Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- NewsletterBy David I. SteinbergMar 6, 2014
For many years, we have learned about cryptic events in Burma/Myanmar from rumors. We had hoped that this would change with the elimination of censorship, and there has been much progress. But rumors still abound and decision-making is often still opaque.
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
The Senate has confirmed Gil Kerlikowske as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today. This confirmation is long overdue and will provide proven leadership to an agency whose mission set has grown exponentially since 9/11. The sheer number of CBP’s daily workload – nearly 1 million travelers crossing the border, billions of dollars of imported cargo, over 1,000 arrests – and the size of CBP’s workforce which is now over 60,000 shed some light on the magnitude of CBP’s duties.
- ReportMar 6, 2014
This year’s defense budget submission and Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) present a complex mix of changes in strategy, force levels, and defense spending plans.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Stephanie Cooke, Robert Kim, and Jacob GreenbergMar 6, 2014
As part of the global Governing Uranium Project headed by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) analyzed U.S. experiences with the security of its “front-end” uranium industry. This report examines current U.S.
- The FY2015 US Defense Budget, the New Quadrennial Defense Review and the U.S. Commitment to the Middle East and AsiaCommentaryMar 6, 2014
The United States has repeatedly made it clear that both the Middle East and Asia are its too main priorities for both defense strategy and military partnerships. The United States stated this repeatedly in the new Defense Strategic Guidance it issued in January 2012, and has done so every year since that time.
- CommentaryBy Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Garrett RibaMar 4, 2014
Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), now operating under the moniker Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has recently grabbed headlines following its capture of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi on January 1, 2014.
- CommentaryMar 3, 2014
Vladimir Putin has dramatically raised the stakes with what amounts to a stealth annexation of Crimea this weekend, securing in the process a unanimous vote from the Russian parliament allowing for the deployment of Russian military forces in Ukraine.
- ReportBy Kathleen H. Hicks, T.J. CipolettiFeb 28, 2014
In January 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with sponsorship from NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), hosted a Transatlantic Forum to advance solutions to critical issues facing the alliance. Entitled “Rebalancing and Reinforcing the Transatlantic Bond,” the Forum solicited candid perspectives and generated innovative ideas to assist NATO
- NewsletterBy Nakayama ToshihiroFeb 27, 2014
Has the US turned inward-looking? In a certain sense, the advent of the Obama administration could be considered a sign of such a turn. Indeed, one of the objectives stated by the Obama administration was a course correction away from the excessive intervention of the Bush era.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ellen Kim, Sang Jun Lee and Andy LimFeb 27, 2014
Starting from 5:42pm (local time in Seoul) on February 27, North Korea conducted a series of short-range ballistic missile tests. The South Korean military has announced that the North appears to have launched four Scud missiles from the Gitdaeryeong area in the country's southeastern coast toward the sea.