Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- ReportBy Bonnie S. Glaser, Jacqueline VitelloJun 23, 2015
The complicated question of Taiwan’s sovereignty has led to its exclusion from virtually all international security organizations. This marginalization has left a critical hole not only in the security of Taiwan’s 23 million citizens, but also the world at large.
- ReportMar 2, 2015
Every year, the Department of Defense, OMB, the CBO, and GAO provide a wide range of materials analyzing the President’s proposed defense budget, and current trends in defense spending. These amount to thousands of pages and a wide variety of metrics, maps, charts, and other data.
- NewsletterFeb 27, 2015
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
Debating Use of Force Against ISIL
By Stephanie Sanok Kostro
The 2015 National Security Strategy: Lots of Words, but Fails to Deliver
By Clark Murdock
- Critical QuestionsBy Haim MalkaFeb 27, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on March 3. The speech, orchestrated by Netanyahu and Speaker of the House John Boehner, is part of a last-ditch effort to undermine a potential framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program expected in late March. It also comes two weeks before Israel’s March 17 elections.
- ReportFeb 27, 2015
The Arabian Gulf is now involved in a massive arms race, triggered largely by the fear that Iran will try to use its military forces to intimidate or dominate its neighbors. Iran has threatened to close the Gulf and carried out a wide range of large military exercises to show its capabilities.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, David L. GoldwynFeb 27, 2015
New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike of significant investments and revenues that will drive economic growth and development well beyond the energy sector. The recent collapse of oil prices and broader uncertainty in energy markets leaves the timetable for capitalizing on these discoveries uncertain.
- CommentaryBy Gregory B. Poling, James HurndellFeb 26, 2015
New Zealand’s prime minister, John Key, on February 24 made the long-awaited announcement that his government will join the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
- NewsletterBy Naila Maier-KnappFeb 25, 2015
US-Thai relations have been frosty since the May 22, 2014 ousting of the Yingluck Shinawatra government and that chill deepened after the January visit of Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel.
- NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Virginia MarantidouFeb 24, 2015
The Xi Jinping government knows well the dangers of corruption: it considers this “social pollutant” an existential threat to the Chinese Communist Party.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 24, 2015
Recent video messages released by the African terrorist groups Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram offer new insights into their strategic use of communications technology to appeal for new recruits and frighten the general public.