- Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is a
Washington, D.C.–based foreign policy think tank. The center was founded in 1964by Admiral Arleigh Burkeand historian David Manker Abshire, originally as part of Georgetown University.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) seeks to advance global security and prosperity in an era of economic and political transformation by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers. CSIS serves as a strategic planning partner for the
governmentby conducting research and analysis and developing policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
Leadership and staff
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is
Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator from Georgia and longtime chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Its board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyrosand Brent Scowcroft. Its Transnational Threats Director is Arnaud de Borchgrave[ [http://www.c-span.org/homepage.asp?Cat=Series&Code=WJE&ShowVidNum=9&Rot_Cat_CD=WJ&Rot_HT=206&Rot_WD=&ShowVidDays=100&ShowVidDesc=&ArchiveDays=30 C-SPAN] Washington Journal 11-6-2007] .
CSIS has a staff of approximately 220.
For Fiscal Year 2007, CSIS had an operating budget of US$ 29.101 million, 75% of which is funded from corporate, foundation and individual contributions. The remainder comes from endowments, publication sales and
government contracts. [ [http://www.csis.org/about/financial/ Operating Revenue: $29.101 million] ]
Goals and description
In order to guide the policymaking community, CSIS focuses on all aspects of foreign and security policy, particularly by examining emerging trends and long-term effects of both global and regional issues. This includes analyzing developments within specific geographic areas, such as in the
Middle Eastor Russia, as well as globally, such as terrorism, homeland security, energy, tradeand technology.
CSIS has published the "Freeman Report", a foreign policy periodical, focusing on global economics and international security since the 1970s. CSIS also has several endowed chairs in economics, Chinese studies, and other subjects.
CSIS was a sponsoring organization of the
Iraq Study Group.
Notable current and past members
Arnaud de Borchgrave
Raymond F. DuBois
Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
* [http://www.csis.org/ Official site]
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