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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
CommentaryHow to Address the Greater Russia-China Alignment
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
CommentaryDemocrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum
On Wednesday and Thursday, 20 of the two dozen contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination will converge on stage in Miami to make their case to the American people....
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
PodcastSanctions, insults and threats: the state of U.S.-Iran relations
President Trump imposed new sanctions on Tuesday aimed at Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and threatened the Republic by saying an attack by Iran on “anything Am...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
CommentaryThe Key to Success with North Korea: A ROK-Solid Alliance
When President Trump meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in after the G-20 Summit next week, he will have a golden opportunity to jump-start diplomatic engagement with North...
By Kristine Lee & Neil Bhatiya
CommentaryTrump and Kim’s Interactions Aren’t Transactional Anymore
There’s a Korean saying that goes “Chop 10 times, and there isn’t a tree that won’t fall over.” Sometimes that number goes up to 100, but the underlying point—fundamental to c...
By Duyeon Kim
PodcastU.S. Officials Working To Build Up Maritime Coalition To Deter Further Iranian Attacks
U.S. officials say they are trying to build up a coalition to deter Iranian attacks in the Persian Gulf. They are calling it the "Sentinel Program" to "help us have eyes on th...
By Ilan Goldenberg
PodcastNew Pentagon head to push NATO on military spending
Mark Esper takes over Monday as acting secretary of defense, and this week at a NATO meeting he will continue the Trump administration’s push for trans-Atlantic allies to boos...
By Rachel Rizzo
VideoOne-on-one with former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work
The Chinese government is developing tactics to combat those of the United States. A new report from the Center for a New American Security says that the country is exploring ...
By Robert O. Work
PodcastBrian Taylor on Putinism and Its Long-term Effects on Russian Politics
Dr. Brian D. Taylor, Chair of the Political Science Department at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor for a discussion about his book, The Code o...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Brian Taylor
PodcastLet’s call the whole thing off
Tensions with Iran escalated this week and then, Thursday evening, President Trump apparently signed off on airstrikes in Iran only to cancel them. According to reports and an...
By Chris Dougherty
PodcastRoots and Ramifications of Hong Kong Protests
In Hong Kong, millions of protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against a controversial bill proposed by the Beijing-backed Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, which would ha...
By Daniel Kliman
Congressional TestimonyThe Implications of China Developing a World-Class Military: First and Foremost a Regional Challenge
Submitted Written Testimony Chairmen Lewis and McDevitt, Distinguished Members of the Commission, it is an honor to testify to the Commission. Thank you for the invitation to ...
By Elbridge Colby