This new CSIS report assesses the challenges and opportunities faced by policymakers, military actors, and humanitarian professionals in positively shaping the conduct of armed forces partnering with U.S. forces to mitigate civilian harm.
October 26, 2018
| Hijab Shah, Melissa DaltonAs U.S. sanctions are re-imposed, questions loom within and outside the United States, particularly as European allies work to preserve the JCPOA, as Hijab Shah and Melissa Dalton from CSIS International Security Program write in their commentary.
October 3, 2018
| Hijab Shah, Melissa DaltonQuestions remain as to how the Department of Defense will organize for and resource the strategic application of security cooperation as Hijab Shah and Melissa Dalton of the CSIS international Security Program write in a new commentary.
August 9, 2018
| Melissa DaltonThe United States must determine its sources of leverage, articulate its goals, connect those goals to a stabilization framework, and operationalize burden sharing under an eastern Syria framework.
July 24, 2018
| Samantha Cohen, Melissa Dalton, Andrew Philip HunterWhile the economic imperative associated with arms transfers is important for industry stakeholders, the security and humanitarian imperatives inherent in this issue should not be forgotten.
July 11, 2018
| Melissa DaltonMelissa G. Dalton, senior fellow and deputy director with the International Security Program at CSIS, testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on "Department of Defense’s Role in Foreign Assistance."
As the Trump administration determines its path forward, it is imperative that it recognize the height of the stakes in Syria and operationalize there the national security and defense strategies it has articulated.
April 25, 2018
| Melissa Dalton, Daniel Mahanty, Hijab Shah, Julie SnyderWorking by, with, and through partners in military operations has become a preferred approach in U.S. security policy. Doing so without uniform controls governing conduct and the use of force has real consequences.
April 12, 2018
| Hijab Shah, Melissa DaltonDespite the lessons learned from incidents such as the 2015 strike and some training and best practice integration with U.S. partners, the United States must take greater strides with its partners to strengthen training, controls, and accountability to mitigate civilian harm.
April 11, 2018
| Rebecca Hersman, Melissa DaltonThough military action may be an important part of the international response to the crime, it will come to little avail if not embedded in a broader set of sustained efforts to address this problem economically, diplomatically and legally as well.