June 14, 2019

National Security Lightning Talks and Roundtables

By Loren DeJonge Schulman, David Zikusoka, Cristina Killingsworth, ​Neil Bhatiya, Kristine Lee, Nicole Alexander, Ainikki Riikonen, Megan Lamberth and Elsa B. Kania

At the 2019 CNAS National Security Conference, CNAS experts pitched their top national security challenges and solutions in lightning-talks, followed by roundtable discussions to further develop these new ideas. This session featured presentations by David Zikusoka, Cristina Killingsworth, Nicole Alexander, Kristine Lee, Neil Bhatiya, Ainikki Riikonen, Megan Lamberth, Elsa B. Kania, and Loren DeJonge Schulman.

  • Commentary
    • The Washington Post
    • November 21, 2019
    The military needs immigrants. The Trump administration wants to keep them out.

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is now the latest in a line of immigrants challenged about whether it’s truly possible for them to serve the United States as patriots. Vindman, a r...

    By Loren DeJonge Schulman

  • Reports
    • November 20, 2019
    Make Good Choices, DoD

    In a new report, Susanna V. Blume and Molly Parrish offer a deep dive into how the U.S. Department of Defense makes decisions about what the U.S. military needs, what to buy a...

    By Susanna V. Blume & Molly Parrish

  • Commentary
    • Task and Purpose
    • November 20, 2019
    Mental health care isn’t one-and-done — like any journey, you have to commit

    The "suck it up and drive on" mentality permeated our years in the U.S. military and often led us to delay getting both physical and mental health care. As veterans, we now un...

    By Kayla M. Williams & Kyleanne Hunter

  • Commentary
    • The Hill
    • November 20, 2019
    A fresh approach to peace in Afghanistan

    An effective peace process is possible and desirable in Afghanistan. Success, however, will require a careful, step-by-step course to test bona fides, build confidence, reduce...

    By Earl Anthony Wayne & Christopher D. Kolenda

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