January 25, 2010

CNAS Releases Report on Contested Commons and Future of American Power

CNAS released today a major report on American power in the sea, air, space and cyberspace: Contested Commons: The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World. The authors advocate a renewed commitment to the global commons by pursuing three objectives: build global regimes that preserve the openness of the commons; engage pivotal actors that have the will and ability to protect and sustain them; and develop the hard-power tools and capabilities necessary for the United States to defend the global commons.

The report is authored by CNAS Fellow Abraham M. Denmark, Dr. James Mulvenon, Frank Hoffman, CNAS Military Fellow Lt Col Kelly Martin (USAF), Oliver Fritz, Eric Sterner, Dr. Greg Rattray, Chris Evans, Jason Healey, and CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan.
Download the full report here.

CNAS will launch the report tomorrow at an event featuring several top military and civilian experts including: Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, USN; Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force General Carrol H. Chandler, USAF; Chair of the NASA Human Space Flight Review Committee Norman R. Augustine; Director of Defense Group Inc’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis Dr. James Mulvenon; and CNAS Fellow Abraham M. Denmark.

The event will be streamed live starting at 1:45 p.m. EST at www.cnas.org/live.

  • Press with cameras: Pre-set time is 1:00 p.m.
  • General Registration: 1:30 p.m.
  • Event: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Newseum’s Knight Conference Center
  • 500 Pennsylvania Avenue (Entrance to the Knight Conference Center is on 6th Street)

Please note registration for this event is now closed.