- Critical QuestionsMar 15, 2011
Q1: How bad is the damage to Japan’s nuclear power plants from the earthquake?
- ReportMar 8, 2011
In December 2010, the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) organized a trip to Kenya to examine progress in implementing the U.S. government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). This trip followed an earlier mission to Kenya in August 2009 that had helped inform the recommendations of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy.
- ReportFeb 23, 2011
The Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), announced in May 2009 as a six-year, $63-billion program, has put a strong emphasis on integration of health services, building largely on the work of PEPFAR.
- ReportBy Michael DziubanFeb 22, 2011
One of the Gulf Arab region's most pressing challenges over the next several decades relates not to national defense or conventional warfare, but to water. Policymakers traditionally think of the GCC in terms of defense sales and security umbrellas, and international conflict in the region remains a possibility. However, water scarcity and the domestic strains it will create ar
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Devi Sridhar, Peter PiotFeb 15, 2011
The UN General Assembly’s decision to convene a “high-level meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide” in September 2011 creates a major, timely opportunity to elevate chronic diseases onto the global stage.
- ReportBy Maren Leed, Jennifer M. TaylorJan 25, 2011
On December 2, 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a workshop attended by approximately forty experts in impact assessment and performance measurement. By intention this group represented a diverse range of policy focus—from defense and security issues to international development, intelligence, education, and health care.
- CommentaryDec 16, 2010
With more than 80 percent of the global burden of disease related to water, sanitation, and hygiene, and with water scarcity projected to affect 1.8 billion people by 2025, many in the water community have been wondering what the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review will reveal regarding plans for diplomatic engagement and development assistance on global water challenges.
- CommentaryDec 16, 2010
We both attended Secretary Clinton’s presentation of the QDDR at the State Department on Wednesday morning, December 15, where she was joined on the dais by Policy Planning Director Ann-Marie Slaughter, USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Deputy USAID Administrator Donald Steinberg, and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy. The event left several strong impressions.
- CommentaryBy Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Kristin WeddingDec 16, 2010
- NewsletterDec 15, 2010
“… North Korea is not an undeveloped country; it is a country that has fallen out of the developed world... “ Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, NY: Spiegel and Grau, 2009, pp. 4.