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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  • August 24, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • Op-eds

Australia’s Ambivalence Makes It Vulnerable

With Washington’s rising focus on Asia, America’s close and longstanding alliance with Australia has taken on new significance. Australia today is boosting its military strength and regional activism, tightening a raft of security partnerships, and enhancing defense and intelligence ties with the...

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  • August 12, 2016
  • Jerry Hendrix
  • In the News

Could the US Navy Really Hunt Down Russian or Chinese Submarines?

While the U.S. Navy has been sounding the alarm about a resurgent Russian and growing Chinese submarine threat, much of the problem stems the service’s much diminished anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Even the combined might of today’s Russian and Chinese submarine fleet does not come...

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  • July 27, 2016
  • Julianne Smith, Adam Twardowski
  • Commentary

CNAS Fact Sheet: A NATO Primer

Washington, July 27 – As NATO’s purpose and value continues to be debated throughout the U.S. election campaign, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith and CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program Researcher Adam Twardowski have written a...

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  • July 27, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • Op-eds

A Thaw in the US-New Zealand Nuclear Freeze

The visit of a U.S. Navy warship to New Zealand in November will mark the close of a 30 year period of security estrangement between two democratic nations. Announced during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit last week to Auckland, the change signals a final thaw in the anachronistic frostiness...

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  • July 27, 2016
  • Adam Twardowski
  • Op-eds

Poland, Not Brexit, Is the Real Threat to Europe's Unity

What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2015, Poland enjoyed more influence in Europe than at any point in its history. After reforming and growing its economy in the years following its admission to the EU, Poland—the union’s sixth most populous member with its eighth-largest economy—...

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  • July 16, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • In the News

Why France Is a Prime Target for Militants

The truck rampage in Nice brought to 242 the number of people killed in terror attacks in France over the past four years, a grim count that shows how the country has become the prime target for jihadist violence in the West. France’s prominent military role, both in Africa and in its bombing...

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  • July 15, 2016
  • Rachel Rizzo
  • Op-eds

Amidst Brexit concerns, increased NATO-EU cooperation

Just two weeks after the United Kingdom’s historic vote to the leave the European Union (EU), Heads of State and Government of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) convened in Poland for the 2016 Warsaw Summit.  NATO currently faces an array of challenges emanating from its surrounding...

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  • July 7, 2016
  • Julianne Smith
  • Congressional Testimony

Julianne Smith before the Senate Armed Services Committee

Julianne Smith, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on NATO and European security.

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  • July 6, 2016
  • Julianne Smith, Rachel Rizzo
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The NATO Summit and the Transatlantic Partnership

Washington, July 6 – As President Obama heads to his final NATO Summit amid myriad transatlantic challenges, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith and CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program Research Associate Rachel Rizzo have written a new...

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  • June 30, 2016
  • Robert D. Kaplan
  • Op-eds

How to Crash Putin’s Brexit Party

For decades, NATO and the European Union have silently worked in unison. The former required a foundation of European unity, and the EU to a significant extent provided that, its elitist and statist bureaucracy notwithstanding. Now the architecture is being toppled, as the vote for Brexit may...

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