Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- ReportNov 25, 2014
(In conjunction with the Third International Conference on Strategic Studies: Shifts and Changes in the World System and its Impacts on the Middle East; November 25-26, 2014, Doha, Qatar)
- A Key Update: Afghan Forces on the Edge of Transition: Sharply Contradictory Data on Levels of ViolenceReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, with the assistance of Aaron Lin and Michael PeacockNov 21, 2014
The Burke Chair has recently released a four part survey of the Afghan Transition, titled, Afghan Forces on the Edge of Transition, which is available on the CSIS web site at http://csis.org/publication/afghan-forces-edge-transition.
The four parts include:
- NewsletterBy Michael McDevittNov 20, 2014
US policy toward the South China Sea is sensible, relatively comprehensive, and proportionate to the US interests involved.
- ReportNov 20, 2014
It now seems unlikely that the P5+1 countries of the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany can reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran by the end of November. A final agreement remains a possibility, but it seems far more likely that if an agreement is not reached, the negotiations will be extended rather than abandoned all together.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ernest Z. Bower, James HurndellNov 18, 2014
Australia and China finalized a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) during President Xi Jinping’s November 17 visit to Canberra following the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane. The agreement is the fruition of nine years of negotiations.
- NewsletterBy Robert A. ManningNov 18, 2014
The US-China climate change deal unveiled by President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping this week in Beijing has been heralded as a historic breakthrough in the effort to reduce climate change. But is it?
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, with the assistance of Aaron Lin and Michael PeacockNov 18, 2014
The United States and its allies are months away from ending their combat role in Afghanistan. The United States, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and the Afghan Government have provided a substantial amount of data on the process of Transition, the course of the fighting, and the development and capability of Afghan forces.
- ReportBy Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Garrett RibaNov 17, 2014
This report examines the disaster resilience efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government and public-private partnerships. Its recommendations are the product of a series of dialogues hosted by the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation.
- NewsletterBy Yang Razali KassimNov 14, 2014
A hectic week of high-level diplomacy in Beijing has seen China asserting its weight and snatching the region’s economic leadership from traditional leader, the United States. The implications will not be missed as ASEAN leaders meet in summit in Myanmar this week.
- ReportNov 13, 2014
The United States is now more than a decade into wars attempting to bring security and stability to the Middle East. The results have not been good. The initial U.S. military victory in Iraq that overthrew Saddam Hussein was followed by eight years of irregular warfare, a pause, and now a new war against ISIS. The U.S.