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 24, 2015
  • Ben FitzGerald
  • In the News

Can the Defense Department Rekindle Romance With Silicon Valley?

After spending two decades largely ignoring the very Silicon Valley tech start-up culture that it helped bankroll in the 1970s and ’80s, questions remain about a new Defense Department push to reconnect with the California tech world, especially in a post-Snowden era where trust between the two...

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  • April 15, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Ruble on the Rebound

The Russian ruble is rebounding, outpacing all other world currencies against the dollar this year. The 20 percent recovery this month alone stands in stark contrast to last year, when U.S. officials smugly pointed to Russia’s plummeting currency as proof that Western sanctions against Moscow for...

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  • April 14, 2015
  • Phillip Carter
  • In the News

VA building projects riddled with mistakes and cost overruns

There are hospital doors at the half-built ­Veterans Affairs medical center outside Denver that were supposed to cost $100 each but ended up ­running $1,400. There’s a $100-million-and-still-risingprice tag for an atrium and concourse with curving blond-wood walls and towering glass windows. And...

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  • April 14, 2015
  • Op-eds

Why I Write: A Veteran Reflects on Coming Home From War

Two years ago, I ran into a veteran buddy I hadn't seen in years. He was an Army officer who had just finished his final tour in Afghanistan and was preparing for life after the Army. He commented that, after his own tour, it seemed to him like I had been over there so early on in the war. I...

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  • April 10, 2015
  • Phillip Carter
  • In the News

Study: Former troops at high risk for suicide

A massive study of post-9/11 service members show that troops at the highest risk for suicide are those who serve less than a full enlistment and, in particular, those who leave after less than a year — personnel whose discharges may be related to mental health issues but normally are ineligible...

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  • April 8, 2015
  • Robert D. Kaplan
  • Op-eds

America will lose patience with European appeasement

Appeasement is an age-old tactic of diplomacy. It can be a defensible one, but not as a frame of mind for an entire continent. Yet no word captures the general mood of Europe better than appeasement. Europeans, it has been said, cherish freedom but do not want to sacrifice anything for it. Only...

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  • April 3, 2015
  • Julianne Smith, Richard Fontaine
  • In the News

Anti-Access/Area Denial Isn’t Just for Asia Anymore

If there’s one set of foreign military capabilities that has garnered U.S. attention in recent years, it’s those related to anti-access and area denial. Even the most acronym-constrained policymakers regularly cite A2/AD and its challenge to American power projection in the western Pacific. And...

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  • April 2, 2015
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: What Does the Iran Nuclear Plan Achieve?

Washington, April 2 – In light of today’s announcement of a plan concerning Iran’s nuclear program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and CNAS Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg have written a new Press...

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  • April 2, 2015
  • Phillip Carter
  • In the News

Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care

The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct and those who enlisted but were quickly...

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  • April 1, 2015
  • Julianne Smith, Shawn Brimley
  • In the News

Why Obama chose the Iran talks to take one of his presidency’s biggest risks

Much of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been foisted upon him during his six years in office. He inherited two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, neither of which he’s been able to end. He’s had to react to chaos in the Middle East and a Russian incursion in Ukraine. The negotiations with...

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