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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
Executive Summary The U.S. monopoly on drones has ended. More than 30 nations already have or are developing armed drones, and at least 90 nations, as well as some non-state a...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Lauren Fish, Michael Horowitz, Alexandra Sander & Paul Scharre
ReportsFollowing the Money
Terrorist financing entails the raising and moving of funds intended for terrorist causes.1 The number and type of terrorist groups and the threats associated with them have c...
By Ellie Maruyama & Kelsey Hallahan
ReportsA Strategy for Ending the Syrian Civil War
Executive Summary Tough talk notwithstanding, the Trump administration’s early actions in Iraq and Syria appear broadly consistent with the approach pursued by the Obama admin...
By Colin H. Kahl, Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
ReportsBeyond the San Hai
The United States has enjoyed largely uncontested naval supremacy across the blue waters, or open oceans, for decades. The rapid emergence of an increasingly global People’s L...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa, Alexander Sullivan & Rush Doshi
ReportsThe Return of Marco Polo's World
By Robert D. Kaplan As Europe disappears, Eurasia coheres. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of st...
By Robert D. Kaplan
ReportsGenerations of War
Preface By Dr. Janine A. Davidson Though the American experiment of an all-volunteer military force is largely considered to be a success, maintaining long-term awareness of c...
By Amy Schafer
ReportsTerrorist Use of Virtual Currencies
Executive Summary This paper explores the risk that virtual currencies (VCs) may become involved in the financing of terrorism at a significant scale. VCs and associated techn...
By Zachary K. Goldman, Ellie Maruyama, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Edoardo Saravalle & Julia Solomon-Strauss
Foreword By Robert D. Kaplan Geography still rules, despite the conceits of the jet age and the information age. Geography is where any discussion of the strategic environment...
By Julianne Smith & Jerry Hendrix
ReportsThe Unsettling View From Moscow
A rising number of Russia’s senior military strategists are advocating for the adoption of a doctrine of pre-emption for the defense of their nation. This doctrine would be in...
By Alexander Velez-Green
ReportsA Continuum of Collaboration
At the federal level, an enormous structure exists to serve veterans, a structure composed of the mammoth Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other cabin...
By Phillip Carter & Katherine Kidder
It will take months for the new U.S. administration to craft a coherent strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. But the United States can take numerous steps to avert disengagem...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Anthony Cho
ReportsPhishing in Troubled Waters
Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief targets of cyberattack and espionage. B...
By Harry Krejsa & Hannah Suh
China is on the move. Statements from its military and civilian leaders regarding their aspirations, their sense of grievance, and their strategic aims all center on a theme o...
By Jerry Hendrix
ReportsFrom College to Cabinet
On January 20, 2017, a new administration took the helm in the United States. The new president faces a vast set of threats to U.S. national security, including potential chal...
By Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, Phillip Carter & Andrew Swick
In a chapter examining China’s thinking on escalation, the authors of a comprehensive 2008 RAND study of escalation management in the 21st century came to the stark, and since...
By Burgess Laird