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ReportsThe Financing of WMD Proliferation
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is a critical threat facing the international community. Numerous United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) place b...
By Jonathan Brewer
Nearly 10 years have passed since the quiet release of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that set off a worldwide frenzy for alternative currencies. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin...
By Julia Solomon-Strauss, Edoardo Saravalle & Claire Groden
ReportsChina's Use of Coercive Economic Measures
Executive Summary China has been a practitioner of economic statecraft throughout its history, and in recent decades since Deng Xiaoping opened the country in the 1970s. Today...
By Peter Harrell, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsU.S. Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Lower Oil Prices
Executive Summary Since late 2014, new oil supply and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decisions have pushed global prices down and ushered in a new er...
By David Gordon, Divya Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya & Edoardo Saravalle
ReportsThe Financing of Nuclear and other Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation
Executive Summary The financiers of proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) traditionally have been states seeking to expand their military capabi...
By Jonathan Brewer
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 David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya & Edoardo Saravalle
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
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 David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy & Elizabeth Rosenberg
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
ReportsThe Future of Transatlantic Sanctions on Russia
Sanctions on Russia are part of a broad and coordinated U.S. and European policy to counter Russian aggression. The majority of these transatlantic coercive economic measures ...
By Peter Harrell, Tom Keatinge, Sarah Lain & Elizabeth Rosenberg
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
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
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
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
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
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 & David Gordon
ReportsThe New Tools of Economic Warfare
Sanctions experts at the Center for a New American Security and NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security assess the effectiveness of sanctions following the aftermath o...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Dr. Daniel Drezner, Julia Solomon-Strauss & Zachary K. Goldman
ReportsNine Lessons for Navigating National Security
Few periods in modern world history have been as complicated and tumultuous as the one the next U.S. administration will confront. A long list of international problems will c...
By Michèle Flournoy
Diminishing Returns? The Future of Economic Coercion
CNAS experts lay out the success of recent financial sanctions, details obstacles to their continued effectiveness, discusses how other countries like China may use similar to...
By Eric Lorber & Peter Feaver