Publications

  • September 2, 2014
  • Jacob Stokes, Julianne Smith, Nora Bensahel, David W. Barno, USA (Ret.)
  • Policy Briefs

Charting the Course: Directions for the New NATO Secretary General

A new policy brief by CNAS' Strategy and Statecraft Program timed in conjunction with the NATO Summit September 4-5, makes recommendations on key issues like NATO’s response to Russia and Ukraine, military capabilities, crisis management in the Middle East, and Arctic security.

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  • August 29, 2014
  • Paul Scharre
  • Other Resources

Report Preview - Robotics on the Battlefield Part II: The Coming Swarm

In this preview of the forthcoming report, Robotics on the Battlefield Part II: The Coming Swarm, Fellow and 20YY Warfare Initiative Director Paul Scharre explores how rising platform costs are leading to shrinking quantities, and the potential for low-cost unmanned systems to bring mass back to the battlefield.

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  • August 27, 2014
  • Alexander Sullivan
  • Reports

Autonomous Power? Securing Singapore’s Interests in the 21st Century

Research Associate Alexander Sullivan examines Singapore's how Singapore’s national security strategy translates into defense policy decisions, and discusses the potential of unmanned systems to amplify Singapore’s capabilities and support its security objectives.

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  • August 25, 2014
  • Anthony Vassalo, Dafna Rand
  • Policy Briefs

Bringing the Fight Back Home: Western Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

“Bringing the Fight Back Home” argues that the changing dynamics on the ground in Iraq are accelerating the urgency of the threat from the approximately 3,000 foreign fighters with Western passports, including the over 100 Americans.

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  • August 7, 2014
  • Linda A. Sturgis
  • Reports

Port Recovery in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Improving Port Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change

U.S. Coast Guard Fellow Commander Linda Sturgis, along with Dr. Tiffany Smythe and Captain Andrew Tucci (USCG) examine how an effective private and public sector collaboration enabled a successful and timely port recovery.

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  • July 21, 2014
  • Richard Danzig
  • Reports

Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies

"Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies" by the Honorable Richard Danzig offers key insights about how to improve U.S. national security policymaking to address cyber insecurity. In the report, the author examines existing information technology security weaknesses and provides nine specific recommendations for the U.S. government and others to cope with these insecurities.

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  • July 16, 2014
  • Shawn Brimley
  • Congressional Testimony

Executive Vice President Shawn Brimley before House Armed Services Committee on UCLASS

Executive Vice President and Director of Studies Shawn Brimley testified before the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Requirements Assessment.

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  • July 14, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Policy Briefs

Removing the Barriers: Prospects for Sanctions Relief Under a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

In a policy brief on Iran sanctions, Elizabeth Rosenberg suggests that a successful nuclear deal will require incremental concessions by Iran on its nuclear program in exchange for incremental sanctions relief by the international community.

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  • June 19, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • Congressional Testimony

Elizabeth Rosenberg before Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Elizabeth Rosenberg, senior fellow and director of the Energy, Environment and Security program, testifies before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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  • June 10, 2014
  • Jacob Stokes
  • Reports

The Contest for Regional Leadership in the New Middle East

In addition to the historic political change occurring within the major states of the Middle East, there is a transformative process underway remaking the dynamics among the states of the region.

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