October 30, 2018
| Amy K. LehrPresident Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly made little mention of democracy, human rights, and rule of law except to attack the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, as Amy Lehr from Human Rights Initiative writes in a commentary.
Based on the current U.S. election security landscape, the CSIS Election Security Scorecard gives recommendations on how the United States can better prepare, secure, and defend against cyber threats ahead of the midterm elections in November, the presidential election in...
Last week’s Trade Guys podcast conversation with Christine Bliss, president of Coalition of Services Industries, began with what sounded like a softball question but was not: what are services anyway? as CSIS Scholl Chair William Reinsch writes in his commentary.
The announcement of new trade negotiations between the United States and Japan may seem like a compromise, but the narrow scope of the talks reveals that Japan isn’t giving up much, as CSIS Scholl Chair adjunct fellow Paul Nadeau writes...
Retired Adm. Gary Roughead offers his insights on the reactivation of the U.S. Second Fleet as part of CSIS Europe Program’s Northern Connection—a new series created to bring greater attention to Northern Europe across the transatlantic community.
October 26, 2018
| Heather A. Conley, Matthew MelinoIt is time to awaken the transatlantic community to the dangers of a destabilizing Western Balkans land swap before it is too late, as Heather Conley and Matthew Melino from CSIS Europe Program write in their report.
Ultimately, amnesty and rehabilitation initiatives will remain a hard sell while public faith in Kenya’s security apparatus is low, as Richard Downie from CSIS Africa Program writes in a new commentary.
Most stakeholders are looking for no-regret strategies to mitigate potential risks while solving other important issues they face. But whether and how far to “get ahead” of policy is a more complicated strategic decision.
October 26, 2018
| Seth G. JonesThe Trump administration should work with the Afghan government and regional powers to reach a political settlement with the Taliban. But it is unclear whether the United States will succeed, as CSIS Transnational Threats Project director Seth Jones writes in his commentary.