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Maritime Security Dialogue: FIFTH Fleet Mission and Operations Update [Video]

Please join CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, Commander, United States Naval Forces, Central Command / Commander, FIFTH Fleet and Commander, Combined Maritime Forces. Vice Admiral Cooper and Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, U.S. Naval Institute, will discuss the priorities and operational imperatives of the FIFTH Fleet area of responsibility.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.Vice Adm. Brad Cooper is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He has also studied national security policy and international relations at Harvard and Tufts Universities. His ship commands include USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Cooper served in a variety of executive, military assistant and special assistant roles in the White House, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters. He also served as principal U.S. Advisor to the Interior Minister of Afghanistan and director, Surface Warfare Officer Assignments (Pers-41). As a flag officer, he mostly recently served as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. Previous tours include service as Chief of Legislative Affairs, where he lead the Navy’s engagement efforts with the U.S. Congress; commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea during the height of tensions on the Korean Peninsula in 2016-2017; and commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7 in Okinawa, Japan, where he lead U.S. 7th Fleet’s Navy-Marine Corps team on the U.S. military’s first F-35 deployment.This event is made possible by support from Huntington Ingalls Industries.———————————————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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Ocean Security Forum 2021 [Video]

The Stephenson Ocean Security Project highlights the ways that global security challenges arise from marine resource competition and works towards solutions that support sustainable development, coalition building, and the need for American leadership. This year’s Forum will examine changes in U.S. policy towards marine resource security over the past three Administrations and the evolving role of private sector technology in transparency at sea. A first panel of senior government officials will explore the ways in which U.S. policy on marine resource security has evolved across the Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations including a focus on the linked impacts of climate change and escalating competition for marine resources. A second panel will explore the rapidly growing field of private sector tools for enhancing global maritime domain awareness and the opportunities and challenges the U.S. government faces in using these tools to improve human rights and marine resource security. We will also look towards the upcoming 2022 OurOceans Conference and consider opportunities for making significant progress in addressing IUU fishing and related human rights and marine resource challenges over the next five years.The Stephenson Ocean Security Project was established through generous support from the Phillip Stephenson Foundation. This forum has been developed in partnership with the CSIS Human Rights Initiative, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, World Wildlife Fund, and Oceana.———————————————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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A Conversation on Cybersecurity with the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Australian Minister for Home Affairs [Video]

Cybersecurity efforts across the globe have increased significantly in 2021. Competition with China and Russia, and the strains brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic underscore the importance of these efforts. Australia and the United States have both taken major steps to build a more secure online environment. Whether through AUKUS, the Quad or the UN, the two nations are shaping what better cybersecurity looks like. To discuss Australia’s approach to cybersecurity, and their whole-of-government approach to online safety, please join CSIS for a virtual event. This event will feature an address on ‘Safeguarding our values, principles and prosperity through cyber security’ from the Hon. Karen Andrews MP., Australian Minister for Home Affairs, followed by a moderated discussion.———————————————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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Building Apollo’s Arsenal: Acquiring Covid-19 Lessons Learned for Government-Bioeconomy Partnership [Video]

Please join the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group for a conversation on enhancing the future of biosecurity. The discussion will celebrate the launch of our new brief, which examines the ways that diagnostics, data, research, and development undergird biosecurity preparedness and response. The panel will center on what comes next: what can policymakers do now to ensure the future of biosecurity remains strong? What government acquisition mechanisms can draw on the innovation of the bioeconomy? The ambitious Apollo Program for Biodefense demonstrates the current moment’s momentum, but what programs will be resilient, even after Covid-19 fades from the headlines? This event is made possible by support from Ginkgo Bioworks, Battelle Memorial, and general support to CSIS.———————————————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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China’s Power Up for Debate 2021: Debate on China & Afghanistan & Keynote Remarks by Senator Daines [Video]

This event is made possible by the generous support of 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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A Conversation with The Honorable Michael Vickers on Modernizing Intelligence for the Gray Zone [Video]

Please join the CSIS International Security Program on Monday, December 13, 2021, for the launch of the new brief, “Detect and Understand: Modernizing Intelligence for the Gray Zone.”Today, actors such as China and Russia frequently operate below the threshold of conventional warfare, mixing political, economic, information, and military tools to advance their interests. In this so-called “gray zone” between routine statecraft and war, uncertainty permeates intelligence. To avoid escalation, aggressors design gray zone activities to evade detection outright or to frustrate intelligence efforts to attribute blame, quantify risk, and inform responses.In this conversation, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers will share his insights on current and future intelligence challenges. This conversation will be moderated by Jake Harrington, Intelligence Fellow in the CSIS International Security Program.This event is made possible by support from Thomson Reuters Special Services.———————————————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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Deterrence 101 Module 2 – Theories of Nuclear Use [Video]

Deterrence 101 is a collection of three thirty-minute long videos that explore core deterrence theory. Each video, created by CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), describes basic deterrence concepts, roots these ideas in a historical timeline, and features interviews with leading nuclear policy experts. The second video, Theories of Nuclear Use, analyzes the ways that nuclear weapons’ states message and strategize the possession of nuclear arsenals. This video tracks the development of all nine nuclear-weapon states’ nuclear use policies, doctrines, and strategies.00:00 – Intro00:09 – Theory06:34 – Timeline19:45 – Interview———————————————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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Schieffer Series – Nuclear Weapons: The Growing Risk [Video]

