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A New Era in U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability

For more than two decades following the end of the Cold War, military conflict between the United States and Russia seemed highly implausible. While relations were sometimes r...

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Gray Zones in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and trans-Sahara regions are undergoing a period of instability and state collapse, with active civil wars raging in four of the most i...

Strategy & Statecraft

Michele Flournoy on NPR Morning Edition: Deciphering Trump's Foreign Policy

CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy sits down with NPR Morning Edition host David Greene to analyze President Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly and consider his foreign policy s...

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  • Reports
    • May 15, 2017
    Beyond the San Hai

    The United States has enjoyed largely uncontested naval supremacy across the blue waters, or open oceans, for decades. The rapid emergence of an increasingly global People’s L...

    By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa, Alexander Sullivan & Rush Doshi

  • 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, Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, James P. Rubin, Stephen J. Hadley, Dr. Robert Kagan & Robert Zoellick

  • Reports
    • January 12, 2017
    #Virtual Caliphate

    Many policymakers, intelligence analysts, and academics believe expelling the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Mosul and Raqqah is the key to t...

    By General Joseph L. Votel, LTC Christina Bembenek, Charles Hans, Jeffery Mouton & Amanda Spencer

  • Reports
    • January 11, 2017
    The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

    The next president will inherit a relationship with Russia fraught with more tension than at any point since the Cold War. Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine sparked fear that ...

    By Julianne Smith & Adam Twardowski

  • 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

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