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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  • April 5, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • Congressional Testimony

Julianne Smith before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Julianne Smith, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on safeguarding U.S. citizens at home and abroad. Watch the full testimony on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland...

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  • March 29, 2016
  • Press Releases

CNAS Releases Assessment of Issues Facing Veterans in Dallas-Fort Worth

  A new assessment by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) published today finds that Dallas-Fort Worth area veterans face diverse challenges including access to VA services, economics, housing, and transportation issues, with many of these issues exacerbated by the region's booming...

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  • March 29, 2016
  • Mira Rapp-Hooper
  • Op-eds

Trump's nuclear views are terrifying: Column

The contours of Donald Trump’s foreign policy are becoming disturbingly clear. Newspapers have labeled his thinking on international affairs "isolationist” and “unabashedly non-interventionist," yet those terms fail to capture the more alarming elements of his philosophy. Trump apparently is ...

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  • March 29, 2016
  • Amy Schafer, Katherine Kidder, Phillip Carter
  • Reports

Needs Assessment: Veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region

A new assessment by the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program finds that Dallas-Fort Worth area veterans face diverse challenges including access to VA services, economics, housing, and transportation issues, with many of these issues exacerbated by the region's booming economy. The report...

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  • March 16, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • Op-eds

Our Overworked Security Bureaucracy

Over the last two years, the West has been caught by surprise by a number of transformative international crises. From Russia’s annexation of Crimea to the Ebola outbreak to the rise of ISIS and the resulting refugee crisis, international organizations and national governments have repeatedly been...

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  • March 15, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: Russia Withdraws from Syria

Washington, March 15 – On news that Russia would soon begin withdrawing its military assets from Syria, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith has written a new Press Note, “Russia Withdraws from Syria.”   The full Press Note is below:...

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  • February 18, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: “Brexit,” the EU, and David Cameron

Washington, February 18 – With British Prime Minister David Cameron in Brussels for negotiations with the European Union over Britain’s status in the EU, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith has written a new Press Note: “’Brexit,’ the...

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  • February 8, 2016
  • Michelle Shevin-Coetzee
  • Reports

The Labyrinth Within: Reforming the Pentagon’s Budgeting Process

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee, a researcher with the CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program, examines the current Defense budget process and makes recommendations for better aligning strategy and resources in a time of shrinking and unpredictable budgets. Among many others, the report’s recommendations...

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  • January 12, 2016
  • Elbridge Colby
  • Reports

Russia's Evolving Nuclear Doctrine and its Implications

In this report, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby provides a baseline of Russian thinking on how Moscow sees its options for nuclear employment. Mr. Colby argues that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should not be "caught unaware by Russian emphasis on, let alone resort to,...

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  • January 11, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • In the News

Obama’s last State of the Union will try to counter electorate’s anger

President Obama will deliver his last State of the Union address Tuesday at a moment when fear and anger seem to be driving both the American electorate and the candidates seeking to replace him in the White House. His challenge? Communicate a message big enough to rise above the election-season...

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