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Preparing the Next President

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

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Focused Engagement

The war in Afghanistan was a topic largely absent from the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In 2012 and 2013 Donald J. Trump referred to Afghanistan as a “complete and total d...

Technology & National Security

Seizing the Initiative

The Department of Defense (DoD) is primed for change – in theory. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 mandates major organizational reforms with...

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    • 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
    • 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

  • Reports
    • December 14, 2016
    Future Foundry

    In June 2014, the Center for a New American Security released “Creative Disruption: Technology, Strategy and the Future of the Global Defense Industry.” The paper argued that ...

    By Ben FitzGerald, Alexandra Sander & Jacqueline Parziale

    • Reports
    • January 4, 2010
    Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan

    This report  critically examines the relevance of the U.S. intelligence community to the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and provides a blueprint for how the United ...

    By Matt Pottinger, Michael T. Flynn & Paul D. Batchelor

  • 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

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