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Press NoteCNAS Responds: Takeaways from President Biden's first Asia trip
As President Joe Biden concludes his first trip to Asia since taking office, the Center for a New American Security experts weighed in on the geopolitical, economic, and strat...
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Emily Kilcrease & Jacob Stokes
Press ReleaseNew CNAS Report: "Reboot: Framework for a New American Industrial Policy"
Washington, May 24, 2022—Today, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a new report, "Reboot: Framework for a New American Industrial Policy," from authors Mar...
In The NewsU.S. Treasury Set to Push Russia Closer to Default
The US Treasury Department is expected to tighten sanctions this week on Russia, threatening about $1 billion owed to bondholders for the rest of this year and putting the cou...
By Rachel Ziemba
In The NewsU.S. Aims to Cripple Russian Oil Industry, Officials Say
Russian oil exports increased in April, and rising prices mean that Russia has earned 50 percent more in revenues this year compared to the same period in 2021, according to a...
By Maria Snegovaya & Edward Fishman
In The NewsBiden visit tests new South Korean president, a foreign policy novice
Biden’s trip arrived unusually early in Yoon’s term and was arranged while the presidential transition team was still hiring staff, setting up their offices and working out th...
By Dr. Duyeon Kim
In The NewsRussia’s military is now a ‘wounded bear.’ Can it revive itself?
Right now, there is a sense in the public that Russia’s conventional forces have proven to be a paper bear, defeated by Ukrainians armed with older equipment, and plagued by a...
By Jim Townsend
In The NewsFormer South Korean defense official claims army training is 'very, very bad'
A former deputy commander of South Korea's First Army said the conditions for training soldiers are "very, very bad," partly because of a high turnover rate in the South Korea...
By Dr. Duyeon Kim
In The NewsAustralia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
Analysts have dubbed Australia's upcoming elections a "khaki election" - one influenced by war-time rhetoric - as incumbent Prime Minister Scott Morrison has zeroed in on risi...
By Jacob Stokes
Press ReleaseNew CNAS Report | "Long Shadows: Deterrence in a Multipolar Nuclear Age"
Washington, May 19, 2022—Today, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a new report, Long Shadows: Deterrence in a Multipolar Nuclear Age, from authors Stacie ...
By Stacie Pettyjohn & Jennie Matuschak
In The NewsFour maps explain how Sweden and Finland could alter NATO’s security
This week Finland and Sweden, traditionally neutral nations, announced their bids to join NATO, a move that analysts say will transform Europe’s security landscape for years t...
By Carisa Nietsche
In The NewsHarris condolence trip doubles as outreach to oil-rich United Arab Emirates
A whirlwind trip by Vice President Kamala Harris to the United Arab Emirates to pay respects following the death of its ruler doubled as an opportunity to reset a relationship...
By Richard Fontaine
In The NewsAustralia’s ‘khaki’ election campaign centers on fears of China
Australia’s defence minister told the country to “prepare for war” in the run-up to this week’s general election, capping what analysts have called a “khaki campaign” by Scott...
By Lisa Curtis
In The NewsAxie Infinity hack highlights DPRK cryptocurrency heists
Jason Bartlett, research associate at the Center for a New American Security, a national security think tank, said the Axie Infinity hack shows a trend of North Korea continui...
By Jason Bartlett
In The NewsBiden’s Asia trip shifts focus to China
President Biden will embark on his first trip to Asia as chief executive this week, an opportunity to focus more on the challenge posed by China since his administration has b...
By Joshua Fitt
In The NewsRussia Is Turning Its Small Drones Into (Inaccurate) Bombers
Russia may have just gained more than a thousand new bombers. But Ukrainian forces may have little to worry about, as the Orlan-10 drones they are converting into attack plane...
By Samuel Bendett
In The NewsWhy Russia is struggling in eastern Ukraine, in maps
In the Donbas and the Kharkiv regions, up to two-thirds of the land is used for agriculture, according to Diadin. Clusters of trees around farms in northern Donetsk provide co...
By Michael Kofman
In The NewsDomestic Terrorism Bill Targets White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis
Three federal agencies would be tasked with rooting out domestic terrorism threats within the government and across the US under a bill slated for a House vote Wednesday. The ...
By Carrie Cordero
Press ReleaseCNAS Gaming Lab Leads Wargame on NBC's Meet the Press
Washington, May 16, 2022—The Gaming Lab at CNAS recently led a strategic-operational wargame, "Dangerous Straits: Battle for Taiwan 2027," in partnership with NBC's Meet the P...
In The NewsNavy grappling with the future of its unmanned fleet
Tom Shugart, a defense analyst with the Center for a New American Security and a retired submarine warfare officer, said the Navy’s current approach to unmanned maritime syste...
By Tom Shugart
In The NewsUS tells Asean leaders Washington committed 'for generations'
President Joe Biden on Friday promised a long-term commitment to South-East Asia in the face of China's growing influence as he met regional leaders for a first summit in Wash...
By Richard Fontaine