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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 775-32421.
- Critical QuestionsMay 4, 2010
Britain holds parliamentary elections this Thursday (May 6) that are widely viewed as the closest in the country’s recent history.
- Critical QuestionsMay 3, 2010
This is the second installment of Critical Questions related to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drill rig and the subsequent oil spill that has resulted from the failure of the well to be capped and shut down. Readers are referred to our earlier (April 23) feature entitled Gulf Oil Rig Explosion for additional details and commentary.
- Critical QuestionsApr 30, 2010
Thailand stands at a historical juncture in its political history. The last seven weeks of street protests by antigovernment, self-proclaimed pro-democracy protesters known as the “Red Shirts” has resulted in violence and deaths and uncovered fissures and conflicts that run deep in Thai society and politics for the world to see.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Manuel Lafont RapnouilApr 27, 2010
Q1: Why is Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Parliament and former Polish prime minister, visiting Washington?
- Critical QuestionsApr 23, 2010
Q: This week an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and caught fire. At this time, 11 crewmen on that rig are still missing. Does of this tragic accident have any implications for U.S. energy supply?
- Critical QuestionsBy Victor ChaApr 22, 2010
At 9:22 p.m. on March 26, the ROK Navy corvette Cheonan sank in the Yellow Sea just south of the disputed Northern Limit Line near Baengnyeong Island after an explosion in the ship’s stern ripped it in two. Of the 104 South Korean sailors on board, 58 were rescued; 46 are dead or remain missing.
- Critical QuestionsApr 20, 2010
Q1: Does China really face a major aging challenge like the United States?
- Critical QuestionsApr 19, 2010
Q1: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced on Monday that Iraqi forces had killed the leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq. What impact will these deaths have on violence in Iraq?
- Critical QuestionsBy Sharon Squassoni, and Jane KaminskiApr 12, 2010
Q1: Does the new START represent significant reductions in strategic nuclear forces?
- Critical QuestionsApr 7, 2010
Q1: Why a Nuclear Posture Review now?