Strategy and Statecraft

CNAS generates innovative policy ideas to guide American strategy and foreign policy in an era of accelerating change. Our work focuses on keeping the United States globally engaged through policies that foster U.S. security and prosperity. Today’s volatile global environment cries out for solutions to security, political and economic problems both new and old. This program aims to provide answers for how U.S. strategy can rapidly adapt to meet those challenges.

The CNAS Strategy and Statecraft team includes:

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  • November 25, 2014
  • Elbridge Colby
  • Op-eds

America Musn’t Neglect Its Nukes

Earlier this month the Pentagon released a devastating assessment of its own management of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. The report, authored by two widely respected former four-star officers, judged that America’s nuclear weapons complex — particularly the personnel who operate and maintain it —...

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  • November 20, 2014
  • Ilan Goldenberg
  • In the News

Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress

In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home. Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it appears the second part of the task will be...

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  • November 20, 2014
  • Aaron Scheinberg, MBS, MPA/ID, Monica Matthieu, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., Oliver Gould
  • Reports

The Mission Continues: A Case Study of the Well After Service Model

In "The Mission Continues: A Case Study of the Well After Service Model", authors Oliver Gould andAaron Scheinberg from The Mission Continues partnered with Monica Matthieu from the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis to evaluate the multiyear impact of the...

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  • November 20, 2014
  • Events

Conference on Civil-Military Divide and The Future of the All-Volunteer Force

More than 2.6 million service members have deployed over the past 13 years to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other theaters of war. Despite the many strains on the force and its growing distance from the American people, the successful deployment and sustainment of the all-volunteer force during these...

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  • November 20, 2014
  • In the News

Dempsey: Military policy faces challenges in an era without secrets

The chasm between the U.S. military and the country’s civilian population has grown so wide as to appear unbridgeable. But in the realm of cable news and social media, where decisions on national security are parsed without pause, the gap has vanished — at least from the vantage point of the...

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  • November 20, 2014
  • Ilan Goldenberg
  • In the News

Scepticism grows over Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms

John Kerry joined Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna as they entered a hectic final phase on Thursday night, fighting growing scepticism that they can be completed by the Monday deadline. The US secretary of state was due to hold late-night talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif...

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  • November 19, 2014
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg
  • Press Notes

Press Note: Prospects for Negotiations with Iran and Nuclear Diplomacy

Washington, November 19 – In advance of the November 24th deadline for Iran nuclear negotiations, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Energy, Environment, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg have written a new press note...

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  • November 13, 2014
  • Elbridge Colby
  • Press Notes

Press Note: Crises in the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Program and the Pending Pentagon Report

Washington, November 13 – In advance of the pending release of a Pentagon review of the U.S. nuclear deterrent program, the Center for a New American Security’s Robert M. Gates Fellow Elbridge Colby has written a new press note explaining the challenges the program faces. He further lays out the...

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  • November 12, 2014
  • Dafna Rand, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg
  • Press Releases

Press Briefing: The Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline

  UPDATE: The press briefing has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Washington, November 12 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will host a briefing for reporters to lay out the major issues and potential outcomes of an Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal as the November 24...

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  • November 12, 2014
  • Patrick M. Cronin
  • Op-eds

America Needs Economic Statecraft in Asia

Few U.S. national security officials pay much attention to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum or economic statecraft in general. But they should. The APEC meeting just completed in Beijing is fraught with strategic implications. In a region where economics is synonymous with...

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