- ReportDec 20, 2013
Economics is at the heart of U.S. involvement in the Asia Pacific. This statement is as true today as it was in 1784, when the first U.S. merchant ship bound for Canton set sail from New York. Trade,
investment, and other economic ties across the Pacific today are measured in the trillions of dollars, support millions of American jobs, and underpin our national security.
- ReportDec 19, 2013
In a time of austerity, the U.S. Department of Defense has drawn budgetary savings primarily from reductions in private-sector contracting. The 2000-2012 edition of this report by National Security Program for Industry and Resources (NSPIR) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) examines this trend as well as its broader implications for defense industrial policy.
- ReportDec 19, 2013
A list of significant cyber events since 2006.
Last modified on December 19, 2013.
- ReportDec 18, 2013
On November 14, 2013, roughly 40 participants from the federal government, industry, and environmental community gathered at CSIS for a three-hour session to discuss two issues: (1) Why electric utilities are interested in small modular reactors (SMRs) and their potential domestic market; and (2) The potential role for the U.S.
- ReportBy Judith A. ChambersDec 17, 2013
This report outlines the status of biotechnology regulatory structures in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with a focus on regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Effective regulatory structures are important for the approval and use of agricultural technology. As technologies become more sophisticated, so too must regulatory structures and risk assessment frameworks.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Chloe Coughlin-Schulte and Bryan GoldDec 17, 2013
The interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programs reached between the P5+1 and Iran has made this a major policy issue for the US, the other members of the P5+1, Iran, Israel, and the other states in the region.
- ReportDec 16, 2013
The United States has long acknowledged the importance of its allies and partners in securing shared interests. More recently, drawdowns in defense spending by the United States and many of its security partners have increased the urgency of leveraging and synthesizing national capabilities where possible. CSIS has launched the Federated Defense Project to assess and recommend
- ReportBy Jake Cusack and Matt TilleardDec 16, 2013
This report from the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development outlines a new tool for policymakers to encourage private-sector development in developing nations. Specifically, it argues that in fragile states there is an intermediation gap between sources of capital and entrepreneurs seeking investment.
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Sam Khazai and Daniel DewitDec 13, 2013
Two years after the withdrawal of all US military forces from Iraq, the Iraqi military is facing major challenges as it seeks to confront a resurgence of Islamist violence.
- ReportBy Sharon Squassoni, Jacob UzmanDec 11, 2013
Nuclear energy seemed set for revitalization until the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. The accident that melted the cores of three light water reactors raised questions about the costs and risks of nuclear energy in many countries. Some countries have cancelled procurement, others have shut down reactors, and still others have declared a shift away from a nuclear future.