29 results about CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES


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The Emerging Political Economy of OBOR

October 24, 2016

This report explores the implications of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative on the politics and economics of Central Asia. The analysis calls into question the underlying assumption... READ MORE

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President’s Proposed Reorganization of Trade Agencies

December 1, 2015

On January 13, 2012, President Obama released a proposed reorganization of the federal bureaucracy, which would see the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (UST... READ MORE

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Beyond TPP: Sharing an Economic Strategy in Asia

November 1, 2015

This paper discussed the need for the United States to have a comprehensive economic strategy toward the Asia-Pacific, a region that will do more to determine U.S. interests over coming decades tha... READ MORE

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Southeast Asia's Geopolitical Centrality and the US-Japan Alliance

June 1, 2015

Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development... READ MORE

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Opportunities in Strengthening Trade Assistance

February 1, 2015

This report focuses on how projects to build trade capacity can be planned and coordinated to maximize the benefits of new trade agreements, both for the United States and its partners.

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement

January 1, 2015

This report is an empirical review of ISDS, based on the record of disputes under existing investment treaties.

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Korea Chair Monitor

April 1, 2014

ROK President Park, U.S. President Obama, and Japan Prime Minister Abe participated in their first trilateral summit at the U.S. embassy in The Hague, Netherlands on March 25 on the sidelines of th... READ MORE

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Fixing Trade Facilitation: The Trillion-Dollar Development Windfall

March 1, 2014

Trade facilitation, or the improvement of trade regulatory mechanisms to reduce barriers and costs to global business, is a big opportunity for limited international dollars. Trade facilitation is... READ MORE

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U.S. Investment Policy Doesn’t Need another Public Review

March 1, 2014

In a February 28 letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, a set of interest groups invited him to join his EU counterparts and “embark upon a thorough, open, public consultation pr... READ MORE

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Canada: A leader in the Americas?

February 1, 2014

On February 19, U.S. president Barack Obama, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet in Toluca, Mexico for the 2014 North American Leaders... READ MORE

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Achieving Trade Promotion Authority Will Require a Heavy Lift from the President

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of n... READ MORE

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Australia’s Chairing of G20 Provides Opportunity to Reenergize Economic Reform

January 1, 2014

The Brisbane Group of 20 (G20) Leaders Summit in November will provide Australia an opportunity to inject new life into a grouping founded to broaden dialogue on international economic issues.

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of n... READ MORE

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20 Years of NAFTA: What’s Next for North America?

December 1, 2013

On January 1, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Today, North America is more deeply interconnected than ever before—largely as a result... READ MORE

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Global Economics Monthly: Economics and the Rebalance

December 1, 2013

Like administrations before it, the Obama administration has put economics at the center of its Asia-Pacific strategy. But it has arguably raised the stakes by making the overall success of its pol... READ MORE

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China’s Charm Offensive Signals a New Strategic Era in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2013

The coming decade will see different visions for the future of trade and geopolitics in Asia play out, with Southeast Asia at the center of it all. Beijing’s new charm offensive is the latest... READ MORE

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ANZTEC and Taiwan’s Quest for Economic Integration

August 1, 2013

The carefully titled Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC), signed on July 10, represents a diplomat... READ MORE

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Southeastern Promises?: An Appraisal of the Russia-ASEAN Economic Partnership

August 1, 2013

In July 1996, Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) established a comprehensive ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership. Despite these efforts, neither Russia nor ASEAN are priori... READ MORE

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The 2013 ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting & Its Implications for the United States

August 1, 2013

The 45th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting and related meetings will be held in Brunei from August 20 to 24. The AEM provides a platform for economic and trade ministers from the 10 ASEAN memb... READ MORE

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International Business Quarterly: Trade Promotion Authority and Global Value Chains

July 1, 2013

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has been clear that President Obama will seek Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and House Ways and Means Committ... READ MORE

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The Pacific Alliance: An Example of Lessons Learned

July 1, 2013

With many economies in the industrialized world struggling since the 2008-09 global recession, many countries in the European Union continue to post negative growth rates, while U.S. growth remains... READ MORE

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Why is Columbia not in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

July 1, 2013

Last month, Vice President Joe Biden met with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá as part of his whirlwind tour of the Americas. During and after the trip, Biden stressed the im... READ MORE

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Global Economics Monthly: Five Myths about TPP

April 1, 2013

The decision to welcome Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to be transformative, not only for the world’s third-largest economy (see March 2013 Global Economics Monthly),... READ MORE

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India-Pakistan: Is Trade Key to Everything?

March 1, 2013

Engelken explores the assertion that India and Pakistan must expand their bilateral trade significantly if South Asia is to remain peaceful over the coming 20 years.

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Latin America "Pivots" to Asia

March 1, 2013

Although the TPP negotiations have received considerable attention, much of it has been focused on the participation of the United States and the interest of the Asian “giants,” particu... READ MORE

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Why Japan Should Join the TPP

March 1, 2013

Since the first merchant ship of the new American republic set sail from New York for Canton in 1784, trade has been at the heart of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Deepening economic exchange w... READ MORE

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Global Economics Monthly: Not Beyond Hope: Japan and TPP

January 1, 2013

Abe himself seems to have learned from his previous, unhappy experience as prime minister in 2006-07. In his first public remarks after taking back the job in late December, he said, “There i... READ MORE

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US Strategic Alignment: Squaring Trade and Grand Strategy in Asia

March 1, 2012

Washington must make sure that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)-led trade approach avoids weakening or dividing ASEAN. That is vital because the engagement strategy outlined and articulated by t... READ MORE

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Developing an Enduring Strategy for ASEAN

January 1, 2012

The U.S.-ASEAN Strategy Commission was organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide useful and practical recommendations to American policymakers with the objec... READ MORE