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December 10, 2021

Southeast Asia
Malaysia’s New Prime Minister and the Future of Chinese Investment

How will a new prime minister affect Chinese investment in Malaysia? 

New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car, as he leaves after the inauguration ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 21, 2021.

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

February 21, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: What Would Iran Do With a Bomb?

In 1995, Kenneth Waltz and Scott Sagan coauthored the book, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate, which sought to address the question: what are the likely consequences of the spread of nuclear we…

Bushehr nuclear reactor 2

December 11, 2013

Military Operations
Guest Post: The Humans Behind Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Priscilla Kim is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The U.S. Air Force trains more remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots than traditional fighter and…

RPA Pilots

May 16, 2013

International Organizations
Doing Business at the World Bank

A showdown is looming at the World Bank over whether to discontinue or water down the Bank’s annual "Doing Business" Report.  As reported here, and blogged about here, and here, China is leading the …

June 4, 2010

China
China’s Tough Choices

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV Remember all those books and articles about a “power shift” in Asia, or China “eating America’s lunch,” or the relentless advance of Beijing’s soft powe…

China’s Tough Choices

July 21, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
PSI: A Model for Multilateral Action?

A member of the Australian Navy searches a ship playing the role of a vessel carrying suspected materials during a naval drill of the Proliferation Security Initiative Exercise (PSI) at Yokosuka port…

PSI: A Model for Multilateral Action?

March 7, 2019

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Lingering Specter of Nuclear War

Technological innovation and strategic competition appear to be increasing the risk of nuclear war. Mending the fraying international nuclear nonproliferation and arms control regimes should be a top…

A vehicle carrying a Russian Topol-M ICBM drives across Red Square in a Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 9, 2008.

April 6, 2011

Japan
NGO Efforts to Meet Japan’s Needs

A girl holds her soft toy at an evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 31, 2011 (Kim Kyung Hoon/Courtesy Reuters) The March 11 disaster in Japan has prompted a br…

A girl holds her soft toy at an evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 31, 2011

September 9, 2010

Japan
The DPJ’s Leadership Contest

No two candidates could present such a different image for the identity of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). The citizen activist-turned-bureaucratic reformer-turned-party president has been cha…

The DPJ’s Leadership Contest