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CommentaryA Looming Retention Crisis
Some of the most significant retention challenges the military faces are choices related to military families and how cultural shifts in family dynamics shape the decisions of...
By LtCol Colin Smith
PodcastWomen in National Security: Laura Junor
Dr. Laura Junor joins the CNAS Women in National Security podcast mini-series on human capital to discuss how the government must change its personnel systems to bring in the ...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman & Laura Junor
CommentaryCan South Korea and America Find a Common Position on China?
The image two weeks ago of Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in greeting Kim Jong Un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone captivated the world. The impromptu, trilateral meetin...
By Richard Fontaine, Kristine Lee & Hannah Suh
VideoImportant not to lose sight of long-term issues facing China: Expert
Rachel Ziemba discusses China's latest GDP data. View the full conversation on CNBC....
By Rachel Ziemba
PodcastThe Populist Challenge to Liberal Democracy with Cas Mudde
Dr. Cas Mudde, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Rachel Rizzo to discuss contemporary ...
By Cas Mudde, Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Rachel Rizzo
VideoElizabeth Rosenberg Joins CNN to Discuss U.S. Policy Toward North Korea
The parents of the late Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for the North Korean ship "Wise Honest," which was seized by the United States in May after violating United Nations s...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryCan Tariffs and Sanctions Lead to a Better Climate Change Strategy?
A little more than two years since he announced in the Rose Garden that the United States was “getting out” of the Paris climate change agreement, President Donald Trump was i...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryA Bold Idea for Security Reform in the Indo-Pacific Region
Former Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s recent speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue was expected to herald a new approach to the Indo-Pacific region by the United S...
By CDR Bob Jones
VideoAmazon reveals it stores customers' Amazon Echo voice recordings
Amazon recently informed lawmakers that the company is storing voice recordings gathered from household devices like the Echo and Alexa. CNAS Associate Fellow Kara Frederick j...
By Kara Frederick
PodcastThe State of Global Democracy with Larry Diamond
Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Dr. Larry Diamond joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Carisa Nietsche to disc...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche & Larry Diamond
CommentaryWhy Ivanka Trump didn’t belong anywhere near the DMZ or the G-20 summit
Since President Trump took office, the White House has been pushing the boundaries of what the American public will tolerate in terms of family involvement in presidential dec...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryActing or Not, the Play’s The Thing
The musical chairs of “acting” officials at the Defense Department has taken on a dizzying pace. Army Secretary Mark Esper became the acting defense secretary after Patrick Sh...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryAn Acting Secretary of Defense Isn’t Enough
The U.S. public is rightfully anxious about U.S. policy on Iran and whether the Trump administration is leading the country toward war in the Persian Gulf. The White House has...
By Jim Townsend
CommentaryINF Treaty Defenders Raise the Risk of Nuclear War
President Trump last year announced the U.S. would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. That made sense because Russia was violating the pact and C...
By Elbridge Colby & Rep. Mike Gallagher
PodcastIstanbul, Erdogan, and the Future of Turkish Politics with Steven A. Cook
Dr. Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Relations Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Carisa Nietsche for a disc...
By Steven A. Cook, Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Carisa Nietsche
CommentaryThis Is How to Solve America's Rare-Earths Dilemma
Your computer, smartphone, car, your father’s pacemaker—they all require rare-earth elements. The U.S. military’s missile guidance systems, and platforms like fighter aircraft...
By Martijn Rasser & Ashley Feng
VideoAssange: the hunted man
CNAS Adjunct Fellow Rachel Rizzo recently appeared in a documentary produced by a team of Arte reporters about activist Julian Assange's career and ongoing legal troubles. V...
By Rachel Rizzo
CommentaryReforming National Security Tariff Tools: Issues and Recommendations for Policymakers
Introduction President Trump’s late-May threat to impose tariffs on U.S. imports from Mexico in response to illegal immigration, and ongoing threat of tariffs against U.S. aut...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryTrump Keeps ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran, Even Though It Is Failing in Venezuela
Escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf peaked last week when President Donald Trump abruptly canceled U.S. airstrikes against Iranian military assets, after Iran shot down an...
By Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryContainment Plan: How Trump Can Challenge China's Rising Power
The world’s leaders will gather this week for the G20 Summit in Japan. All eyes will be on President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated meetings with Chinese president Xi Jinpi...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & David Shullman