On February 20, 2008, the Center for a New American Security hosted "Solarium II: American Grand Strategy" at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event brought together prominent national security thinkers and practitioners for a one-day colloquium concerning America’s purpose and place in the world.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted the second of the Solarium II series events, “A Strategy for America’s Energy Security,” on Thursday, January 10th, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. The Solarium II methodology, adapted by CNAS President Michèle Flournoy, is a competitive policymaking exercise based on President Eisenhower’s original Project Solarium, which helped define the strategy of containment.
On November 30, 2007, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (MOFA) co-hosted a joint U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue, where participants discussed a range of issues important to the U.S.-Japan alliance both now and in the future. The discussion was a success on all accounts and provided a valuable vehicle for dialogue and debate on the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) was honored to hold a paanel discussion with Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl, United States Army, and Sarah Sewall, Harvard University, on the new U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency (COIN) Field Manual. The panel took place on November 13 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.
For the past year a diverse group of experts, under the direction and leadership of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), met regularly to start a new conversation to consider the potential future foreign policy and national security implications of climate change.
Admiral Mullen was appointed on October 1, 2007, as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He takes over leadership of the most powerful and influential military in the world at a perilous moment in US history. With our men and women in uniform engaged in war in Iraq and Afghanistan and playing an increasingly vital role in critical humanitarian and natural disaster relief operations, Admiral Mullen’s leadership will prove invaluable in the months and years to come.