Reach and Impact

CSIS is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions. We focus on defense and security, regional study, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration. This year, CSIS was named the number two think tank in the United States as well as the defense and national security center of excellence for 2016-2019 by the University of Pennsylvania’s “Go To Think Tank Index.”

We are proud of our ability to reach decisionmakers and the wider policy community in Washington, D.C. and beyond. In 2020, our experts testified 18 times in front of Congress, were quoted over 350 times in major news outlets, and published over 850 written works. CSIS’s digital media channels reach an audience of hundreds of thousands every day, allowing the Center to expand our impact far beyond our headquarters.

Read the publications below to learn more about our reach and impact.