Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- NewsletterDec 19, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently returned from a four-day visit to New Delhi, his fifth such visit in three years, his thirteenth during his tenure as president. India was also the first country with which Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, in 2011. Clearly, from both the Afghan and Indian perspectives, these are ties that are meant to bind.
- ReportDec 19, 2013
In a time of austerity, the U.S. Department of Defense has drawn budgetary savings primarily from reductions in private-sector contracting. The 2000-2012 edition of this report by National Security Program for Industry and Resources (NSPIR) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) examines this trend as well as its broader implications for defense industrial policy.
- CommentaryDec 18, 2013
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.
- NewsletterBy Sung Chan Kim and Seok-ho KangDec 18, 2013
Seoul’s announcement, 15 days after Beijing declared its own Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), that it will expand Korea’s ADIZ suggests that the Republic of Korea (ROK), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Japan have reached an end to overt diplomatic maneuvers without a clear understanding of how the overlapping zones would be enforced.
- NewsletterDec 18, 2013
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
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Chloe Coughlin-Schulte and Bryan GoldDec 17, 2013
The interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs reached between the P5+1 and Iran has made this a major policy issue for the US, the other members of the P5+1, Iran, Israel, and the other states in the region.
- ReportDec 16, 2013
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
- NewsletterBy General (Ret) Walter SharpDec 16, 2013
The Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. are again discussing whether to transition wartime Operational Control (OPCON) to the ROK on 1 Dec 2015. This is the third such discussion (previous ones were in 2006 and 2010).
- CommentaryDec 16, 2013
The United States remains committed to the defense of the Gulf and maintaining a major presence in the Indian Ocean region. There has been considerable confusion over the level of U.S. commitment because of speeches referring to a “pivot to Asia,” U.S. and P5+1 negotiation with Iran, claims of U.S. energy independence, and the impact of sequestration and U.S.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Sam Khazai and Daniel DewitDec 13, 2013
Two years after the withdrawal of all US military forces from Iraq, the Iraqi military is facing major challenges as it seeks to confront a resurgence of Islamist violence.