The report and recommendations of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies makes a series of strong recommendations that would go far to rebuild trust regarding new intelligence. It addresses the legitimate concerns about National Security Agency (NSA) data collection.
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
How is the Defense Drawdown Affecting Industry?
By David Berteau
The Need for a National Debate on Nuclear Strategy
By Clark Murdock
Invest in Pakistan...Really?
By Sadika Hameed
The United States has long acknowledged the importance of its allies and partners in securing shared interests. More recently, drawdowns in defense spending by the United States and many of its security partners have increased the urgency of leveraging and synthesizing national capabilities where possible. CSIS has launched the Federated Defense Project to assess and recommend
This first edition of the International Security Program's monthly electronic publication includes:
From the Director's Chair
By Kathleen Hicks
Syria's Chemical Weapons: Going, Going, Gone?
By Sharon Squassoni
By Samuel Brannen
Earlier this week, Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo reported that the Agência Brasileira de Inteligência (Abin), Brazil’s top intelligence agency, has conducted spying operations on diplomatic targets within Brazilian borders.
In recent months, the President nominated a new Chairman to the FCC, Tom Wheeler, as well as an additional Republican Commissioner, Mike O’Rielly. These two slots had gone unfilled for about five months. They each received Senate Commerce Committee approval, following their separate hearings, and then on October 29, they were paired together and earned full Senate confirmation.
Political scientists and military strategists have tried to define a new grand strategy for America since the end of the Cold War. Despite repeated efforts, the results have not been compelling, perhaps because they start from the wrong premise about America’s continued global role.
China’s military development has become a key focus of US security policy as well as that of virtually all Asia-Pacific states.