To arrive at a new consensus, the United States needs to address the weaknesses in Americans’ knowledge of China while rethinking the connections between the ways China is analyzed and how policy is made.
The State is undergoing a crisis of legitimacy owing to its inability to cope with novel problems of weapons proliferation, transnational threats including climate change, a fragile global financial infrastructure, cultural influences carried by electronic…
If Washington doubles down on U.S. military and geopolitical predominance, it risks transforming the emerging competitive era into something far more confrontational and zero-sum than it needs to be. If it hopes to retain its position of leadership, the United…
A small team at CNAS is getting out of the Beltway “bubble” to talk to Americans about what role the United States should play on the international scene.
The history of denuclearization efforts on the Korean peninsula gives reason for pessimism, caution, and optimism. Attempting to critically engage that history can help the United States narrow uncertainty, prepare for a long diplomatic process should one…
In order to build the 355-ship Navy the United States needs, we will have to tell a new, and more compelling, story.
The international order is not just an abstract concept, but rather is of concrete value to U.S. national security, as exemplified by America's policy toward Iran.
East Asian countries have a tendency to recall their historical grievances with rival nations, thus increasing the risk of eventual conflict. American policy toward East Asia, on the other hand, tends to have too short of a memory.
In order for the United States to adapt to current and future international challenges, it needs a foreign policy that can unite the American public and bring back bipartisan consensus on America’s role in the world.
Restoring the Vision: Overcoming Gridlock to Reassert Congress’s Role in Deliberating National Security
In recent years, Congress’s role in shaping American national security strategy has diminished due to partisan gridlock from both parties. It’s time to reassert our status as a coequal branch of government and do our part to ensure our national security.