In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change to assess the scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for understanding the risk of human-induced climate change. The IPCC was created by the United Nations in 1988, and is widely seen as the leading body of scientific experts in the field of climate change research.
Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from greater levels of water stress than many other regions in the world. Experts say wise economic development focused on infrastructure and improved treaties on water allocation are crucial to relieving this stress.
Niger's long-running cycle of drought threatens to cause a new round of food shortages affecting millions, world relief agencies warn. International agencies, donor states, and NGOs are debating a way to break a different cycle: treating poor African states as short-term crises rather than funding longer-term solutions.
The World Resources Institutes releases its monthly update on global water resources.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has produced a yearly report since 1990, looking "beyond income assess people's long-term well-being" and focusing on a different global development issue.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More