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


About Us

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

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ISP About Us


Meet Our Experts

Meet our network of experts, staff, and non-resident affiliates who contribute to our analysis.

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Seth G. Jones


Explore our Research

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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Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images


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Contact

  • Alexis Day
  • Program Manager and Research Associate, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative and Outreach Manager, International Security Program.
  • aday@csis.org

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Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Europe Needs More Conventional Forces, Not Its Own Nukes

The U.S. election has renewed debate about an independent European nuclear force. Yet this distracts from the real European defense issue: a lack of conventional combat power. Europe's main task remains the same as during the Cold War: strengthen conventional deterrence.

Commentary by Doreen Horschig and Sean Monaghan — June 21, 2024

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Is NATO Ready for War?

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Report by Sean Monaghan, Eskil Jakobsen, Sissy Martinez, Mathieu Droin, Gregory Sanders, Nicholas Velazquez, Cynthia Cook, Anna Dowd, and Maeve Sockwell — June 11, 2024