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Center for Strategic and International Studies


For four decades, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has been dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on—and policy solutions to—current and emerging global issues.

CSIS is led by John J. Hamre, former U.S. deputy secretary of defense. It is guided by a board of trustees chaired by former U.S. senator Sam Nunn and consisting of prominent individuals from both the public and private sectors.

The CSIS staff of 190 researchers and support staff focus primarily on three subject areas. First, CSIS addresses the full spectrum of new challenges to national and international security. Second, it maintains resident experts on all of the world's major geographical regions. Third, it is committed to helping to develop new methods of governance for the global age; to this end, CSIS has programs on technology and public policy, international trade and finance, and energy.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CSIS is private, bipartisan, and tax-exempt.

Additional Materials from Center for Strategic and International Studies: Policy Briefs | Working Papers | Journals: Comparative Connections | Journals: The Washington Quarterly


Title: Understanding Islamic Charities
Authors: Jon B. Alterman, Karin von Hippel
Date: December 2007

Title: Iraq's Insurgency and the Road to Civil Conflict (2 vols)
Authors: Anthony H. Cordesman
Date: December 2007

Title: An East Asian Community and the United States
Authors: Ralph A. Cossa, Akihiko Tanaka
Date: December 2007

Title: The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons
Authors: Anthony H. Cordesman
Date: September 2003

Title: Forecasting Mexico's Democratic Transition: Scenarios for Policymakers
Authors: Armand B. Peschard-Sverdrup
Date: September 2003

Title: Civil Security: Americans and the Challenge of Homeland Security
Authors: Amanda J. Dory
Date: September 2003

Title: Cyber Security: Turning National Solutions into International Cooperation
Authors: James A. Lewis
Date: August 2003

Title: China's New Journey to the West: China's Emergence in Central Asia and Implications for U.S. Interests
Authors: Bates Gill, Matthew Oresman
Date: August 2003

Title: Environment and Development in Mexico: Recommendations for Reconciliation
Authors: Jan Gilbreath
Date: June 2003

Title: The European Finality Debate and Its National Dimensions
Authors: Simon Serfaty
Date: April 2003

Title: The Debate on NATO's Evolution
Authors: Margarita Assenova
Date: April 2003

Title: Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-first Century (Vol I and II)
Authors: Anthony H. Cordesman
Date: April 2003

Title: The Future of the Transatlantic Defense Community
Authors: Jean-Paul Bechat, John J. Hamre, Felix G. Rohatyn, Simon Serfaty
Date: January 2003

Title: Protecting against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership
Authors: Robert J. Einhorn, Michele A. Flournoy
Date: January 2003

Title: U.S. Armed Forces and Homeland Defense The Legal Framework
Authors: Paul Schott Stevens
Date: October 2001