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Ukraine’s Winter Is Here [Video]

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and CSIS’s Daniel Runde join the podcast to talk about what Ukraine is facing this winter and what economic reconstruction in Ukraine will need to look like.Subscribe to The Truth of the Matter at:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0IrfG8h…Or wherever you listen to podcasts!To learn more about other CSIS podcasts visit: https://www.csis.org/podcasts———————————————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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The Impact of Domestic Politics on the US-TW-PRC Relationship [Video]

In October 2022, Chinese President Xi Jinping secured an unprecedented third term in power and appointed close confidantes to key Chinese Communist Party and government positions. In early November, the United States held its midterm elections that resulted in Republican control of the House and Democratic control of the Senate. In late November, Taiwan will also hold its local elections. Given these domestic dynamics, the future of the relationship between the United States, Taiwan, and the PRC remains uncertain. What lies ahead? What impact will these elections have?Please join the CSIS China Power Project on Friday, December 8 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET for a virtual event discussing the future of US-Taiwan-PRC relations. The discussion will feature: Dr. Thomas J. Christensen, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and Director of the China and the World Program at Columbia University; Dr. ShelleyRigger, Brown Professor of Asian Studies at Davidson College; and Mr. Eric Sayers, Managing Director and Indo-Pacific Practice Lead at Beacon Global Strategies, and Nonresident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Bonny Lin, Director of the China Power Project and Senior Fellow for Asian Security at CSIS.This event is made possible by the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO).———————————————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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POSTPONED – Book Event – Overreach: How China Derailed its Peaceful Rise [Video]

For decades, China’s leadership sought to reassure the international community that its rise would be peaceful – but today, China is increasingly willing to threaten neighbors, utilize coercion, and stoke tensions with the United States and its allies. Now, as Xi Jinping prepares for a third term, he is expected to continuing charting an assertive course for China’s foreign policy that is only likely to stoke further global backlash. What changes in China’s domestic politics led to this shift from caution to combativeness?On November 21st, 3:30-4:30pm, please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion on the new book, Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise, featuring author Susan Shirk, a research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy, and moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. In the book, Shirk discusses the “black box” of China’s political system to provide insight on the country’s turn away from a peaceful rise. Tracing through the history of post-Mao China, Shirk takes a deep dive into the shifts in power and policy that have led to China’s overreach, and provides advice on how the U.S. and its allies can best adjust to China’s increasingly precarious position.This event was made possible through 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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Adapting Aid and Intervention in Yemen [Video]

23.4 million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance, almost 400,000 civilians have been killed and 16 million people are on the brink of starvation. The crisis, largely fueled by conflict between the Iran-backed Houthis and a Saudi-led coalition, is exacerbated by economic decline, and natural disasters. The crisis in Yemen remains “a below-the-fold story.” A truce brokered by the UN allowing for humanitarian access to Yemen expired in October, leaving millions at risk. The truce led to a 60 percent decrease in civilian casualties, greater access to aid and essential services, and more fuel imports. The failure to extend the truce has thrust the country back into war after “limited improvements in humanitarian conditions.” However, several local actors in Yemen report that the benefits of the truce have been exaggerated by international organizations. Houthi rebels continue to refuse to reopen roads, denying access for critical aid. The Yemeni foreign minister stated that talks on extending the truce would not resume until “the nation’s legitimate demands are fully met.” Please join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda on Wednesday, December, 7 at 9 a.m. EST, for a webinar evaluating the evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen. Panelists will assess the strategic implications of the conflict’s stalemate for humanitarian activities and explore ways forward in adapting humanitarian operations to current conflict dynamics and access constraints. Additional speakers to be announced.This event is made possible through the generous support of USAID.———————————————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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Book Event: Innovate to Dominate [Video]

In recent years, the Chinese government has placed a greater emphasis on strengthening national technological innovation and security capabilities, a techno-security strategy that seeks to position China as the world’s top techno-superpower. What efforts has China taken towards this end? How can the United States compete with China’s growing technological and security capabilities?On November 29, 3:30-4:30pm, please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion on the new book, Innovate to Dominate: The Rise of the Chinese Techno-Security State, featuring author Tai Ming Cheung, a professor at the School and director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at UC San Diego, and moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS. In the book, Cheung examines the key strategies guiding China’s transformation of its capabilities in the national, technological, military, and security spheres, and provides an assessment of whether China will outcompete the United States to become the largest technological and security power. The book provides an in-depth assessment of the means and ends of China’s techno-security ambitions, offering insight into the long-term direction of the global order.This event was made possible by 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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Book Event: The Dragon Roars Back [Video]

