Global Security Forum 2015

On Monday, November 16th, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the Global Security Forum 2015 in Washington, DC. The event featured panels of government officials, think tank fellows, and business professionals to discuss the major national security issues facing the nation and the possible solutions to these bedeviling quandaries.

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Paris Terrorist Attacks Aftermath: The EU Mutual Defense Clause

Last weekend France – for the second time this year – was hit by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on its capital. The iconic city of love once again found itself at the main stage of international terrorism. President Francois Hollande addressed a joint session of both houses of parliament in Versailles on Monday, […]

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Developing an Effective Anti-ISIS Strategy

The recent terror attacks in Paris have created renewed demand to develop a real strategy for defeating ISIS. These attacks show spillover from the Syrian Civil War that threatens the livelihood of people far beyond Syria’s borders.

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Reality, Risk and Potential: Managing Today’s Conflicts

On Monday, October 26th at the Council on Foreign Relation’s, Foreign Affairs and the International Crisis Group (ICG) in New York hosted an event on “Reality, Risk, and Potential: Managing Today’s Conflicts.” The event featured panels of experts consisting of think tank fellows, academics, journalists, and business professionals.

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Iran’s Close Relationship with Syria Hinders Negotiations with the US

With no formal peace talks in the works, the United States is reaching out to Iran to negotiate a political solution, one in which the Assad regime is removed from power. But the most critical obstacle to this is Iran’s unwillingness to part ways with President Bashar al-Assad.

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Rethinking NATO Article 5: Challenges to Collective Security in the Cyber Era

Ever since its formation in early 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been an important cornerstone of the national security strategy of the United States. This military alliance, once founded to counter the Soviet threat during the Cold War, constitutes a system of collective self-defense. All twenty-eight member states agree to mutual defense […]

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Threatens the Security and Stability of the Middle East

With millions having already fled Syria and still more to follow, a major refugee crisis exists that threatens the security and stability of the entire Middle East.

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