India Shrugs Off the End of Quantitative Easing

By Rasika Gynedi On October 29, 2014 the United States Federal Reserve Bank announced the conclusion of its unconventional bond-buying program, called “Quantitative Easing (QE),” which was created after the onset of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The Fed began to…

The Leaderboard: Carrie Lam

Who is she? Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is the Hong Kong government’s Chief Secretary for Administration, the highest administrative position below Chief Executive CY Leung. She joined Hong Kong’s civil service in 1980 after obtaining a social science degree from…

Breaking Down India’s Bilateral Engagements

By Samir Nair Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of formal high-level meetings in September 2014 with the leaders of key global players such as China, Japan, the United States, and Australia. The chart below compares the major deals…

Video: A Look at North Korea from its Neighbors

Earlier this week, CSIS Senior Adviser for Asia Bonnie Glaser participated in a panel discussion covering neighboring perspectives on North Korea at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) with Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies of CFR and Marcus…

The Leaderboard: Bill English

Who is he? Bill English has served as deputy prime minister and finance minister of New Zealand since 2008. He has been a member of Parliament for the National Party since 1990. English became the National Party’s leader in 2001…

Renewed U.S.-India Economic Relations: What to Watch

by Persis Khambatta By Persis Khambatta Prime Minister Modi’s successful September trip to Washington, D.C., wrapped up a very busy month of bilateral engagement – including with Japan, China and Australia. Each round of meetings resulted in large investments to…

The OPCON Transfer: Getting it Right

By Dongwon Kim On October 23, 2014, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and United States will hold the 46th annual Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) in Washington D.C. where both sides will make a final decision on the delay of the…