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Strengthening the Shield
In December 2022, Japan’s government released three major strategic documents: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, and the Defense Buildup Program. ...
By Jacob Stokes, Lisa Curtis, Joshua Fitt, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph I. Grimm & Rebecca Wittner
U.S.-China Competition and Military AI
Two tectonic trends in the international security environment appear to be on a collision course. The first trend is the intensifying geopolitical rivalry between the United S...
By Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan & Noah Greene
Peninsula Plus: Enhancing U.S.–South Korea Alliance Cooperation on China, Multilateralism, and Military and Security Technologies
The United States–Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) alliance has entered a critical phase. In 2023, the two countries will commemorate the 70th anniversary of signing the...
By Jacob Stokes & Joshua Fitt
Atomic Strait: How China’s Nuclear Buildup Shapes Security Dynamics with Taiwan and the United States
This report examines the intersection of China’s nuclear modernization and cross-Strait tensions, especially how they might play out during a crisis, contingency, or conflict ...
By Jacob Stokes
China launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—originally called “One Belt, One Road”—nine years ago, pledging to use its vast financial resources and construction capacity...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Lisa Curtis, Jacob Stokes, Carisa Nietsche, Joshua Fitt & Nicholas Lokker
Operationalizing the Quad
The Quad—made up of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—is becoming the principal multilateral group shaping the geo-economic and technological future and the strat...
By Lisa Curtis, Jacob Stokes, Joshua Fitt & CDR Andrew J. Adams
Global Island: Sustaining Taiwan’s International Participation Amid Mounting Pressure from China
China under Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping has ramped up political, economic, and military pressure on Taiwan. The roots of Beijing’s pressure camp...
By Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan & Zachary Durkee
Digital Allies: Deepening U.S.–South Korea Cooperation on Technology and Innovation
Rapid advances in digital and other emerging technologies have become a defining feature of international geopolitics and geoeconomics in the 21st century. This report explore...
By Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan & Joshua Fitt
Tangled Threats: Integrating U.S. Strategies toward China and North Korea
China and North Korea pose intertwined challenges for U.S. and allied policy. The Korean Peninsula constitutes just one area among many in U.S.-China relations. Meanwhile, iss...
By Jacob Stokes
Advancing a Liberal Digital Order in the Indo-Pacific
The United States and other regional democracies risk losing ground in the competition to shape Asia’s digital future. China is making rapid inroads in developing the region’s...
By Lisa Curtis, Joshua Fitt & Jacob Stokes
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
Ideas to Action
In advance of Dr. Ashton Carter’s upcoming nomination hearing to be Secretary of Defense, CNAS experts have produced a series of commentaries outlining the key issues the 25th...
By Michèle Flournoy, Shawn Brimley, Ilan Goldenberg, Elbridge Colby, Nicholas Heras, Alexander Sullivan, Jacob Stokes, Patrick M. Cronin, Paul Scharre, Van Jackson, Jerry Hendrix, Julianne Smith, Phillip Carter & Katherine L. Kuzminski
Slow Thaw: Testing Possibilities for Cooperation with Iran After a Nuclear Deal
With nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States restarting today, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg,...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Jacob Stokes & Nicholas Heras
Charting the Course
A new policy brief by CNAS' Strategy and Statecraft Program timed in conjunction with the NATO Summit September 4-5, makes recommendations on key issues like NATO’s response t...
By Jacob Stokes, Julianne Smith, Nora Bensahel, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)
The Contest for Regional Leadership in the New Middle East
In addition to the historic political change occurring within the major states of the Middle East, there is a transformative process underway remaking the dynamics among the s...
By Jacob Stokes
Strategy 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
After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle East
CNAS Research Associate Jacob Stokes identifies seven major trends driving Middle East geopolitics and economics in After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle E...
By Jacob Stokes
NATO Matters: Ensuring the Value of the Alliance for the United States
In NATO Matters: Ensuring the Value of the Alliance for the United States, CNAS Research Associate Jacob Stokes and Senior Fellow Dr. Nora Bensahel explore the future of "the ...
By Jacob Stokes & Nora Bensahel
The Seven Deadly Sins of Defense Spending
In The Seven Deadly Sins of Defense Spending, CNAS Senior Fellows David Barno and Nora Bensahel and Research Associate Jacob Stokes, Research Assistant Joel Smith and Research...
By Jacob Stokes, Joel Smith, Katherine Kidder, Nora Bensahel, David W. Barno & USA (Ret.)
If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran
Dr. Colin H. Kahl, Raj Pattani and Jacob Stokes argue in If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran that the Obama administration could eventually be...
By Colin H. Kahl, Jacob Stokes & Raj Pattani