Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program
Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in 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 served as Chief of Staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm focused on investigating business fraud, accounting fraud, and fundamental problems. 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 Foreign Policy, Lawfare, The National Interest, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Scientific American, and he is regularly quoted in outlets such as Axios, Bloomberg, Fortune, National Journal, the New York Times, South China Morning Post, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and WIRED. Mr. Rasser received his B.A. in anthropology from Bates College and his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Recent Publications & News
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Assessing Biden's Interim National Security Strategy
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Chris Dougherty, Martijn Rasser, Dr. Nina Kollars, Michael Kofman, Becca Wasser, Nathalie Grogan, Katie Galgano & Jennie Matuschak
CommentaryA Solid Plan to Compete with China in Artificial Intelligence
By Megan Lamberth & Martijn Rasser
EventsSpecial Event: Crafting a U.S. National Technology Strategy
By Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, Martijn Rasser, Megan Lamberth, Secretary James "Hondo" Geurts, Susan M. Gordon & Loren DeJonge Schulman
In The NewsU.S. Enlists Allies to Counter China’s Technology Push
By Martijn Rasser
In The NewsBiden seeks common front with Europe to counter China, Russia
By Martijn Rasser
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