- ReportBy James MichelJan 19, 2016
On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted a new post-2015 development agenda, centered on 17 Sustainable Development Goals intended to transform the world. This report provides basic information about the new agenda—its content, aspirations, and global partnership approach.
- Rebuilding the National and Global Consensus Against Illicit Narcotics: An Agenda for the Next PresidentCommentaryBy Daniel F. Runde, Julie SnyderJan 13, 2016
Generating over $322 billion a year , nearly triple the total amount of foreign assistance spent annually , illegal narcotics are a “
- Critical QuestionsDec 18, 2015
This year, the world marks International Migrants Day, December 18th, as historic numbers of people are on the move – toward cities, across borders and abroad. Urbanization is occurring at a record pace – especially across Africa and Asia.
- CommentaryBy Phuong NguyenDec 17, 2015
The resounding victory of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), in the November 8 elections is an outcome many in the United States had long wanted to see. But rather than being an end goal in itself, the election results signaled the start of a more challenging process and have taken Myanmar into completely uncharted territory.
- CommentaryBy Kimberly Flowers, Lisa BauerDec 16, 2015
Last weekend the world rejoiced over the historic, long-awaited climate-change agreement reached at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). While the cooperation of 190 countries around a singular issue, especially one as pressing as climate change, should be applauded, the COP21 pact is missing something major: the role of agriculture.
- CommentaryDec 2, 2015
The rise of ISIS and its success in mobilizing scores of foreign fighters and supporters have once again put the issue of combating extremists’ ideology front and center. In the wake of a devastating attack, like the recent ones in Paris and Bamako, military, intelligence, and law enforcement approaches dominate the initial response.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, Derek SchlickeisenNov 16, 2015
The illicit trade in wildlife products has undergone a dramatic escalation in the last decade, developing into a multibillion dollar global criminal enterprise that is increasingly militarized, sophisticated, and deadly. In Africa, poaching and trafficking in ivory and rhino horn have had a devastating impact on conservation efforts.
- ReportBy Carl MeachamNov 16, 2015
In December 2015, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a historic change: the United States and Cuba would begin to normalize their bilateral relationship, opening formal diplomatic channels between the two countries for the first time in decades. So much has happened in the intervening months. The two presidents met in person at the Summit of the Americas.
- ReportNov 16, 2015
Food insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of conflict, making it inexorably linked with political stability at regional, national, and international levels. Lack of access to affordable food has proven to trigger revolutions and spark unrest across the world.
- ReportNov 16, 2015
International development assistance has been a critical tool for expanding political freedom, economic progress, and global security since the Marshall Plan following World War II. The security challenges facing the United States are broad and varied, and an effective administration will use the full array of tools at its disposal.