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.
CSBA held a webinar on Thursday, July 22, 2021 to discuss its newest report, Implementing Deterrence by Detection: Innovative Capabilities, Processes, and Organizations for Situational Awareness in the Indo-Pacific Region, by Thomas G. Mahnken, Travis Sharp, Christopher Bassler, and Bryan W. Durkee.
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.
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.
ADM Gilday delivered remarks on the most recent CNO NAVPLAN, released in January 2021, during a virtual roundtable discussion and Q&A session with CSBA President and CEO, Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken.
CSBA Virtual Roundtable With NSCAI and Commissioners Hon. Robert O. Work and Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths
On March 1, 2021, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) released a Report and "Blueprint for Action" to enable the United States to remain competitive in AI for national security purposes. CSBA Senior Fellows, Chris Bassler and Harrison Schramm hosted a virtual roundtable with Commissioners Hon. Robert O. Work and Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths to discuss a NSCAI report regarding defense against AI threats.