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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
ReportsAVF 4.0: The Future of the All-Volunteer Force
The U.S. armed forces are not made up of people; the U.S. armed forces are people.1 Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen constitute the beating heart of the...
By Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer & Andrew Swick
ReportsChina’s Growing Maritime Role in the South and East China Seas
Yusuke Saito, Lieutenant Commander, Surface Warfare Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, uses a contemporary understanding of China’s maritime strategy to project...
By LCDR Yusuke Saito, JMSDF
ReportsChina’s Blue Water Navy Strategy and its Implications
Yoji Koda, V Adm. (Ret) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and former Commander in Chief of the Self-Defense Force, argues that the vulnerability of key maritime choke ...
By Vice Admiral Yoji Koda
ReportsChina as a Middle East Power
In this working paper, Kuni Miyake, President of the Foreign Policy Institute think-tank in Tokyo, examines the strategic implications for Japan of China’s increasing influenc...
By Kuni Miyake
ReportsIs the U.S. Military Getting Smaller and Older?
Concerns about the adequacy of the U.S. military frequently focus on two issues: whether its force structure has gotten too small, and whether U.S. forces are being modernized...
By Steven Kosiak
ReportsCapitalism in Space
It is essential for any nation that wishes to thrive and compete on the world stage to have a successful and flourishing aerospace industry, centered on the capability of putt...
By Robert Zimmerman
ReportsTransatlantic Security Cooperation in the Middle East
The Middle East presents a wide array of challenges that raise fundamental questions about how the transatlantic community should calibrate its approach to promote stability i...
By Ben Fishman & Erik Brattberg
ReportsDrone Proliferation and the Use of Force
As more countries acquire drones, will their widespread availability lead to greater military adventurism and conflict? Will countries be more willing to put a drone in harm’s...
By Michael Horowitz, Paul Scharre & Ben FitzGerald
The war in Afghanistan was a topic largely absent from the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In 2012 and 2013 Donald J. Trump referred to Afghanistan as a “complete and total d...
By Christopher D. Kolenda
ReportsSeizing the Initiative
The Department of Defense (DoD) is primed for change – in theory. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 mandates major organizational reforms with...
By Ben FitzGerald & Alexandra Sander
The legacy of President Barack Obama’s handling of the transatlantic relationship will be one of complexity and mixed opinion. When Obama first entered office in 2009, Europea...
By Julianne Smith & Rachel Rizzo
Preface by Paul Scharre Automation and autonomy are core components of the Department of Defense’s “third offset strategy,” designed to reinvigorate American military technolo...
By Dr. John K. Hawley
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