- JournalBy Jomana QaddourDec 1, 2013
Alawites surely recognize that their long-term interests do not lie with the Assad regime, but they are frightened by the precedent set by de-Ba’athification in Iraq. The opposition and international community must acknowledge four major issues to help assuage their concerns and construct a post-Assad Syrian state.
- ReportNov 11, 2013
.¿Se encuentra en peligro la democracia en la Republica Dominicana? ¿Está encaminado el país hacia un régimen unipartidista prolongado? En un esfuerzo por comprender la democracia Dominicana y el estado de derecho, el director del Programa de las Americas de CSIS, Carl Meacham, dirigió una iniciativa para responder estas preguntas.
- ReportNov 11, 2013
Is democracy in danger in the Dominican Republic? Is the country headed toward sustained one-party rule? In an effort to understand the state of Dominican democracy and rule of law, CSIS Americas Program director Carl Meacham led a six-month initiative to answer these questions.
- Critical QuestionsAug 22, 2013
Last week, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry visited Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos and Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín. During his trip, Kerry pledged U.S. support for Colombia’s ongoing peace talks to end 50 years of violence with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla terrorist group.
- Critical QuestionsJul 18, 2013
Hard as it may be to believe, it was nearly a full month ago that Edward Snowden leaked highly classified NSA documents revealing the details of the agency’s widespread, global surveillance programs. From that point, Snowden began his stay in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, sparking wild and ongoing speculation of where he would end up.
- NewsletterBy Yuko NakanoJul 11, 2013
On June 14, the Abe government approved a national growth strategy, the third of three “arrows” in an economic revitalization policy known as “Abenomics.” One focus of the growth strategy is women’s participation in the workforce.1 Prior to the announcement of the strategy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a series of speeches outlining his policies and in an address on April 19 stated that his goal is to have “no less than 30 percent of leadership positions in all areas of society filled by women by 2020.”2 Abe made a brief reference in that speech to two female Diet members who hold leadership positions in his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), yet the number of female representatives in the Diet indicates that participation of women in politics is not fully embraced in Japan.
- NewsletterJun 1, 2013
We are pleased to present this first issue of the newsletter for the CSIS-IYF Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative.
- JournalBy Ramesh ThakurApr 1, 2013
Libya proved to be a textbook illustration justifying the responsibility to protect (R2P) principles, but its implementation also demonstrated the need for legitimacy criteria. Engaging the emerging powers on these criteria is in the mutual interest of these powers and those who support R2P.
- NewsletterBy Ernest Z. Bower, Phoebe De PaduaMar 21, 2013
All political parties are focused on survival. That is certainly the case in Vietnam and in many of its neighboring countries. As economic growth moves from the fast lane to something more qualitatively sustainable, newly empowered constituents are demanding more access to information, better services from governments, more substantial social safety nets, and better economic governance.
- CommentaryMar 8, 2013
Today, the United Nations (UN) observes International Woman’s Day. The theme of this year’s UN meeting focuses on the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.