Over the past 76 years, nuclear weapon delivery systems have become faster, more powerful, and more widespread, and there are more than 13,000 nuclear weapons in nine countries in the world today, with more countries seeking to arm themselves. Moreover, the risk that a leader will make a terrible decision to use nuclear weapons, or that a terrorist could get one, is growing; communications channels between nuclear-armed nations are atrophying; our nuclear weapons and warning systems are facing new cyber-threats; and advances in military technology are proving destabilizing. These factors make it more likely that a leader might make the decision, in a moment of crisis, to use nuclear weapons based on false warnings of a nuclear attack or other miscalculation. Each nation with nuclear arms has a responsibility to reduce the risk of nuclear blunder, and nations must work together to eliminate nuclear risks.In this event, Senator Sam Nunn, Chairman Emeritus of the CSIS Board of Trustees, will be joined by Secretary Ernest Moniz, former United States Secretary of Energy, to discuss the omnipresent and growing risk of nuclear weapons and how President Biden and the global community can take concrete actions to reduce the likelihood of nuclear launch. CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer will moderate the discussion.About the CSIS-TCU Schieffer SeriesIn honor of and hosted by CBS News legend and CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer, the Schieffer Series features thoughtful panel discussions with senior officials, lawmakers, journalists, and policy experts to discuss global challenges and critical issues of national security and foreign policy.Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Schieffer Series is produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.This series is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).———————————————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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Going Green While Building Peace [Video]

Going Green While Building Peace: How Can Technology Drive Climate, Conservation, and Peacebuilding Goals?Please join the CSIS Project on Fragility and Mobility for a virtual discussion on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, on the role of technology in addressing climate change and resource-based conflict. From open-source data to earth observation, new technologies provide development practitioners with a means to study and elucidate intertwined environmental and peacebuilding objectives.The panel will provide insights on how field practitioners can use technology to achieve climate and conservation goals, while also reducing conflict and contributing to building peace. Through identifying tools and perspectives, the event will explore the uses and limits of myriad digital technologies with examples from African drylands and Asian, Latin American, and African forests.This event is made possible by the generous support of Chemonics International.———————————————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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Deterrence 101 Module 3 – Strategic Stability, Escalation, and Crisis Management [Video]

Deterrence 101 is a collection of three thirty-minute long videos that explore core deterrence theory. Each video, created by CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), describes basic deterrence concepts, roots these ideas in a historical timeline, and features interviews with leading nuclear policy experts. The third video, Strategic Stability, Escalation, and Crisis Management, follows multiple government and academic debates on escalation management. This final video looks at how new military conflicts and capabilities have historically challenged deterrence.00:00 – Intro00:09 – Theory12:08 – Timeline21:50 – Interview———————————————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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China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021 – Debate 2 [Video]

China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021 – Debate 2: Beijing’s Crackdown Will Stifle Chinese Technology and Scientific InnovationThe China Power Project will host its sixth annual conference as a series of five live online debates. The second debate will take place on December 6 and will feature two experts debating the following proposition: “Beijing’s crackdown on technology firms will significantly stifle Chinese technological and scientific innovation.”Over the last year, Beijing initiated a sweeping crackdown and regulatory reform campaign targeting major technology firms. The Chinese government not only intervened to stop Chinese technology companies from listing abroad, but also issued steep fines and put in place new laws and regulations aimed at controlling the flow of data. While some analysts believe these crackdowns will deter technology investors and stifle innovation in China, others forecast that the crackdown may ultimately improve the innovative capabilities of Chinese companies and outweigh any short-term drawbacks. Mr. Matt Sheehan, a Fellow for the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will argue that Beijing’s crackdown on technology firms will significantly stifle Chinese technological and scientific innovation. Ms. Rui Ma, a China Tech Analyst and the Main Writer and Co-Host for Tech Buzz China will argue that Beijing’s crackdown on technology firms will not significantly stifle Chinese technological and scientific innovation.Each debate features pre- and post-event polls. For more information and to cast your vote for or against a proposition, follow @ChinaPowerCSIS on Twitter. Polling during the event will take place through the Zoom Webinar platform. This event is made possible by the generous support of 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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Democracies Driving Digital Development [Video]

On December 9-10, 2021, the Biden Administration will be hosting the first-ever Summit for Democracy, bringing together governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector to spur democratic renewal and address challenges to democracies. The Summit also serves as an opportunity to discuss and support a global digital architecture that would enable more democratic and inclusive societies. In the last three years, the United States has launched a series of initiatives to improve socio-economic development and humanitarian outcomes by deploying digital solutions and digital public infrastructure. These include the USAID Digital Strategy (2020), the Department of State’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (2018), as well as the ICT connectivity efforts supported by the U.S. Development Finance Corporation.In that context, CSIS is hosting this timely event to examine how the United States can work with partner countries and allies to help shape global digital development such that governance and investments in the digital infrastructure can create open and inclusive societies.This event is made possible thanks to the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.———————————————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/