- ReportBy Maren Leed, Kathryn Easop, Alvaro Genie, and Jaimie HoskinsDec 17, 2014
On November 10, 2014, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a one-day conference and workshop to explore the various perspectives of science and technology (S&T) communication. The event brought together key stakeholders from across the government, industry, and academia, with two intended outcomes.
- CommentaryBy Daniel F. Runde, Jeremiah MagpileDec 15, 2014
The global middle class is expected to grow from 1.8 billion in 2009 to 4.9 billion by 2030. Much of this will occur in developing countries where 70 percent of global economic activity will emerge by 2050.
- ReportDec 9, 2014
Americans are reluctant to accept terrorism is part of their daily lives, but attacks have been planned or attempted against American targets (usually airliners or urban areas) almost every year since 9/11. Europe faces even greater risk, given the thousands of EU citizens who will return hardened and radicalized from fighting in Syria and Iraq.
- CommentaryDec 5, 2014
The world of espionage is murky and uncertain. Cyberspace, given its links to espionage, shares these characteristics. This troubles many scholars, who would prefer certainty, and clear, easily discernable responsibilities for action, such as public statements that would say the Russian government was responsible for Estonia and the American government was responsible for Stuxnet.
- ReportNov 11, 2014
Maintaining international security and pursuing American interests is more difficult now than perhaps at any time in history. The security environment that the United States faces is more complex, dynamic, and difficult to predict. At the same time, no domestic consensus exists on the purposes of American power and how best to pursue them. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will look ahead in this annual volume at the crises and opportunities that will likely arise in 2015, how best to deal with them, and what lasting effects they might leave for the next American administration and its allies around the world.
- Critical QuestionsBy Ryan Crotty, Samuel J. BrannenSep 16, 2014
Top U.S. Air Force (USAF) leaders convene this week in the Washington, DC area for the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference. The annual conference gathers active duty and retired uniformed and civilian USAF officials, defense analysts, defense companies, the media, and foreign allies and partners.
- CommentaryBy Richard M. Rossow, Rasika GynediAug 26, 2014
During the last Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime (1999-2004), two seemingly unrelated events— the New Telecom Policy 1999 and the Y2K crisis—triggered the explosive growth of India’s information technology-enabled services (ITeS) industry.
- CommentaryAug 4, 2014
In March of this year, the Obama administration announced it would relinquish its role over the way domain names and Internet addresses are distributed. Commonly referred to as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), this U.S. nonprofit group has managed the use and governance of Internet addresses since 1998. At that time, U.S.
- ReportJul 24, 2014
Of Africa’s over 1 billion citizens, roughly 60 percent are below the age of 30; and the number of youth on the continent is expected to double to 600 million by 2050. They are and will be Africa’s doctors, teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, journalists, and political leaders.
- ReportJul 8, 2014
The international environment for space activities has changed significantly since the United States, Japan, Europe, and Russia agreed to build the International Space Station (ISS).