Rank #1: The Economic Impact of Fighting Corruption in Guatemala
Rank #2: The Humanitarian and National Security Crisis in Yemen: An Update and Path Forward
How is the international community responding to this crisis and what is the role of the United States? Do humanitarian agencies have the resources and access they need to deliver aid effectively? Join us for a conversation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, to discuss the policy solutions and action needed to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen.Download full transcript here.
Rank #3: Network Futures: 5G, SDN and the Internet
Rank #4: Schieffer Series: The Kremlin Playbook 2: The Enablers
It builds on the first Kremlin Playbook, which described the patterns of Russian economic influence in five Central and Eastern European countries. This new report, with six new case studies, exposes how countries can either be targets or enablers of Russian malign economic influence by allowing their financial systems to shelter profits for Russian companies and facilitate tax avoidance or illicit financial activity in Europe. The Kremlin Playbook 2 highlights the nexus between illicit finance and national security, describes the adaption of Russian tactics, and underscores the democratic imperative of greater institutional transparency against complex illicit schemes.
Rank #5: China's Pursuit of Semiconductor Independence
Semiconductors and microelectronics are the backbone of the digital economy and closely linked to national security. Recognizing this, China intends to gain semiconductor independence through espionage and immense investments, but it lags behind the U.S.
Rank #6: Maritime Security Dialogue: A Conversation with Hon. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy
CSIS and the United States Naval Institute (USNI) featured a conversation with the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, 76th Secretary of the Navy for a Maritime Security Dialogue event.
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Rank #7: A Different Kind of Prison: Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang and Its Global Implications
Over one million Uyghurs and Muslims from other ethnic minority groups have been detained by the Chinese government and sent to “re-education” internment camps. Sources indicate that detainees are psychologically and physically abused. Uyghurs outside the camps in Xinjiang are also not free, as they are kept under constant surveillance, often using advanced technology. The Chinese government is increasingly testing this technology in Xinjiang and exporting it nationally and globally, with concerning implications for democracy and human rights.
This event will focus on how this surveillance technology is being used and disseminated across the globe, which poses a risk of great harm to human rights and democracy, particularly if deployed without adequate safeguards.
Rank #8: Civil-Military Relations in the United States: A Conversation with the Hon. Leon E. Panetta
As Americans grapple with the legacies of the post-9/11 conflicts, the relationship between the country and its armed forces is at a critical inflection point. What role do Americans want their military to play in civic life? How much does, and should, the military influence policy? From the reintegration of veterans into civilian society, to the dangers of politicization of the armed forces, to the inevitable - and often, healthy - tensions between civilian and uniformed decision-makers in Washington, this event will examine what makes civil-military relations break down and promote what a healthy civil-military relationship can do to reinvigorate our democracy.
Rank #9: Russia and the Evolving European Security Order
Rank #10: Iran One Year Later: The Trump Administration’s Policy, Looking Back and Looking Forward
Rank #11: Venezuela As A Narco State
Rank #12: Homeland Defense and the Role of NORAD and USNORTHCOM: A Conversation with General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy
Rank #13: G20 Osaka Debrief: What, So What, Now What?
Rank #14: The Future of AMISOM
The Future of AMISOM, a panel discussion addressing the evolution, challenges, and future of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Deployed in 2007 to counter the threat of al-Shabaab in Somalia, AMISOM remains the African Union’s most extensive and dangerous military intervention. Eleven years later, however, Somalia’s security challenges persist. As al-Shabaab continues to stage deadly attacks, questions linger regarding AMISOM’s transition, the commitment of its Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and the ability of the Somali National Army to stand on its own.
Rank #15: Maritime Security Dialogue: A Conversation with ADM William Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations
A Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring a discussion with ADM William Moran, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Rank #16: US-China Innovation Forum: Setting the Agenda
Rapid technological advancements offer a wealth of potential opportunities for business and consumers, but also present a set of serious public policy challenges for the United States, China and others.
Rank #17: The Future of Arms Control
Arms control and the nonproliferation regime are being challenged on multiple fronts. U.S.-Russia bilateral cooperation on arms control stalled under the cloud of INF violations by Russia and withdrawal by the United States.
Rank #18: Book Launch: A Covert Action
Listen as Seth G. Jones has revealed the little-known story of the CIA’s subsequent operations in Poland, which produced a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. While the Soviet-backed Polish government worked to crush a budding liberal opposition movement, the CIA began a sophisticated intelligence campaign, code-named QRHELPFUL, that supported dissident groups. The most powerful of these groups was Solidarity, a trade union that swelled to a membership of ten million and became one of the first legitimate anti-Communist opposition movements in Eastern Europe. With President Reagan’s support, the CIA provided money that helped Solidarity print newspapers, broadcast radio programs, and conduct a wide-ranging information warfare campaign against the Soviet-backed government. QRHELPFUL proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.
Rank #19: Implications of the U.S.-North Korea Summit
In the aftermath of the Hanoi Summit, a special speech by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) to assess the outcome of the summit between the United States and North Korea. The Senator's speech was preceded by a panel of distinguished experts.
Rank #20: Securing Space: A Discussion on the U.S. Space Force
The Center for Strategic and International Studies has hosted a discussion on President Trump's newly announced Space Force proposal. With Vice President Pence's announcement of the Department of Defense's report on "Organizational and Management Structure for the National Security Space Components of the Department of Defense," the administration is moving forward with plans to establish a Space Force. Join CSIS for a discussion of what it means for DoD and the future of national security space.