July 24, 2018
| Samantha Cohen, Melissa Dalton, Andrew Philip HunterWhile the economic imperative associated with arms transfers is important for industry stakeholders, the security and humanitarian imperatives inherent in this issue should not be forgotten.
July 6, 2018
| Tommy RossYet, even this primary mission has become out of balance. Available public documents, such as DIA’s most recently released public strategy, assert that DIA’s driving focus is on understanding adversaries, preventing strategic surprise, and supporting current military...
June 14, 2018
| Kathleen H. HicksPresident Trump’s agreement to suspend the upcoming U.S.-ROK combined exercise does not appear to meet the threshold for protecting U.S. lethality, and should not be advanced absent substantial North Korean concessions.
As the Trump administration determines its path forward, it is imperative that it recognize the height of the stakes in Syria and operationalize there the national security and defense strategies it has articulated.
April 26, 2018A flurry of concern has grown over what is being referred to as China’s “sharp power” efforts in Europe—that is, influencing efforts disguised as soft power that hinge on manipulation and covert activity.
April 12, 2018
| Hijab Shah, Melissa DaltonDespite the lessons learned from incidents such as the 2015 strike and some training and best practice integration with U.S. partners, the United States must take greater strides with its partners to strengthen training, controls, and accountability to mitigate civilian harm.
April 6, 2018
| Thomas Karako, Ian WilliamsThe new Missile Defense Review will need to address both the significant advances made by U.S. adversaries and the shift to more competitive footing by states like Russia and China.
The Trump administration’s decision to levy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is further evidence of the president’s preference for symbolic gestures rather than systemic change. Here, four CSIS experts unpack the varied ramifications of the decision.