- ReportSep 18, 2014
The United States and its allies compete with Iran in a steadily more unsettled and uncertain Levant. The political upheavals in the Middle East, economic and demographic pressures, sectarian struggles and extremism, ethnic and tribal conflicts and tensions all combine to produce complex patterns of competition.
- ReportBy Stephanie Nayoung KangSep 15, 2014
Amidst increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following a series of North Korean military provocations and a third nuclear test, the Park Geun-hye administration entered office in 2013 on a political platform aimed at building trust with the South Korean public, between the two Koreas, and among regional neighbors.
- ReportBy Yukari SekiguchiSep 15, 2014
- ReportSep 9, 2014
The Burke Chair at CSIS has updated its analysis of the trends in Chinese military strategy and forces entitled Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives.
- ReportBy Maren LeedSep 8, 2014
Though there are many ways to measure the supply and demand of amphibious shipping capabilities, all show there is a significant gap between the two that is likely to persist. In recognition of this challenge, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are considering what contributions other ships in the fleet might be able to make in support of regional operations.
- ReportBy Pacific Forum CSIS Young LeadersSep 2, 2014
- ReportSep 2, 2014
The United States has failed to define meaningful future strategies for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. It is cutting its presence in Afghanistan so quickly that its Transition efforts may well fail, and it has no clear future strategy for Pakistan and Central Asia.
- ReportBy Daniel F. Runde, Amasia ZargarianAug 21, 2014
The United States’ relationship with Venezuela over the past decade has been rife with political tension and conflict. Under the presidency of Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan government has distanced itself from the United States, especially at an official level.
- ReportAug 20, 2014
It is unclear that the United States has any current assessments and strategy to deal with either these governance or economic issues.
- ReportAug 14, 2014
The build-up of Iran’s naval, air, and missile capability is steadily increasing Iran’s ability to pose a wide range of threats to maritime traffic throughout and outside of the Gulf.