Publications

  • March 4, 2015
  • Reports

Playing It Safe: Malaysia's Approach to the South China Sea and Implications for the United States

In this sixth paper in the Maritime Strategy Series, Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor at The Diplomat and a PhD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, takes up how Malaysia’s approach to the South China Sea has – or has not – changed in the face of China’s increased pressure on fellow claimants.

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  • March 2, 2015
  • Ilan Goldenberg
  • Reports

Lessons from the 2013-2014 Israeli-Palestinian Final Status Negotiations

Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg lays out nine lessons and recommendations that should inform future negotiations.

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  • February 23, 2015
  • Jerry Hendrix
  • Reports

Avoiding Trivia: A Strategy for Sustainment and Fiscal Security

The report argues that the United States has strayed from its historic and cultural approach to the world, leaving behind its traditional maritime-focused, technologically innovative, free-trade based strategy.

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  • February 13, 2015
  • Marc Lynch
  • Congressional Testimony

Dr. Marc Lynch before House Armed Services Committee on ISIL and the New Islamist Challenge

Adjunct Senior Fellow Dr. Marc Lynch testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremism and possible U.S. foreign policy implications.

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  • February 13, 2015
  • Paul Scharre, Michael Horowitz
  • Working Papers

An Introduction to Autonomy in Weapon Systems

20YY Warfare Initiative Director Paul Scharre and Adjunct Senior Fellow Michael Horowitz discuss future military systems incorporating greater autonomy.

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  • February 12, 2015
  • Dafna Rand
  • Congressional Testimony

Dr. Dafna Rand before House Foreign Affairs Committee on ISIS

Deputy Director of Studies Dr. Dafna Rand testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the national security threat posed by ISIS.

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  • February 12, 2015
  • Peter L. Levin, General H. Hugh Shelton, Stephen Ondra
  • Reports

Reforming the Military Health System

In this white paper, experts Dr. Peter Levin, General H. Hugh Shelton, U.S. Army (ret.), and Dr. Stephen Ondra discuss reforming the military health system and recommend that the upcoming TRICARE solicitation be consistent with the recently-released HHS/CMS guidelines regarding "fee for value."

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  • February 3, 2015
  • Shawn Brimley, Phillip Carter, Elbridge Colby, Patrick M. Cronin, Michele Flournoy, Ilan Goldenberg, Jerry Hendrix, Nicholas Heras, Van Jackson, Katherine Kidder, Paul Scharre, Julianne Smith, Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan
  • Reports

Ideas to Action: Suggestions for the 25th Secretary of Defense

In advance of Dr. Ashton Carter’s upcoming nomination hearing to be Secretary of Defense, CNAS experts have produced a series of commentaries outlining the key issues the 25th Secretary of Defense will face.

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  • January 30, 2015
  • Elbridge Colby
  • Reports

Nuclear Weapons in the Third Offset Strategy: Avoiding a Nuclear Blind Spot in the Pentagon’s New Initiative

Robert M. Gates Fellow Elbridge Colby argues that the Third Offset Strategy focus on how nuclear weapons will factor into the warfighting “regime” the new initiative envisions.

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  • January 27, 2015
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Policy Briefs

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization: A Primer

Phillip Carter and Katherine Kidder examine the growth of military compensation in the post-Cold War era, from 1990 to 2015, as well as the social contract America has with its All-Volunteer Force, and the ways in which monetary compensation should be considered as part of a broader talent management strategy for the armed forces.

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