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Kathleen Hicks

Senior Vice President, CSIS

Kathleen Hicks
Dr. Kathleen Hicks is senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at CSIS. She previously served as principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and forces.

NATO Needs to Step Up its Maritime Defenses

Here are a few steps the alliance should pursue at its upcoming summit in Brussels.


Trump Gave the Military More Power, But Here’s What Really Concerns Us

A recent major conference on the civ-mil divide revealed a more nuanced picture of America and its armed forces.


What Will Replace the Third Offset? Lessons from Past Innovation Strategies

Whatever the name, it’s crucial to have a framework for directing and harnessing advancements in defense technology.


Keeping America's Principles In the Age of Terrorism

Our security should be judged not only by the absence of major attacks but by America’s commitment to the Constitution.


What to Watch for in 2016

It’s likely to be an important transitional year for many defense issues as the Obama administration draws to a close.