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Many policymakers, intelligence analysts, and academics believe expelling the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Mosul and Raqqah is the key to t...
By General Joseph L. Votel, LTC Christina Bembenek, Charles Hans, Jeffery Mouton & Amanda Spencer
ReportsCongress and Asia Strategy in the Trump Administration
As the Trump administration prepares to take office, it does so with more policy uncertainty than any incoming government in memory. On the campaign trail, the president-elect...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
ReportsThe Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
The next president will inherit a relationship with Russia fraught with more tension than at any point since the Cold War. Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine sparked fear that ...
By Julianne Smith & Adam Twardowski
In June 2014, the Center for a New American Security released “Creative Disruption: Technology, Strategy and the Future of the Global Defense Industry.” The paper argued that ...
By Ben FitzGerald, Alexandra Sander & Jacqueline Parziale
Today, the United States faces a more diverse, more complex array of national security threats than ever before. With ever more human activity taking place on electronic netwo...
By Adam Klein, Michele Flournoy & Richard Fontaine
ReportsLeveraging Commercial Technology
Rapid advances in mobile computing offer the Department of Defense significant benefits. Leveraging the capabilities of leading-edge mobile devices within DoD could amplify th...
By Ben FitzGerald & Alexandra Sander
ReportsBusiness Reform in the Department of Defense
It is difficult to reform business practices at the Department of Defense (DoD). Senior officials who must lead reform efforts rightly focus their attention on warfighting mis...
By Robert F. Hale
ReportsBreakthrough on the Peninsula
This volume is a first attempt to address how America’s Third Offset Strategy could affect security on the Korean Peninsula. The Third Offset is in essence a call for the Unit...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsFrom Blue to Black
The space environment is of great importance to the United States. However, space remains just unfamiliar enough to decision makers so as to introduce hesitation in those char...
By Michelle Shevin-Coetzee & Jerry Hendrix
ReportsCounterbalance: Red Teaming the Rebalance in the Asia-Pacific
Since the Pivot to Asia was announced on November 17, 2011, President Barack Obama has sought to refocus American diplomatic, economic, and military attention to the Asia-Paci...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Harry Krejsa & Hannah Suh
ReportsRemodeling Partner Capacity
Since the September 11, 2001, attacks, the U.S. government (USG) has used security assistance programs with partner nations to advance its counterterrorism (CT) objectives. Th...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Alice Hunt Friend, Stephen Tankel & Nicholas Heras
ReportsPower and Order in the South China Sea
Despite numerous calls for a more cooperative relationship, U.S.-China ties appear to be on an increasingly competitive trajectory.1 Nowhere has this seemed more apparent than...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsOnward and Upward
With more than 11 million veterans in the workforce and approximately 175,000 service members discharged each year from active service, the overall economic performance of vet...
By Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer & Andrew Swick
ReportsTransatlantic Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
When the Obama administration announced its strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, a number of European capitals initially worried that it would be followed b...
By Julianne Smith, Erik Brattberg & Rachel Rizzo
ReportsIncreasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security
On January 20, 2017, a new U.S. president will take the oath of office. He or she will assume responsibility for assuring the safe, reliable, and affordable provision of energ...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, David L. Goldwyn & Robert McNally
ReportsAn Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat
The United States’ current approach to North Korea does not fundamentally resolve the risks of its belligerent behavior nor halt the development of its nuclear weapons and bal...
By Commander Fredrick Vincenzo, USN
ReportsU.S. Public Support for Drone Strikes
Over the past fifteen years, the United States has increasingly used drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as tools of foreign policy. Since the Bureau of Investigative ...
By Jacquelyn Schneider & Julia Macdonald
ReportsThe Next Generation of Sanctions
Economic sanctions have become a leading, bipartisan tool of American foreign policy. To quote U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, “Economic sanctions have become a powerful fo...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg & Peter Harrell
ReportsOpen Source Software and the Department of Defense
Senior leaders across the defense establishment are justifiably concerned about the erosion of U.S. military technical superiority and have recently launched several high-leve...
By Ben FitzGerald, Jacqueline Parziale & Peter L. Levin
Over the last 20 years, digital technologies have revolutionized modern warfare. From network-centric warfare of the 1990s to Donald Rumsfeld’s transformation to today’s Third...
By Jacquelyn Schneider