At the end of each bootcamp week, students produce a long-form multimedia feature, drawing on new tools, connections, and knowledge gained during their CSIS experience. Explore the completed stories below.
Colombia has defied a global trend towards democratic backsliding. Can it overcome the lingering threats to its civic space?
Russian attacks have devastated Ukraine's electrical grid. How it rebuilds may not just determine the future resilience of its grid, but its relationship with Europe
The Euphrates River in Syria is at risk of drying up due to the effects of climate change. With the compounding impacts of the Syrian Civil war and a cholera epidemic, Syria faces systemic risk that could trigger further instability, threaten the state and its institutions, and deprive even more Syrians of their homes.
Consumers in major cities are throwing away shockingly high proportions of their grocery purchases. How can educational initiatives address the root causes of this waste?
As the United States and China compete in countless arenas, companies in both countries have continued to collaborate on green technology. Will escalating tensions reshape the clean energy ecosystem?
The algorithms designed to keep people engaged on social media are also helping to drive them into divisive echo chambers. Can social media companies restructure their platforms to create less polarized communities, or might better solutions emerge from the bottom up?
With the Covid-19 pandemic heightening many of the already existing problems in countries like Brazil, Peru and Colombia, communities have been forced to rely on local initiatives to make up for ineffective government policies. With a potential third wave on the horizon, can communities continue to support themselves in a way their governments have failed to?
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the hand of cities to create outdoor dining, walking and green spaces. Now that pre-Covid travel patterns are returning to normal, cities must weigh the costs and benefits of the old world colliding with the new.
Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the Northern Triangle in November 2020, causing mass migration from an already volatile region. With climate change devastating the region, how can aid empower communities and make them more resilient to future shocks?
As regional and global governments and non-profits scramble to combat deforestation, Indigenous communities on the frontlines bear the brunt of the consequences. How can these groups partner to create sustainable solutions?
Women bear a significant burden in providing water for their households, and also suffer unique consequences from water shortages. How is climate change worsening these disparities among the world’s most vulnerable populations?
Current tensions between the United States and China have dashed the dream that open markets would lead to liberalization. Can the United States maintain its economic ties with China while protecting its economy and national security?
How overfishing, artificial island-building and giant clam poaching threatens the health of the marine ecosystem in the South China Sea, and how coordinated regional action could correct its course.
Collaborations between embassies and entrepreneurs are opening up new opportunities for young professionals in Greece.
Ugandan celebrity Bobi Wine has weaponized music to oppose President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election. Some experts suggest Wine’s People Power Movement must transcend the appeal of his personality to effect lasting change.
Anderson Suarez is one of many who has crossed the Venezuelan border into Colombia in recent years. At the age of 20, he took on the responsibility of financially supporting his entire family by working abroad. The hardest part of his 800-mile journey was knowing that he was most likely leaving behind everything and everyone […]
How likely is a cyberattack on US infrastructure, and what can be done to increase resilience?
In countries like Ghana and Guatemala, the impact of climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture, leading to hunger and displacement while threatening the livelihoods of their citizens.
Russia uses social media as a tool to influence public perception and discredit Western democracy.
U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership has significant implications for security and stability in East Asia.