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U.S. Arms Transfer Policy
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

U.S. Arms Transfer Policy

The Trump Administration released its new Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) export policy in April 2018. It constitutes the first update to the CAT policy since January 2014.

CSIS is hosting a public event to discuss the Administration’s new CAT policy. The event will commence with keynote remarks by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow. Following these remarks, a moderated panel consisting of government, think tank, and industry experts will contextualize and discuss challenges in implementation, as well as opportunities presented for U.S. strategy and U.S. business as a result of this policy update.

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

The Wilson Center is hosting an exclusive look at The Perfect Weapon, the striking and sobering new book by acclaimed New York Times National Security Correspondent David Sanger, who researched and wrote while in residence at the Wilson Center. The Perfect Weapon is the gripping inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes -- from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt -- cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists.

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How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development: Assessing the Contributions of Tani Adams in Central America and Beyond

What happens to us when it becomes “normal” to live with high levels of chronic violence? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed? These were the questions that motivated the work of Tani Adams and led her to develop the Chronic Violence and Human Development Framework. The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about the important intellectual and policy contributions of Adams’ work with experts and practitioners who worked alongside her to develop her ideas and see them implemented.

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ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2018: Assessing the Trump-Kim Summit
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2018: Assessing the Trump-Kim Summit

CSIS is hosting a timely discussion with scholars, experts, opinion leaders, and government officials from the United States and South Korea who will participate in a series of panel discussions focused on the historic inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit meetings, the potential for denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean peninsula, and regional implications of summit diplomacy for Northeast Asia.

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Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade
May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government. Join us as we look into the effects of the global arms trade on human and national security, and discuss how the U.S. can better assess risk when transferring arms. 

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Europe and the US after the JCPOA
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Europe and the US after the JCPOA

The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative are hosting a discussion with Delphine O, a member of the French Parliament, and Omid Nouripour of the German Parliament, to discuss the ramifications of the US decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This decision by President Donald J. Trump could have far-reaching effects on US-European relations as well as Iran’s political and economic future. Barbara Slavin, director of the Initiative, will moderate.

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The Fallout from Trump’s Decision on the Iran Deal
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Fallout from Trump’s Decision on the Iran Deal

The Future of Iran Initiative, the Global Business and Economics Program, and the Middle East Security Initiative are hosting a discussion on the ramifications of Trump’s decision on the likely responses of Iran and US European allies as well as the consequences for non-proliferation and conflict in the Middle East.

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Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy

To help policymakers evaluate the possible downstream effects of selling weapons to specific countries, Cato scholars Trevor Thrall and Caroline Dorminey have created a comprehensive risk assessment index. This event hosted by the Cato Institute will discuss the index and the consequences of international arms sales.

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Book Launch Event: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War by Paul Scharre
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

Book Launch Event: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War by Paul Scharre

The Center for a New American Security is hosting an event to launch Paul Scharre’s new book Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War which explorex the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. 

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Autonomous Weapons and International Law
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Autonomous Weapons and International Law

The fifth annual Justice Stephen Breyer lecture at the Brookings Institution will discuss the introduction of artificial intelligence and robotics to future scenarios of warfare is posing new challenges to national and international codes of law, ethics, and human rights. Technological advances are fast outpacing the deliberative process of public debate and law-making that should determine the rules for the design and use of such lethal technologies. Ongoing talks at the United Nations to regulate such weapons are raising a host of complex questions around who is responsible for their development and deployment on the battlefield of the future.

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U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst

The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion on U.S. national security and the Korean peninsula from the perspectives of a former senior ranking official of the Kim Jong-un regime, a professor of St Petersburg University, and a renowned author on issues related to North Korea at a conference hosted jointly with the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS).

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The Rise and Fall of the ABM Treaty: Missile Defense and the U.S.-Russia Relationship
Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

The Rise and Fall of the ABM Treaty: Missile Defense and the U.S.-Russia Relationship

CSIS is hosting a discussion to explore how the U.S.-Russia relationship has for decades shaped the development and deployment of ballistic missile defenses. This discussion will feature Dr. James Cameron, whose new book The Double Game (2017) examines the complicated motivations and reservations of the American presidents who negotiated the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union.

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Sustaining U.S. Leadership Against Nuclear Terrorism and Proliferation: Monitoring and Verification in the Digital Age
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Sustaining U.S. Leadership Against Nuclear Terrorism and Proliferation: Monitoring and Verification in the Digital Age

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the work of the Nuclear Verification Capabilities Independent Task Force of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Task Force members will discuss their most recent report, Nuclear Monitoring and Verification in the Digital Age.

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U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz
Jan
24
2:30 PM14:30

U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, has introduced several pieces of legislation to address the threats emanating from North Korea. Senator Cruz will offer remarks on the latest North Korean threats and how the United States is responding. He will provide insights into what else the United States could and should do to provide maximum protection for the American people.

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With Great Power: Modifying U.S. Arms Sales to Reduce Civilian Harm
Jan
10
1:00 PM13:00

With Great Power: Modifying U.S. Arms Sales to Reduce Civilian Harm

n the new report, With Great Power: Modifying US Arms Sales to Reduce Civilian Harm, a joint project from the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and the Stimson Center, authors Dan Mahanty and Rachel Stohl evaluate gaps and opportunities to mitigate the risk of harm for civilians in places where the US sells conventional weapons.

