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
CommentaryThe Case for an Alliance of Techno-Democracies
By Martijn Rasser
EventsVirtual Event | Executing a National Technology Strategy
By Martijn Rasser, Senator Michael Bennet, Michael Brown, Emily Kilcrease, Megan Lamberth, Loren DeJonge Schulman & John Costello
PodcastThe Lawfare Podcast: Martijn Rasser on CIA and Emerging Technology
By Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Neglected Agency at the Center of Biden’s China Strategy
By Martijn Rasser & Megan Lamberth
Press NoteCNAS Press Note: The Quad Heads to the White House
By Lisa Curtis, Martijn Rasser, Jacob Stokes & Zachary Durkee
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