Earth observations enable us to monitor and predict key environmental phenomena and events that can affect our health. Earth observation data can be incorporated into models to help detect, monitor, or predict disease, providing policymakers with the opportunity to control an epidemic, respond more quickly to disease outbreaks, and act to prevent or mitigate the occurrence of disease.
Japan is facing the long-term policy challenge of an aging society, which requires increasing amounts of healthcare, both high acuity care and long-term chronic care.
Indo-U.S. space cooperation may not yet be in orbit, but it certainly is in the boost phase. At the end of their Strategic Dialogue Joint Statement, issued on July 19 in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included a status report on the recently concluded meeting in Bangalore of the U.S.-India Space Working Group.
This summer, the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program begins its second annual year-long series on information sharing in security and counterterrorism, sponsored by IBM. Last year’s events examined information sharing from a range of perspectives.
The last decade has seen the United States involved in two wars, an ongoing worldwide struggle against terrorism, and more recently a severe economic recession. This period has exposed two great structural challenges facing the United States. First, in a globalized world, vectors of prosperity quickly become vectors of insecurity. And second, the center of gravity in world affairs is shifting to Asia.
The internet diminishes privacy. Perhaps it will ultimately destroy it. The effect of digital technology on an individual’s ability to control personal data raises serious concerns, but does disappearing privacy also mean the end of civil liberties? Not necessarily, and understanding how to preserve political liberties while privacy shrinks is an essential task for the digital future.
Marshall Foch, commander of Allied Forces in World War I, is said to have remarked when he fi rst saw an airplane in 1911, that “airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value.” Foch, like most others, did not recognize the destructive potential of the new technology or how it would change military and strategic calculations.
If the internet is ever to be a safer, and in fact more private environment for the millions of Americans who use it, national cybersecurity mission will be one of the means by which it becomes so. To this end, it is critical that we reconcile privacy and cybersecurity in a way that gives all citizens equal confidence in the way our government protects information and in the way our gover
The United States and New Zealand are natural “Pacific Partners.” The two countries share fundamental values and overwhelming common interests. Their views align on appropriate norms and modalities for ensuring the Asia-Pacific region can prosper in a positive and peaceful environment. It is timely for a good relationship to be elevated to another level.
When CSIS published Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency two years ago, cybersecurity was not a major issue for public policy. Along with the work of many others, our first report helped to change this. However, the new energy in the national dialogue on cybersecurity has not yet translated into sufficient progress.