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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
Executive Summary The American Century earned its name from two phenomena: the paramount global leadership of the United States and the meteoric rise of the average American’s...
By Harry Krejsa
ReportsGetting it Righter, Faster
Humanity is fascinated by prediction failures. The failure to predict the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has replaced the failure to predict the Japanese attack on Pear...
By Dr. Kathryn McNabb Cochran & CDR Gregory Tozzi
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
ReportsTransatlantic Security Cooperation in the Middle East
The Middle East presents a wide array of challenges that raise fundamental questions about how the transatlantic community should calibrate its approach to promote stability i...
By Ben Fishman & Erik Brattberg
The legacy of President Barack Obama’s handling of the transatlantic relationship will be one of complexity and mixed opinion. When Obama first entered office in 2009, Europea...
By Julianne Smith & Rachel Rizzo
ReportsThe Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
The next president will inherit a relationship with Russia fraught with more tension than at any point since the Cold War. Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine sparked fear that ...
By Julianne Smith & Adam Twardowski
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
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
ReportsExtending American Power
Foreword by Robert Kagan and James P. Rubin Over the past year, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) brought together an extraordinary group of scholars, practitione...
By Amb. Eric S. Edelman, James B. Steinberg, Julianne Smith, Kurt Campbell, Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, James P. Rubin, Stephen J. Hadley, Dr. Robert Kagan & Robert Zoellick
For the better part of the past two decades, the world’s attention has been consumed by a string of crises in the Middle East and Asia. From conventional wars in Afghanistan a...
By Julianne Smith & Jerry Hendrix
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
ReportsThe Labyrinth Within
The current austere fiscal environment has brought the debate over the defense budget to the forefront of policymakers’ agendas. Technical terminology once deemed irrelevant f...
By Michelle Shevin-Coetzee
Russian Motives: An Essay Exploring Russia’s Approach to Crimea and Eastern Ukraine
In this report, Benjamin F. Cumbo IV examines how Russia sees its territorial aggression in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine....
By Benjamin Cumbo & Robert D. Kaplan
Four CNAS experts - including three former National Security Council (NSC) staff - recommend changes to NSC management processes and structure to make it more agile and effect...
By Dafna Rand, Jacob Stokes, Julianne Smith & Shawn Brimley
ReportsDefend, Defect, or Desert?
The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are soon to become the center of gravity for security in Afghanistan. In September 2014, U.S. and Afghan leaders signed a Bilateral ...
By Tyler Jost
ReportsStrategy and Statecraft
Strategy and Statecraft Program Director Julianne Smith and Bacevich Fellow Jacob Stokes analyze the current foreign policy landscape and lay out an agenda for solving the big...
By Jacob Stokes & Julianne Smith
Building Better Generals
In Building Better Generals, the CNAS Responsible Defense (RD) team urges policymakers and military leaders to redouble their efforts to create an “adaptive and creative offic...
By Katherine Kidder, Kelley Sayler, Nora Bensahel, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)
Beyond Fukushima: A Joint Agenda for U.S.-Japanese Disaster Management
In Beyond Fukushima: A Joint Agenda for U.S.-Japanese Disaster Management, Richard Danzig, CNAS Chairman of the Board of Directors; Andrew M. Saidel, President and Chief Execu...
By Andrew M. Saidel, Richard Danzig & Zachary Hosford
National Security Guide to the 2012 Presidential Election
The Center for a New American Security's National Security Guide to the 2012 Presidential Election draws on the expertise of CNAS scholars to provide readers with a fact-based...
By Colin H. Kahl, Ely Ratner, Jacob Stokes, John A. Nagl, Kristin M. Lord, Melissa Dalton, Nancy Brune, Patrick M. Cronin, Richard Fontaine, Travis Sharp, Will Rogers, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)