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Executive Summary The U.S. monopoly on drones has ended. More than 30 nations already have or are developing armed drones, and at least 90 nations, as well as some non-state a...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Lauren Fish, Michael Horowitz, Alexandra Sander & Paul Scharre
ReportsFollowing the Money
Terrorist financing entails the raising and moving of funds intended for terrorist causes.1 The number and type of terrorist groups and the threats associated with them have c...
By Ellie Maruyama & Kelsey Hallahan
ReportsA Strategy for Ending the Syrian Civil War
Executive Summary Tough talk notwithstanding, the Trump administration’s early actions in Iraq and Syria appear broadly consistent with the approach pursued by the Obama admin...
By Colin H. Kahl, Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
ReportsBeyond the San Hai
The United States has enjoyed largely uncontested naval supremacy across the blue waters, or open oceans, for decades. The rapid emergence of an increasingly global People’s L...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa, Alexander Sullivan & Rush Doshi
ReportsThe Return of Marco Polo's World
By Robert D. Kaplan As Europe disappears, Eurasia coheres. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of st...
By Robert D. Kaplan
ReportsGenerations of War
Preface By Dr. Janine A. Davidson Though the American experiment of an all-volunteer military force is largely considered to be a success, maintaining long-term awareness of c...
By Amy Schafer
ReportsTerrorist Use of Virtual Currencies
Executive Summary This paper explores the risk that virtual currencies (VCs) may become involved in the financing of terrorism at a significant scale. VCs and associated techn...
By Zachary K. Goldman, Ellie Maruyama, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Edoardo Saravalle & Julia Solomon-Strauss
Foreword By Robert D. Kaplan Geography still rules, despite the conceits of the jet age and the information age. Geography is where any discussion of the strategic environment...
By Julianne Smith & Jerry Hendrix
ReportsThe Unsettling View From Moscow
A rising number of Russia’s senior military strategists are advocating for the adoption of a doctrine of pre-emption for the defense of their nation. This doctrine would be in...
By Alexander Velez-Green
ReportsA Continuum of Collaboration
At the federal level, an enormous structure exists to serve veterans, a structure composed of the mammoth Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and other cabin...
By Phillip Carter & Katherine Kidder
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