CSIS's programs and initiatives work to find strategic insights and policy solutions to problems that can be grouped into by broad research areas of topics or regions.
Providing training in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy
Conducting research and analysis on major elements of U.S. policy toward Africa that is centrist and forward looking.
Integrating governance, development, and security agendas in the Americas. View the Americas Program homepage for the latest events, publications, multimedia, and more.
These projects are no longer active at CSIS but provide a valuable archive of work.
Covering every corner of the world's most populous region, the CSIS Asia Team provides insightful analysis and develops innovative policy solutions for the Asian century.
Advancing understanding in geostrategy, international security, and global politics.
The Brzezinski Institute examines the unique interaction of history, geography, and strategy, with a goal of developing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations.
Anthony H. Cordesman's up-to-date analysis of strategic challenges facing the United States.
CBS News' Bob Schieffer hosts monthly dialogues on public policy and the media.
Provides analysis for U.S. policymakers by focusing on the institutions, processes, strategy, and policies that keep the Unites States safe.
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Ideas Lab uses the latest graphic design, audiovisual techniques, and technologies to produce cutting-edge multimedia products that foster innovation and creativity, and help bring CSIS scholarship to a wider audience.
Offers leading research on emerging energy issues and delivers insightful independent analyses to educate and drive effective policy.
Produces forward-looking analyses on transatlantic relations, European integration, and political developments in countries across Europe.
CSIS executive education programs on leadership, foreign policy, and global trends and challenges.
The CSIS Federated Defense Project aims to develop actionable recommendations for integrating U.S., allied, and partner capabilities into regional defense architectures that advance common interests.
Dedicated to delivering informed public policy debate, expert briefings, and strategic policy recommendations on greater China and East Asia.
Exploring the long-term economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic trends.
Provides research, analysis, and policy recommendations that can effectively enhance global food security.
A leading policy research institution focused on building bipartisan awareness about global health and its importance to U.S. national security.
A forum on the top challenges facing U.S. and global security.
Examining the strategic challenges to U.S. national security posed by 21st century threats.
Developing an actionable agenda that promotes good governance at the intersection of the private and public sectors.
Shaping the policies needed to enhance U.S. and global security in the 21st Century.
Launched in June 2014, and unique in the Washington and global think tank community, the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) aims to broaden constituencies for justice and to grow demand for dignity.
A constant source of reliable analysis on the threats and opportunities shaping U.S. security interests at home and abroad. Affiliated programs include: the National Security Program on Industry and Resources, U.S. Defense and National Security, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3), Project on Nuclear Issues, Proliferation Prevention Program, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and others.
Defining a strategic agenda for the U.S.-Japan relationship by raising consciousness of U.S.-Japan policy issues in a bilateral, regional, and global context.
Pursuing scholarship and dialogues on international politics, diplomacy, and national security policy.
Serving as an independent platform in Washington from which to advance major policy issues of common importance to the people of the Republic of Korea and the United States.
Covering all aspects of U.S. policy toward the Middle East and developing opportunities for positive change.
Examines the questions of capabilities and implementation that underlie national security issues with emphasis on the defense industry and government acquisition.
Working with all stakeholders to address the challenges facing the civil nuclear sector, including protection of the existing fleet and opportunities for expansion.
Providing timely, informative, and innovative analysis of political, security, and strategic developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
A hub for United States policy focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Countries.
A leading source of analysis on societies affected by crisis and conflict. C3 makes recommendations on cooperative strategies for crisis response and conflict management.
Exploring the governance challenges and opportunities inherent in ensuring the sustainable use and stewardship of water in diverse world contexts.
Building and sustaining a networked community of young nuclear experts from the military, national laboratories, industry, academia, and policy communities.
Highlighting the central role of the private sector and private actors in development.
A partnership between CSIS and Chevron to explore new thinking on development with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and market-driven economic growth.
Independent analysis and policy solutions to help curb WMD proliferation.
Undertaking projects that span research, analysis, assessment, and action in the regions of the former Soviet Union.
Examining critical issues in the global political economy including: international trade, governance, competitiveness, development and meeting the challenges of a changing world economy.
An ongoing research effort to identify and analyze the most important trends shaping our world out to the year 2035.
Examining current issues in international economic policy, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific.
Watch CSIS experts discuss today's top international issues.
Seeking solutions to a range of foreign policy and national security issues.
A platform for global political leaders.
Examining national strategy and policy on new technologies that affect military and economic performance, intelligence issues related to national technical means (NTM), and business and government strategies for the creation and governance of new technologies.
Former U.S. senators Sam Nunn (D-GA), Pete Domenici (R-NM), Warren Rudman (R-NH), and Evan Bayh (D-IN) convened a bipartisan group of former senators and representatives to come together for four forums to raise public consciousness of the country’s growing and unsustainable debt.
The premier forum for a sustained high-level policy dialogue focusing on Southeast Asia and U.S. interests in the region.
Promoting excellence in journalism through the development of an expanding network of media representatives from both sides of the Atlantic.
Assessing terror, insurgent, and criminal networks and government responses through targeted field work and an extensive network of specialists.
Analyzing Turkish domestic politics, foreign policy, and economy.