- ReportBy Jon B. Alterman, Michael DziubanDec 13, 2010
The real wild card for political and social unrest in the Middle East over the next 20 years is not war, terrorism, or revolution—it is water. Conventional security threats dominate public debate and government thinking, but water is the true game-changer in Middle Eastern politics.
- ReportBy Teresita C. SchafferNov 17, 2010
When India became independent in 1947, the country was known for its grinding poverty, crushing illiteracy, and omnipresent illness. Six decades later, India has made enormous advances in both economic development and human quality of life.
- ReportNov 12, 2010
Global health, development, and gender are now understood to be dynamic and interlinked components of U.S. foreign policy.
- ReportBy Thomas J. BollykyNov 12, 2010
Tobacco use is arguably the greatest threat to global health. Tobacco use and secondhand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. Unless action is taken, an expanding pandemic of tobacco-related diseases promises to disable and kill hundreds of millions more in coming decades, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.
- ReportNov 10, 2010
This report represents the first step in an 18-month CSIS initiative focused on how the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries and South Africa are influencing activities, practices, and strategies in the area of global health diplomacy.
- NewsletterBy Katherine Bliss, Peter DeShazo, Michael Graybeal, Jessica Carlton, Jakub Liskowiak, Heather Hutchison, Tara Brian, Lisa ManriqueNov 5, 2010
Lawmakers in Panama repeal a controversial law affecting labor codes and environmental considerations. Mexican president Felipe Calderón submits to Congress a proposal to overhaul and unify the Mexico’s disparate police forces.
- Critical QuestionsBy Mark Quarterman, Farha Tahir, Aisha ToorSep 21, 2010
Q1: What are the Millennium Development Goals?
- ReportBy Vibhuti Hate and Seth GannonJul 15, 2010
South Asia, a region of strategic importance, faces public health challenges on a demographic and geographic scale unmatched in the world. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s population. Even more dramatic, however, these countries are home to two-thirds of the world’s population living on less than $1 a day.
- ReportJul 1, 2010
The authors gauge the current status of the debate on biotechnology in Africa with a snapshot of three countries at different stages along the spectrum of opinion on genetically modified crops (GMOs): Zambia, where a strong emphasis on the precautionary principle remains very much in place; Kenya, where recent legislation has opened the door to eventual commercialization of GM crops; and South
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Katryn BoweJun 30, 2010
On the afternoon of World Water Day, March 22, 2010, the Global Water Futures Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., hosted an event entitled “Paths Forward for the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Sector.” CSIS organized the event in partnership with several organizations that work to promote access to water and sanitat