March 18, 2009 — March 18, 2009 - Max Boot reviews "The Accidental Guerrilla," CNAS Senior Fellow David Kilcullen's new book. "But while [Kilcullen] writes that "there is no such thing as a 'standard' counterinsurgency," there are some standard texts on the subject. "The Accidental Guerrilla" is sure to become one," Boot writes.
March 18, 2009 — March 18, 2009 - President Lee Myung-bak announced the launching of a "new Asia initiative" during his recent visit to Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, to "expand the scope of (Korea`s regional) cooperation network to security and cultural matters" - previously Korean diplomatic efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, he observed, were focused primarily on economic cooperation.
March 18, 2009 — March 16, 2009 - Last fall, seasoned Middle East negotiator Dennis Ross laid out a Goldilocks-like set of diplomatic strategies for dealing with Iran: Tighten the noose of sanctions, engage without conditions, or pursue a hybrid option that combines negotiation and pressure.
The first, he suggested in a report for the Center for a New American Security, would strengthen the hardline Iranian regime, the second would put the United States in a position of weakness.
March 17, 2009 — March 17, 2009 - The Boston Globe reviews CNAS Senior Fellow David Kilcullen's book "The Accidental Guerrilla." "The more readers Kilcullen can bring to his conclusions ... the more small wars we may win or stay out of," Jim Chiavelli writes.
March 17, 2009 — March 17, 2009 - Phil Bennett writes about CNAS Senior Fellow Tom Ricks' book "The Gamble" in his op-ed for The Washington Post on the scarcity of Iraqi views in U.S. reporting on the war.
March 17, 2009 — March 17, 2009 - Sharon Burke, CNAS's vice president for natural security, talks with The Christian Science Monitor about how defense officials are paying increased attention to the potential impacts of climate change. "But the approach is not yet systematic or pervasive, and there are many skeptics,” she added.
March 16, 2009 — March 16, 2009 — American support for the war in Afghanistan has ebbed to a new low, as attacks on U.S. troops and their allies have hit record levels and commanders are pleading for reinforcements, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.
March 16, 2009 — March 16, 2009 - CNAS President and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl spoke with Rachel Maddow about Afghanistan. Nagl said, "Quite frankly we haven't had enough forces on the ground in Afghanistan and most importantly we haven't put enough resources into building an Afghan Army so the Afghans can secure their own country." Watch the full interview here.
March 16, 2009 — March 16, 2009 - CNAS hosted an event last week to highlight a new report on what the Obama administration's Asia strategy should look like. Michael McDevitt, who spoke at the event, talks to DoD Buzz about whether the U.S. should pursue more talks with China on maritime issues.
March 16, 2009 — March 16, 2009 - ClimateWire's Lauren Morello writes about a new climate model that can be used to track negotiations on greenhouse gas reductions. She writes, "And last August, the Center for a New American Security used the model during a climate “war game” in Washington, where participants — including President Obama’s climate and energy czar, Carol Browner, and State Department climate envoy Todd Stern — played the role of diplomats negotiating a new climate agreement among the United States, China, Russia and other nations."