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.
December 4, 2019
| Samuel Brannen In Defense 360That positioning is at once distracting the United States from appropriately responding to growing trans-regional geopolitical volatility while also failing to achieve outcomes in U.S. China policy.
December 4, 2019 In Defense 360Integrating artificial intelligence with nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) to create an automated strategic response system underestimates AI’s potential to inadvertently precipitate a catastrophic mistake.
December 4, 2019
| Makena Young In Defense 360The Wolf Amendment has neither discouraged Chinese space ambitions or altered China’s behavior on human rights—it has only muddled our relationship with China and created an opening for a challenger to NASA’s leadership role in space exploration.
Every few years—and usually after a DoD big satellite programs runs into trouble—the popularity of small satellites resurges. Swapping big satellites for “smallsats,” however, will not address those problems.
November 26, 2019
| Victor Cha In Beyond ParallelFirst, South Koreans are more focused on the financial burden of the U.S. military presence than on the positive security benefits it provides. Second, U.S. demands for $5 billion in cost-sharing are generating the highest ever levels of social media and video commentary...
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.
November 14, 2019 In Reconnecting AsiaWhile the core focus of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is on traditional infrastructure deployments, it is evident that the Digital Silk Road is a key part of the overall BRI strategy, and China will leverage technology to increase its influence along the route.
November 7, 2019
| Matthew P. Funaiole , Bonnie S. Glaser In China PowerOnly 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 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 support areas, slowly...
October 22, 2019CSIS 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.