- Critical QuestionsAug 11, 2011
The scale of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Horn of Africa is becoming clearer by the day. The numbers of people affected by drought and famine are mind-boggling: at least 12.4 million people are in need of emergency assistance across five countries.
- ReportBy Katherine Bliss, Katryn F. BoweAug 11, 2011
This report presents conclusions and recommendations offered at a World Water Day Learning Forum, “Making Progress on Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Challenges,” held at CSIS on March 21, 2011.
- ReportBy Craig CohenJun 28, 2011
The last decade has seen the United States involved in two wars, an ongoing worldwide struggle against terrorism, and more recently a severe economic recession. This period has exposed two great structural challenges facing the United States. First, in a globalized world, vectors of prosperity quickly become vectors of insecurity. And second, the center of gravity in world affairs is shifting to Asia.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Lt. Gen. James Peake,Michele M. Ledgerwood, and Seth GannonJun 28, 2011
In the spring of 2010, CSIS launched a year-long, independent examination of the U.S. Army and Navy overseas medical research laboratories. The impetus was an awareness that despite the laboratories’ impressive scientific accomplishments and contributions to U.S.
- ReportJun 15, 2011
World food prices are at an all-time high. The world’s population is growing and is expected to increase by 2 billion people over the next 40 years. Riots in Tunisia, triggered in part by food prices, set off a remarkable chain of events that resulted in the downfall of governments in Egypt and Tunisia, a NATO operation in Libya, and instability in several other countries.
- ReportJun 7, 2011
Next week, the GAVI Alliance will ask donors to commit $3.7 billion to immunize an additional 250 million children by 2015. Now, as GAVI prepares for its next decade of progress under new leadership, is an opportune moment to examine critical challenges and how they can be addressed to ensure continued success.
- 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.