In CSIS's short analysis series, Critical Questions, CSIS experts provide quick answers to the essential questions posed by today’s top international events. For more information, please contact Andrew Schwartz at email@example.com or (202) 775-32421.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamAug 21, 2014
Earlier this week, upwards of 100,000 people gathered in the city of Recife, Brazil to mourn the tragic death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos. The homepages of Brazil's biggest news outlets showed images of former President Lula's tears, President Rousseff's solemnity, and fellow candidate Aécio Neves's incredulity. Brazil reeled as news of Campos's death unfolded.
- Critical QuestionsBy Clark A. Murdock, Kathleen H. Hicks, Thomas Karako, Samuel J. Brannen, Ryan Crotty, John Schaus, Zack Cooper, T.J. CipolettiAug 13, 2014
Scholars in the CSIS International Security Program offer analysis beyond the headlines on the evolving U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
Q1: Is the United States doing enough in Iraq?
By Clark Murdock, Senior Adviser
- Critical QuestionsJul 31, 2014
Ebola is a highly fatal (normally 60 percent) virus, for which there is no cure or vaccine. Infection is through needles, touching, and most commonly, through contact with bodily fluids (e.g., blood, vomit, feces, sweat). The animal reservoir(s) for Ebola is not known conclusively, though there is strong evidence that it is associated with bats.
- Critical QuestionsJul 22, 2014
Q1:Has the MH-17 Tragedy Changed Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine?
- Critical QuestionsJul 22, 2014
Indonesia’s Election Commission announced earlier today that Jakarta governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a 53-year-old former furniture exporter, had snared a victory in the country’s July 9 presidential elections with a margin of more than 6 percent, or 8 million votes, over his rival, former general Prabowo Subianto.
- Critical QuestionsJul 10, 2014
On July 10 Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released the government’s revised budget for the fiscal year 2015.
- Critical QuestionsJul 3, 2014
Xi Jinping’s reciprocal visit to South Korea following President Park Guen-hye’s State Visit to China in June 2013 amounts to the fifth meeting between the two leaders since their respective inaugurations in 2013. A delegation accompanied President Xi to Seoul, including Xi’s wife, seven high-ranking government officials and 200 Chinese business leaders.
- Critical QuestionsJul 2, 2014
On July 1 the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced defense policy reforms, including measures that would allow Japan’s Self Defense Forces (SDF) to exercise the right of collective self-defense and aid allies under attack.
- Critical QuestionsJun 30, 2014
On June 30, Chinese official media announced that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had expelled Xu Caihou from its ranks. The decision was taken earlier in the day by a meeting of the CCP Politburo chaired by President and CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping, according to the official bulletin.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamJun 26, 2014
This Monday, June 30, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. president Barack Obama. This is her first visit to the United States since she was reelected (for her second, nonconsecutive term) in December of 2013. President Bachelet assumed office last March and has successfully finalized many important initiatives as part of her promise to fulfill 50 commitments within her first 100 days in office.