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Category: Policy

Achieving Disaster Resilience in U.S. Communities

This report examines the disaster resilience efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government and public-private partnerships. Its recommendations are the product of a series of dialogues hosted by the CSIS Homeland Security...

Angela Merkel delivers the 2014 Lowy Lecture

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. After President Obama’s performance in Brisbane over the weekend, whenever a foreign leader now talks about climate change on Australian soil — as German chancellor Angela Merkel did...

Time for a grown-up discussion about national strategy

I’m grateful to Andrew Carr, Rod Lyon and John Blaxland for taking up the debate about Australia’s role as a ‘top 20′ global power. It’s obvious we disagree on some fundamental points about designing...

2016 US Defense Budget Could Be $60B Over Spending Caps

As the White House and Pentagon pass drafts of the fiscal 2016 defense budget back and forth before submitting it to Congress early next year, the base budget request possibly could exceed congressionally mandated...

‘Jump jets’ for Australia?

Today, ASPI released our report ‘Jump jets for the ADF?’. It asks if there’s a good case for Australia to acquire F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft to operate...

NATO Industry Forum Highlights Capability Divide

During last week’s NATO Industry Forum, a sharp contrast emerged between a wish for simple allied access to command-and-control (C2) information, and the high-tech capabilities in the pipeline for US forces. …read more

Russia Update: Attack on Prime Minister of Abkhazia

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. Yesterday’s issue is here, and see also our Russia...

Politics Pushing French Comeback to Turkish Market

In the early 2000s, French manufacturers, once big players on the Turkish market, were ‘red-listed’ by Ankara in retaliation for a French parliamentary resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide of 1915-1919. …read more

Kimchi season in Hyesan

Kimchi season in the northern regions of North Korea start a month earlier than in southern provinces like Hwanghae and Gangwon. Hyesan in Yanggang province, one of the coldest and northern-most cities in North...

Obama on Asia: Holding the Brisbane line

America’s commitment to security, dignity and prosperity in Asia, facing up to global challenges, and some strong words on climate change – President Obama’s just-concluded speech in Brisbane was a hybrid package. I imagine...

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