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PodcastWhat Trump's Budget Plan Means for the Pentagon
Defense Strategy and Assessments experts Lauren Fish and Adam Routh discuss Trump's $54 billion proposed budget for the Department of Defense and what it means for readiness a...
By Lauren Fish, Adam Routh & Neal Urwitz
Congress, Trump need a united front to face down Iran
Iran policy has been one of the most divisive foreign policy issues in recent years. The Obama administration’s nuclear deal passed Congress without a single Republican vote, ...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Richard Fontaine & Ilan Goldenberg
Trump says he'll destroy ISIS. His budget would make that a lot harder.
The Trump administration is hosting a meeting today of the 68 countries battling ISIS to take stock of the current campaign and plan their next moves. It should be a big momen...
By Ilan Goldenberg
For an Audience of One: Re-Booting Agenda SecDef
Since Jim Mattis accepted the role of secretary of defense, his proverbial rucksack has been loaded up with expectations: convincing President Trump that torture is not effect...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Shawn Brimley & Mara Karlin
Takeaways from House Intel Hearing on Russian “Active Measures”
Today’s just-concluded HPSCI hearing provided an informative, remarkably varied tour d’horizon of issues related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The biggest head...
By Adam Klein
Investigate Russia, but Congress also needs to deter the next hack
Even as Congress and the FBI investigates Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, Congress urgently needs to act to prevent and deter Russia and other countri...
By Peter Harrell
Podcast68 Foreign Ministers and Senior Leaders Meet to Discuss Fight against ISIS
State Secretary Tillerson will host 68 foreign ministers and senior leaders of the Global Coalition, the first meeting of the global coalition working to defeat ISIS. Meanwhil...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras & Neal Urwitz
PodcastSec. Rex Tillerson's Visit to Asia
Asia experts Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper and Harry Krejsa discuss Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to the Asia-Pacific and what it means for American diplomacy. Hosted ...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa & Neal Urwitz
PodcastInvestigating Russian Hacking, Wiretapping Claims, and Surveillance Leaks
Adam Klein, senior fellow and surveillance expert at CNAS, provides an overview of the investigations into Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign and Presid...
By Adam Klein & Neal Urwitz
The biggest challenge awaiting Branstad in Beijing? President Trump
As the longest-serving governor in American history, no one can doubt the commitment of Iowa’s Terry Branstad to public service. He shows no signs of slowing down, however, as...
By Harry Krejsa
PodcastJulianne Smith Discusses the Outcome of the Dutch Election
Julianne Smith, senior fellow and director of the CNAS Strategy and Statecraft Program discusses the Dutch election outcome and Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party. Hosted by Neal Ur...
By Julianne Smith & Neal Urwitz
PodcastGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House
Julianne Smith, senior fellow and director of the Strategy and Statecraft program, discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the United States. Hosted by Neal Urwit...
By Julianne Smith & Neal Urwitz
The U.S. Response to Today’s Global Order and Tomorrow’s Threats
The architects of the post-World War II international order began their work even before the shooting stopped. Reacting to a half century that had seen the most destructive co...
By Richard Fontaine
The Rebalance is Dead! Long Live the Rebalance!
At a March 14 press briefing, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Asia Susan Thorton laid to rest the “rebalance” or “pivot” to the Pacific — at least in name. Thorton sta...
By Hannah Suh, Harry Krejsa & Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper
Trump admin's 'alpha male' approach hurts men in the end
I’m a man, and a fairly traditional one. I own a drill and can do some home improvement projects, though I get angry at myself when I can’t complete a job. Whiskey is my go to...
By Neal Urwitz
Congressional TestimonyPaul Scharre before the Subcommittee on Airland of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Adapting the Force to Emerging Challenges Chairman Cotton, Ranking Member King, and distinguished Senators, thank you for inviting me to testify today. We are at a time of bot...
By Paul Scharre
Congressional TestimonyElizabeth Rosenberg before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Chairman Crapo, Ranking Member Brown, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the topic of U.S. sanctions on Russia. The...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
Combatant Commands in an era of multi-domain battle
The U.S. military is currently adapting to a new era of conflict. Senior military leaders, including Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, have focused heavily on improving re...
By Lauren Fish
Aircraft Carrier: The Nation’s Trump Card Reborn
The usefulness of the aircraft carrier, long the centerpiece of American naval power in the world, was in serious question, even by me, one year ago. Chronic underfunding, poo...
By Jerry Hendrix
Foreign trade is a boon for San Antonio
A couple of years ago, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, traveled to Japan and South Korea, two of the United States’ most important strategic and economic partners. Castro ...
By Harry Krejsa