- ReportBy Brandon Fite and Chloe Coughlin-SchulteJul 9, 2013
Strategic competition between the US and Iran in Latin America and Africa remains a critical aspect of any national security discussion. Recent developments in Latin America, Africa, Iran, and elsewhere necessitate a reevaluation of Iran’s presence in the region, as well as the threat it poses to the United States.
- JournalBy Bruno TertraisJul 1, 2013
Who would have predicted just two years ago that cash-strapped, inwardly-focused, soul-searching France would embark on a flurry of military operations and bold strategic moves? How France can really afford to remain a global power while imposing some of the heaviest budget cuts ever.
- ReportJun 26, 2013
Countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) pose significant challenges for development, including private-sector development.
- CommentaryJun 20, 2013
President Obama’s forthcoming trip to Africa offers an opportunity to reenergize U.S. engagement on a continent where economic opportunities are rising, tough security challenges endure, and relative U.S. influence is waning.
- CommentaryJun 18, 2013
President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa this month is focused on the pressing issues of economic growth and investment, democratization, and the next generation of African leaders. Yet a central element for achieving those goals is missing from the list—advancing the health and empowerment of women and girls. The Obamas have an opportunity to make this trip historic by explicitly committing the United States to focus on women and girls as a key pathway to progress for Africa. But will they seize it?
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Alisha KramerMay 21, 2013
U.S. policymakers and private-sector partners increasingly appreciate the importance of targeted U.S. investments in women’s health to achieve global health outcomes, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. With budgetary constraints worsening, progress in women’s health will require maximizing investments by engaging new partners, identifying program synergies, and aligning with countries’ national priorities to meet women’s needs. Such strategic coordination—involving maternal newborn and child health, voluntary family planning, and HIV and AIDS services—presents new opportunities to expand the impact of U.S. investments.
- ReportBy John Komen and David WafulaMay 15, 2013
Agricultural biotechnology holds great promise in contributing to Africa’s socioeconomic development. This is confirmed by a growing body of literature analyzing the positive economic effects at the farm level, and also for a growing number of farmers in Africa.
- ReportMar 14, 2013
South Africa has the highest burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, with 5.6 million people living with the virus and over 400,000 newly infected annually. Since 2004, the U.S. government has committed more than $4 billion to combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa—the largest U.S. investment in HIV/AIDS worldwide.
- Critical QuestionsMar 1, 2013
The people of Kenya go to the polls on March 4th in the country’s first general elections since December 2007, when a disputed outcome led to serious violence that brought the country to the brink of anarchy. Voters will select a new president, national assembly, and for the first time choose senators and a set of local representatives in 47 counties.
- CommentaryFeb 20, 2013
Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), marked 27 years in power on January 26. The focal point of the celebrations was a ceremony in Kasese district, in the west of the country, presided over by Yoweri Museveni, the man who led the National Resistance Army rebels into Kampala in 1986 and who remains at the helm of the party, and the country, today.