Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Homepage: http://www.csis.org/
July 2011: "At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
Founded by David M. Abshire (far left) and Admiral Arleigh Burke (left) at the height of the Cold War, CSIS was dedicated to finding ways for America to sustain its prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world.
Since 1962, CSIS has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions, with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.
Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn (right) became chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees in 1999, and John J. Hamre (far right) has led CSIS as its president and chief executive officer since April 2000."http://csis.org/about-us
October 2001: "For four decades, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has been dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on—and policy solutions to—current and emerging global issues." http://www.csis.org/about/index.htm
March 2013: 'The American and South Korean attacks underscore a growing fear that the two countries most worrisome to banks, oil producers and governments may be Iran and North Korea, not because of their skill but because of their brazenness. Neither country is considered a superstar in this area. The appeal of digital weapons is similar to that of nuclear capability: it is a way for an outgunned, outfinanced nation to even the playing field. “These countries are pursuing cyberweapons the same way they are pursuing nuclear weapons,” said James A. Lewis, a computer security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “It’s primitive; it’s not top of the line, but it’s good enough and they are committed to getting it.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/technology/corporate-cyberattackers-possibly-state-backed-now-seek-to-destroy-data.html
May 2001: '"The flow of illegals has become much more organized, and that has opened the opportunity for these [smuggling] groups to market their services to non-Mexicans," said Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, director of the Mexico project at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29475-2001May15.html
June 2007: The US and Iraqi governments have vastly overstated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq, and most of them don't come from Saudi Arabia, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS). According to a piece in The Guardian, this means the US and Iraq 'feed the myth' that foreign fighters are the backbone of the insurgency. While the foreign fighters may stoke the insurgency flames, they make up only about 4 to 10 percent of the estimated 30,000 insurgents.http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2007/06/23/al_qaeda/index.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Hills Program on Governance Organization Dec 11, 2006 Founded/Co-Founded by Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) David M. Abshire Ph.D. Person Jul 15, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Zbigniew Brzezinski Person Founded/Co-Founded by Admiral Arleigh Burke Person Jul 15, 2011 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Kurt M. Campbell Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Frank Cilluffo Person Sep 15, 2006 Cooperation (past or present) Sen. William S. Cohen Person Dec 23, 2005 Organization Executive (past or present) Michele Flournoy Person Apr 22, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) John J. Hamre Ph.D. Person Jul 15, 2011 Organization Executive (past or present) David Heyman Person Aug 6, 2005 Organization Executive (past or present) Roderick M. Hills Person Dec 11, 2006 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Ray Lee Hunt Person Sep 28, 2007 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Secretary of State Henry Alfred Kissinger Person Apr 1, 2008 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Kenneth G. Langone Person Jan 21, 2004 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Edward N. Luttwak Person Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Senator Sam Nunn Person Jul 15, 2011 Organization Executive (past or present) Armand B. Peschard-Sverdrup Person Jun 18, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 28, 2013 Cyberattacks Seem Meant to Destroy, Not Just Disrupt
QUOTE: an intensifying campaign of unusually powerful attacks on American financial institutions that began last September and have taken dozens of them offline intermittently, costing millions of dollars....Corporate leaders have long feared online attacks aimed at financial fraud or economic espionage, but now a new threat has taken hold: attackers, possibly with state backing, who seem bent on destruction.
New York Times Jul 14, 2011 Hacktivism moves from pranks to problems: Far from being 'sophisticated' attacks, LulzSec and Anonymous are run of the mill, say experts.
QUOTE: a spate of cyber unrest that started last year with attacks by the group Anonymous on companies that took a stand against Wikileaks, a group dedicated to outing government secrets. While companies and government agencies had derided the efforts as pranks, the success that hactivists have had in penetrating networks has increasingly caused concern.
InfoWorld May 23, 2008 Iraq Spending Ignored Rules, Pentagon Says
QUOTE: The new report is especially significant because while other federal auditors have severely criticized the way the United States has handled payments to contractors in Iraq, this is the first time that the Pentagon itself has acknowledged the mismanagement on anything resembling this scale.
New York Times Oct 14, 2007 With Tight Grip on Ballot, Putin Is Forcing Foes Out
QUOTE: Strict new election rules adopted under Mr. Putin, combined with the Kremlin’s dominance over the news media and government agencies, are expected to propel the party that he created, United Russia, to a parliamentary majority even more overwhelming than its current one.
New York Times Sep 24, 2007 Contractor Blamed in DHS Data Breaches
QUOTE: The FBI is investigating a major information technology firm with a $1.7 billion Department of Homeland Security contract after it allegedly failed to detect cyber break-ins traced to a Chinese-language Web site and then tried to cover up its deficiencies, according to congressional investigators. At the center of the probe is Unisys Corp...
Washington Post Jun 23, 2007 Everyone we fight in Iraq is now "al-Qaida"
QUOTE: That the Bush administration, and specifically its military commanders, decided to begin using the term "Al Qaeda" to designate "anyone and everyeone we fight against or kill in Iraq" is obvious. But what is even more notable is that the establishment press has followed right along, just as enthusiastically.
Salon Jun 05, 2007 Shooting case has border agents on edge: Morale slides, says union, in wake of prison time for two agents who used deadly force.
QUOTE: At the center of the storm over use of force are two border patrol agents in west Texas who, in January, began serving prison time for shooting and wounding a drug smuggler as he fled toward Mexico and then covering up evidence...But for field agents, the case goes deeper, chilling both their willingness to use deadly force and their morale, says T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents 11,000 nonsupervisory personnel at the agency.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 12, 2006 Top Cyber Security Post Still Unfilled After a Year
QUOTE: One year after the Department of Homeland Security created a high-level post for coordinating U.S. government efforts to deal with attacks on the nation's critical technological infrastructure, the agency still has not identified a candidate for the job...[some candidates--Ed.] were apparently knocked out of the running for political or professional considerations.
Washington Post Feb 15, 2006 Unions Around World to Protest Iran's Treatment of Bus Workers
QUOTE: Labor unions in 18 capitals, including Washington, are taking part today in demonstrations outside Iranian embassies and interest sections to protest the coercive treatment of bus drivers in Tehran and its suburbs, who have been beaten, jailed and dismissed for attempting to negotiate better wages.
Washington Post Mar 03, 2003 Abortion sides upset at plans for funds
QUOTE: A Bush administration decision to provide funding from an expanded AIDS program to overseas clinics that also promote abortion has roiled both sides in the long-standing battle over abortion policy.
Washington Times Feb 16, 2003 Journals to Consider U.S. Security in Publishing
QUOTE: More than 20 leading scientific journals have made a pact to censor articles that they believe could compromise national security, regardless of their scientific merit... Some prominent scientists called the policy a significant step in the wrong direction.
New York Times Jun 10, 2002 Bush Developing Military Policy Of Striking First: New Doctrine Addresses Terrorism
QUOTE: ...new strategic doctrine that moves away from the Cold War pillars of containment and deterrence toward a policy that supports preemptive attacks against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.
Washington Post May 17, 2001 People Smuggling Now Big Business in Mexico
QUOTE: Immigrant smuggling on the U.S.-Mexican border...has become a multibillion-dollar industry increasingly controlled by large, well-organized syndicates.
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