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ReportsDeir Azzour Tribal Mapping Project
About Deir Azzour Syria’s Deir Azzour governorate encompasses the two most important remaining wilayat (provinces) of ISIS’ would-be caliphate, Wilayat al-Furat/Wilayat al-...
By Nicholas Heras, Bassam Barabandi & Nidal Betare
ReportsA New Era in U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability
For more than two decades following the end of the Cold War, military conflict between the United States and Russia seemed highly implausible. While relations were sometimes r...
By James N. Miller, Jr. & Richard Fontaine
ReportsGray Zones in the Middle East
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and trans-Sahara regions are undergoing a period of instability and state collapse, with active civil wars raging in four of the most i...
By Nicholas Heras
ReportsGender Equality as a National Security Priority
The Obama administration made efforts to advance gender equality around the world one of its core national security and foreign policy priorities, based on the premise that co...
By Julia M. Santucci
ReportsThe Power of Example
When I chose a career in foreign policy and national security, I never considered the fact that I was entering a historically male-dominated profession. In a purely abstract w...
By Laura Rosenberger
The dust is now settling on President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This decision was a ...
By Dr. David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy & Elizabeth Rosenberg
ReportsRisk Friction: How Risk Tolerance Biases Create Friction in the Civil – Military Relationship
Some of the friction points in the Civil-Military relationship center around how different actors view the risk associated with large force deployments. In the past 25 years, ...
By LtCol Dave Mueller
ReportsGetting it Righter, Faster
Humanity is fascinated by prediction failures. The failure to predict the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has replaced the failure to predict the Japanese attack on Pear...
By Dr. Kathryn McNabb Cochran & CDR Gregory Tozzi
ReportsFrom Reform to Revolution
A New Phase in U.S.–Egyptian Relations The United States has long looked to Egypt as a key partner in the Middle East. Egypt’s adherence to the Camp David Accords is fundament...
By Alexander Velez-Green
ReportsThe "Section 702" Surveillance Program
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is an important intelligence tool that will expire on December 31, 2017, unless Congress reauthorizes it. Here’s wh...
By Adam Klein, Madeline Christian, Matt Olsen & Tristan Campos
ReportsNew Russia Sanctions from Congress
Congress adopted new sanctions in late July to codify and significantly expand U.S. financial restrictions on Russia and tightly constrain the president’s exercise of policy i...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsA Blueprint for New Sanctions on North Korea
North Korea has emerged as one of the most significant national security threats facing the United States and its allies today. Since leader Kim Jong Un came to power in 2011,...
By Edward Fishman, Peter Harrell & Elizabeth Rosenberg
Improving Federal Health and Benefits Programs to Support Seriously Wounded, Ill and Injured Veterans
Over the past several decades, a fragmented array of government programs has emerged to provide health care or health insurance for Americans. Several of these programs serve...
By Phillip Carter
ReportsArtificial Intelligence and National Security
By Gregory C. Allen & Taniel Chan
ReportsFirst Strike: China's Missile Threat to U.S. Bases in Asia
You may have heard that China’s military has developed a “carrier-killer” ballistic missile to threaten one of America’s premier power-projection tools, its unmatched fleet of...
By CDR Thomas Shugart, USN
ReportsHigher, Heavier, Farther, and now Undetectable?
On Christmas Day in 1914, three former cross-channel packet ships, the Engadine, Empress, and Riviera, stood off the island of Heligoland in the North Sea. Under the watchful ...
By Jerry Hendrix & Lt Col James Price
ReportsArt of the Possible
Introduction Pakistan is not a front-burner issue for the administration of President Donald Trump, but it remains a major contributor to the security challenges facing the Un...
By Stephen Tankel
ReportsNetworking Asian Security
Executive Summary American security strategy in the Asia-Pacific has for decades been built on a “hub and spokes” model of bilateral, exclusive alliance relationships. Japan, ...
By Richard Fontaine, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
ReportsLost in Translation
Both employers and veterans benefit from the recent spotlight on the business case for hiring veterans. There is a great opportunity for business to leverage the training and ...
By Phillip Carter, Amy Schafer, Katherine Kidder & Moira Fagan
ReportsThe Future of Transatlantic Sanctions on Russia
Sanctions on Russia are part of a broad and coordinated U.S. and European policy to counter Russian aggression. The majority of these transatlantic coercive economic measures ...
By Peter Harrell, Tom Keatinge, Sarah Lain & Elizabeth Rosenberg