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ReportsHuman Performance Enhancement
Executive Summary No attributes are more foundational to success in combat than the physical and cognitive performance of warfighters. Technological advantage has always playe...
By Paul Scharre & Lauren Fish
ReportsThe Financing of WMD Proliferation
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is a critical threat facing the international community. Numerous United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) place b...
By Jonathan Brewer
Executive Summary Changing the Survivability Paradigm In World War II, being an infantryman was the third deadliest job in the American military, behind bombardiers and submar...
By Paul Scharre, Lauren Fish, Katherine Kidder & Amy Schafer
ReportsChanging Tides in the Sea of Goodwill: A Financial Analysis of Veteran-Serving Nonprofits
As the United States enters its 18th year of war since 9/11, the shape of the country’s veteran community is rapidly transforming. The total number of American veterans is shr...
By Douglas McCormick, Emma Moore & Andrew Swick
Nearly 10 years have passed since the quiet release of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that set off a worldwide frenzy for alternative currencies. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin...
By Julia Solomon-Strauss, Edoardo Saravalle & Claire Groden
ReportsLeveraging ROTC to Span the Civil-Military Gap
Introduction and Executive Summary For just over 100 years, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) has stood at the intersection of the military and American society, ser...
By Emma Moore & Andrew Swick
ReportsThe Soldier’s Heavy Load
Body armor saves lives. Modern body armor has given U.S. troops an unparalleled advantage on the battlefield, improving survivability and reducing casualties. This protection ...
By Lauren Fish & Paul Scharre
The United States and China are in a competition to shape the course of the 21st century. At stake is whether the prevailing international order that has backstopped peace, pr...
By Daniel Kliman & Abigail Grace
China is positioning itself as a powerhouse in quantum science. Within the past several years, Chinese researchers have achieved a track record of consistent advances in basic...
By Elsa B. Kania & John Costello
ReportsFilling the Seams in U.S. Long-Range Penetrating Strike
By Jerry Hendrix
Introduction Congressional oversight serves a critical role in the American system of government; in the foreign policy arena in particular, the Founding Fathers established a...
By Daniel Rosenthal
ReportsBehind The Magical Thinking
Executive Summary Drones’ greatest attraction for the national security world is that they create options where there were none – or none at a cost policymakers feel comfortab...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
ReportsStrategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence
This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security...
By Michael Horowitz, Elsa B. Kania, Gregory C. Allen & Paul Scharre
ReportsWeird Birds: Working Paper on Policymaker Perspectives on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Their Impact on National Security Decision-Making
1.INTRODUCTION No movie about a national security crisis would be complete without a darkened room displaying a blinking screen of real-time military assets as angry advisors ...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
ReportsArtificial Intelligence and International Security
This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security....
By Michael Horowitz, Paul Scharre, Gregory C. Allen, Kara Frederick, Anthony Cho & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsA Precarious Accord
Executive Summary Throughout 2017, diplomacy remained almost dormant as North Korea blazed through a record set of nuclear-related activities and demonstrated its ability to l...
By Patrick Cronin & Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Preface by Robert O. Work We are in the midst of an ever accelerating and expanding global revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, with enormous impli...
By Paul Scharre & Michael Horowitz
ReportsMore Than Burden Sharing
Executive Summary In early-July, NATO will host the first full-length summit at its new headquarters in Brussels. It will also be the first NATO summit for President Donald Tr...
By Mark Newton, Rachel Rizzo, Julianne Smith & Jim Townsend
ReportsChina's Use of Coercive Economic Measures
Executive Summary China has been a practitioner of economic statecraft throughout its history, and in recent decades since Deng Xiaoping opened the country in the 1970s. Today...
By Peter Harrell, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsThe Bottom Line
Executive Summary 2019 presented a very rare opportunity for the Department of Defense to change the shape of the future joint force: the Trump administration has set a new st...
By Susanna V. Blume & Lauren Fish