- ReportBy Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Akash GoelJan 31, 2012
In recent decades, there has been a decided evolution in perspectives on the roles and responsibilities of business in society. The classic position was Milton Friedman’s 1970 pronouncement that the only responsibility a business has is to return a profit to its shareholders.
- ReportJan 31, 2012
Few countries have been as successful as Egypt in parlaying its strategic position into an economic asset. At the nexus of two continents, astride the Suez Canal, and with one-quarter of the Arab world’s entire population, Egypt has made itself an object of interest, and often an object of concern, among the world’s great powers for more than a half-century.
- Critical QuestionsJan 30, 2012
Early in 2011, food price riots helped trigger one of the most unexpected and significant events of the past decade: the Arab Spring, which saw the downfall of governments in the Middle East, the death of a long-time dictator in Libya, and ongoing strife in Syria and Yemen.
- ReportBy Leonard S. RubensteinJan 26, 2012
During recent uprisings in Bahrain, Syria, and Libya, security forces obstructed access to health facilities; harassed, arrested, and prosecuted medical personnel; and even assaulted patients within hospitals.
- ReportBy Teresita C. SchafferJan 24, 2012
India’s struggle against major health challenges in the past few decades has been a white-knuckle ride, with India illustrating some of the best, as well as the worst, of the health problems of the developing world.
- 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.
- 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.
- NewsletterDec 7, 2011
On November 3, 2011, CSIS released a report, Partnership for Recovery and a Stronger Future: Standing with Japan after 3-11, summarizing the findings of a task force established to examine ways the United States can partner with Japan in the process of recovery from the tragedies of March 11, 2011 (http://csis.
- ReportBy Phillip Nieburg, Nancy M. McLarenDec 7, 2011
Much of the substantial progress seen in global health over the past several decades can be ascribed to the beneficial impacts of various vaccines and immunization programs on the control of serious disease among both individuals and populations.