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.
This feature explores trade in the South China Sea, which represents a sizeable portion of international trade, using common shipping routes, automatic identification system (AIS) data, and bilateral trade flows.
CSIS’s Kathleen Hicks on why significant change of Defense Department direction is unlikely to emerge from the forthcoming National Defense Strategy; recommending some tools to help manage the mismatch born of ambitious goals and inevitably limited resources.
This open letter calls on Congress to authorize a round of Base Realignment and Closure. The letter represents a bipartisan consensus that Congress should approve the base closures requested as a means of reducing excess military infrastructure.
The BRI has the potential to yield considerable economic and political gains for China. CSIS China Power explores several aspects of the program, looking at how China stands to gain from the BRI and its long-term feasibility.
The window between South Korean elections and North Korean provocations has become narrower over time, representing a significant change. There has also been a transformation in the types of kinetic provocations that North Korea has carried out over the last 20 years.
The CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health brings together a distinguished and diverse group of opinion leaders to chart a bold vision for the future of U.S. leadership to support the health of women and families around the world.
It seems likely President-elect Trump will try to take a harder line toward both China and Iran, be more aggressive in the fight against ISIL, and significantly increase the size of the defense budget.
President-elect Trump will be confronted with a profoundly complex and rapidly changing global security environment. Under his leadership the United States will face conventional, and also decidedly unconventional, national security challenges.
American leadership in the Asia Pacific requires a comprehensive economic strategy built on a strong domestic, political, and economic foundation, tied to clearly defined American interests and effectively deploying all available tools and strengths.
Afghanistan poses a problem whose complexity precludes a ‘quick win,’ an unpopular reality for a war-weary public. Regardless, it will need to be a top national security priority for the incoming Trump team.