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David Barrosse Joins CNAS Board of Advisors
Washington, March 5, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that David Barrosse, founder and CEO of Capstone LLC, has joined the CNAS Board of Advi...
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Assessing Biden's Interim National Security Strategy
Richard Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer: "National Security Strategies do more signaling than strategizing. They resemble not true strategies so much as really long speeches...
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Chris Dougherty, Martijn Rasser, Dr. Nina Kollars, Michael Kofman, Becca Wasser, Nathalie Grogan, Katie Galgano & Jennie Matuschak
In The NewsCould Your Electric Vehicle Be Sabotaged?
Just as the United States and its companies are pushing to electrify transportation, the nascent industry faces a new threat: In an apparent new form of brinkmanship, leading ...
By Ainikki Riikonen
In The NewsBiden’s Russia, Saudi Sanctions Spark Grumblings of Weakness
Twice in the last week, the U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia and Saudi Arabia over what it called human rights abuses. Twice, critics said President Joe Biden pulle...
By John Hughes
In The NewsBiden pressed for tough response to China’s repression of Uighurs
US lawmakers and human rights activists are pressing Joe Biden to make a tough response to China’s repression of 1m Uighurs in Xinjiang, which Antony Blinken, secretary of sta...
By David Shullman
In The NewsChina Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency
Annabelle Huang recently won a government lottery to try China’s latest economics experiment: a national digital currency. After joining the lottery through the social media a...
By Yaya J. Fanusie
In The NewsHow Biden’s best-laid plans for Iran and Saudi Arabia failed in his first month
President Joe Biden’s first month handling Iran and Saudi Arabia shows the new administration has succumbed to a classic problem: Initial plans and promises made during a camp...
By Kaleigh Thomas
In The NewsAI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise
An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing “AI-enabled” weap...
By Megan Lamberth
In The NewsU.S. Enlists Allies to Counter China’s Technology Push
President Biden portrays U.S. relations with China as a clash of values: democracy vs. autocracy. But his rhetoric obscures the administration’s more pragmatic approach of cob...
By Martijn Rasser
In The NewsTeam Biden About to Start Its First Talks With the Taliban
President Biden’s Afghanistan negotiator has begun a diplomatic trip that will include the first meeting of the new administration with the Taliban, sources familiar confirmed...
By Lisa Curtis & Christopher D. Kolenda
In The NewsBiden ordered airstrike after determining Iran supported rocket attacks
President Joe Biden’s decision to order a U.S. airstrike on a border crossing used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday came after U.S. officials determi...
By Becca Wasser
In The NewsU.S. report on Jamal Khashoggi killing likely to worsen relations with Saudis
The Biden administration is expected to soon release an unclassified intelligence report establishing that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, directed the killi...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Michael Kofman Joins CNAS as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Transatlantic Security Program
Washington, February 23, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Michael Kofman, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analy...
Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr Joins CNAS as Adjunct Senior Fellow
Washington, February 22, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., USA (Ret.), former Director o...
In The NewsBiden seeks common front with Europe to counter China, Russia
United States President Joe Biden breathed new life into the transatlantic alliance in his first address to a global audience on Friday. He declared that America had returned ...
By Martijn Rasser
In The NewsBiden looks to rebuild U.S. ties to Europe damaged under Trump, but mistrust lingers
For President Biden, rebuilding U.S. ties with Europe damaged by four years of Donald Trump's contentious leadership is a top priority. "Let me erase any lingering doubt,” Bid...
By Carisa Nietsche
In The NewsBiden looks to recalibrate relationship with Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
As a candidate, Joe Biden branded Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state which must be punished for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the killing of civilians in airstrikes ...
By Becca Wasser
In The NewsDeclaring ‘America is back,’ Biden tries to regain Europe’s trust
President Biden tried to reassure U.S. allies Friday that he is turning the page on his predecessor’s “America first” approach, and restoring a foreign policy that values coop...
By Jim Townsend
John Costello Joins CNAS as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program
Washington, February 18, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that John Costello, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Intelligence and Se...
Press ReleaseCNAS Launches ‘Make Room’ Newsletter
Washington, February 18, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced the launch of the Make Room newsletter. Every month, the Make Room newsletter will ...