Emerging Global Challenges

Conflict and environmental change have led to refugee crises around the globe. Stimson experts examine the causes and impact of migration.


Current Research

May 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Lindsay Getschel , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

Urban coastal centers are facing unprecedented social, economic and structural risks due to the impacts of climate change. READ MORE

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

By Jesse Marks READ MORE

August 3, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

By Ellen Laipson: READ MORE

June 1, 2015 | EXPERT: Courtney Weatherby , EXPERT: Richard Cronin

Debates over whether sovereignty trumps moral responsibility towards refugees has taken on new urgency in Southeast Asia, as Thailand’s crackdown on human trafficking pushes traffickers to reroute thousands of migrants and refugees out to sea. READ MORE

January 7, 2011

By Ellen Laipson - Iraq's refugee crisis is an often neglected part of the larger Iraq drama. It needs more attention for purely humanitarian reasons, with at least one million Iraqis living outside the country, often in dire economic straits. READ MORE

January 7, 2011 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson , EXTERNAL: Elena McGovern

An important transition is underway in the official relationship between the United States and Iraq. READ MORE

January 7, 2011 | EXTERNAL: Elena McGovern

Several years of war, internal violence, and unrest have taken a severe toll on the Iraqi population.  As US troops withdraw and Iraq begins the next chapter in its history, it is important to consider the status of the country's most vulnerable populations and the challenges they face.  READ MORE

January 7, 2011 | EXTERNAL: Elena McGovern

Iraq is a society in transition, grappling with the universal challenges of establishing forms of governance and allocating power within the institution of the state.  It is nearly seven years since the US invasion of Iraq, and vigorous debates about the future of Iraq continue.  READ MORE

May 5, 2010 | EXPERT: Amit Pandya , EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

On the Move: Migration Challenges in the Indian Ocean Littoral is the product of Stimson's work on migration over the past year, and it points to how the migration agenda is evolving and adapting to 21st century challenges. READ MORE

November 5, 2009 | EXPERT: Amit Pandya , EXPERT: David Michel

In order to negotiate effectively on an international regime for climate change, US policymakers must have an accurate understanding of the constraints and considerations that determine the negotiating positions of key countries. India plays a pivotal role in these efforts. READ MORE

November 10, 2008

Dr. Salim Adib from St. Joseph University, Lebanon, gives an overarching view of current transnational issues in the Middle East READ MORE

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