Analysis / Strategy

Shifting the Burden Responsibly: Oversight and Accountability in U.S. Security Sector Assistance

This study conducted by the CSIS Cooperative Defense Project assesses the levels of progress on implementing reforms throughout the security sector assistance enterprise and developing an action plan that addresses specific issues along planning, operations, policy and doctrine, and training lines of effort.

Opinion / Budget, Strategy

Bad Idea: Demanding Allies Spend Two Percent of GDP on Defense

It’s time we ditch the two percent (or any percent) of GDP metric for allied defense spending and focus on what really matters—capability, capacity, readiness, and interoperability. In the end, it’s not about how much of our allies’ economic output is directed to defense, and this metric does little to incentivize the results we want to see.