Questions surround future U.S. policy toward Japan and Korea: How will the second Bush administration address the stalemate of the six-party talks? Will the U.S.-Japan security relationship continue its post-9/11 expansion? To answer these and other questions, three renowned experts spoke at a CNAPS Roundtable Luncheon on January 27.
In their recent book, “The New Localism,” Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak argue that cities and counties will be tested as never before in the coming years. They will need to innovate and reform—to pursue new strategies for growth and finance—in a fiscal environment dominated by rising health-care and pension costs. In these circumstances, the quality of metropolitan governance will matter more than ever.