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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 prospect of a new United States development finance institution (USDFI) and the pivot toward “blended finance” are two of the hottest topics -- and both subjects of recent events at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Support for the proposed USDFI spans political and institutional ...
"We've seen this show before, not for a while, but it's not so much different from what happened before," said Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She said she doubts whether Kim Jong Un is truly willing to give up the nuclear weapons and missiles ...

Cha, a professor at Georgetown University and a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., reportedly lost the job under Trump over his objections to the use of a preemptive military strike against North Korea's weapons program. His resume also includes a stint ...
The family of Otto Warmbier filed an extraordinary lawsuit against North Korea in federal court Thursday alleging that the 22-year-old college student was “brutally tortured and murdered” by Kim Jong Un's “criminal” regime during 17 months in captivity. The 22-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for ...
“Of course it matters,” says Jeff Rathke, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former State Department official, referring to the authorization bill. “Especially with the start of a term of a new secretary of state, with a congress controlled by his party, the State Department could ...
The U.S. efforts may fail, according to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Lewis writes: "There are very few technologies where we still have a monopoly, and though it is in our national interest to prevent exports that improve China's technological base, we should not delude ...

Now, let's contrast that to German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” said Heather A. Conley, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Europe Program. “She is a scientist. She is cautious. She is careful. Her nickname is “Mutti' or mother. She's low-key. She's an everyday person, a slayer of ...
"If things continue as they have been, all bets are off," said Samm Sacks, a senior fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Since March, tensions over trade have been rising between Washington and Beijing. The US slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum ...
James Lewis, a former Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Departments of State who is now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said if the emergency act was invoked, U.S. government officials including those in the Treasury Department could use it "to catch anything they want" that ...
The meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas along the heavily fortified border marked a day of diplomacy after months of war talk. Judy Woodruff talks to former State Department official Frank Jannuzi and Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the significance of the ...
“This was just modifications to what they had already done,” said Todd Harrison, director of the aerospace security project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “It's kind of surprising they've run into so many technical challenges.” Ramey of Boeing said that part of a development program is ...
“This was just modifications to what they had already done,” said Todd Harrison, director of the aerospace security project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “It's kind of surprising they've run into so many technical challenges.” Ramey of Boeing said that part of a development program is ...
"I was surprised at how much 'low' tech was there compared to high tech," said William Reinsch, an expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, of the U.S. tariffs proposed on April 3. Washington was trying to steer clear of products like smartphones and telecommunications ...
The Navy performed a 2016 Force Structure assessment that explains the requirement for a 355-ship fleet, but a subsequent Center for Strategic and International Studies report has raised doubts about whether the Navy can afford it, given that it struggles to control costs for its current 277-ship fleet.
"This tweet doesn't specify what or when or how many" missiles the U.S. would launch, Thomas Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CNBC in response to Trump's tweet. The White House said Tuesday that Trump "will not attend the 8th ...
... in which North Korea gives up nukes if the U.S. ends its alliances in Asia, its policy of extended deterrence and ground troops on the peninsula, Victor Cha, a Georgetown University professor and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said at a Washington event on Monday.
... a relatively limited way. But if the US hits Russian assets — especially its military personnel — then things could move in a different direction. “We could stumble into direct conflict very quickly,” says Heather Conley, a European security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

