The Defense360 microsite is the home for research conducted by experts from the CSIS International Security Program (ISP). Defense360 features reliable, nonpartisan analysis and commentary from ISP experts on key elements of national security policy including strategy, budget, forces, acquisition, and reform. This analysis informs policymakers' decisions on the threats and opportunities shaping U.S. interests at home and abroad.
In addition to commentary and analysis, the microsite features Defense360 Series, collections of timely research that address the most pressing questions in national security and provide recommendations for a way forward. Current series include research on defense reform, the outlook for the defense sector, and the presidential transition and its implications on national security.
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Commentary by Mark F. Cancian — December 7, 2018
Commentary by Suzanne Claeys and Bernadette Stadler — December 7, 2018
Commentary by Seamus P. Daniels — November 30, 2018
Commentary by Samuel Brannen — November 30, 2018
Report by Mark F. Cancian — November 2, 2018
Commentary by Hijab Shah and Melissa Dalton — October 26, 2018
Commentary by Seth G. Jones — October 26, 2018
Commentary by Rebecca Hersman — October 19, 2018
Be Afraid? Be Very Afraid?—Why the United States Needs a Counterstrategy to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Commentary by William C. Pacatte III — October 19, 2018
Commentary by Hijab Shah — October 19, 2018