CSBA hosted a webinar discussion regarding CSBA’s latest publication, Deterrence and Defense in the Baltic Region: New Realities, by Jan van Tol, Chris Bassler, Katherine Kjellström Elgin, and Tyler Hacker, on Wednesday, June 15. The report examines Baltic deterrence and defense requirements in the context of Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine. The war has provided an opportunity to understand the implications for NATO stemming from Russia's demonstrated willingness to use large-scale military force against another European nation, re-assess pre-war assumptions concerning putative Russian military effectiveness, and to draw preliminary observations about Russian and Ukrainian combat performance.
CSBA hosted a webinar on Mick Ryan’s new book, War Transformed: The Future of 21st Century Great Power Competition and Conflict (US Naval Institute Press, 2022). The webinar featured author’s remarks and a discussion with Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken, President and CEO of CSBA and Amb. Eric Edelman, CSBA Counselor.
CSBA will host a virtual discussion on the future of arms control with Amb. Eric Edelman, Counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and Tim Morrison, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, on Tuesday, November 16, 2:00 PM EST.
CSBA hosted a virtual conversation on November 9, 2021, with Gen. Paul Selva, USAF (ret.), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and CSBA Counselor and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Amb. Eric Edelman about the future of U.S. missile defense capabilities.
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, CSBA held a webinar discussion on the release of our new report, Living Within One’s Means: Revisiting Defense Acquisition and Affordability, by Chris Bassler, Travis Sharp, Matthew McCarton, and Josh Chang,
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.