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ReportsRising to the China Challenge
The United States and China are locked in strategic competition over the future of the Indo-Pacific—the most populous, dynamic, and consequential region in the world....
By Ely Ratner, Daniel Kliman, Susanna V. Blume, Rush Doshi, Chris Dougherty, Richard Fontaine, Peter Harrell, Martijn Rasser, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Eric Sayers, Daleep Singh, Paul Scharre, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Neil Bhatiya, Ashley Feng, Joshua Fitt, Megan Lamberth, Kristine Lee & Ainikki Riikonen
ReportsStrengthening the Economic Arsenal
Foreword By David S. Cohen Sanctions occupy a strange place in U.S. national security. For many years, they were derided as mostly ineffective. The received wisdom was that sa...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg & Jordan Tama
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
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
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
ReportsA Realistic Path for Progress on Iran
Introduction and Recommendations The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive Iran strategy. The United States seeks to achieve—via the application of maximum pressure—n...
By Eric Brewer, Elisa Catalano Ewers, Ilan Goldenberg, Peter Harrell, Nicholas Heras, Elizabeth Rosenberg & Ariane Tabatabai
ReportsFinancial Networks of Mass Destruction
Read an abbreviated summary of this report with recommendations for Congress.Key Takeaways The lack of effective and universal financial controls to prevent weapons of mass de...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg, Neil Bhatiya, Claire Groden & Ashley Feng
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