Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program
Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rasser served as a senior intelligence officer and analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on foreign emerging technologies, technology innovation, and weapons research & development. He also served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, special advisor to a senior military commander in the Middle East, chief counterterrorism liaison to a U.S. military unit in Iraq, and vice chairman of a National Intelligence Council (NIC) working group.
Upon leaving government service, Mr. Rasser was Chief of Staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm. More recently, Mr. Rasser was Director of Analysis at Kyndi, a venture-backed AI startup in Silicon Valley.
His commentary and research have appeared in leading publications including Foreign Policy, Lawfare, San Francisco Chronicle, and Scientific American, and he is regularly quoted in outlets such as Axios, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, Nikkei Asia, South China Morning Post, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. He has made media appearances on BBC, CNBC, and Fox News, among others. Mr. Rasser received his B.A. in anthropology from Bates College and his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Recent Publications & News
EventsSpecial Event: Strengthening America's Defense Supply Chain: A Conversation with Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Rep. Mike Gallagher
By Martijn Rasser, Rep. Elissa Slotkin & Rep. Mike Gallagher
In The NewsThe U.S.-China Tech Conflict Front Line Goes Through Belgium
By Martijn Rasser
EventsVirtual Panel Discussion: U.S. Technology Strategy and the Global Competition for Talent
By Martijn Rasser, Megan Lamberth, Remco Zwetsloot & Klon Kitchen
In The NewsEU, US launch trade, technology council to outcompete China
By Martijn Rasser
CNAS Responds: Biden Meets with World Leaders on First International Trip
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Michael Kofman, Martijn Rasser, Rachel Rizzo, Jacob Stokes, Jim Townsend & Carisa Nietsche
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