Center for Strategic & International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a prominent American think tank based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. The center conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world, with a specific focus on issues concerning international relations, trade, technology, finance, energy and geostrategy.

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"Calling for integrity in an election year may be a particularly good way to ensure that any resolutions that follow will be broken early and often."

"It has now been almost exactly a year since U.S. and ISAF combat forces formally left Afghanistan. So far, the Afghan government and Afghan forces are losing at every level."

“The Islamic extremism that drives ISIS is only one of the world’s sources of terrorism and insurgency by non-state actors.”

"The new number is almost certainly too low to be effective. Like all of the President’s previous manpower totals, it is not explained and exploits news media."

"The Taliban’s capture of Kunduz does mark its first major capture of a major urban area, but it is only a symptom of a much broader crisis in the Transition process."