Japan’s Policy Toward China & Taiwan

By Madoka Fukuda — This year, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China. Since 2017, both countries have repeatedly conveyed an interest in mending bilateral relations. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe…

Update on India’s States: April 12, 2018

JICA signs $1.8 billion loan agreements with India for projects in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and the northeast; Maharashtra advances privatizing power distribution in three more cities, while Uttar Pradesh rescinds privatization; Harvard publishes study on urban air pollution…

Update on India’s States: April 4, 2018

Gujarat introduces special category tariff for electric vehicle charging infrastructure; Karnataka goes in to election in May; Telangana allows private entities to set up universities; Asian Development Bank approves $80 million loan for vocation and technical education in Himachal Pradesh;…

The Significance of the South Korea Trade Deal

By William Reinsch — Last week, the administration announced the conclusion of its first revised trade agreement—the one we have with South Korea. The White House has been touting this as a great victory for the president’s trade policy and…

Mr. & Mrs. Kim Go to Beijing

By Victor Cha & Sue Mi Terry — On March 25-28, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un traveled with his wife Ri Sol-ju to Beijing to meet Chinese president Xi Jinping. This was Kim Jong-un’s first foreign visit as the head of state…

CogitAsia Podcast: Igniting a U.S.-China Trade War

In this episode, we analyze the origin and impact of a Sino-American trade war. As the trading relationship between Washington and Beijing spirals into conflict and protectionism, we are joined by two CSIS experts, Matthew Goodman, Simon Chair in Political…

Update on India’s States: March 28, 2018

Uttar Pradesh allows women to work night shifts at factories; Maharashtra announces its ban on plastic; Telangana reduces VAT on aircraft fuel from 16 percent to one percent; West Bengal to develop 23 modern facilities for storage of food grains;…