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.

ISP About Us

Meet Our Experts

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

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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  • Program Manager, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative and Outreach Manager, International Security Program

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Recent Analysis

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Photo: TOFIK BABAYEV/AFP via Getty Images

A Renewed Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Reading Between the Front Lines

While Azerbaijan and Karabakh Armenians agreed to a Russia-brokered ceasefire this Wednesday, if the three-decades-long conflict has taught anything to its observers it is that Moscow-negotiated peace in Nagorno-Karabakh usually tends to be fragile and fleeting.

Critical Questions by Mathieu Droin , Tina Dolbaia , and Abigail Edwards — September 22, 2023