With U.S.-Mexico relations at such a low point, the latest CSIS Podcast explores how the US and Mexico can begin to fix bilateral ties.

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How to Improve The U.S.-Mexico Relationship

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Asia's permafrost is melting. CSIS Reconnecting Asia is investigating what this means for Asia's infrastructure projects.

On Thin Ice: Asia's Roads, Railways, and Permafrost

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The Paracel Islands chain plays a key role in China’s goal of establishing surveillance and power projection capabilities throughout the South China Sea.

The Paracels: Beijing's Other South China Sea Buildup | Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

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If you rank the inputs and outputs for countries involved in the Syria conflict right now, you end up with some interesting numbers.

Half-Measures in Syria

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On Wednesday, Trump spoke with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, who will soon visit the United States. Explore the Macri government's scorecard.

The Macri Government’s Reform Program: A Scorecard

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Even wars have rules. The forthcoming documentary from the CSIS Global Health Policy Center explores the disturbing and harrowing phenomenon of intentional attacks against the health sector.
From major public speeches to small briefings, join us on Medium for an inside look at the events of the week.

The Week at CSIS: the speeches, discussions, and events from February 13 — February 17

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"Far too much of the current U.S. debate over immigration and terrorism is focused on fear, rather than on an effort to understand the forces driving unrest and extremism in Islam and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, or on the data available on the trends involved."

Tracking the Trends and Numbers: Islam, Terrorism, Stability and Conflict in the Middle East

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Autonomous vehicles could have an immediate and positive impact on the quality of life in Eurasian cities.

How Driverless Cargo Could Reshape Eurasia

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Syria is no longer a war the United States can half-fight.

Why Half-Measures Won't Work in Syria

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Host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert once announced that he would run for President of the United States, and believes Donald Trump took a few pages out of his playbook. In this episode, Bob Schieffer and Colbert discuss Trump, the intersection of comedy and news, the American political landscape, and they share a few laughs.

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Netanyahu's challenge in Washington will be to build a constructive U.S.-Israeli dialogue where complex strategic issues that affect both countries—like Russia’s role in Syria—can be addressed, writes CSIS's Haim Malka today in Defense One.

When Netanyahu and Trump Meet, Russia Should Top the Agenda

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Today's CSIS Podcast covers what happened during North Korea's latest missile test, what it means for North Korea's missile technology, and what can be done to counteract it.

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North Korea's Latest Test

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An early speech by a senior administration official laying out the importance of Asia—including Southeast Asia—to U.S. interests would help to build goodwill with allies and partners in the region.

Six Guidelines for the Trump Administration to Continue Engagement in Southeast Asia

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In recent years, North Korea's unprecedented pace of missile testing has included new and longer range missiles, sea-launches, and the orbiting of satellites.
How Gulf states' policies towards Iraq changed before and after Iraq's 2014 leadership transition.

New CSIS Report - Iraq: The View from the GCC

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For Russia, the geostrategic factors of the Black Sea region have not changed since 1853, with NATO and the U.S. replacing individual European states as Russia’s main geopolitical competitors.

The Geostrategic Importance of the Black Sea Region: A Brief History

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Trump's core objective at this meeting is to develop confidence in Abe as a partner who can support U.S. interests.

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What to Expect From Today's Abe-Trump Meeting

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