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Although technological advantage has been a key pillar of U.S. military power and national competitiveness, China is starting to catch up in its quest to become a “science and...
By Elsa B. Kania
ReportsTaming Sea Dragons
Executive Summary In his 2010 book, titled Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Robert Kaplan asserted that the Indian Ocean “is at the heart of the wor...
By Sean Liedman
ReportsEnergy, Economic Growth, and U.S. National Security
Summary It has been nearly two years since Congress lifted the ban on the export of crude oil from the United States. In 2015, a Center for a New American Security (CNAS) repo...
By Dr. David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsA Brief History of Defense Budget Instability
The Department of Defense (DoD) has lurched from one budgetary crisis to another for nearly a decade, through a series of continuing resolutions, short-term budget deals, and ...
By Susanna V. Blume & Lauren Fish
ReportsContain, Enforce, and Engage
Foreword The United States ended a thirty-five-year diplomatic vacuum with Tehran with one objective in mind: to stop it from developing a nuclear weapon. The Joint Comprehens...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Elisa Catalano Ewers, Jarrett Blanc, Ariel E. Levite & Karim Sadjadpour
ReportsA Space Policy for the Trump Administration
The administration of Donald Trump finds itself in an exciting and challenging position with regard to space. It is the first administration of the 21st century not to have it...
By Jerry Hendrix & Adam Routh
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
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
A study on behalf of Dr. Jason Matheny, Director of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...
By Gregory C. Allen & Taniel Chan