International Security Program

The CSIS International Security Program (ISP) is a constant source of reliable analysis on the international security and defense landscape, particularly with growing competition between the United States and such countries as China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea

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Learn more about the CSIS International Security Program, our goals, and our primary areas of research.

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Seth G. Jones

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The CSIS International Security Program leads a rigorous analytic agenda covering the most pressing challenges facing the U.S. globally. Our research projects range from multi-year reports to short commentaries and opinion pieces on breaking news. Explore our various research projects here.

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Expanding Equipment Options for Ukraine: The Case of Artillery

As concerns arise about whether U.S. aid to Ukraine is sustainable, the Pentagon is increasingly substituting where inventories are running low. One option, a potential model for the future, is to provide the M198—an older howitzer—of which hundreds are available.

Critical Questions by Mark F. Cancian and James Anderson — January 23, 2023