- NewsletterDec 18, 2013
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
How is the Defense Drawdown Affecting Industry?
By David Berteau
The Need for a National Debate on Nuclear Strategy
By Clark Murdock
Invest in Pakistan...Really?
By Sadika Hameed
- CommentaryBy Daniel F. Runde, Homi Kharas，George Ingram and Ben LeoDec 17, 2013
Private finance has become, and will remain, the central defining channel for U.S. global development engagement. In 2000, U.S. private flows to developing countries were roughly equal to official development assistance (ODA). Today, U.S. private flows ($100 billion-150 billion per year) are three to five times larger, and U.S. private philanthropy exceeds U.S. ODA ($30 billion) as well.
- ReportDec 16, 2013
The United States has long acknowledged the importance of its allies and partners in securing shared interests. More recently, drawdowns in defense spending by the United States and many of its security partners have increased the urgency of leveraging and synthesizing national capabilities where possible. CSIS has launched the Federated Defense Project to assess and recommend
- ReportBy Carl Meacham, Robert FunkDec 9, 2013
This document analyzes and provides a commentary on the current political environment in Chile in the lead-up to the second round of this year’s presidential elections.
- ReportDec 6, 2013
This report from the CSIS Americas Program provides a detailed look at the challenges the Colombian government confronts as it moves from providing security to developing rural areas that were previously conflict zones. In particular, the report examines such issues as remaining security needs; land tenure; needed infrastructure improvements; and providing better governance.
- ReportDec 3, 2013
Beginning in the 1970s, the United States steadily shifted the focus of its foreign assistance on meeting the basic human needs—public health, basic education, and food security—of the developing world; programs aimed at poverty reduction.
- 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.
- JournalBy Eric FarnsworthDec 1, 2013
U.S. policy toward the Americas is at a crossroads: its regional influence is waning and its strategic thinking has essentially collapsed. Washington continues to give lip-service to a united hemisphere based on democratic values, but the region has moved on, requiring a more varied policy.
- ReportNov 24, 2013
This is the current list of Presidential appointments in the Department of Defense which require Senate confirmation. In the event that no one has been nominated, the individual "performing the duties of" or Acting is listed.
- Critical QuestionsNov 15, 2013
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on November 12 concluded the much anticipated Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee. Based on the vague official communique released at the plenum’s closing, most initial media commentary quickly pronounced the meeting disappointing—if not a total failure—causing markets to punish Chinese stocks. But the new leadership team proved these judgments to be premature with the release on November 15 of a comprehensive blueprint containing the most sweeping reform proposals in decades. The bold reform package is a powerful demonstration of President Xi Jinping’s personal authority within the system after only a year at the helm of the CCP.