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Current Research

January 19, 2012

By Ambassador Ochieng Adala and Johan Bergenas - You would be hard-pressed today to find someone that rejects Kofi Annan's axiom that "you cannot have development without security and you cannot have security without development." However, READ MORE

May 12, 2011

With today’s tough financial reality, the international community is hard-pressed in meeting both national security and global development objectives as policymakers around the world attempt to do more with fewer resources. READ MORE

May 6, 2011

By Umar Riaz - The death of Osama bin Laden has refocused the world's attention to the importance of building Pakistan's capacity to prevent and combat violent extremism in that country. Yet while international attention is READ MORE

April 20, 2011 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Michael Krepon's op-ed, "South Asia's Many Crises," appeared in the Pakistani paper Dawn. (April 20) His article can be found here. READ MORE

February 23, 2011

By Brian Finlay and O'Neil Hamilton - When the threat of proliferation is raised among developed states, the discussion focuses on preventing the acquisition of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons to states and terrorist organizations. Many READ MORE

January 7, 2011

By Lillian Frost - Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh claimed last month that "Iraq recognizes its land borders with Kuwait and every Iraqi government which follows will be committed to this." His statement is significant because it indicates Iraq's willingness to resolve one of its READ MORE

August 19, 2010 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Johan Bergenas

Few regions of the world better illustrate the intimate nexus between human development and security than does Central America. READ MORE

April 1, 2010 | EXTERNAL: Brandon L. Hunt , EXTERNAL: Katherine N. Andrews , EXTERNAL: Kathleen A. Walsh , EXPERT: William Durch

December 1, 2009 | EXTERNAL: Madeline England

Security sector reform (SSR) aims to support the development of "effective, inclusive and accountable security institutions so as to contribute to international peace and security, sustainable development and the enjoyment of human rights by all." Achieving these normative goals is a long-term, c READ MORE

July 1, 2009 | EXPERT: Eric Lief , EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer ,

This report represents an effort to map the United States government’s engagement in global health activities as a basis for analysis and to help decision makers understand the scope and organization of programs, policies, authorities, funding and coordinating mechanisms that comprise US support READ MORE

February 1, 2008 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson , EXTERNAL: Emile El-Hokayem

This chapter first appeared in the 2007 Mediterranean Yearbook, published by the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrania READ MORE

April 26, 2006 | EXPERT: Julie E. Fischer

Balancing Biosecurity, The Public's Health, and The Benefits of Scientific Openness READ MORE

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