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The Return of Marco Polo's World

By Robert D. Kaplan As Europe disappears, Eurasia coheres. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of st...

CNAS's Elbridge Colby to Serve as DASD for Strategy and Force Development

Center for a New American Security (CNAS) congratulates former CNAS Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby on his appointment to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary ...

Transatlantic Security

CNAS Press Note: The NATO “Mini-Summit”

With leaders of NATO member countries set to meet for a “mini-summit,” experts from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Transatlantic Security Program – Julianne Smi...

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    • 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
    • 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

  • Reports
    • April 7, 2017
    Leveraging History

    China is on the move. Statements from its military and civilian leaders regarding their aspirations, their sense of grievance, and their strategic aims all center on a theme o...

    By Jerry Hendrix

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