November 20, 2018
| Samantha Cohen, Gregory Sanders, Andrew Philip HunterThis report analyzes vendors new to federal contracting from 2001-2016 by calculating the survival rates for small and non-small new entrants, and the graduation rates for those that started as small. The number of vendors new to federal contracting have declined since 2005.
November 20, 2018
| Will TodmanThis CSIS Brief looks at the impact of Gulf states’ rivalries in Africa as Arab Gulf states intervene more assertively in sub-Saharan Africa to capitalize on economic opportunities and protect their security interests.
Despite the Islamic State’s loss of territory, there is still a large pool of Salafi-jihadist and allied terrorists in such countries as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya, and Somalia willing to use violence to achieve their goals.
November 19, 2018
| Scott KennedyChina has made developing new-energy vehicles (NEV) a top priority. The results of these efforts are mixed. China has the world’s largest NEV market, but the sector faces some immense challenges. This report is part of CSIS’s China Innovation Policy Series.
Based on a conference held in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2018, this report outlines findings and recommendations for advancing U.S.-New Zealand relations and bilateral cooperation in the South Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions.
The United States should pay more attention to a series of changes that, depending on the way the leaders of these different nations behave, could create opportunities or lead to a new set of difficulties for the United States and its allies.
In October 2018, a select group of Russian and American experts met to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the wargetty in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’...