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Protecting Democracy: Foreign Interference, Voter Confidence, and Defensive Strategies in the 2020 Elections and Beyond

On September 17, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), in partnership with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) and the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), both of the University of Pennsylvania, presented a virtual symposium, Protecting Democracy: Foreign Interference, Voter Confidence, and Defensive Strategies in the 2020 Elections and Beyond. This symposium engaged policymakers, practitioners, and analysts from both the public and private sector and academia.

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Congress & National Security

Protecting Democracy: Foreign Interference, Voter Confidence, and Defensive Strategies in the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Sep 17, 2020

On September 17, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), in partnership with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) and the Annenberg Public Policy Cent...

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Virtual Fireside Chat with General John M. Murray

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the CNAS Defense Program welcomed General John M. Murray, Commanding General of Army Futures Command, for a virtual conversation.

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A Deadly Game: East China Sea Crisis 2030

On July 22, 2020, audience members played along as the CNAS Defense team and leading experts conducted a virtual wargame in the year 2030, exploring command and information concepts in a New American Way of War.

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Is Seeing Still Believing? Synthetic Media and Illiberal Uses of Technology

This exercise challenged the audience to spot the difference between real and synthetic media (digital forgeries). How will artificial intelligence (AI) enable media manipulation and advance illiberal uses of technology?

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Closing the Deal: National Security and Investment Scrutiny

On July 15, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a mock White House meeting to weigh the economic and security concerns around a hypothetical foreign investment in a U.S. artificial intelligence (AI) firm. The United States and other major economies are enhancing investment screening and export controls in areas sensitive to national security.

Disclaimer: All participants were role playing in this simulation, using hypothetical facts and circumstances.

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Future Scenarios: America and the Post-Pandemic World

On June 17, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) launched the 2020 National Security Conference: The America Competes Summer Series. At this #CNAS2020 session, Richard Fontaine, Ely Ratner, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and other experts explored the world after COVID-19.

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Serious Games: How the Pentagon Uses Wargames to Develop Ideas and Inform Decisions

On June 16, 2020, The Honorable Robert O. Work and CNAS wargamers Chris Dougherty, Ed McGrady, Becca Wasser, and Will Mackenzie discussed their experiences using wargames to help the Department of Defense tackle its most wicked problems. Susanna V. Blume, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Defense Program, moderated the conversation.

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Countering Chinese and Russian Digital Influence Operations

On May 7, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a virtual event coinciding with the release of a new CNAS report, Dangerous Synergies: Countering Chinese and Russian Digital Influence Operations, by Daniel Kliman, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Kristine Lee, Joshua Fitt, and Carisa Nietsche.

Experts Francesco Bechis, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Laura Rosenberger also joined moderator Kristine Lee for an expert panel discussion about digital influence operations by Beijing and Moscow.

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Coercive Economic Measures in the U.S.-China Relationship

On April 24, 2020, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Damien Ma, and Ashley Feng discussed coercive economic measures in the U.S.-China relationship. This event coincided with the release of their new CNAS report, A New Arsenal for Competition: Coercive Economic Measures in the U.S.-China Relationship.

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U.S. Sanctions Policy and COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg welcomed Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control; John Smith, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP; and Juan Zarate, Chairman, Center on Economic & Financial Power, Foundation for Defense of Democracies for a conversation about U.S. sanctions policy in the era of COVID-19.

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Fireside Chat with General David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps

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Senator Josh Hawley: Rethinking America’s Foreign Policy Consensus

On November 12, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) delivered a keynote address in which he argued that it is time to reconsider the foreign policy consensus in light of a new era of great power competition. His keynote address was followed by a moderated discussion with CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine.

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2019 CNAS National Security Conference: Sharpening America's Edge

This year's CNAS National Security Conference explored the United States' efforts to sharpen its strategic edge in an era of heightened global competition. From sustaining America's military advantage, to countering high-tech illiberalism, to designing new ways to project U.S. economic power, each session offered new ideas to elevate the national security debate.

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American Leadership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence:

An expert discussion on how the United States can maintain its artificial intelligence leadership in a new era of global competition.

Challenges to Force Development in A New American Way of War:

In a changing landscape of warfare and competition, what personnel crises is the U.S. Military failing to address and what can it do to maintain a quality force?

Live Events

CNAS 2018 Annual Conference: Strategic Competition

Jun 21, 2018

Washington, DC

Defense

Evolving the Future Force

Mar 29, 2018

Washington, DC

Michael J. Zak Grand Strategy Lecture Featuring Robert D. Kaplan

Mar 7, 2018

Washington, DC