Envisioning a Multilayered Security Blanket for Ukraine
On February 24, news outlets reported on alleged conversations between White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan and experts about what possible security guarantees could entail for Ukraine. If reporting is accurate, the takeaway is that there is no definitive plan for what postwar security guarantees look like for Ukraine. In the absence of any […]
Five Ways to Help Ukraine Win
Last week, in advance of the anniversary of Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine, as Russian forces appear fitfully to be launching a new offensive, President Biden for the first time visited Ukraine, walking with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky through Kyiv. Following on his pledge in his State of the Union address to support Ukraine for “as long as […]
The Value in NATO Being NATO
On November 15, 2022, Poland reported that Russian missiles struck its territory, killing two civilians. Initial information about the attacks suggested that this incident may make the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s strategic calculations regarding the war in Ukraine significantly more complicated. Poland is, after all, a NATO member with a fierce anti-Russian streak in its […]
NATO’s Evolving Role in Developing AI Policy
This week, NATO leaders convened their first-ever Data & AI Leader’s Conference on big data and artificial intelligence (AI) with a focus on building sound foundations for both governance and responsible use of these technologies. Given the increased attention and focus big data and AI are having in allied capitals, NATO’s goal is to help define a […]
How to ensure the US and its allies have the weapons they need
With strong allied military support for Ukraine in its war against Russia, one of most debated issues on both sides of the Atlantic is whether there is enough defense industrial capacity between North America and Europe to meet the current and future defense capability needs of NATO and its member states. Put simply, this is […]
Thinking Through Security and Coordination Aspects Needed for Ukraine’s Reconstruction
The aim of the bipartisan and international CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission is to produce a policy framework that will help attract private sector investments to support Ukraine’s future economic reconstruction. To support the commission, CSIS will convene a series of working groups that will address a range of issue-specific areas that are critical for reconstruction and modernization of the Ukrainian economy, including agriculture, energy, and transportation and logistics, as well as addressing the impact of corruption on private sector investment.
With Enough Help, Ukraine Can Win
There’s a difference between not losing and winning. Support from the United States could determine Ukraine’s fate.
2 Percent Defense Spending Is a Bad Target for NATO
Focusing on military budgets alone hurts the alliance’s relevance.
Russia Is a Real Threat to NATO
Despite its failings, the Russian military is still a powerful force.
Why a ‘Buy Allied’ approach matters
During the past five years, Americans have heard a lot from two presidential administrations and Congress about the need to onshore manufacturing. In accordance with the slogans “Buy American” and “Made in America,” the noble concept seeks to bring production and jobs back to the U.S. and to reduce our economy’s dependence on foreign suppliers and supply […]