- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamAug 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.
- ReportBy Matt BrydenAug 19, 2013
The Somali Federal Government (SFG), established in August 2012, has been widely welcomed as Somalia’s first “post-transition” government, receiving breathlessly upbeat media coverage and plaudits from the international community. Matt Bryden argues in this report that these buoyant judgments are based on highly selective appraisals of the situation.
- NewsletterAug 7, 2013
Almost three years ago, President Obama delivered an address before a joint session of the Indian Parliament, during which he declared U.S. support for permanent membership of India on a reformed United Nations Security Council. While progress on council reform has not been forthcoming, the recent confirmation of Samantha Power as the next U.S.
- ReportBy Haim MalkaJul 31, 2013
Morocco is paying increasing attention to sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2008 and 2010 Moroccan FDI to sub-Saharan Africa nearly doubled, and from 2000 to 2010 Moroccan exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than tripled.
- NewsletterJul 31, 2013
- CommentaryBy Gerald HymanJul 26, 2013
Last week, a delegation of European Union parliamentarians was in Washington to discuss the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The delegation’s trade mission was all but usurped as a result of the exposé by the U.S. National Security Agency’s former contract employee, Edward Snowden, of the NSA’s massive data collection.
- ReportBy James Andrew Lewis, Stewart BakerJul 22, 2013
Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,” or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy?” In their interim report, CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program Director James Lewis and coauthor Stewart Baker put the costs in the context o
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamJul 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.
- Critical QuestionsBy Gregory B. Poling, Amy KillianJul 18, 2013
The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) is the only major armed ethnic group that has not signed an initial ceasefire with the Myanmar government. But despite agreements with 11 other major rebel groups, lasting peace in the country is far from certain.
- NewsletterBy Robert WeinerJul 18, 2013
For the first time in at least eight years, Japanese citizens seem poised to affirm the winners in a national election rather than reject the losers.