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Missile Defense Project

Authoritative analysis on missile defense and related issues

The Missile Defense Project (MDP) at CYIS 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 the International Security Program, the project’s research considers the most pressing problems of the day, such as homeland missile defense, integrated air and missile defenses, offensive strike capabilities, and investments in high technology to defeat missile threats through new and innovative means.