The Stimson Center and CIVIC are hosting an on-the-record discussion on the gaps and opportunities to mitigate the risk of consequences for civilians in places where the U.S sells conventional weapons.

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Cyber Mercenaries: States and Hackers
Jan
8
4:30 PM16:30

Cyber Mercenaries: States and Hackers

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In a new book, Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power, Tim Maurer examines these state-hacker relationships and the important questions they raise about the control, authority, and use of offensive cyber capabilities. Drawing on case studies in the United States, Iran, Syria, Russia, and China, the book establishes a framework to better understand and manage the impact and risks of cyber proxies on global politics. Maurer will be joined in conversation at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace by Eric Rosenbach, and Ellen Nakashima will moderate.

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The Future of Combating Terrorism and Countering the Use of WMD
Dec
13
1:45 PM13:45

The Future of Combating Terrorism and Countering the Use of WMD

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, will deliver remarks about the Department’s current and future contributions to combating terrorism, including the prevention of the use of weapons of mass destruction and the creation of the Department’s new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. Following her remarks, she will participate in a moderated discussion with her colleague Jim McDonnell, who will lead the new CWMD Office, and John Walters, Chief Operation Officer of Hudson institute.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?

What are the implications of North Korea’s recent gains in nuclear and missile capabilities for the future of U.S. strategy toward North Korea? What is the state of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technologies? What are the prospects of diplomatic negotiations with Pyongyang? Should the United States pursue a different strategy toward North Korea in light of Pyongyang’s improving nuclear capabilities, perhaps including revising its alliance with South Korea? The Cato Institute will host two panels and a keynote address by former governor Bill Richardson to examine these critical questions.

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The North Korean Nuclear Challenge and International Response
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge and International Response

The Heritage Foundation is hosting a Joint International Symposium of the Institute of National Security Strategy (Seoul) for a discussion by U.S. and South Korean experts who will discuss the need for stronger bilateral relations in times of turmoil, the foreign policy of the South Korean Moon Jae-in Administration, and the policy options for sanctions and financial pressure.

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The Future of War: A History
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Future of War: A History

Military “futurists” have become prominent fixtures in political debates, strategic analyses, and popular fiction. In his new book “The Future of War: A History,” Sir Lawrence Freedman examines the many historical precedents of today’s futurists, and finds that they have almost always been wrong. The author will join CSISto discuss the perils of futurism and the implications for today’s thinkers.

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Drones Under Trump
Oct
11
2:00 PM14:00

Drones Under Trump

The Stimson Center and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic are co-hosting a panel event on issues surrounding U.S. drone policy under the Trump administration. The panel will discuss and evaluate past U.S. practice, analyze recent developments, and assess the Trump administration’s approach to the use of force, transparency, and accountability.  

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Weighing Bad Options: Past Diplomacy With North Korea and Alliance Options Today
Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

Weighing Bad Options: Past Diplomacy With North Korea and Alliance Options Today

The Carnegie Endowment will host two veteran diplomats deeply involved with the last set of intense negotiations with North Korea who will discuss their experiences and consider options in light of today’s dynamics, and will be joined by both U.S. and Japanese experts. Carnegie’s Jim Schoff will moderate.

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Cyber Warfare in the Maritime Domain
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cyber Warfare in the Maritime Domain

CSIS and the United States Naval Institute (USNI) are co-hosting a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence, for a discussion on cyber warfare in the maritime domain.

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Striking power: How cyber, robots, and space weapons change the rules for war
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Striking power: How cyber, robots, and space weapons change the rules for war

AEI is hosting the launch of Jeremy Rabkin and John Yoo’s new book, “Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War” (Encounter Books, 2017), to discuss how new military technologies will shape the future of warfare.

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International Law and the Trump Administration: Use of Force Under International Law
Sep
11
11:30 AM11:30

International Law and the Trump Administration: Use of Force Under International Law

This live online briefing, the eighth in the American Society of International Law's series on "International Law and the Trump Administration," will feature former senior U.S. officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations who were responsible for formulating policy and advising the Executive Branch on issues involving the use of force and the law of armed conflict. They will discuss the international legal principles that apply to the permissible use of force by nation states and the extent to which those principles serve as an effective constraint on aggression, and will examine the interplay between international law, domestic legislation, and Executive Branch policies that US officials consider in determining whether a given exercise of armed force is legally permissible.

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How to Organize Military Space
Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

How to Organize Military Space

This one-day symposium, hosted by the CSIS Aerospace Security Project, will explore how the military space enterprise should be organized given the increasing importance of space as a warfighting domain. Speakers will examine previous efforts to reorganize military space forces, problems that need to be addressed, and the pros and cons of different organizational models that have been tried in other parts of the military.

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Debate: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Modernization
Jun
29
4:30 PM16:30

Debate: U.S. Nuclear Weapon Modernization

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and Ploughshares Fund are hosting the fourth in a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aims to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy issues.

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