- 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.
- ReportApr 11, 2012Defense 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, Asia, Caribbean, Caucasus, Central Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, Gulf States, 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 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.
- Critical QuestionsBy William J. Garvelink, Farha TahirMar 1, 2012
Mounting tensions in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya have escalated to explosive levels in recent weeks. Built over 20 years ago with a maximum capacity of 90,000 refugees, the complex now houses more than 463,000 registered refugees (largely from neighboring Somalia) and several thousand more unregistered.
- 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.