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

Media Queries

On-Demand Event

One Year Later: Assessing Russia’s War In Ukraine

February 17, 2023 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EST

Recent Analysis


US Navy

The Future of AUKUS with Admiral Harry Harris Jr., USN (Ret.)

CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute welcomed former Admiral Harry Harris Jr. (Ret.), former Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Pacific Command, for a Maritime Security Dialogue discussion on the latest developments on the Australia-United Kingdom-United States security partnership, or AUKUS.

Transcript — March 30, 2023

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Innovation for Resilience

Report by Suzanne Spaulding , Emily Harding , Hadeil Ali , Joseph Majkut , Harshana Ghoorhoo , Morgan Higman , Devi Nair , Naz Subah , and Sophia Barkoff — March 23, 2023