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CSDP’s new partners: East Asia

“A political and security relationship is not only about comparing notes; it is also about taking action”, stated HR/VP Catherine Ashton when ­formalising cooperation between the EU and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on...

Interview: Bernard Gray, UK Chief of Defence Materiel

Bernard Gray’s scorchingly critical 2009 report on Britain’s defense procurement performance sparked a chain of events that eventually resulted in the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organization being reformed into a bespoke government trading...

E. Haldun Solmazturk

Academy Turkey Senior Fellow, International Security Department Summary Haldun Solmazturk is the Academy Turkey Senior Fellow with the International Security Department. Prior to joining Chatham House in September 2014, he worked as a political-security...

Ethem Haldun Solmazturk

Academy Turkey Senior Fellow, International Security Department Summary Haldun Solmazturk is the Academy Turkey Senior Fellow with the International Security Department. Prior to joining Chatham House in September 2014, he worked as a political-security...

Who Exactly Underestimated ISIS?

The president’s acknowledgement that the U.S. “underestimated” the rise of ISIS raised more questions than it answered. …read more

Afghanistan, US Sign Long-Awaited Security Pact

The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. …read more

Perspectives on the South China Sea

The South China Sea is arguably one of the world’s most dangerous regions, with conflicting diplomatic, legal, and security claims by major and mid-level powers. To assess these disputes, CSIS brought together an international...

“Herat Security Dialogue III” International Conference

“Herat Security Dialogue III” International Conference Saturday, September 27-28, 2014 The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the Herat Security Dialogue III (HSD) 27-28 October 2013 in Herat, Afghanistan. This was the third...

US To Keep 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan

A top aide to President Obama said Monday that the United States and Afghanistan will sign an agreement Tuesday allowing some 10,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat operations end at the...

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