About Burke Chair

The Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy was established and endowed in honor of CSIS’s first director and cofounder, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke. The chair honors one of the United States’ greatest naval officers for his service during World War II, his role as a peacemaker during the Korean conflict, his inspired leadership as chief of naval operations, and for his unflagging commitment to CSIS since its founding in 1962.

Held by Anthony H. Cordesman, the Burke Chair is one of the premier sources for analysis of key strategic challenges facing the United States and the world. Efforts include Middle East issues, U.S. national security, lessons of war analysis, the global military balance, asymmetric warfare, and global energy security.

Several books have been published in association with each of these projects and can be purchased online from the CSIS Press. In addition, Burke Chair projects often include the steady development of working documents and reports, which are revised on an ongoing basis, and updated frequently to the Web site. As a result, all of the material provided in this section should be regarded as working material that is subject to update. To provide suggestions or corrections to any material, please send your comments to the Office of the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at BurkeChair@csis.org.