In the past decade, global health has become a new U.S. foreign policy priority, enjoyed exceptional bipartisan support, and climbed to an annual U.S. government investment of $10 billion, fully a third of all U.S. foreign assistance. In this same period, several complex and polarizing issues have gained momentum. They defy easy solutions, divide and fragment constituencies, and impede progress. In the midst of ever tighter budgets and heightened scrutiny of investments, these controversies can corrode consensus and have serious downstream implications: in terms of strategy, core values, policy coherence and the allocation of future dollars.
At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.