Should North Korea's aircraft pose limitations, Kim would still have other options, said Victor Cha, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "In terms of his traveling anywhere, it would not be a problem — the South Koreans or the Swedes would give him a ride," Cha, who's also a ...
The Chinese also see the law as a U.S. attempt to gain leverage on trade, says Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The Chinese think that the United States is simply using Taiwan as a card to try and put pressure on China on trade," she tells Here ...
“Hanoi's agreement to the aircraft carrier visit demonstrates Vietnam's anxiety about what China will do next in the South China Sea,” said Mr Murray Hiebert, senior associate of the South-east Asia Programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “The US is virtually the last man standing to ...
The Kremlin Playbook, a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says that Russia “seeks to corrode democracy from within by deepening political divides.” The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where I serve, examined the Kremlin Playbook in an open congressional ...
Another option is to fight the gang at the source, in El Salvador, the way the U.S. helped Colombia end its long-running leftist insurgency, says Daniel Runde of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Nearly half the population of El Salvador is under age 24. "The region needs to create jobs," ...
"This is the most consequential 'Two Sessions' that China has had in many a year," said Scott Kennedy, deputy director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. This year's meeting will address major issues including the solidifying of Xi's power, and ...
“Hanoi's agreement to the aircraft-carrier visit demonstrates Vietnam's anxiety about what China will do next in the South China Sea,” said Murray Hiebert, senior associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “The U.S. is virtually the last man standing to which ...
But “I'm not sure that they could succeed in doing that,” said Bill Reinsch, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “That puts another issue on the table [in the funding talks]. It jeopardizes all the spending in the bill, it threatens a government shutdown — all the things that happen if ...
“We must no longer think in terms of building just 'limited' missile defense capabilities,” concluded a report that was issued last year by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. “The United States should begin the journey to develop a next-generation missile defense.”.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will hold a seminar on “Strategic National Security Space: FY19 Budget Forum” on February 28, 2018 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm ET at CSIS's offices at 1616 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC. The event will be webcast. Speakers are:.
RFE/RL talked to Ian Williams, an associate fellow and associate director in the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) International Security Program who focuses on missile defense and strategic forces and deterrence, about whether Putin might have broken new strategic ground or put the ...
McAfee, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has conducted a study revealing that cybercime costs $600bn to the businesses annually, equating to 0.8% of global GDP. This is up from the $445bn in global losses that were recorded in 2014, highlighting the growing ...
Happening this afternoon in Washington: The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a series of talks on “Oversight and Accountability in U.S. Security Sector Assistance” with a number of Pentagon officials and the House Committee on Armed Services Ranking Member, Rep. Adam Smith ...
Edward Chow, senior fellow for energy and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, sees the development in terms of the narrow range of choices available to Russia and the global ambitions of President Xi Jinping. "I wonder whether it really isn't just a ...
A report last year from the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies suggests the J-20 could be used to strike enemy airfields and command centers in the ground attack role. Read More. The report also points out that if long-range air-to-air missile are mounted on the J-20, ...
The Center for Strategic and International Studies pegs the worldwide cost of cybercrime at $445 billion a year[v]. According to the 2016 Cost of Cybercrime Study, data breaches, cyber-fraud and related disruptions impact U.S. organizations the hardest, with the average cyberattack generating $17.36 ...
But in an article in Foreign Affairs, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Erica Frantz, a professor at Michigan State University, warn that citizens in Europe “should hesitate before assuming that they are invulnerable to a populist-driven backslide.
But the political backdrop for the attack makes Russia by far the most likely culprit, says James Lewis, the director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Technology and Public Policy Program. After all, the Russian hacker group known as Fancy Bear, widely believed to be part of its military ...
"The risk is that when the budget is flowing freely, policy makers are usually reluctant to make hard choices," said Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a non-partisan think tank. "While this is not a record increase, it comes on top of a budget ...
Over a year into Donald Trump's bizarre Presidency, one of the many things he somehow hasn't quite gotten around to doing yet is to appoint a new ambassador to South Korea. A year ago, Trump moved faster. Among his first acts was to sack every single ambassador who was a political appointee of his ...
Investing in interceptors isn't enough because they can't work without the other components of a missile defense system, Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency Rear Adm. Jon Hill said during remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.. Enemy missiles must be ...
... March 22, that's halfway through the fiscal year on a continuing resolution and it's especially disruptive because the budget request for fiscal year '18 ... is significantly higher than the CR level,” said Todd Harrison, the director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Philip Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, will speak on enhanced deterrence in Europe at 2 p.m. Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. http://bit.ly/2EAzVRU. Rep. Will Hurd · William Ballard HurdCrowded primaries loom in Texas House races Dem ...
While in Washington, the delegation will meet with representatives from the Department of State and Department of Defense as well as participate in a panel discussion on security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), according to a Riigikogu press release. The Defence and Security ...
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received a delegation from the US-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, headed by Jon B. Alterman, Director, Middle East Programme, in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Sheikh Abdullah ...
Gregory Poling of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said leaders should shed off defeatism and actively explore ways to promote regional peace. “There are lot of options between surrender and war that are not being ...
It will include expert witnesses from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Center for American Progress. FITNESS TRACKER UPDATE: The Pentagon says it does not believe any sensitive or classified information has been compromised by the revelation a ...
"Every leader in the world is trying to figure out where the United States is going," said Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "I still think the president is struggling to articulate what American leadership means. The president's ...
Monday, Jan. 29 at 1:00 pm: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an event on Russia's Electronic Warfare Capabilities to 2025. Roger McDermott will deliver remarks, followed by a discussion with Michael Kofman moderated by Olga Oliker. Register to attend. Tuesday, Jan.
Robert Neller, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, acknowledged the limitations of military plans during an appearance at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Thursday. “If [a U.S. conflict with North Korea] were to go down, I'm not now so sure it's going to go down the way we ...
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 ...


 

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