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CSBA Announces 2020 Congressional Defense Seminar Series

CSBA has launched the second season of its annual Congressional Defense Seminar Series. This acclaimed and highly selective program will bring together professional staff members from Congress for an evening series of topical seminars that aims to provide staffers with the tools to master the conceptual foundations of defense policy as well as the intricacies of contemporary national security processes. The forum comprises six weekly sessions beginning in October 2020 and will feature senior CSBA scholars and outside experts on national security policy.

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CSBA Releases Which Way the Dragon? New Study Assesses Alternative Paths for China and the Indo-Pacific Region

Washington, DC, August 15, 2020 – Given the rapid pace of change in Asia during the last 20 years, assessing China’s longer-term trajectory represents a huge challenge for allied security planners.  Despite the geostrategic disruptions of the 21st century thus far, Western policymakers continue to rely upon the same periodic defense assessment principles that were practiced during the relatively stable Cold War period.  The policies that result must frequently be revised, often at great cost, in the face of frequent economic, political, and technological upheavals in Asia.

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CSBA Bolsters Its Research and Publications Team

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) has added three new members to its professional staff, enhancing its analytical and editorial capabilities while underscoring its commitment to diversity and inclusion across its professional ranks.

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CSBA Appoints Chris Bassler as Senior Fellow

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), a premier institution for understanding the future of international competition and conflict, today announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Bassler as a Senior Fellow, effective immediately. Chris joins CSBA following an exceptionally distinguished career in government, and he will contribute to the organization’s research on joint aerospace capabilities, maritime operating concepts, and overall U.S. military strategy.

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CSBA Appoints David Zikusoka as Research Fellow in Aerospace Studies

CSBA today announced the appointment of David Zikusoka as a Research Fellow in Aerospace Studies. Dave will join CSBA on February 10 and will conduct research and analysis on integrated concepts of air, space and cyber power, assessing the impact of all aerospace domains on U.S. and allied strategy. 

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CSBA: USAF Must Get Bigger, Stealthier, Faster, and More Spread Out

The Air Force isn’t well structured to carry out the National Defense Strategy, and in order to deter a major war, it must add more and stealthier aircraft, expand its use of unmanned systems, accelerate the development of new technology, and learn to operate from more dispersed locations, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.