Defense and Security
- Oct 27, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In Russia's invasion of Ukraine, history was presented as justification for war. Is there any resemblance between Russian justifications and historical consensus? What does it mean when ethnic claims trump international law? And should hate propaganda be seen simply as an instrument in one war, or an element of a larger strategy to destabilize the West?
- Oct 24, 2014 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Ambassador Valentin Zellweger of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jai Ramaswamy of the U.S. Justice Department, and Emile van der Does de Willebois of the World Bank, will discuss with with CSIS Senior Adviser Juan Zarate the current status of returning illicit assets to the countries of the Arab Spring, the efforts on asset recovery with regard to Ukraine, and possible future steps of the international community in order to deal with corrupt regimes and their illicit assets held abroad.
- Oct 23, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please join us for a post-Scottish referendum discussion on its future security implications for the United Kingdom, the U.S., and NATO. The independence referendum raised a number of questions about Scotland’s future including its defense policies and nuclear identity, which the Scottish National Party (SNP) proposed to revoke in its Defense White Paper. As Scotland is home to the UK’s Trident nuclear program, a vote in favor of independence would have had profound security implications for Scotland, Britain, and NATO.
- Oct 22, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
China on the Ground in Latin America, tells the story of the fundamental changes in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009 as Chinese companies have begun to operate in the region. The book analyzes Chinese commercial activities across sectors from petroleum, mining, and agriculture to manufacturing, construction, and other services, and analyzes how this new physical presence is creating challenges for Chinese businesses, ranging from security concerns, to winning projects, to dealing with local laborers, communities, indigenous groups, and environmentalists.Defense and Security, International Security, Homeland Security, Economic Development and Reconstruction, Demography, Energy and Climate Change, Markets and Trends, Security and Climate Change, Global Health, Human Rights, Technology, Trade and Economics, Global Trends and Forecasting, Global Strategy, Regional Analysis, Governance, Development Policy, Global Prosperity, Global Health Diplomacy
- Oct 21, 2014
On October 21, 2014, CSIS and USAID/DCHA's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) will host a major event, Advances and Challenges in Political Transitions. In honor of OTI's 20th anniversary, this conference will feature more than 40 experts and senior officials focusing on the challenges and opportunities of working in conflicts, crises, and political transitions.
- Oct 16, 2014
The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents: The CSIS-Schieffer Series Dialogues Stabilizing Iraq: Lessons for the Next Chapter
- Oct 16, 2014
Please join us for a dialogue with Major General Walter Piatt on the future of European collective defense and our relationship with regional NATO and non-NATO partners. MG Piatt will discuss Secretary General Rasmussen's concept of a Connected Forces Initiative and U.S. Army Europe's participation in the Connected Training Initiative.
- Oct 16, 2014
Over the past decade, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has issued a series of analytical reports on federal contract spending for national security and across the government. This latest report analyzes contracting for products, services, and R&D by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its key components.
- Oct 15, 2014
Join us on October 15 when Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda will share more on his views about governments role in Internet governance.
- Oct 14, 2014
The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design.