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

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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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Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images


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  • 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: Jamal Awad/Xinhua via Getty Images

Photo: Jamal Awad/Xinhua via Getty Images

How Might Israel Strike Back?

Israel has vowed to retaliate for Iran's drone and missile attack. The government needs to restore deterrence and satisfy its own population, but all its options have costs and risks.

Commentary by Daniel Byman — April 16, 2024