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ReportsEnhancing Congressional Intelligence Committee Effectiveness
In a new working paper, Carrie Cordero provides a fresh assessment regarding whether the intelligence committees in Congress need significant structural reforms, assesses whic...
By Carrie Cordero
ReportsNegotiating Toward a Denuclearization-Peace Roadmap on the Korean Peninsula
Executive Summary The second summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on February 27 and 28, 2019, in Hanoi, failed to produce an agr...
By Duyeon Kim
ReportsEscalation or Negotiation?
In May 2019, the Center hosted an all-day tabletop exercise to game out three scenarios related to the crisis surrounding U.S.-Iran tensions over Iran’s nuclear enrichment pro...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras & Kaleigh Thomas
ReportsFunding Flows in the Sea of Goodwill
Introduction Analyzing the largest organizations in the veteran philanthropy space through publicly available tax filings and annual reports, this paper identifies: (1) the do...
By Emma Moore, Margaret Seymour, Jared Stefani, Kelly Kennedy & Kayla M. Williams
ReportsWhy America Needs a New Way of War
For the first time in decades, it is possible to imagine the United States fighting—and possibly losing—a large-scale war with a great power....
By Chris Dougherty
ReportsBeating the Americans at Their Own Game
China is keenly focused on blunting the U.S. military’s technological superiority, even as it strives to achieve technological parity, and eventually technological dominance....
By Robert O. Work & Greg Grant
ReportsThe New War of Ideas
A new battlespace emerged in the post-9/11 counterterrorism era, encompassing the halls of U.S. technology companies and the alleys of Raqqa alike....
By Kara Frederick
ReportsFinancial Technology and National Security
The fast-growing financial technology industry is claiming an increasingly important role in the broader financial services domain, from payments to lending, clearing and sett...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Peter Harrell, Dr. Gary M. Shiffman & Sam Dorshimer
ReportsStrategy to Ask
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan promised a “masterpiece” for 2020. The critical question this report asks is: Has he made good on that promise?...
By Susanna V. Blume
ReportsPeople’s Republic of the United Nations
China is increasingly using its economic, political, and institutional power to change the global governance system from within....
By Kristine Lee & Alexander Sullivan
ReportsSolving the Syrian Rubik’s Cube
Executive Summary Eight years since the start of the Syrian crisis, the conflict in that country has transitioned from a war between the government of President Bashar al-A...
By Nicholas Heras & Kaleigh Thomas
ReportsEconomic Dominance, Financial Technology, and the Future of U.S. Economic Coercion
Coercive economic measures have been a longstanding tool of American foreign policy, dating back to the early 19th century. But since the end of the Cold War, coercive economi...
By Peter Harrell & Elizabeth Rosenberg
ReportsSlow and Steady
Since 9/11 the United States has struggled with how to respond to the challenges posed by ungoverned spaces in the Middle East, from which terrorist attacks and destabilizing ...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras & Kaleigh Thomas
ReportsNew Voices in Grand Strategy
Foreword In June 2008, the Center for a New American Security published a compendium of essays to grapple with the central questions of American grand strategy.1 The volume co...
By Richard Fontaine, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Emma Ashford, Hal Brands, Jasen J. Castillo, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Jeremy Shapiro & Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson
ReportsGrading China's Belt and Road
This report has also been adapted as a pamphlet and slide deck. Read translated versions of the report's executive summary in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, ...
By Daniel Kliman, Rush Doshi, Kristine Lee & Zack Cooper
ReportsIntelligence Oversight Priorities for the 116th Congress
Introduction Congressional oversight is essential for providing accountability for the activities of the intelligence services.1 Effective oversight by the congressional intel...
By Carrie Cordero
ReportsMaintaining America’s Coercive Economic Strength
Introduction U.S. foreign policy officials have embraced economic sanctions as a tool of choice for American foreign policy. Decisionmakers have deployed sanctions against str...
By Howard Berman, Paula J. Dobriansky, Sue E. Eckert, Kimberly Ann Elliot, David L. Goldwyn, Peter Harrell, Theodore Kassinger, George Lopez, Richard Nephew, Stephen Rademaker, Frederick Reynolds, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Daleep Singh, Julianne Smith, Adam Szubin, Juan Zarate & Rachel Ziemba
ReportsThe Influence of Commercial Space Capabilities on Deterrence
Recent U.S. space policy initiatives underscore the far-reaching benefits of commercial space activities. The White House revived the National Space Council to foster closer c...
By John J. Klein
As the competition between the United States and China to shape the course of the 21st century intensifies, Southeast Asia has become a contested space....
By Patrick M. Cronin, Abigail Grace, Daniel Kliman & Kristine Lee
ReportsNegotiating With North Korea
Executive Summary After a year of historic summits and negotiations, North Korea’s future remains mired in uncertainty. Kim Jong Un, in the lead-up his second summit with Pres...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Kristine Lee