Preparing the President
The Papers for the President series is designed to assist the next president and his team in crafting a strong, pragmatic, and principled national security agenda. The series explores the most critical regions and topics that the next president will need to address early in his tenure and includes actionable recommendations designed to be implemented during the first few months of 2017.
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Strategic Choices for the President
From regional tensions in the Middle East and South China Sea, to the rise of non-state actors such as the Islamic State, to a resurgent Russia challenging Europe and western unity, these issues will require a deft combination of leadership, innovation, and the prudent use of all elements of national power.
Technology, Innovation, and the Future of Warfare
We are living in the midst of an information revolution that is changing how we communicate, do business, and make friends. It is also changing warfare. Even as the United States responds to this challenge, it must also posture itself to dominate in the next phase of the information revolution.
The National Security Transition
On January 20th, 2017, a new President will take the oath of office. It is one of the most quintessentially American moments, the peaceful transition of leadership in the world’s most powerful democracy. CNAS experts explore how to navigate the transition.