- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Steven ColleySep 1, 2015
China’s emergence as a global economic superpower and as a major regional military power in Asia and the Pacific, has had a major impact on its relations with the United States and its neighbors. China was the driving factor in the new strategy the United States announced in 2012 that called for the U.S. to “rebalance” its forces to Asia-Pacific region.
- ReportAug 31, 2015
Earlier this summer, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, took several steps to bolster the sustainability of the immunization programs it supports in the world’s 49 lowest-income countries.
- ReportAug 28, 2015
The provision of advanced Russian military technology has been critical for the development of China’s anti-access/area-denial (A2AD) capability. This study focuses on one aspect of the relationship, namely Russia’s contribution to the PLA Navy’s surface and anti-surface warfare capabilities.
- ReportAug 28, 2015
In the spring of 2015, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a roundtable discussion with key subject-matter experts to develop practical, actionable recommendations for ways to shape the future of biometric and identity intelligence in the security landscape.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffAug 27, 2015
The New Ice Curtain explores Russia’s strategic ambitions for its Arctic region—an understudied and underappreciated area that encompasses nearly the entire northern coast of Eurasia.
- ReportBy Sarah MinotAug 25, 2015
Addressing an increasingly complex array of nuclear weapons challenges in the future will require talented young people with the necessary technical and policy expertise to contribute to sound decisionmaking on nuclear issues over time. To that end, the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) runs a yearly Nuclear Scholars Initiative for graduate students and young professionals.
- ReportAug 25, 2015
The U.S. Navy’s requirement to implement a longstanding rhetorical commitment to partnerships at sea was articulated in the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, confirmed in the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, and was most recently reiterated in the new Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower: Forward, Engaged, Ready.
- ReportAug 24, 2015
With elections in both the Philippines and the United States in 2016, the future of the alliance must be institutionalized to ensure that it is not diminished by a change of leadership in either country.
- The Iran Nuclear Agreement and Iranian Energy Exports, the Iranian Economy, and World Energy MarketsReportAug 17, 2015
Much of the examination of the Iran nuclear agreement has focused on the funds that would be released once Iran complied with the terms of the agreement. Some estimates of the near term cash benefit that Iran will receive have gone as high as $150 billion – although U.S.
- ReportAug 13, 2015
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference on July 21, 2015. The event garnered more interest and a considerably larger audience—both in CSIS’s at-capacity conference room and online—than its four predecessors.