The success of a cybersecurity solution requires clarity about the problem that one is trying to solve. As we look at particular challenges, many already have an approach suited to the problem, and none of them involve a Department of Cybersecurity.
Sam Brannen, who leads the Risk and Foresight Group and is a senior fellow with the International Security Program at CSIS, outlines five risks to watch both domestically and globally in the upcoming year in his commentary.
December 13, 2018
| Moises RendonWhile recent events in Nicaragua certainly differ from Venezuela’s experiences of the past four years, there is a clear consensus that the Ortega regime is following a similar path to that of Nicolas Maduro, writes Moises Rendon with the CSIS Americas Program.
December 12, 2018
| Bulent AlirizaThe terrible fate of Khashoggi set in motion a major diplomatic gambit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the pursuit of a number of related objectives impacting U.S.-Turkish relations, writes CSIS Turkey Project director Bulent Aliriza.
December 10, 2018
| Jane NakanoEnergy is a key economic point under the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy, which seeks to marshal a counteroffensive to China-led multi-billion-dollar energy and energy infrastructure outreach in the region, writes CSIS energy expert Jane Nakano.
Both media and markets were roiled last week by the arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer. This might be an important event, but it is too soon to panic or overinterpret, writes CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch in his weekly column.
The recent OPEC agreement plans to reduce oil output to “stabilize the market” and stem the price erosion that has plagued oil markets for the past several weeks. CSIS energy experts Frank Verrastro and Andrew Stanley look at possible impacts of this agreement.
Energy and economic growth are linked: without access to energy, growth is impossible; and economic growth will lead to more energy use. But the relationship between the two is complex and often misunderstood, writes CSIS energy expert Nikos Tsafos.
Ignoring the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) or the “Ban Treaty” is a bad idea that will exacerbate the divide between nuclear and non-nuclear states and could lead to a dangerously uneven pace of international disarmament.