrounding U.S.-China trade tensions. The latest reports of ongoing negotiations have revived hopes for a quick resolution. But before observers pop the champagne, we should realize…

Finding the Right Off-ramp from the Trade War

By Claire Reade — We are entering a new, disruptive trade world, where unfamiliar weapons and new thinking will determine whether we face a hard-nosed negotiation with China, a brief trade skirmish, a serious trade war, and/or a new orientation…

Section 301, Tariffs, and Chinese Trade and Investment

By Stephanie Segal & William Reinsch — On March 22, the Trump administration released the findings of its Section 301 investigation into China’s practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property (IP), and innovation. Responding to the finding, President Trump directed…

How Will the BJP Manage Losing a Friend in the South?

By Sidhanta Mehra — The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is up for re-election in just over a year. Despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) unprecedented majority-win in India’s last election in 2014, Modi’s ability to govern effectively has…

Update on India’s States: March 22, 2018

Uttar Pradesh approves privatization of power distribution in five cities; Telugu Desam Party exits the National Democratic Alliance; Haryana launches new policies on parking and interface with banks; Arunachal promises land ownership rights to its indigenous population; Kerala announces new…

Podcast: Xi’s Power Grows

In the second half of the latest CSIS podcast (8:00), the Freeman Chair’s Chris Johnson and Scott Kennedy discuss what China’s abolition of presidential term limits means for Xi Jinping and the future of China, the challenges and pressures that…

Update on India’s States: March 15, 2018

USTDA clears $1 million grant to power utility in Delhi; BJP inducts Biplab Deb as chief minister of Tripura; Haryana inaugurates an internal treasury department; Boeing and Telangana’s T-Hub launch innovation challenge HorizonX; Punjab and Chhattisgarh send 500 MW of…

First Summit Between Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un

By Sue Mi Terry & Lisa Collins — On March 8, a South Korean delegation led by the director of national security, Chung Eui-yong, met with officials at the White House. After their meeting, President Trump declared that the South…

From TPP to CPTPP

By Matthew P. Goodman — Today in Santiago, Chile, 11 Asia-Pacific countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a multilateral free trade agreement formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Notwithstanding U.S. withdrawal from TPP early…

Update on India’s States: March 8, 2018

BJP to form government in Tripura and be part of coalitions in Meghalaya and Nagaland; Tamil Nadu approves business facilitation act allowing delayed approvals to be considered approved; Haryana announces it bio-energy policy; Bihar and Madhya Pradesh announce their annual…