Washington, March 1, 2012 — The diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea this week re-establishes a baseline for future negotiations, but it has done nothing to fundamentally alter underlying security and economic problems on the peninsula, argues Dr. Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In Vital Venture: Economic Engagement of North Korea and the Kaesong Industrial Complex, released today by CNAS, Dr. Cronin contends that the diplomatic accord leaves in place an unsettling set of economic realities and trends on the peninsula.| more |
Washington, February 21, 2012 — If Syria is to have any chance of reaching political transition, the United States and the international community must respond to the increasing violence there through an enhanced diplomatic strategy rather than military intervention, argues Dr. Marc Lynch in Pressure Not War: A Pragmatic and Principled Policy Towards Syria, released today by the Center for a New American Security.| more |
Washington, February 10, 2012 — The Pentagon's new strategic guidance and fiscal year 2013 budget request avoid major disruptions to current U.S. defense plans, but they make only a down payment on the defense budget cuts that may eventually be imposed through sequestration, argues Travis Sharp, CNAS Bacevich Fellow, in Down Payment: Defense Guidance, 2013 Defense Budget and the Risks of Sequestration.| more |
Washington, January 12, 2012 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
released today a report on America's civilian operations abroad in
which the authors argue that civilian agencies are likely to face a growing
mismatch between the demand for future operations and the resources available
to conduct those operations.
Annapolis, January 9, 2012 — This January, Dr. John Nagl, current President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C., will join the Naval Academy History Department as the academy’s first Minerva Research Fellow as part of the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative program. Nagl will concurrently serve at the Naval Academy and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at CNAS.| more |
Washington, January 9, 2012 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released today Cooperation from Strength: The United States, China and the South China Sea, a study of the most salient issues affecting American interests in the South China Sea: competition over maritime rights, China's bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, challenges to international law, natural resources and partnership building.| more |
Washington, January 5, 2012 — President Obama and Secretary Panetta's rollout of
new strategic guidance to the Pentagon today highlighted the need for
the U.S. military to maintain its ability to confront global threats
while shifting and redeploying forces in light of an
expanded focus on the Asia-Pacific and billions of dollars of cuts to the
defense budget. CNAS experts offered the following analysis.
Washington, January 5, 2012 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Colin Kahl, who recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, has returned to CNAS as a Senior Fellow focusing on Middle East security and defense policy. Dr. Kahl will concurrently serve at CNAS and as an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.| more |
Washington, December 19, 2011 — Washington, December 19, 2011 - The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has the potential to trigger a new crisis on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia but could also portend a new opening in relations between the United States and North Korea. CNAS experts offered the following analysis.
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Washington, December 6, 2011 — With a 2014 transition looming in
Afghanistan, U.S. and allied military leaders must recognize that U.S. and
coalition forces will not defeat the Taliban and its allies in the next three
years. The Next Fight: Time for a Change of
Mission in Afghanistan, a report released today by the Center
for a New American Security (CNAS) and authored by Lieutenant General David W.
Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Andrew Exum and Matthew Irvine, calls for a change of
mission in Afghanistan.