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The Air Force is slowly addressing its aging aircraft problem as the fleet size stabilizes and new aircraft are delivered. However, the Air Force will experience historically high costs to maintain this inventory level in the future:

U.S. national security strategy is overly consumed with China to the detriment of broad global interests.

Read the first batch of @CSISDefense360  Bad Ideas in National Security: China-Driven U.S. Strategy: Small Satellites: The Wolf Amendment: Integrating AI with NC3:

On the latest @Smartwomen  podcast, @BeverlyKirk  sits down with @CSISHealth  expert Janet Fleischman to discuss her new report on ensuring the health and safety of women and girls in crises and disordered settings. Apple: Spotify:

While we should not go back to a time where military wages failed to keep pace with civilian salaries, neither should we succumb to cost disease.

Today, 785 million people lack access to clean drinking water, and over 2 billion lack access to a toilet. @CSIS_USLD  examines how the U.S. can leverage additional private capital and increase the efficiency of existing water and sanitation programs:

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Arab states have relied on pyramids of authority that reach down through society, often through tribes into families. Yet those ties are fraying, and individualism is rising:

To rebuild trust, @CSIS Europe expert Rachel Ellehuus recommends focusing on two areas of mutual interest that affect the security of the United States, Europe, and Turkey—namely the Black Sea and the Turkey-Syria border.

Developed and developing countries should look to build creative economies that offer tremendous returns on investment and are made up of creative industries such as film, fashion, music, and art.


Hong Kong protesters have demanded: 1. The withdrawal of the extradition bill 2. Cease referring to the protests as riots 3. Investigating police abuses 4. Release of all protesters 5. Universal suffrage for the Office of Chief Executive. Learn more:

Islamic extremist attacks in Europe increased 725% between 2007 and 2017. Read the @CSIS_Threats  report on European terrorism:

To respond to rising authoritarian threats, a broad bipartisan coalition of members of Congress should reaffirm the vitality of human rights for a values-based U.S. foreign policy:

Forced labor in Xinjiang has become an integral part of the Chinese government’s efforts to “reeducate” Muslim minorities:

Russia's Internet Research Agency spread disinformation in dozens of languages to weaken institutions around the world:

Venezuela has become an international hub for money laundering, corruption, narcotrafficking, illegal mining, and political interference from foreign and non-state actors:

Venezuela is not just a dictatorship but is also involved and complicit in mafia state criminal activity, including narcotrafficking.

Satellite imagery indicate North Korea is building a ballistic missile submarine and may be making preparations to test a submarine-launched missile: