- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Katryn F. BoweMay 25, 2011
On October 27, 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the federal Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ) cohosted a participatory workshop on domestic and international water issues entitled “Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Water Management.” The event convened federal agency experts and influential thinkers from academia, nonprofit organizatio
- ReportMay 4, 2011
In the fall of 2010, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center hosted three seminars featuring experts on regional politics, global health policy, and diplomacy to facilitate discussion, information exchange, and analysis regarding the linkages between health and foreign policy in key countries.
- ReportBy Margaret Reeves and Suzanne BrundageMay 2, 2011
The World Health Organization (WHO) was formed in 1948 to act globally as the “directing and coordinating authority on public health” to promote the “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” Under this broad mandate, WHO has contributed to historic public health advancements, such as the eradication of smallpox, achieved in 1979, and galvanizin
- ReportApr 29, 2011
While overall growth in numbers of new HIV infections has slowed in most regions of the world, infections linked to injection drug use (IDU) continue to grow. This trend has been most pronounced in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; however, new infections related to injection drug use also appear to be growing in East Africa.
- NewsletterMar 23, 2011
The heartbreaking tragedy that has befallen Japan will not keep that resilient and strong nation down for long. However, the three-headed monster of a massive earthquake, life-sucking tsunami, and nuclear uncertainty has hit our stoic allies hard.
- 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.