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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  • May 25, 2016
  • Paul Scharre
  • Audio

Audio: Killer Robots

On NPR affiliate WYPR, senior fellow Paul Scharre discusses the dangers and ethical delimma of lethal autonomous weapons, cited by many as "killer robots."   Listen to the full discussion moderated by Sheilah Kast on the WYPR website.

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  • May 24, 2016
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg
  • In the News

Nuclear Deal Promised to Spur Investment. Iran’s Still Waiting.

When Iran and global powers signed a nuclear deal last year, supporters and detractors agreed on one thing: the accord would get billions of investment dollars flowing into the Islamic Republic. The only question was how much. The answer so far -- "not much" -- is infuriating Iranian officials,...

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  • May 23, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • Videos

Video: Obama Lifts Embargo on Vietnam

  • May 23, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • In the News

Obama confronts past wars with new way forward

(CNN) – President Barack Obama, who entered office vowing to end wars but who has now presided over U.S. military conflicts in a number of countries, arrives in Asia this week to confront aspects of America's wartime past. In a trip meant to further advance his Asia pivot, Obama is opting to...

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  • May 23, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin
  • In the News

In historic move, U.S. lifts embargo on arms sales to Vietnam

HANOI — The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemy nations...

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  • May 22, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • In the News

U.S., Vietnam: Once enemies in war, now partners in trade

HO CHI MINH CITY — A half-century ago, Vietnam War correspondents mocked the military's overly optimistic news briefings by dubbing them the "Five O'Clock Follies." These days, the "Five O'Clock Follies" is the name of another daily event in the city once known as Saigon: Happy hour at the Rex...

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  • May 21, 2016
  • Op-eds

The liberal international order is under fire. The United States must defend it.

Hardly a day goes by without evidence that the liberal international order of the past seven decades is being eroded. China and Russia are attempting to fashion a world in their own illiberal image; Britain is debating a departure from the European Union; Austria’s front-running presidential...

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  • May 21, 2016
  • Richard Fontaine
  • In the News

With terrorism concerns again in mind, President Obama embarks on week-long trip to Vietnam, Japan

President Obama departs Washington on Saturday for a week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan that will focus on economics and national security, punctuated by a historic stop in Hiroshima on Friday. Obama’s trip is the first of two to Asia in his final year, highlighting his bid to strengthen the...

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  • May 20, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin
  • In the News

US in talks to place military equipment in Vietnam for first time since war’s end

The US is in talks with Vietnam to position military equipment in the South-east Asian country for the first time since the end of the war just over four decades ago, according to US officials. The two governments have been discussing the use of Da Nang as a site to store equipment that could be...

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  • May 20, 2016
  • Patrick M. Cronin
  • In the News

Obama Aims to Deepen Ties on Asia Trip

President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on two deeply etched chapters of U.S. wartime history with visits next week to Vietnam and Japan. Mr. Obama will spend three days in Vietnam, an unusually long presidential visit for a single country that is intended to show the U.S.’s interest in...

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