Missile Threat brings together a wide range of information and analyses relating to the proliferation of cruise and ballistic missiles around the world and the air and missile defense systems designed to defeat them. Missile Threat is a product of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


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Iran’s Burgeoning Strategic Forces
February 12, 2018

Iran’s Burgeoning Strategic Forces

Iran Strategy Brief #10 | American Foreign Policy Council | Among the Islamic Republic of Iran’s central strategic goals are the preservation of its political regime and its ascension to what it…

When Allies Get Nervous
February 2, 2018

When Allies Get Nervous

Will South Korea or Japan go nuclear? In a nuclear world, nuclear weapons are needed to deter major attacks, but who should possess these instruments of deterrence? The United States…

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February 13, 2018

Russia Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On February 12, Russian officials announced they had conducted a successful test launch of a new anti-ballistic missile interceptor. According to the deputy commander of the Air and Space Defense…

February 11, 2018

Israel Strikes Iranian, Syrian Assets

On February 10, Israel clashed with Iranian and Syrian military forces in a series of cross-border strikes. The confrontations began when Israel shot down an Iranian drone that had reportedly…

February 8, 2018

India Test Fires Prithvi-2 Ballistic Missile

On February 7, India successfully test fired a Prithvi-2 short-range ballistic missile. The launch came one day after an Agni-1 test launch, and took place at India’s Integrated Test Range…

February 7, 2018

China Tests Midcourse Missile Defense System

On February 5, China’s Defense Ministry claimed to have successfully tested a midcourse missile defense system. The Ministry’s short announcement reads: “China carried out a land-based mid-course missile interception test…