Center for Strategic and International Studies

Expert: China Using Belt and Road to Build ‘Imperialism 3.0’

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is devising a new form of “imperialism” that allows Beijing to quickly exploit economic opportunities outside of China, an expert from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) told House lawmakers this week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 12, 2018. (Etienne Oliveau/Pool Photo via AP)

Satellite Photos Capture Another Undeclared North Korean Missile Base

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank based in Washington, DC, published another report on Friday describing a missile base in North Korea whose existence has not been officially disclosed by the government. A previous CSIS report claimed North Korea operates about 20 undisclosed missile bases.

UN experts say North Korea shielding missiles at airports

Experts: ‘Sure Bet’ Kurds Are Talking to Assad Following U.S. ‘Uncertainty’ in Support

WASHINGTON, DC — The American military’s refusal to support the Kurds in their fight against Turkey in northern Syria’s Afrin region is likely to push them to join the Iranian- and Russian-backed Bashar al-Assad coalition, according to an analyst who recently traveled to the Middle East as part of a United States military delegation and a former U.S. ambassador.

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) military police members demonstrate with their flags and others bearing the portrait of Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Kurdish town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah province on February 24, 2018, denouncing the Turkish military operation against YPG forces …

CSIS Think Tank: U.S. Still Mulling ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike Against North Korea

Senior officials from President Donald Trump’s administration are still considering a “limited,” pre-emptive “bloody nose” military strike against North Korea to demonstrate to Kim Jong-un “American’s resolve and willpower,” according to an expert at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) think tank.

The Associated Press

Obama’s State of the Union: Vacuous

It may be unfair to expect any meaningful discussion of strategy and America’s security position in a State of the Union address. But, it is all too clear that President Obama failed to go beyond a few sentences of vacuous spin in dealing with the world outside the United States.

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