The Emeritus Chair in Strategy is affiliated with the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, which was established and endowed in honor of CSIS’s first director and cofounder, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke. Together, the Burke Chair in Strategy and the Emeritus Chair in Strategy publish a wide range of analysis on key strategic challenges facing the United States and the world.
Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman, former Burke Chair in Strategy, currently holds the Emeritus Chair in Strategy. Dr. Cordesman remains an active scholar at CSIS and is one of the premier sources for analysis of key strategic challenges facing the United States and the world. Efforts include Middle East issues, U.S. national security, lessons of war analysis, the global military balance, asymmetric warfare, and global energy security.
Several books have been published in association with each of these projects and can be purchased online from the CSIS Press. The website of the Emeritus Chair will also contain all of the analyses formerly placed on the Burke Chair website by Dr. Cordesman, including reference work on the military balance, NATO, China, MENA region, and the lessons of war.
The Emeritus Chair will continue to release new reports and working documents. The latter will be revised on an ongoing basis and updated frequently to the web page. As a result, much of the material provided in this section should be regarded as working material that is subject to update.
All content by Emeritus Chair in Strategy
Report by Abdullah Toukan — January 30, 2023
The Strategic Importance of the Middle East and North Africa: The Strengths and Limits of MENA Oil and Gas Wealth and the Challenge of Climate Change
Report by Anthony H. Cordesman — January 24, 2023
Report by Anthony H. Cordesman — January 4, 2023
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman — December 7, 2022
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman — November 21, 2022
Report by Anthony H. Cordesman and Paul Cormarie — November 15, 2022
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman — November 1, 2022
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman — October 28, 2022
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman and Paul Cormarie — October 24, 2022
Commentary by Anthony H. Cordesman — October 18, 2022