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The Papers for the Next President series is designed to assist the next president and his or her team in crafting a strong, pragmatic, and principled national security agenda....

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How Trump Can Save the Liberal Order

During the campaign, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made it clear that he does not like the prevailing international order and rejects key components of traditional U.S. fo...

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CNAS Press Note: Trump’s Taiwan Call

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Asia-Pacific Security Program Director P...

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  • Reports
    • May 16, 2016
    Extending American Power

    Foreword by Robert Kagan and James P. Rubin Over the past year, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) brought together an extraordinary group of scholars, practitione...

    By Amb. Eric S. Edelman, James B. Steinberg, Julianne Smith, Kurt Campbell, Michele Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, James P. Rubin, Stephen J. Hadley, Dr. Robert Kagan & Robert Zoellick

    • Commentary
    • September 14, 2016
    CNAS Commentary: Can the U.S.-Philippine Alliance Endure Duterte?

    Philippine President Roberto Duterte is continuing his anti-American campaign with two latest bombshell statements, first calling for the fewer than 200 American Special Opera...

    By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Anthony Cho

  • Reports
    • November 10, 2016
    Power and Order in the South China Sea

    Despite numerous calls for a more cooperative relationship, U.S.-China ties appear to be on an increasingly competitive trajectory.1 Nowhere has this seemed more apparent than...

    By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

  • Reports
    • October 24, 2016
    Transatlantic Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

    When the Obama administration announced its strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, a number of European capitals initially worried that it would be followed b...

    By Julianne Smith, Erik Brattberg & Rachel Rizzo

    • Transcript
    • June 20, 2016
    CNAS 2016 Tenth Annual Conference: Keynote Address by the Vice President of the United States

    MICHELE FLOURNOY:  So please be seated.  Welcome back, everybody.  The laughter was because I said that wasn’t for me.    VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN:  No.  The laughter was t...

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