July 19, 2010
The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year to boost Cuba's beleaguered pro-democracy movement. Is the money having any impact?
July 2, 2010
China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are crucial to life and environment -- and rapidly disappearing.
June 25, 2010
A hardened criminal from the streets of Memphis. One of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico. The corruption, cash, and demand for drugs that fuels an illegal, deadly trade -- and the consequences,...
June 23, 2010
Those attending the 2010 World Cup in South Africa reveled in that country's triumphant emergence as a multiracial democracy. They may have missed a darker story -- the abuse and marginalization of...
June 22, 2010
Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN initiative aimed at stabilizing post-conflict countries through comprehensive engagement. This project...
April 15, 2010
In early April, a violent uprising forced Kyrgyzstan’s beleaguered president to flee the capital, and an interim government pronounced itself in charge. Kyrgyzstan had seen it all before.
March 4, 2010
The Iraqi elections of 2010 played out against a backdrop of reduced but continuing violence, unresolved issues of governance, and a U.S. government determined to exit fast. This project assesses the...
February 10, 2010
The people of Port-au-Prince will forever measure their lives in two parts: before and after the earthquake.
January 28, 2010
For about 18 months, more than a half of million people from the Ugandan area have been displaced after post-election violence forced them from their homes.
November 21, 2009
"The Economics of Security" explores the threat of extremist violence in South Asia, especially Pakistan, and its possible remedies.