- ReportBy Rose Wilson, Pauline Paterson, Jeremy Chiu, William Schulz, and Heidi LarsonApr 23, 2015
In June 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) suspended its active recommendation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination after a small number of highly publicized alleged adverse events stoked public fears about the vaccine’s safety.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Katherine PeckApr 17, 2015
The data are stark and incontrovertible: In eastern and southern Africa, girls account for 80 percent of all new HIV infections among adolescents, and HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for girls aged 15–19. With 7,000 girls and young women aged 15–24 infected every week, the goal of an AIDS-free generation cannot be achieved without a dramatic new approach to this population.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffApr 17, 2015
The Arctic region—a semi-frozen ocean surrounded by land—is home to 4 million people. The Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum to discuss Arctic issues, is a unique forum that brings governments and representatives from the region’s indigenous communities together to discuss environmental protection and sustainable development in the Arctic.
- ReportApr 15, 2015
The pervasiveness of global tuberculosis (TB) poses a particular set of challenges to policymakers. In order to make the necessary strategic decisions, it is essential to understand how the disease works and its impact on individuals, families, communities, and broader global health goals.
- ReportMar 31, 2015
In 2013, India adopted a new Companies Act that redefines corporate governance rules in India. Among its many provisions, the Act includes a soft mandate that medium-size and large companies must contribute 2 percent of their profits (averaged across the previous three years) toward corporate social responsibility (CSR).
- NewsletterMar 19, 2015
The Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force launched a raid on January 25 in Mamasapano on the southern island of Mindanao that killed wanted terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, known as Marwan, but at the cost of 44 police commandos’ lives.
- BookFeb 20, 2015
Maintaining international security and pursuing American interests is more difficult now than perhaps at any time in history. The security environment that the United States faces is more complex, dynamic, and difficult to predict. At the same time, no domestic consensus exists on the purposes of American power and how best to pursue them.
- CommentaryBy J. Stephen Morrison, Cathryn StreifelFeb 10, 2015
From January 19-27, we traveled to Liberia and Sierra Leone to engage with national leaders, health workers, citizens, non-governmental organization (NGO) implementers, international organizations, and United States, United Kingdom (UK), and other officials, including the African Union (AU), Chinese, and Cuban medical delegations.
- JournalJan 27, 2015
New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
- ReportDec 22, 2014
Earlier this fall, Nepal became the first low-income country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its immunization system. Many more countries will have to follow suit to meet the ambitious deadlines laid out in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018.