This seventh installment in our series on U.S. support for global polio eradication explores how ongoing research has allowed the eradication program to learn and adapt in real time, overcoming new obstacles and building a body of knowledge that can be applied to other global health campaigns
Nellie Bristol & Michaela Simoneau
Moscow and Beijing’s toolkit for influencing democratic societies has evolved. Using Germany, the UK, Japan, and Australia as case studies, CSIS explores what traits made these democracies vulnerable to foreign influence as well as the sources of their resiliency
Heather A. Conley, Cyrus Newlin and Tim Kostelancik
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 exceed 10 million globally as of July 1 and continue to climb. To combat the virus’s spread, governments have implemented restrictions on economic activity unprecedented in peacetime
Stephanie Segal, Dylan Gerstel
Gas Line is a quarterly publication that looks at major news stories in global gas—ranging from project development to markets and geopolitics
Racism in the U.S., tragically evidenced by the killings of Black men and women at the hands of police and reflected in the disparate impact of Covid-19 on people of color, should be addressed as a fundamental issue of human rights. But does it also threaten national security? Can empowered civic engagement through revitalized civics education play a role in addressing it?
A DISCUSSION WITH
Lawrence H. Summers
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary
Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President for Economics, CSIS
Beijing’s decision to pass a national security law that would bypass Hong Kong’s legislature to impose potentially draconian restrictions on Hong Kong citizens’ civil liberties presents the United States and the international community with hard choices. China’s assault on Hong Kong’s autonomy sets the stage for a crackdown that could destroy Beijing’s promise of “one country, two systems” and send a ripple of uncertainty across Asia.
Since the first caveman sharpened a stone into a tool, economics has involved disruption. New technologies create innovative ways of doing business and displace old ones. The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter coined a phrase for this: “creative destruction.” The term encompasses both the benign and harmful dimensions of economic disruption: when the forest burns, many trees are destroyed, but new growth is enabled. The key to progress is ensuring that there are more winners than losers from disruptive change and that the latter benefit from the broader gains in prosperity.
This paper analyzes international perspectives on space weapons and the weaponization of space, focusing relatively more on countries other than the United States, Russia, and China. It examines how existing international agreements define and limit space weapons and weapons-related activities, proposed international agreements and the reactions of other nations to these proposals, and current developments that relate to space weapons and the weaponization of space.