Michael Kohler is a multimedia producer in the iDeas Lab at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He produces videos and podcasts to support, explain, and promote the research of CSIS’s many experts. He has a particular interest in using map animations to elevate stories and illustrate ideas. Michael graduated from George Washington University with a BA in political communication. Prior to joining CSIS, Michael hosted and produced a news podcast as a student journalist at GW and interned for the Council on Foreign Relations. He joined CSIS in February 2022 as multimedia production intern.
Chinese scientific research and commercial investments in the Arctic and Antarctica have elevated China’s voice in polar affairs, but its growing physical footprint in the world’s most remote frontiers also advance China’s broader strategic and military interests.
Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole Brian Hart Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Aidan Powers-Riggs — April 18, 2023
Europe's wartime shift from Russian gas to U.S. LNG is reshaping global energy trade. A new CSIS interactive feature demonstrates how transatlantic cooperation is critical for ensuring European energy security and hastening the energy transition.
Digital Report by Leslie Palti-Guzman Joseph Majkut and Ian Barlow — January 17, 2023
To meet its vast energy needs, China is expanding its footprint along the Strait of Hormuz—a vital chokepoint for transporting oil. As Beijing looks to secure its interests in the region, it may leverage commercial inroads to further military and intelligence activities.
Digital Report by Matthew P. Funaiole Brian Hart and Lily McElwee — February 3, 2023
Hosted by Max Bergmann, director of the Stuart Center and the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, and Donatienne Ruy, director of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS, “The Eurofile” looks at Europe through a Washington lens. We will discuss, debate, and dissect the big issues consuming Europe with some of the leading voices from the transatlantic community. We’ll try to make sense of developments in Brussels, break down European elections, and discuss all the issues roiling transatlantic relations. So join us for “The Eurofile” every other Thursday, wherever you get your podcasts.
Podcast Series by Max Bergmann and Donatienne Ruy