Publications

  • 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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  • January 26, 2015
  • Reports

China's Tailored Coercion and Its Rivals' Actions and Responses: What the Numbers Tell Us

Dr. Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty provide a groundbreaking data-driven look at how the six claimants of features in the South China Sea have advanced and defended their claims from 1995 to 2014, providing new texture to the disputes and a crucial foundation for further study of this fraught maritime region.

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  • January 15, 2015
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Jacob Stokes, Nicholas Heras
  • Policy Briefs

Slow Thaw: Testing Possibilities for Cooperation with Iran After a Nuclear Deal

With nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States restarting today, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg, CNAS Bacevich Fellow Jacob Stokes, and CNAS Middle East Program Research Associate Nicholas Heras have produced a new policy brief on potential cooperation with Iran in the wake of a nuclear deal.

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  • January 12, 2015
  • Lt. Scott Cheney-Peters, Andrew Herr
  • Reports

Between Iron Man and Aqua Man: Exosuit Opportunities in Maritime Operations

"Between Iron Man and Aqua Man: Exosuit Opportunities in Maritime Operations" examines how exosuit technology, often considered in the context of special operations or ground forces, could be used in maritime applications in the near-term.

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  • January 8, 2015
  • David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Katherine Kidder, Kelley Sayler, Nora Bensahel
  • Reports

Battlefields and Boardrooms: Women's Leadership in the Military and the Private Sector

Dr. Nora Bensahel, LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Katherine Kidder, and Kelley Sayler examine the career paths of professional women through the ranks of the U.S. military and private sector.

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  • January 8, 2015
  • Tyler Jost
  • Policy Briefs

Defend, Defect, or Desert?: The Future of the Afghan Security Forces

In "Defend, Defect, or Desert?: The Future of the Afghan Security Forces,” Tyler Jost, a former U.S. Army Company Commander who served two tours in Afghanistan, lays out how the United States can most effectively support the Afghan National Security Forces.

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  • December 11, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Dr. David Titley, Alexander Wiker
  • Policy Briefs

Arctic 2015 and Beyond: A Strategy for U.S. Leadership in the High North

Three Arctic experts lay out the challenges and opportunities that face the United States as it assumes the chair of the Arctic Council in April 2015. 

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  • December 3, 2014
  • Amy Chang
  • Reports

Warring State: China’s Cybersecurity Strategy

Research Associate Amy Chang explores the political, economic, and military objectives of China’s cybersecurity apparatus; reveals drivers and intentions of Chinese activity in cyberspace; and analyzes the development of Beijing’s cybersecurity infrastructure over the last three decades.

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  • December 2, 2014
  • Shawn Brimley
  • Congressional Testimony

Executive Vice President Shawn Brimley before HASC on DOD's Third Offset Strategy

Executive Vice President Shawn Brimley testified before the HASC Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces on The Role of Maritime and Air Power in DoD’s Third Offset Strategy.

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