Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- NewsletterOct 16, 2014
On September 30, Myanmar’s parliament approved the government’s proposal to accede to the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
- CommentaryOct 16, 2014
In its latest annual report on arms control compliance (released in July 2014), the State Department formally accused Russia of having violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
- ReportOct 16, 2014
The United States has stated from the start that it is conducting an air campaign to degrade the Islamic State, not to change the military situation in Syria or to substitute for Iraqi political unity and the eventual use of Iraqi ground forces. This, however, raises several key questions:
- ReportOct 15, 2014
This report analyzes contracting for products, services, and research & development (R&D) by the Department of Defense (DoD) and its key components. In provides an in-depth look at trends in DoD contracting since 2000, and provides an initial picture of the impact that sequestration has had on DoD contracting and the supporting industrial base.
- NewsletterBy Jesse EllmanOct 14, 2014
Defense contract obligations have declined by over 25 percent from their peak in FY2009, and budget caps are in place through FY2021. The Department of Defense (DoD) is focused therefore on achieving greater value and efficiency, in part by increasing competition in defense contracting.
- Critical QuestionsOct 10, 2014
Following a surprise visit by the North Korean top officials to South Korea last Saturday, the two Koreas exchanged rounds of gun fire across the border yesterday on October 10.
- CommentaryBy Kevin RuddOct 9, 2014
An Address at the Launch of Zbigniew K. Brzezinski Institute
Convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies
East Asia’s Strategic and Economic Future: Chinese Perspectives and American Responses
- CommentaryOct 9, 2014
It is easy to talk about a U.S. strategy based on strategic partnership and coalitions. It is far more difficult, however, to make such efforts work. This is particularly true when the U.S. fails to honestly address its own problems and mistakes, minimizes the costs and risks involved, and exaggerates criticism of its allies.
- ReportOct 8, 2014
President Obama recently announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would deploy 3,000 troops to lead a major expansion of the U.S. response to Ebola. This campaign will amplify efforts that already include the largest international response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its history, numerous other U.S. agencies, and a large coalition of international partners assisting the affected nations.
- CommentaryBy Marc FreyOct 8, 2014
According to a September 2014 Washington Post–ABC News poll, 90 percent of Americans view the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests. Headlines discussing the possibility of an imminent attack on U.S. soil by homegrown ISIS fighters or those possessing “Western” passports have recently dominated the news cycle.