December 3, 2018
| Janet Fleischman, Cathryn StreifelThe importance of economic empowerment for women to achieve inclusive economic growth has gained bipartisan support in the United States, but success will require strengthening alignment with women’s health programs, including maternal health, family planning, and HIV services.
In a world where democracy is in recession, Nigerian commitment to democratic values makes the upcoming February 2019 elections worth paying attention to, as CSIS Africa Program director Judd Devermont writes in his commentary.
The man-made crisis in #SouthSudan has caused devastating human and financial costs. Aid organizations face significant access constraints while addressing the #humanitarian needs of 7 million people, a number that will only grow in the absence of sustainable peace.
November 20, 2018
| Will TodmanThis CSIS Brief looks at the impact of Gulf states’ rivalries in Africa as Arab Gulf states intervene more assertively in sub-Saharan Africa to capitalize on economic opportunities and protect their security interests.
Despite the Islamic State’s loss of territory, there is still a large pool of Salafi-jihadist and allied terrorists in such countries as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya, and Somalia willing to use violence to achieve their goals.
The Ebola outbreak unfolding in Eastern DRC is the most recent, powerful showcase of what it means to battle dangerous health security threats in a disordered world. While categoric judgments are elusive, the high risk of losing the game in the DRC is becoming apparent.
Ultimately, amnesty and rehabilitation initiatives will remain a hard sell while public faith in Kenya’s security apparatus is low, as Richard Downie from CSIS Africa Program writes in a new commentary.
October 18, 2018
| Heather A. Conley, Donatienne RuyA new CSIS report "Crossing Borders: How the Migration Crisis Transformed Europe’s External Policy" examine the shift in the European Union’s foreign and development policies through funding decisions to respond to the 2015-2016 migration crisis and its lasting consequences.
With greater, accelerating urbanization in food security, food systems in the global South deserve a specific place at the table of development priorities, as Christian Man, research fellow with the CSIS Global Food Security Project, writes in his commentary.