December 13, 2018
| Moises RendonWhile recent events in Nicaragua certainly differ from Venezuela’s experiences of the past four years, there is a clear consensus that the Ortega regime is following a similar path to that of Nicolas Maduro, writes Moises Rendon with the CSIS Americas Program.
In a “Day After” scenario, how will Venezuela’s oil sector rebuild? Ramon Espinasa looks back on the Venezuelan Hydrocarbons Law, 75 years after its initial passage, and explores what the future may hold for Venezuelan oil.
The drama that is U.S.-China relations added a new episode in Buenos Aires this weekend. The outcome was in many ways anti-climactic, as the two sides reached the most limited of agreements, writes Scott Kennedy, deputy director of the CSIS Freeman Chair.
Kartikeya Singh, deputy director of the Wadhwani Chair in CSIS U.S. India Policy Studies, highlights important voter issues in the upcoming state assembly elections in India as well as recent, noteworthy policies and reforms rolled out by incumbent state governments.
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 26, 2018
| Earl Anthony Wayne, Daniel F. Runde, Jena SantoroIn Geneva, donors should praise the reforms made while making clear that Afghanistan must continue and deepen reforms if donors are to continue to provide support over the next two years, as CSIS experts from the Project on Prosperity and Development write in their commentary.
November 9, 2018
| Amy Searight, Matthew P. Goodman, William Alan ReinschThere are some key reasons why we think the president’s absence matters. As Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up,” and nowhere is that more true than Southeast Asia, as CSIS experts Amy Searight, Matthew Goodman, William Reinsch write in their CQ piece.