- NewsletterApr 14, 2014
India’s national election commenced on April 7, running until May 12. On May 16, the results will be announced. While it certainly appears the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win the most seats and be in a good position to form the next government, nothing is certain in Indian politics. Irrespective of who wins, there will be a dramatic leadership change.
- CommentaryBy Gregory B. Poling, Benjamin SchaareApr 10, 2014
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) is presumed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, “about as close to nowhere as it’s possible to be, but . . . closer to Australia than anywhere else,” according to Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.
- ReportBy Gerald HymanApr 7, 2014
Three primary factors will define post-2014 Afghanistan: security, governance, and the economy. Security is uncertain at best, notwithstanding the optimistic public projections of the U.S. military leaders. Reasonably decent governance will depend on the security environment, and Afghanistan has had a miserable record of governance with poor performance and rampant corruption.
- NewsletterApr 1, 2014
We are pleased to present this fourth issue of the newsletter for the CSIS-IYF Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative. This has been a busy winter for the Initiative, full of public events, roundtable discussions, and publications.
- CommentaryMar 29, 2014
Turkish voters head to the polls on March 30 in local elections which have effectively been transformed into a test of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support in the country.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamMar 13, 2014
Last weekend (March 9), Salvadorans voted in the country’s runoff elections to choose the next president of El Salvador. And today (March 13), the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) officially declared Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén the victor in the highly contested election.
- ReportMar 11, 2014
Colombia’s 2014 legislative elections resulted in a demonstrable weakening of President Juan Manuel Santos’s governing coalition, in favor of former president Alvaro Uribe’s new Centro Democrático.
- CommentaryMar 5, 2014
The World Bank noted, in a 1989 report, that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development problems is a crisis of governance.” Although matters have improved since 1989, lower debt and more democracies for example, good governance is still elusive and a major impediment for greater development. This is equally true of other regions.
- CommentaryMar 5, 2014
Last week, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin turned a three-month long, mainly domestic political crisis in Ukraine, which appeared headed to resolution, into a full-blown international crisis.
- ReportBy Kathleen H. Hicks, T.J. CipolettiFeb 28, 2014
In January 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with sponsorship from NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), hosted a Transatlantic Forum to advance solutions to critical issues facing the alliance. Entitled “Rebalancing and Reinforcing the Transatlantic Bond,” the Forum solicited candid perspectives and generated innovative ideas to assist NATO