- ReportDec 3, 2013
Beginning in the 1970s, the United States steadily shifted the focus of its foreign assistance on meeting the basic human needs—public health, basic education, and food security—of the developing world; programs aimed at poverty reduction.
- JournalBy Jack MosbacherDec 1, 2013
A recent oil discovery marks a turning point not just for Uganda, but for all of East Africa as the region becomes a major player in the world’s oil market over the next decade. Here's how Uganda and others can avoid the "resource curse" of endemic corruption, instability, and economic underperformance.
- CommentaryBy Heather A. Conley, Jennifer G. Cooke, Aram Nerguizian, Ralph A. Cossa, Samuel J. Brannen and Carl MeachamNov 13, 2013
The United States is a global power with security interests and commitments in every region of the world. The current defense strategy of the United States calls for increased engagement and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, while maintaining peace and security in cooperation with its allies and partners in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Alisha KramerNov 13, 2013
Billboards in Ethiopia’s capital announce the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning from November 12-15, under the theme “Full Access, Full Choice.” The conference participants from around the world should draw lessons from Ethiopia’s own experience that family planning is central to broader women’s health and development, contributing to the empowerment of women and girls and more stable and prosperous families. Secretary of State John Kerry’s video message to the conference offers a unique opportunity for the United States to strategically reposition family planning as key to sustainable development, and to re-double U.S. commitment to national family planning programs.
- ReportBy J. Christopher Daniel [nid:39491]Nov 7, 2013
Drug-resistant malaria—or artemisinin resistance—is a major problem, one that has arisen in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, but could easily emerge in Africa and elsewhere.
- ReportBy Haim MalkaOct 30, 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly vital to Morocco’s future economic growth and security. Morocco has pursued a soft power strategy in Africa for over a decade, but regional and global dynamics create a new urgency for Morocco to diversify its economic ties, boost multilateral security cooperation, and play a more active diplomatic role.
- ReportOct 25, 2013
Can the United States prevent or end conflicts and protect its interests without using military force? Do U.S. civilian institutions have the right mix of support, funding, and capabilities to respond to major crises and political transitions?
- CommentaryBy Tony O. ElumeluOct 21, 2013
There is no debating that access to affordable electricity is essential for Africa’s development and self-sufficiency. More than 70 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to electricity. Businesses spend up to 60 percent of their operating costs on power alone.
- Critical QuestionsBy Mikenna MaroneyOct 18, 2013
On September 23, the Sudanese government announced the immediate removal of the country’s long-standing fuel subsidies. As fuel prices skyrocketed, thousands of Sudanese mobilized throughout the country for the subsequent two weeks, protesting the decision and calling for the resignation of President Omar al Bashir.
- ReportBy Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Kristin WeddingOct 17, 2013
This report provides an overview of the debate in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda over genetically modified (GM) crops and their potential role in improving food security among smallholder farmers.