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|Motto||Providing strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decisionmakers|
|Type||Public policy think tank|
|Headquarters||1800 K Street NW|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
The Center for Strategic and International Studies is a bipartisan Washington, D.C., foreign policy think tank. The center conducts policy studies and strategic analyses on political, economic and security issues, focusing on technology, public policy, international trade and finance, and energy. The center was founded in 1962 by Admiral Arleigh Burke and Ambassador David Manker Abshire, originally as part of Georgetown University. The formal affiliation between Georgetown and CSIS ended on July 1, 1987.
According to its mission statement, "CSIS provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society".
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 Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. Its Transnational Threats Director is Arnaud de Borchgrave.[clarification needed]
CSIS has a staff of approximately 220.
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 East or Russia, as well as globally, such as terrorism, homeland security, energy, trade and technology.
CSIS is broken down into numerous programs and projects each with its own unique missions and interests. For example, the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group provides research into the defense industry on behalf of government and corporate customers. CSIS also has several endowed chairs in economics, Chinese studies, and other subjects.
CSIS has published the Freeman Report, a foreign policy periodical, focusing on economics and international security in Asia and Southeast China since the 1970s. Additionally, it publishes the Washington Quarterly – a journal on "strategic global changes and their impact on public policy".
For Fiscal Year 2010, CSIS had an operating budget of US$ 29.8 million. The sources were: 29% corporate, 24% foundation, 16% government, 14% individuals, 5% endowment, 12% other. Some of that income is from publication sales and government contracts.
Notable current and past scholars
- Washington Journal 11-6-2007 C-SPAN
- "Financial Information: Operating Revenue: $29.101 million". Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
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