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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  • March 2, 2015
  • Michele Flournoy, Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
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Video: Women and Leadership in National Security

CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy, Senior Fellow Phillip Carter, and Research Associate Katherine Kidder discuss the vision behind CNAS' initiative discussing women and leadership in national security.

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  • March 2, 2015
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HuffPost Live: Benjamin Netanyahu & Susan Rice To Speak At AIPAC

  Senior Fellow Ilan Goldenberg joins a panel on HuffPost Live Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address at AIPAC will impact relations and a possible Iran deal.

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  • February 26, 2015
  • Peter Harrell
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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

As a child, Noor Dubow fled war in his homeland of Somalia. Growing up, he fought constantly against hunger while living in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya. Today, he wears a tie to work, goes to school at night, and lives in a tightknit Somali community in America’s heartland. But Dubow, 29,...

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  • February 22, 2015
  • Van Jackson
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Putin and the Hermit Kingdom

If the rumors are true, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia in May during a commemoration of World War II in Moscow. Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora also recently confirmedthat “Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin exchange messages on a regular basis.” On the surface...

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  • February 18, 2015
  • Peter Harrell
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How Will America React When One of Its Companies is Sanctioned?

For the past decade, the United States has led an unprecedented revolution in the use of targeted sanctions. Over the past week alone, President Obama has emphasized the potency of the current sanctions on Iran in threatening to veto new congressional measures while raising the prospect of...

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  • February 18, 2015
  • Richard Weitz
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Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?

A few weeks ago, the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said that Moscow and Pyongyang planned to “deepen political, economic and military contacts and exchanges” this year. The two governments have recently launched new economic projects and partnerships to...

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  • February 18, 2015
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Swift Sanctions

With the potential unraveling of the second ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, U.S. and EU policymakers are searching for new ways to convince Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in the former Soviet Republic.  While in recent weeks the focus has been on...

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  • February 16, 2015
  • Jacob Stokes
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Audio: Jacob Stokes on National Security Strategy

Listen to the interview at Federal News Radio.

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  • February 15, 2015
  • Julianne Smith
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U.S. Lawmakers: Too Soon to Tell if Copenhagen Attacks Tied to Radical Islam

The weekend’s shootings that left two dead in Copenhagen may well be the latest case of radical Islam sowing fear in a violent march across the West. But U.S. lawmakers caution it’s still too early to tell if the attacks were carried out by the Islamic State, al Qaeda or other extremist networks...

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  • February 13, 2015
  • Jacob Stokes
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Just Another Likely Russian Tactical Move

The cease-fire agreed to on Thursday by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France might represent a positive step on the road toward ending the year-long conflict in Ukraine. In order for it to hold, however, the Russians and their separatist proxy forces in eastern Ukraine must adhere to...

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