Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- NewsletterBy Abhijit SinghJan 26, 2015
After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean.
- ReportBy Alexander ThurstonJan 26, 2015
The national elections in Nigeria, scheduled for February 2015, come at a critical point in the country’s history. The vote carries high stakes for governance, security, and the economy and will have ramifications for Africa as a whole.
- ReportJan 26, 2015
The Burke Chair circulated a report in early January on Transition in Afghanistan. We have since received extensive comments and the revised edition is being circulated in final draft form before becoming a CSIS E-book.
- PacNet #6A - A trilateral intelligence sharing accord between Japan, Korea and the United States: implications and challengesNewsletterBy Sukjoon YoonJan 22, 2015
Conventional wisdom has it that intelligence is only shared between countries with a close friendship, and that the extent of intelligence sharing reflects the strength of their military relationship. It was surprising, therefore, that a tri-national intelligence sharing accord between Korea and Japan was announced Dec. 29, with the US as an intermediary.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Nigel CoryJan 22, 2015
- NewsletterBy Brad Glosserman, Julia CunicoJan 21, 2015
The December signing of the long-delayed agreement by the United States, Japan, and South Korea to share information in the event of a North Korea contingency is welcome recognition of the value of trilateral cooperation in a security crisis. The limits of that agreement are proof of the powerful obstacles they face when they try to make that cooperation real.
- ReportJan 21, 2015
Elections have always been high-stakes affairs in Nigeria but the buildup to the 2015 elections has been accompanied by unprecedented levels of tension and anxiety.
- CommentaryJan 21, 2015
It may be unfair to expect any meaningful discussion of strategy and America's security position in a State of the Union address. But, it is all too clear that President Obama failed to go beyond a few sentences of vacuous spin in dealing with the world outside the United States. The most he did was to claim that the United States has fewer troops at war.
- Issues and Insights Vol. 15, No. 1 - Trilateral Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Expectations and LimitationsReportBy Brad Glosserman, Julia Cunico, John K. Warden, and the Pacific Forum CSIS Young LeadersJan 20, 2015
The US-Japan and US-ROK alliances are, and for decades have been, a cornerstone of Asia-Pacific security, helping to maintain regional stability while allowing Japan and Korea to focus on economic development. A key part of the US relationship with each country is extended deterrence.
- NewsletterBy Jongsoo LeeJan 16, 2015
The recent hacking of Sony Pictures, allegedly perpetrated by North Korea, and its aftermath may go down in history as the dawn of “cyber 9/11.” This event raises important issues about the tension between free speech, national security, and corporate responsibility in the new era of cyber warfare.