Renewing the National Security Consensus in Congress

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) recently launched a major new initiative, Renewing the National Security Consensus in Congress. The project will promote bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill by offering a series of practical policy proposals for lawmakers and staff, creating fora for productive engagement on complex foreign policy challenges, and focusing dialogue on Congress’s role in national security.

CNAS is inaugurating a new Key National Security Issues for Congress policy brief series as a key element of this initiative. In addition to its policy brief series and events for and with congressional staff and Members, CNAS will dedicate a session at its annual conference on Congress’s role in national security.

Read more from the Key National Security Issues for Congress policy brief series:


Implementing the National Defense Strategy Demands Operational Concepts for Defeating Chinese and Russian Aggression

Summary The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) shifted the Department of Defense (DoD) away from a strategy focused on counterterrorism and deterring regional threats like I...

Transatlantic Security

Bolstering Congressional Support for NATO

In January, The New York Times reported that President Trump suggested to senior advisors several times over the course of the previous year that he might withdraw the United ...

Middle East Security

Congressional Action on Yemen Isn’t Only About Yemen

Summary House Joint Resolution 37 (H.J. Res. 37) concerns U.S. support for Saudi Arabia/U.A.E.- led coalition military activities against the Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi)...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Congress Should Vigorously Oversee Implementation of the Mission Act

By Kayla M. Williams: Congress should rigorously oversee implementation of the Mission Act to ensure that quality of care and fiscal responsibility are not sacrificed to the i...

Asia-Pacific Security

To Compete with China, Get the New U.S. Development Finance Corporation Right

By Dan Kliman: China’s economic statecraft advances its broader vision of a future defined by great power spheres of influence, rigged economic interactions, and creeping auth...