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CSIS formed a bipartisan congressional task force to identify how the US government can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance programs. Swipe to see their major recommendations. For the full report, follow the link in our bio.
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CSIS had a great week at Chautauqua. Watch the lectures by following the link in our bio. (Photos: Chautauquan Daily.)

Lisa Sawyer Samp, senior fellow at CSIS, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the threat of Russia's belligerent global security posture maintained over the last three years.
Follow the link in our bio to watch the full hearing.

The United States opioid epidemic: not a temporary state of emergency, but a lasting and sweeping crisis propelled by the overuse, misuse, and abuse of prescription opioids. Two decades in the making, the epidemic is fast-evolving and highly fluid – the use of heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and other illicit substances (atop prescription drugs) increasingly fuel addiction, overdoses, and death. Each emerging drug serves as a catalyst to adjust approaches to better handle the scope of the problem.
The grips of addiction reach far beyond clinical treatment. The epidemic exploits the preexisting weakness and vulnerability of society, feeding on poverty, apathy, isolation, declining local economies, and weak governance. The harmful nature of this crisis triggers an overwhelming need for improved national attention and cooperation.

Follow the link in our bio to explore five critical elements of the growing crisis. (Photo Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump just returned from France where he met with President Macron and celebrated France's annual Bastille Day. Follow the link in our bio to see what came of his trip and the joint press conference.

CSIS has partnered with the International Career Advancement Program to establish the Diversity in National Security Project. The project aims to bring new voices and perspectives to discussions of U.S. foreign policy and global engagement. The Project released a new video on "Latinos in Foreign Policy." Follow the link in our bio to explore the full project.

Contrary to popular belief, Russia’s history in the Black Sea region did not begin with its illegal annexation of Ukraine in 2014. It began in 1774, when Russia gained direct access to the region through an agreement between Russia and the overstretched Ottoman Empire. The Black Sea region became a vital point of contention between the two regions, culminating in the 1853–1856 Crimean War. The US entered the mix during the 1946 Turkish Straits crisis when the Soviet Union increased its Black Sea military presence. Today, Russia has returned to the Black Sea region and Eastern Mediterranean as the European and American presence in the region has retreated. As a hegemonic power in the 19th century, an overstretched power during the Cold War, and an exhausted power after 1991, the Black Sea has played a vital role in Russia’s historic ups and downs. For more in-depth analysis, follow the link in our bio.
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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq declared "total victory" over the Islamic State in Mosul Monday, retaking full control of the country's second-largest city three years after it was seized by extremists attempting to build global caliphate. Follow the link in our bio for more analysis on what to expect from the “long war” in Iraq. (Photos: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images, Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images.)

CSIS experts weigh in on what to expect from the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg. (Link in bio)

North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-14, for the first time this week. The missile flew on a lofted trajectory to a range of around 930 kilometers, and an altitude of 2,803 kilometers. For more on what to expect from the Hwasong 14, click the link in our bio. (Photo Credit: KCNA.)

Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in met President Trump for the first time during his trip to Washington this week. Moon will end his Washington trip at CSIS tonight at 6PM as part of our Global Leaders Forum. Follow the link in our bio to watch the webcast.

Over the past decade, tight oil and shale gas output in the United States has rapidly risen from next to nothing to account for the majority of U.S. oil and natural gas production. CSIS’s Energy and National Security Program published a new interactive report to determine how industry, local, and state regulators and the federal government are managing the rise of these resources. Click the link in our bio to find out more.

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