- Critical QuestionsBy William J. Garvelink, Kristin Wedding and Stephanie HansonFeb 24, 2012
The majority of the poor and food insecure in Africa live in rural areas, and most of them depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 30 percent of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are chronically hungry and are small farmers.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 17, 2012
Since the price spikes of 2008 and the renewed interest in smallholder agriculture as an engine for poverty reduction, land tenure has again become an issue of focus for the development community, especially in the rural areas of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.
- CommentaryFeb 16, 2012
On October 16, 2011, two battalions of the Kenyan army, numbering 2,400 troops, crossed the border into southern Somalia.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, Farha TahirFeb 10, 2012
Since 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)—an international partnership of government and private institutions—has reduced the number of reported polio cases worldwide by more than 99 percent, successfully eliminating polio from much of the globe. Yet Nigeria remains one of the most entrenched reservoirs of poliovirus in the world.
- CommentaryJan 31, 2012
The pursuit of a third term in office by Senegal’s octogenarian president, Adboulaye Wade, is in clear defiance of a constitutional change he himself enacted. It highlights once again the difficulties of framing effective international responses to nonmilitary, but nonetheless illegitimate, attempts by heads of state to hold onto power.
- CommentaryJan 31, 2012
What does the ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) mean for Kenya’s presidential election later this year, now that cases against two top aspirants—First Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Kalenjin leader William Ruto—are to proceed to trial in The Hague?
- ReportJan 19, 2012
The world faces an enormous challenge over the next 50 years, to double the amount of food produced globally, but without further depleting the soil, water, and other natural resources. This challenge will require a great deal of ingenuity and effort, and will rely on the capacity of the scientific community to develop new and improved crop varieties, to combat pests and diseases.
- Critical QuestionsJan 6, 2012
The world’s newest country, South Sudan, has been convulsed by serious violence between rival ethnic groups. Fighting at the turn of the New Year in Jonglei state left dozens, possibly hundreds, of people dead and caused as many as 50,000 residents to flee their homes.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, Bonnie S. Glaser, James Andrew Lewis, Clark A. Murdock, Frank A. Verrastro, Heather A. Conley, Richard Jackson, J. Stephen Morrison, Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Anthony H. Cordesman, Michael J. Green, Victor Cha, Jon B. Alterman, Andrew C. Kuchins, Ernest Z. Bower, Bulent Aliriza, Daniel F. Runde, Karl F. Inderfurth, Stephen Johnson, Robert D. Lamb, Sharon Squassoni, Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, William J. Garvelink, Meredith Broadbent, Janusz Bugajski, Arnaud de Borchgrave, and Stephen FlanaganJan 6, 2012
From international security and regional study to global challenges, CSIS experts will address many of the world's most difficult policy concerns and critical questions in 2012. To kick off the new year, we asked 25 of our scholars to identity what worries them most and what are the biggest opportunities in their respective areas of study.Defense and Security, International Security, Nuclear Weapons, Acquisition and Resources, Terrorism, Military Strategy, Homeland Security, Economic Development and Reconstruction, Food and Water, Demography, Energy and Climate Change, Markets and Trends, Alternative Energy, Security and Climate Change, Global Health, Human Rights, Technology, Space, Trade and Economics, Global Trends and Forecasting, Global Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Media Analysis, Global Strategy, Cybersecurity, Regional Analysis, Governance, Technology Policy, Development Policy, Disaster Risk Reduction, Global ProsperityAfghanistan, Africa, Americas, Arctic, Asia, Caribbean, Caucasus, Central Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Korea, Middle East, NATO, North Africa, North America, Oceania, Pakistan, Russia, Russia and Eurasia, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Western Europe
- Critical QuestionsBy William J. Garvelink, Farha TahirDec 16, 2011
The drought and famine in the Horn of Africa continues, with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) recently confirming that the famine in the Middle Shabelle, as well as among internally displaced populations in Afgoye and the Somali capital of Mogadishu, will continue through the end of the year.