- CommentaryJan 23, 2014
This commentary is a follow-up to the CSIS Chevron Forum on Global Youth Workforce Development on January 15th, which the authors participated in. The video of the event can be watched here: http://csis.org/event/global-youth-workforce-development.
- CommentaryJan 23, 2014
Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of negotiating partners, ranging from highly developed Japan to lower-income Vietnam. Some U.S.
- CommentaryJan 22, 2014
It does not take much by way of prophecy to predict that the Geneva II conference will not achieve any of its stated goals. Assad will not step down, the opposition will remain divided and continue to become more extreme, and outside states will be as divided in their goals as before the meeting.
- The P5+1 and Iranian Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program: Assessing the Details and RisksCommentaryJan 17, 2014
Until now, there has been no clear official statement regarding the technical understandings that the P5+1 and Iran reached on the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program on January 12, 2014.
- U.S. Strategy and Added Sanctions on Iran: The Role of the Administration and Congress in a “Good Cop, Bad Cop” ApproachCommentaryJan 16, 2014
The proper handling of new legislation to impose added sanctions on Iran can be a useful tool in serving U.S. strategic interests. The differences between the United States and Iran are not the result of failures in communication, mutual misunderstanding, or the legacy of historical mistakes.
- CommentaryJan 13, 2014
No one can deny that al Qaeda is a violent extremist threat wherever it operates. It poses a threat in terms of transnational terrorism in the United States and Europe, and a far more direct threat to the people who live in every area it operates.
- CommentaryJan 10, 2014
Some people are calling 2014 the “Year of Encryption” as the tool that will let companies and individual protect their data. Perhaps this time it will be true.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Phuong NguyenJan 9, 2014
After months of peaceful antigovernment protests led by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Cambodian government authorities decided to crack down on January 3–4 following escalating demonstrations in recent weeks.
- CommentaryBy Sadika Hameed, Julie HaltermanJan 3, 2014
As foreign aid budgets shrink, international aid agencies are being forced to become more efficient with less money. Increasingly, these donors recognize that fostering healthy private-sector growth is one of the most promising ways to help aid recipients become self-sustaining and ultimately self-financing.
- Supporting Value-Chain Growth has Promise in Post-Conflict Countries, As Rwanda’s Coffee Industry ShowsCommentaryBy Sadika Hameed, Eli HarpstJan 3, 2014
Building an economy from the ruins of war has never been easy. Finding ways to give participants and victims of violence an economic stake in stability has long been one of the most important objectives of countries trying to recover from conflict. Many do not succeed. So it is important to learn the right lessons from those that have.