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Securing Asia’s Subsea Network [Video]

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Securing Asia’s Subsea Network

Subsea cables transmit up to 99 percent of international data traffic and are responsible for a large portion of the digital economy, contributing roughly 3 percent of total U.S. GDP in 2019. The Reconnecting Asia Project is hosting a virtual public event to accompany the launch of a CSIS Brief on U.S. and allied interests in Asia’s evolving subsea cable networks. An expert panel of representatives from industry and the U.S. government will discuss commercial opportunities and strategic challenges.

PANELISTS
Catherine Creese, Director, U.S. Naval Seafloor Cable Protection Office
John Melick, International Telecom Specialist, Founder/Chairman of Djibouti Data Center
Maureen Russell, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA
Tim Stronge, VP of Research, TeleGeography

MODERATED BY
Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President for Economics; Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

This event is made possible through the generous support of Amazon Inc., Google, Meta, and Microsoft.

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Boost-Phase Missile Defense: Interrogating the Assumptions [Video]

The CSIS Missile Defense Project is pleased to rollout our new report, Boost-Phase Missile Defense: Interrogating the Assumptions. The study provides a fresh assessment of key issues related to boost-phase defense, including the ways missile threats are evolving and broader technological trends. It examines prior boost-phase programs for lessons learned and review prior studies, with particular attention to the assumptions underlying their conclusions.Our panel features the authors of the report, Ian Williams and Masao Dahlgren, as well as Lt. Gen. (ret.) Trey Obering, former Director of the Missile Defense Agency, and Dr. Dean Wilkening, former senior staff scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Tom Karako will moderate the conversation. This event is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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As news of increased solar storm hazard should prompt action, is Energy Secretary ignoring warnings? Center for Security Policy [Video]

News headlines over the past two weeks point to a major increase in solar activity, some of which could be catastrophic to Americas electric infrastructure.On June 21st, Wired Magazine ran a story titled Here Comes the Sunto End Civilization and on June 23rd, LiveScience.com reported, Giant

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Maritime Security Dialogue: A Discussion with the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps [Video]

Join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event with General Eric Smith, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Seth G. Jones will moderate a discussion on Force Design 2030 and Talent Management 2030 within the Marine Corps, featuring an introduction by VADM Pete Daly, USN, (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, United States Naval Institute.The Maritime Security Dialogue series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.General Smith is currently serving as the 36th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. General Smith graduated from Texas A&M University and was commissioned in 1987. He has commanded at every level, including Weapons Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment during Operation Assured Response in Monrovia, Liberia; 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and 8th Marine Regiment/ Regimental Combat Team 8 during Operation Enduring Freedom. He also served in Caracas, Venezuela as part of the U.S. Military Group. As a General Officer, he commanded U.S. Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Marine Corps Combat Development Command. General Smith’s staff assignments as a General Officer include serving as the Director of Capability Development Directorate, Combat Development and Integration; Senior Military Assistant to both the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Defense; and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.This event is made possible by support from HII. ---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/