Since its founding, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has experienced a turbulent trajectory with respect to its position in the global order and relations with its neighbors. The visions of individual Chinese leaders have notably influenced the nation’s ambitions, ideological underpinnings, and foreign policy outlook. As Xi Jinping begins his third term and further consolidates power, assessing the role of top leadership in shaping China’s foreign policy agenda is as crucial as ever. What forces are driving China’s emergence as a major global power? What role has the ideology of its leaders played in shaping China’s rise?On December 5th at 3:30-4:30pm ET, please join the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a discussion on the new book, The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy, featuring author Suisheng Zhao, Professor and Director of the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at the University of Denver. The book provides a historically in-depth and comprehensive assessment of China’s foreign policy shifts since 1949, and details the role of influential leadership in shaping the trajectory and ambitions of China’s political system. This event will be moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS.This event is made possible by 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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The ReCap | A Discussion with EDA Asst. Sec. Alejandra Castillo [Video]

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Alejandra Castillo, sat down for a fireside chat with CSIS senior adviser Tom Guevara, who formerly served as EDA Deputy Assistant Secretary and now leads the Public Policy Institute at Indiana University. They discussed two programs administered by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) meant to spur regional economic growth and geographically clustered technological innovation.———————————————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 Democratic Resilience [Video]

Social media platforms are crucial tools for connection. Despite their role in modern democracies, social media platforms also have the ability to amplify threats to democratic systems, including hate speech and extremist ideologies.Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a conversation with the Netherlands’ Minister of Justice and Security, Ms. Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, on the threats posed by extremism to modern democracies and their magnification by social media. This event will begin with a keynote address from Minister Yeşilgöz-Zegerius on the changing dynamics influencing democracy in the Netherlands and the United States. The event will then move to a panel discussion with Amos Guiora, a Professor of Law at the University of Utah, and Emily Harding, the Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the International Security Program at CSIS.This event is made possible through general support.———————————————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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Innovation Insights | Why Technology Standards Matter [Video]

Technology standards are the common language shared by everyone working to create a new product–from the scientists and engineers that design it, to the companies that bring it to market. The United States has been a standards leader for a long time because of its ongoing investments in research and development. But the United States’ role as a standards leader is at risk and its market-driven approach is now facing well-organized competition.Innovation Insights explains the importance of setting these standards and explores the critical challenges faced by the US in this domain.For more information on American technology innovation and the importance of tech standards, please visit: https://www.csis.org/programs/renewing-american-innovation-project———————————————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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Improving Export Controls Enforcement Using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence [Video]

As technology has become increasingly central to strategic competition with Russia and China, export controls have moved to the forefront of U.S. foreign policy on technology issues. Most notably, restricting Russia’s access to advanced technology through export controls is a key part of the U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as U.S. government officials have repeatedly stated.Unfortunately, nearly all the debate is focused on whether and when to apply export controls, not how to ensure that export controls are effectively administered and enforced after they are applied. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce oversees most export controls. BIS is increasingly confronting worldwide smuggling and export control evasion networks, especially those that are supported by Russia and China.Please join Under Secretary Alan Estevez, Greg Allen, and Bill Reinsch as they roll out the Scholl Chair and AI Governance program’s joint report, “Improving Export Controls Enforcement Using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence,” that discusses the potential of artificial intelligence in managing export controls enforcement despite these challenges.This event is made possible through generous support from Accrete and Schmidt Futures———————————————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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The Politics of Policy: Japan’s Road Ahead on National Security and Economic Strategy [Video]

The CSIS Japan Chair cordially invites you to The Politics of Policy: Japan’s Road Ahead on National Security and Economic StrategyFresh off a diplomatic tour through Southeast Asia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan faces political headwinds at home as he prepares to unveil new national security and defense strategies and seeks to restore economic growth after the Covid-19 pandemic. What impact might domestic political dynamics have on important debates related to Japan’s future security and prosperity?Please join CSIS Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, Christopher Johnstone, for a virtual conversation with Hiroyuki Akita, Commentator at Nikkei, and Shihoko Goto, Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Deputy Director for Asia Program at the Wilson Center.This event is made possible through 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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The Capital Cable #59: Democracy, Values & International Community [Video]

Please join the CSIS Korea Chair for a special episode of “The Capital Cable” with the Halifax International Security Forum (HFX) on November 17 at 9:30 a.m. EDT, about democracy, values and the international community and what it means for the U.S.-ROK alliance.The program will be moderated by Amb. Mark Lippert, with Dr. Victor Cha and Dr. Sue Mi Terry, and will feature Dr. Janice Gross Stein and Mr. Peter Van Praagh of the Halifax International Security Forum. Dr. Stein is Board Chair of HFX, and the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Mr. Praagh is the founding President of HFX and former senior director for foreign policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.The Capital Cable is made possible by generous support to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.———————————————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/