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…

Will More Australian Gas Stay Down Under?

By Andrew J. Stanley & Jane Nakano — Facts: On March 15, 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia met with executives from the largest gas producers in that nation to secure a commitment that sufficient levels of natural gas…

Innovation in Farm Relief for Uttar Pradesh

By Sarah Watson — The recently-installed government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has made a loan waiver for small and marginal farmers a top priority. Loan waivers are a popular solution for Indian governments trying to shore up support among the…

U.S.-ASEAN Relations: Charting the Next 40 Years

By Amy Searight — The CSIS Southeast Asia Program on March 1-2 organized a conference in Manila, Philippines—“U.S.-ASEAN Relations: Charting the Next 40 Years”—in cooperation with the Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies and with the generous…

Update on India’s States: March 23, 2017

New governments are sworn in in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, and Punjab; the Union Cabinet clears the remaining GST legislation; Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu present their budgets; West Bengal establishes a watchdog commission to regulate private healthcare…

“China High-Tech Day” in Washington

By Qiu Mingda — With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Beijing March 18-19 to discuss North Korea and other challenges in the relationship, Washington, D.C. observed a kind of informal “China High-Tech Day” on March 16, 2017. Three different…