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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  • Van Jackson
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Is North Korea a Nuclear State?

If the global norm against nuclear proliferation is to retain meaning, North Korea must remain isolated from the international community in certain respects.  But that doesn’t mean the United States or South Korea should be allowed to conduct naïve policy and planning toward North Korea. ...

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  • March 24, 2015
  • Phillip Carter
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Standing by our warriors

Phillip Carter is on a mission to make the federal government take the long view when it comes to caring for the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. “It’s important to think about military personnel in terms of their entire life cycle, from the time they join the service to the time they...

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  • March 20, 2015
  • Ilan Goldenberg, Elizabeth Rosenberg
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How a Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Affect Gas Prices

Iran has been developing nuclear technology for years, with Iranian officials saying the program is for national prestige, scientific research, and power plants. For just as long, the U.S. and its allies have been skeptical, worrying that Iran is trying to develop the technology necessary to build...

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  • March 20, 2015
  • Paul Scharre
  • Audio

Paul Scharre, Director, 20YY Warfare Initiative, Center for a New American Security

Paul Scharre, director of the 20YY Warfare Initiative, joined the Federal Drive with Tom temin to discuss  long-term military affairs and the Defense budget. Listen to the full interview on Federal News Radio.

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  • March 13, 2015
  • Phillip Carter
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Obama makes first post-scandal visit to VA hospital in Phoenix

President Obama hasn’t visited a veterans hospital since last summer’s scandal over falsified records forced the resignation of his Veterans Affairs secretary, though he did come close. He was headed to a speech in January when his motorcade raced past the Phoenix VA Medical Center, where...

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  • March 10, 2015
  • Julianne Smith
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Europe ‘Naive and Absolutely Underestimating’ Global Security Risks

The UK, and other European NATO member states are “absolutely” underestimating the risks to global security, according to a former top U.S. military commander. General Charles ‘Chuck’ Wald says western Europe’s foreign policy could be described as “wishful thinking”, and also warned that Britain...

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  • March 9, 2015
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AF secretary's diversity plan will mean quotas, critics say

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

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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

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