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Dracopoulos iDeas Lab

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab enhances CSIS's work, reach, and impact with the latest digital media, multimedia, and design.

For over 50 years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has developed practical solutions to the world's greatest foreign policy and national security challenges. Since 2012, we have also been creating compelling videos, websites, design, and interactive foreign policy tools.

The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab enhances CSIS’s research, reach, and impact through creative digital experiences. CSIS experts partner with the iDeas Lab to create websites, interactive visualizations, custom reports, graphics, videos, and podcasts that effectively communicate policy scholarship and recommendations to a global audience.

The iDeas Lab was created in 2011 through the generous support of CSIS trustee Andreas C. Dracopoulos. Our cutting-edge work reaches audiences worldwide to propel policy discourse forward. To date, iDeas Lab projects have been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and other high profile outlets, highlighted in Senate hearings, and have racked up millions of engagements.


Aerospace Security

The Aerospace Security Project at CSIS explores the technological, budgetary, and policy issues related to the air and space domains and innovative operational concepts for air and space forces.

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Beyond Parallel

Beyond Parallel is a nonpartisan and authoritative analytic vehicle for delivering greater clarity and understanding to policymakers, strategists, and opinion leaders about Korean unification.

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The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI)

AMTI made international headlines in 2014 when it released satellite imagery of island reclamation efforts by China in the South China Sea. It is the world's best source of information for policy on Asian maritime issues. 

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Our work spans the globe.

This is only a small sample of all the work we do. Explore more of our projects.

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