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The Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS) is a prominent American think tank based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. The center conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world, with a specific focus on issues concerning international relations, trade, technology, finance, energy and geostrategy.

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The Members heard from a panel of three witnesses: a Deputy Director and Fellow for the technology Policy Program at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, a Senior Research Fellow for the Asia studies Center at the Heritage Foundation, and a Director and Senior Fellow for the Technology ...
Fatih Birol, executive director for the International Energy Agency (IEA), told attendees at a conference at the Center For Strategic And International Studies in Washington, D.C. this week that the U.S. is becoming the "undisputed leader" in oil and gas production. "The U.S. is becoming the undisputed leader ...

So the Chinese, you know, might take a little comfort in that," noted James Lewis of the Center For Strategic And International Studies in Washington, D.C.. "When you look at Europeans talking about blocking each other's content, when you look at the U.S. talking about blocking Russian political warfare, the ...
As James Lewis of the Center For Strategic And International Studies put it recently, "North Korea is both cautious and cunning in its use of force, including cyberattack." But he added: "The North has been successful only against poorly protected targets, of which there are many, suggesting that there is a ...
The disagreements are "intractable," said a report published in November, gathering views of scholars from the Washington-based think tank Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS) and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). In the latest U.S. national security strategy report published ...
Construction is shown on Fiery Cross Reef, in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, in this June 16, 2017, satellite image released by Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS) to Reuters on June 29, 2017. On Tuesday, Brian Hook, ...

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, said he believes that uncertainty in the budget for DoD and multiple delays under the continuing resolution will put the Pentagon in a precarious position: When an official budget is finally agreed upon, DoD may not have ...
... Dunford's confidence, U.S. defense analysts are harboring doubt about the actual impact of the paper. "A strategy that is set without regard for resource constraint is a strategy that risks being inexecutable," said Todd Harrison, a defense budget expert at the Center For Strategic And International Studies.
The challenge will be getting the money to implement such an ambitious strategy and enough relief from day-to-day commitments to focus forces and programs on the long-term threat from China and Russia." Cancian is a senior adviser at the Center For Strategic And International Studies' International ...
Thomas Warren Ross is a Senior Fellow at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation from 2014 to 2017. For more information on issues and events that shape our world, please visit the CSS blog Network ...
Lightfoot, speaking at a Center For Strategic And International Studies civil space forum Jan. 18, joked about setting the record for longest-serving acting administrator. "Having the record for the longest-running acting administrator, for those of you who are Bull Durham fans, that's like having the minor ...
Good morning! Axios turns 1 today and we've launched our newest coverage area: international affairs. See the new stream here, where you can find a mix of our own reporting and the voices of outside experts. One other thing: 40 years ago today, the late, brilliant songwriter Warren Zevon released the album Excitable Boy ...
Todd Harrison, a space and budget expert with the Center For Strategic And International Studies, said the PDSA position could go unfilled "for a while" without any real negative effects, in part because the role was designed to be weak. The PDSA was responsible with coordinating space activities and ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan jabbed at Democrats on Thursday for tying a two-year deal to boost defense spending to immigration talks. Speaking on military readiness at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, the Wisconsin Republican predicted a budget cap deal is "very close" but complained ...
Cha now teaches at Georgetown University, runs the Asian studies program within its school of Foreign Service, and is a senior adviser at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. "At a time when the value of expert knowledge is discounted, this appointment will stand out," Scott Snyder, director of ...
Instead of equipping our troops for tomorrow's fight, we've let them become woefully underequipped," Ryan said at the Center For Strategic And International Studies think tank in Washington, D.C.. While Ryan has urged House lawmakers to pass another short-term CR Friday to avoid shutting down the ...
"Its job is to sit up there, stare at the earth and look for bright plumes that come from a rocket launch," said Todd Harrison, director of aerospace and security projects with the Center For Strategic And International Studies. "It's our first line of detection for missiles that might be launched at the U.S. or U.S. ...

