The MissileThreat website brings together authoritative and up-to-date open source information and analysis about ballistic and cruise missiles around the globe and the systems designed to defend against them. MissileThreat is a product of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which looks at a wide range of policy, program, and strategic issues related to missile defense. Technological and geopolitical factors have driven increased global supply and demand for high-velocity, unmanned, missile-based weapons and their corresponding counters. Besides more recognized cruise and ballistic missile threats, global missile proliferation now consists of a spectrum including precision-guided rockets, anti-ship missiles, air defenses, hypersonic delivery systems, and counterspace weapons.
Within CSIS’ International Security Program and directed by Senior Fellow Thomas Karako, the project’s research considers the most pressing problems of the day, such as homeland missile defense, integrated air and missile defenses for U.S. forces and allies abroad, offensive strike capabilities, and investments in high technology to defeat missile threats through new and innovative means. The project also hosts a variety of events to shape the debate about policy, budgets, legislation, and both current and future programs.
Missile Defense Team
- Thomas Karako: Project Director
- Ian Williams: Associate Fellow/Associate Director
- Wes Rumbaugh: Research Assistant
George C. Marshall Missile Defense Project Advisory Board
The George C. Marshall Missile Defense Project looks at a wide range of policy, program, and strategic issues related to missile defense and missile proliferation. The project’s Advisory Board is composed of former government officers and military officials, as well as scholars and business leaders with a serious attention to these issues. The Board periodically meets in Washington D.C. to provide updates on the effort and discuss the direction of the project.
Mr. James Chilton
Ambassador JD Crouch
Ambassador Eric Edelman
Lieutenant General (ret.) Richard Formica
Mr. Todd Harrison
Dr. Peter Hays
Dr. Kathleen Hicks (Chair)
Ambassador Robert Joseph
Rear Admiral (ret.) Archer Macy
Brigadier General (ret.) Keith McNamara
Dr. Jim Miller
Lieutenant General (ret.) Trey Obering
Dr. Michael O’Hanlon
Dr. Jana Robinson
Dr. Kiron Skinner
Brigadier General (ret.) Kenneth Todorov