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Report Release Webinar—Mind the Power Gap: The American Energy Arsenal and Chinese Insecurity

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has published its most recent report, Mind the Power Gap: The American Energy Arsenal and Chinese Insecurity, by Christopher Bassler and Ben Noon. The authors assess the security implications of the United States' energy portfolio in relation to China's efforts to expand its own energy assets and position itself as a producer of clean energy. While the U.S. energy resource base is not without vulnerabilities--which the authors discuss, along with potential solutions--they argue that the Chinese Communist Party's efforts to build a secure, robust energy sector have been comparatively uneven, as it continues to rely upon imported fossil fuels and suffers from numerous related environmental and public health consequences. 

AFC Commander Visits CSBA

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, GEN John M. Murray, USA, Commander of the Army Futures Command, along with several of his uniformed and civilian colleagues, visited CSBA headquarters in Washington, DC and had a substantive series of discussions, including a seminar with CSBA staff led by Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, CSBA’s President and CEO.  Topics included the Army Futures Command’s current priorities, the Army’s contributions to the US Joint Force, and various Defense Department studies and analyses undertaken by the new Administration.    

CSBA Webinar on the DoD Budget

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) provided an in-depth assessment of the current U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2022 Presidential Budget Request during a webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Our invited speakers went beyond the headlines and talking points surrounding the Biden Administration’s budget submission to evaluate its core strategic elements, continuities and contrasting priorities with previous spending plans, and its prospects for passage in Congress.