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
Press NoteCNAS Press Note: The Quad Heads to the White House
By Lisa Curtis, Martijn Rasser, Jacob Stokes & Zachary Durkee
CommentaryA Techno-Diplomacy Strategy for Telecommunications in the Indo-Pacific
By Lisa Curtis & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryTechnology competition: We need more than just strategy
By Megan Lamberth & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Missing Context in America's Competition with China
By Martijn Rasser
In The NewsHouse Bill Aims to Bridge Acquisition ‘Valley of Death’ In Race to Counter China
By Martijn Rasser
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