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CSBA Welcomes Dr. Thane C. Clare, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired) as Senior Fellow

Washington, DC, March 13, 2023 – The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), one of the nation’s premier institutions for understanding competition and conflict, is pleased to announce that Captain Thane Clare, (USN, Ret.) has joined the Center as a Senior Fellow. He will support a wide range of CSBA’s work, including naval, air, and space power, strategic and defense planning for great-power competition, as well as the nexus between operational planning and defense acquisition.

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CSBA Welcomes Dr. Sameer Lalwani as Non-Resident Senior Fellow

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), one of the nation’s premier centers for understanding competition and conflict, today announced the appointment of Dr. Sameer Lalwani as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow. Dr. Lalwani, currently a Senior Expert with the Asia Center of the United States Institute of Peace, will support CSBA’s ongoing work on Indo-Pacific strategy, nuclear deterrence, and strategic competition.

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CSBA Introduces New Strategic Choices Tool to Assess China’s Military Modernization

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest analytical innovation, the China Strategic Choices Tool (SCT). Developed as the result of a dedicated multi-year research and analysis effort, the China Strategic Choices Tool builds on more than a decade of experience with CSBA’s proprietary U.S. Strategic Choices Tool. The China Strategic Choices Tool represents a truly unique analytical capability that allows users to explore Chinese defense investments as well as the costs associated with various defense options. 

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Decision on recovery of Navy Super Hornet from sea could hinge on presence of upgrades

Obtaining such advanced technology could enable the Russians or the Chinese to “learn a good deal, both about countering specific U.S. capabilities and perhaps learning things they could develop and employ in their own aircraft,” said Jan van Tol, a retired Navy officer and senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

While not as sophisticated as the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, Super Hornets are “4.5-generation fighters, which means they would have some pretty sophisticated systems that the Russians or Chinese would be happy to get hold of,” van Tol said.

High Stakes in Ukraine (with Bill Kristol and Daniel Fried)

Eric and special guest host Bill Kristol discuss the war in Ukraine with former Ambassador to Poland and former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Daniel Fried. They assess the military situation, the economic dimension of the conflict, what more can be done on sanctions, the prospects for European unity, and the danger of Putin deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus and the stakes of the conflict.