- CommentaryBy William J. Garvelink, Kristin WeddingJun 14, 2012
At the May 2012 G8 Summit at Camp David, President Obama led the group in renewing the pledge it had made in L’Aquila in 2009 to improve global food security and in building on that commitment this year with the “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.” This initiative aims to move 50 million people out of poverty over the next decade through agricultural growth and
- ReportBy Pieter FourieJun 14, 2012
The Oslo Ministerial Declaration on the link between health and foreign policy has opened a window of opportunity for a concerted effort to mainstream health as an issue to be used not only to affirm the status quo of global health governance, but also to reform the health architecture and to consider the kind of global order that might be possible.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Suzanne C. BrundageJun 6, 2012
Over the last decade, the United States’ health partnership with Ethiopia has contributed to significant health gains in a country long known for having some of the poorest health and development indicators in the world.
- CommentaryBy William J. Garvelink, Farha TahirMay 11, 2012
A bleak narrative of 16 million plus people on the brink of starvation in West Africa’s Sahel region has captured headlines. But the brewing food crisis, spanning Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad, has been overstated, and the headlines fail to identify the core causes of food insecurity and malnutrition in the region.
- ReportBy Ally Pregulman, Emily BurkeApr 27, 2012
Incidents of “homegrown terrorism”—extremist violence perpetrated by U.S. citizens or legal U.S.
- ReportApr 23, 2012
It is now all too clear that the “Arab Spring” is much more likely to be the “Arab Decade.” The pattern of political unrest that began in 2011 is driven by a mix of political, demographic, and economic issues in each country that has experienced serious unrest will take at least a decade to resolve in a form that can bring lasting stability.
- Critical QuestionsApr 19, 2012
There are fears that Sudan and South Sudan are edging closer to all-out war. The latest crisis has been precipitated by a dispute over oil, which propels the economies of both countries. South Sudan broke away from Sudan to become an independent nation in July 2011 but has been unable to agree on terms for using the North’s oil pipeline, its only route to selling its oil.
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- Critical QuestionsMar 23, 2012
Disgruntled junior army officers have seized control of the presidential palace and state broadcasting apparatus in the West African country of Mali, declaring a coup d’état against the government of President Amadou Toumani Touré.
- ReportBy Brandon FiteMar 12, 2012
US competition with Iran has become the equivalent of a game of three-dimensional chess, but a game where each side can modify at least some of the rules with each move.