CogitAsia Podcast: U.S.-China Competition in Outer Space

In the 10 years since China’s first successful anti-satellite test, the vulnerability of essential U.S. space systems has been underscored and competition in outer space has resumed. How has the United States responded? What are the implications for strategy and…

Ranking India’s Most Entrepreneur-Friendly States

By Sarah Watson — In November India will host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. This piece is the third in an occasional series exploring the climate for entrepreneurship in India, what the Modi government has done to promote…

Update on India’s States: November 1, 2017

Gujarat elections announced for December 9 and 14; Punjab raises power prices, while Odisha declines to; Madhya Pradesh ranks top on an index of digital governance; Telangana gets approval to raise its debt limit; and more. Center-State relations The center…

Update on India’s States: October 25, 2017

Rajasthan tables a controversial law to protect public officials from investigation; Maharashtra plans further privatization of power distribution; Punjab freezes lower power tariffs for industry; Haryana cracks the whip on public employees with power debts; and more. Center–State relations Nothing…

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…