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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
ReportsLaos in the World Spotlight
President Barack Obama will find major governments and international organizations heavily involved in Laos1 when he arrives in Vientiane to attend the East Asian Summit in Se...
By Frank L. Albert
ReportsTransatlantic Economic Statecraft
Transatlantic cooperation on sanctions is much better today than it was 20 years ago. In 1982 and in 1996, political disputes over sanctions issues saw European countries legi...
By Simond de Galbert
ReportsDefeating the Islamic State
Fifteen years after September 11, 2001, al Qaeda has taken significant losses, but the threat from Islamic extremism has morphed and metastasized in ways that remain dangerous...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Nicholas Heras & Paul Scharre
ReportsThe New Great Game
Report makes specific policy recommendations for how the United States can leverage its rapidly-growing energy assets for national security goals, particularly with regard to ...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ellie Maruyama, Alexander Sullivan & Dr. David Gordon
The Promise of Unmanned Systems in the Asia Pacific
In this paper, CNAS Associate Fellow Kelley Sayler analyzes the proliferation of unmanned systems—particularly UAVs—within the framework of the increasingly contentious issue ...
By Kelley Sayler
Flashpoints, Escalation, and A2/AD
In this paper, CNAS Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper examines three prominent escalation scenarios in the Asia-Pacific in the context of China’s developing area-denial/anti-...
By Mira Rapp-Hooper
Exploiting Amphibious Operations to Counter Chinese A2/AD Capabilities
In this paper, Japan Forum Senior Fellow Colonel Grant Newsham, USMC (Ret.) examines how a mobile amphibious force with air, sea, and ground capability can effectively degrade...
By Colonel Grant Newsham, USMC (Ret.)
Security Cooperation: The Key to Access and Influence in the Asia-Pacific
In this paper, BowerGroupAsia Senior Director Desmond Walton examines the increasing value returned by the development of strategic networks of regional military relationships...
By Des Walton
The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Responding to China’s A2/AD Threat
In this paper, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Vice Admiral (Ret.) Yoji Koda looks into China’s regional and underlines the importance of a closely knit U.S.-Japan alliance ...
By Vice Admiral Yoji Koda
Smarter Naval Power in the Indo-Pacific Region
In this paper, CNAS Military Fellow Commander Jennifer Couture points out that countering China’s A2/AD strategies in the future not only requires advanced technology, but cal...
By CDR Jennifer S. Couture
Third Offset Strategy and Chinese A2/AD Capabilities
Richard A. Bitzinger, Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, examines the feasibilities of...
By Richard A. Bitzinger
ReportsA Security System for the Two-State Solution
Report outlines comprehensive security arrangements for Israelis and Palestinians based on six core principles and provides proposed solutions to all of the toughest security ...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Three CNAS experts provide a roadmap for the next U.S. administration and key U.S. allies in the region to address these challenges and potential escalation....
By Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa & Dr. Patrick M. Cronin