South Korea is able to leverage its status as a middle power and exert influence on the global stage.
South Korea is able to leverage its status as a middle power

New CSIS Report: The Korean Pivot

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Manuel Carlos Giavedoni Pita
Now that the demand for U.S. special operations forces exceeds the supply, the new administration should determine where scarce special operations personnel can best be employed.
Now that the demand for U S special operations forces exceeds the

Making the Most of Special Operations Forces

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Tristan Gregory
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Arab Gulf states need to look beyond security and focus on internal stability.
Arab Gulf states need to look beyond security and focus on internal stability

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, and the New "Game of Thrones"

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This interactive map shows who claims what in the South China Sea.
This interactive map shows who claims what in the South China Sea

Island Features of the South China Sea

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Since June 16, Indian and Chinese defense forces have been facing off on the Doklam Plateau due to a territorial dispute between the two countries.
Since June 16 Indian and Chinese defense forces have been facing off

India and the Doklam Challenge

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Keanoa Kiro
Nasem Al Nasre
Ravi Kiran
Yesterday, broad opposition to the Nicolás Maduro regime organized a political referendum. Here’s what it means for Venezuela’s future.
Yesterday broad opposition to the Nicolás Maduro regime organized a political referendum

Venezuela at a Crossroads: The Countdown to a Soviet-Style Constituent Assembly

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Pablo Celorio
Ludwig Theile
Xavier Marié
Watch CSIS's Scott Kennedy give today's morning lecture from the historic Chautauqua Institution on China and geopolitics.
Watch CSIS's Scott Kennedy give today's morning lecture from the historic Chautauqua

Live stream with Scott Kennedy

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Tomorrow at CSIS, Senator Angus S. King, Jr. and Senator Lisa Murkowski will discuss potential new economic opportunities in a changing Arctic region.
Tomorrow at CSIS Senator Angus S King Jr and Senator Lisa Murkowski

America’s Arctic Economic Ambitions: Opportunities and Limitations

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Join us: Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) on "Renewing American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific" as part of our seventh annual South China Sea Conference.
Join us: Senator Cory Gardner R CO on "Renewing American Leadership in

Renewing American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Keynote speec...

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Andrew Jamieson
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Kylor Browning
As China continues its military modernization, one of the most closely watched programs has been China’s march toward developing an effective class of ballistic missile submarines.
As China continues its military modernization one of the most closely watched

Does China Have an Effective Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent?

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James Boissett
William Seifert
Michael Snell
The latest About the News podcast features POLITICO Playbook's Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman to discuss the Playbook's transformation, the Trump White House and what they think is the hottest story in town—Capitol Hill.

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The latest About the News podcast features POLITICO Playbook's Anna Palmer and

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Improving global trade mechanisms could bring sweeping economic benefits for the U.S: better infrastructure, export diversification, and decreased corruption.
Improving global trade mechanisms could bring sweeping economic benefits for the U

The Clock Has Started on Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Implementation

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For decades, U.S. foreign policy has tried to balance the pursuit of national interests and the nation’s role as a champion of human rights. However, the “America First” principle may have sidelined human rights protection.
For decades U S foreign policy has tried to balance the pursuit

What Would “America First” Mean for Human Rights Protection in the Middle East?

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CSIS's Kathleen Hicks joins the Chautauqua Institution to discuss the U.S. defense environment and the current geopolitical issues shaping the globe.
CSIS's Kathleen Hicks joins the Chautauqua Institution to discuss the U S

Live stream with Kathleen Hicks

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Rising seas could wreak havoc across developing Asia. For every meter the sea level rises, 24 million people could be displaced in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines alone.
Rising seas could wreak havoc across developing Asia For every meter the

Asia’s Creeping Catastrophe

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Stephen P. Cutler
Hillel Ce
Tomorrow at CSIS, Senator Tom Cotton will speak on the implications for the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and on army modernization.
Tomorrow at CSIS Senator Tom Cotton will speak on the implications for

The Russia Challenge in Europe

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Members of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently traveled to Kentucky to better understand the U.S. opioid crisis. Here are five powerful lessons they learned.
Members of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently traveled to Kentucky

America’s Opioid Epidemic

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Stephen P. Cutler
Today, the dynamics of the South China Sea tilt in Beijing’s favor more heavily than ever.
Today the dynamics of the South China Sea tilt in Beijing’s favor

Have We Already Lost the South China Sea?

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James Boissett
Jun Zhang
Joe Lucasti
Security assistance plays a critical role in supporting US troops and fighting against terrorism.
Security assistance plays a critical role in supporting US troops and fighting

Before You Cut Foreign Aid to Fund Defense, Consider Where it Goes and What it Does for U.S. Troops and National Security

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Stephen P. Cutler
Robert Layden
Naw Yee