But in the event that both North Korea and the two allies hold up their end of the deal, there could emerge diplomatic space for dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang, according to Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. "I doubt this request to postpone joint ...
The year 2017 was "a constructive year for Chinese base building" in the South China Sea, according to Washington D.C.-based Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS). On December 14, CSIS reported that China had completed 29 hectares (290,000 square meters) of "new real estate" on ...
John Hamre, a former deputy Secretary of Defense, recently cautioned colleagues at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, which he heads, that a high-level administration official had admonished him that "we are running out of time on North Korea." To which Hamre responded: "What the hell ...
"It's a total turnaround from where we were in the '70s," said Frank Verrastro, senior vice president at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. shale oil drills can now plunge deep into the earth, pivot and tunnel sideways for miles, hitting an oil pocket the size of a chair, Verrastro said. The United ...
"The New Barbarianism" is a documentary that addresses this additional war casualty. The Washington-based Center For Strategic And International Studies made the film, and it was directed by a former "NewsHour" foreign editor, Justin Kenny. I taped a conversation on this topic earlier in the week, but first ...
Bonnie Glaser, the director of the China Power Project at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, told me that satellite images are "reliable" and that the Chosun Ilbo report is "likely accurate." Patrick Cronin, the senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the bipartisan Center for a New ...
But in a September talk at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, Lighthizer noted that Trump has long "been critical of the prevailing U.S. trade policy of so-called free trade deals and of their effects on workers. So we will have change in trade policy." ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads.
Please join the Atlantic Council and the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for a conversation with female thought leaders about the current state of the transatlantic relationship. In today's turbulent political and security environment, the transatlantic alliance is at a critical ...
Dear Editor: President Trump removed climate change from the list of threats in his recently unveiled National Security strategy, even though Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the Armed Services Committee, "I agree that the effects of climate change ... impact our security situation." Mattis wasn't the ...
Evidence of a changing balance of power between the United States and other countries can also be found in a report by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of Washington's Center For Strategic And International Studies, which revealed that in the South China Sea, Beijing has continued to defy ...
"Their intent is to bring shock and awe," said Scott Kennedy, an expert on Chinese trade at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. "They're not kidding around." It's not yet clear how extensive the administration actions will be. Trump's repeated campaign vows to retaliate against China for policies ...
But in a September talk at the Center For Strategic And International Studies, Lighthizer noted that Trump has long "been critical of the prevailing U.S. trade policy of so-called free trade deals and of their effects on workers. So we will have change in trade policy." ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads.
China has apparently been secretly selling oil to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions and its own promises to drastically curb trade with the country. A report from South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on Tuesday said that US spy satellite images show that Chinese ships have transferred oil to North ...
Editor's Note: This is the fifteenth installment of "Southern (Dis)Comfort," a new series from war on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition -- military, economic, diplomatic -- in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and ...
Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for a conversation with female thought leaders about the current state of the transatlantic relationship. In today's turbulent political and security environment, the transatlantic alliance is at a critical crossroads. Pressing foreign policy and security challenges ...
We're partnering with the Center For Strategic And International Studies to bring you their fab Bad Ideas series through the Christmas holiday season. This one deals with an issue our readers have grappled with several times over the last decade -- should America take its ICBMs off alert. It's sure to have ...
Those costs prompted the Pentagon to reduce personnel, says Todd Harrison, an expert with the Center For Strategic And International Studies. But other increases arise from a dysfunctional congressional budget process complicated by Lobbyists who woo lawmakers to back unneeded or extravagant ...
HIGH CONFIDENCE: The U.S. has very high confidence in the THAAD, Rear Adm. Jon Hill said yesterday at a Center For Strategic And International Studies event. "THAAD is an incredible system," Hill said of the Lockheed Martin program. "I think it was the right decision to deploy it to where it's deployed ...
The D.C.-based Center For Strategic And International Studies' project, "Reconnecting Asia," bills these initiatives as "competing visions" for the continent, but how does (for example) Russia's vision actually vie with China's? If China and Japan bid to build a high-speed rail in Indonesia, surely they are both ...
To gauge how seriously we should be concerned about elevated terrorist threats in the wake of Trump's decision, VICE spoke to Thomas Sanderson, an expert on terrorism and terrorist threats at the Center For Strategic And International Studies with almost two decades of experience. Here's what we talked ...
The CH-53E helicopters have operated since the mid-1980s and are "worn out and in need of replacement," according to analysts such as Todd Harrison from the Center For Strategic And International Studies think tank, quoted in Bloomberg last year. the Pentagon approved a deal with Lockheed Martin to ...
One trillion dollars in public and private funding will be mobilized. Will that money be enough to save the planet? Only time will tell.... Ahmed Charai, a Moroccan publisher, is on the board of directors of the Atlantic Council, the Center For Strategic And International Studies and the Center for the National ...
The North may also conduct another launch to test its re-entry technology. U.S. media, including CNN and Fox News, said Friday that the Hwasong-15 missile appeared to have been destroyed during its atmospheric re-entry phase. The Center For Strategic And International Studies, a U.S. think tank, said ...
"Saleh is a veteran of negotiations with all of the parties in Yemen," said Jon B. Alterman, who heads the Middle East Program at the Center For Strategic And International Studies in Washington. "Having him working for resolution, and diminishing the Houthis' bargaining position, helps move this from a ...
Most Arabs have little confidence in the Trump Administration's ability to solve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and many have lost hope that a resolution is even possible. At the same time, it appears that the West's hostility toward Iran has produced a noticeable and potentially worrisome backlash in Iranian ...
Each year, for the past seven, ZRS has been given the opportunity to poll public opinion across the Middle East for the Sir Bani Yas Forum, a gathering of thought leaders hosted by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Washington-based Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS). This year ...
It has also built seven man-made islets in the hotly contested Spratlys, with three boasting military-grade airfields -- despite a 2015 pledge by Chinese President Xi Jinping not to further militarize them. The Center For Strategic And International Studies think tank said in late March that major construction at ...
The purpose of his visit was mainly to testify at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on November 1, along with participating in a panel at a Center For Strategic And International Studies conference and an interview with CNN. What Thae asserted during his trip can be boiled down to this ...
Rex Tillerson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Center For Strategic And International Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called recent reports that the White House is looking to oust him "laughable" on Friday.
Bush had moved to Washington in the early 1990s to join the Center For Strategic And International Studies as the director of its Russian and Eurasia programmes, having spent three decades in Germany with Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the US-funded stations that broadcast reliable ...
Even so, "that's good enough if you're aiming at a city," said Ian Williams, a missile defense expert at the Center For Strategic And International Studies. But it would probably be insufficient to reliably take out a hardened target like a military installation, he said. analysts say North Korea appears to be ...
... said James Lewis, senior vice president of the Center For Strategic And International Studies. Such a step could require companies to expose ...
Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center For Strategic And International Studies in Washington, said that while the U.S. hopes the ...


 

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