Provides analysis on emerging technologies that are expected to reshape situational awareness across the spectrum of conflict, and examines the implications of these technologies for nuclear strategic stability.
Whitley Saumweber and Ty Loft highlight the opportunities for action raised in a Stephenson Ocean Security Project event on how climate change is shaping maritime sustainability, sovereignty, and security.
Only a handful of countries have the capability to indigenously launch payloads into space. China sits among this elite group, but closing the technology gap with more-advanced space powers will require China to make significant headway.
October 22, 2019
| Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. In Beyond ParallelCollected 14 months after the image provided in Part 5 (November 21, 1968) this March 17, 1970 KH-4B image of the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center shows continued expansion within the village of Sang-dong, minor improvements in the operations, administration/laboratory and...
Japan-South Korea relations deteriorated rapidly over the last year. CSIS created a timeline of events to provide context for recent developments. The timeline does not make judgments and is intended as a resource for understanding dynamics in Japan-South Korea relations....
October 17, 2019
| Matthew P. Funaiole , Bonnie S. Glaser In China PowerThe construction of China's third aircraft carrier appears to be progressing at Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard. Satellite imagery collected on September 18, 2019 shows significant new activity and infrastructure development since ChinaPower last analyzed the shipyard in May.
New CSIS Beyond Parallel imagery shows the undeclared Kumchon-ni missile operating base. This is the first comprehensive public description of the base. During wartime, it is reportedly tasked with striking southern Japan and, to a lesser degree, throughout South...
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative has expanded its interactive Maritime Claims of the Indo-Pacific map to include all the Pacific Islands and more. Select from nearly 40 countries and toggle by claim type to explore.
Treaty negotiators laying the groundwork for a high seas protected area system must balance sound, science-based conservation with forthright engagement of geopolitical realities, write CSIS’s Whitley Saumweber and Ty Loft.
New Beyond Parallel imagery (August 26, 2019) of Sinpo South Shipyard suggests circumstantial evidence of the construction of a new ballistic missile submarine and preliminary evidence indicates possible preparations for a test.