The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is pleased to announce Lieutenant General Robert “Rooster” Schmidle, USMC (ret.) PhD, as its newest Non-Resident Senior Fellow.
Data skills are in demand. E-commerce, advertising and artificial intelligence companies are willing to pay substantial sums for statistical knowhow. But statisticians can do more than make their mark in business. They can have real impact on people’s lives.
CSBA Announces Dr. Evan Montgomery as Director of Research and Studies and Maureen P. Fitzgerald as Director of External Affairs
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Evan Braden Montgomery will serve as its Director of Research and Studies and Senior Fellow, and Maureen P. Fitzgerald will serve as Director of External Affairs.
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Ankara on Thursday, he will find Turkey unrecognizable as the ostensibly Muslim democracy and close ally that U.S. officials once held up as a model for the Islamic world. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to complete his long transformation of Turkey from a raucous -- if imperfect democracy -- to an autocracy, one ruled by caprice and fear.
President Trump’s latest quick-fix approach to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program creates an untenable policy dilemma. Because the deal sacrificed significant U.S. leverage upfront, right now there is currently little Congress can accomplish singlehandedly in trying to strengthen it, and much the administration would place at risk in abruptly leaving it.
“If you’re a combat veteran, your chances of getting promoted are greater, (but that) means that you have deep searing personal experiences with a certain type of warfare,” said Thomas Mahnken, head of the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. “That didn’t serve the British and French militaries well” at the start of World War II, he said, when they were so intent on not repeating the horrors of trench warfare that they were blindsided by the new and much more mobile threat of blitzkrieg.