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Introducing aerospace.csis.org, a new CSIS website that explores the technological, budgetary, and policy issues related to the air and space domains. Follow the link in our bio for articles, graphics, and reports on the space issues you care about.
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CSIS's Anthony Cordesman testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today on North Korea’s chemical, biological, and conventional weapon capabilities. Cordesman discusses what could happen if North Korea uses "precision-guided systems," or weapon systems intended to precisely hit a specific target, to minimize collateral damage, and increase lethality against intended targets. Follow the link in our bio to watch the full testimony.
Today, Fatih Barol of the International Energy Agency (IEA) joined CSIS to release the World Energy Outlook of 2017. The report features four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: the rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a more services-oriented economy and a cleaner energy mix in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the United States. Swipe to see the key takeaways from Birol’s presentation, and follow the link in our bio to watch the full event. Photos: IEA/Fatih Birol.
Ernest J. Moniz, the co-chair and CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and former U.S. Secretary of Energy will join CSIS today to address the increased risk of nuclear miscalculation against the backdrop of today’s rapidly evolving global security threats, the need to rethink outdated nuclear deterrence postures, and the current crisis with North Korea. Follow the link in our bio at 4pm EST to watch the live discussion.
Officials from both North and South Korea met face to face on Tuesday for the first time in more than two years in the border town of Panmunjom, known as "truce village," in the Korean peninsula's heavily fortified demilitarized zone. Here's what at stake for the talks, and what CSIS is saying. To go in-depth on what this could mean for the United States, follow the link in our bio.
According to an Asia Foundation poll, roughly 93% of Afghans say they are fearful of encountering the Taliban because of its extremist views and brutality. Although the Taliban has demonstrated a surprising ability to survive and conduct high-profile attacks in cities like Kabul, it is weaker today than most recognize. In a new op-ed for Foreign Affairs, CSIS's Seth Jones explains why the Taliban isn’t winning in Afghanistan. Here are two critical quotes. To read the full article, follow the link in our bio.
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On Tuesday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke for the first time since protestors in Iran clashed with security forces last week. Swipe to see implications of Iran’s conflict, and follow the link in our bio for more analysis. 
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Here's one of our top multimedia posts of 2017: The expected design of China's future space station. President Xi Jinping spoke of China’s aspiration to become a world leader in space exploration on China’s first National Day of Space Flight on April 24, 2016. The country plans to land on the moon in 2030. Follow the link in our bio for the full feature.
The results of two major state elections are about to be announced in India, putting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's power to the test. With a combined population of 70 million people, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, at two different ends of the development spectrum, pose different challenges for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Wins would bring Modi one step closer to uniting India’s states behind his reform agenda. For the full video, follow the link in our bio.
New satellite imagery shows China has built more infrastructure in artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, as @wsj reports. CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) has identified all of the military facilities that China began work on since the start of 2017. Swipe to see what they found.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a summit for the leaders of the G5 Sahel Joint Force today in an ongoing effort to combat jihadist and extremist groups in west Africa’s Sahel region. To get the background on the G5, follow the link in our bio. 
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