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Incentivizing military service

Katherine Kuzminski, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses historic incentives the Navy and Air Force are now offering to new recruits


Details of negotiations between US and Iran on nuclear deal

Jonathan Lord, director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses Iran’s work towards developing a nuclear weapon and the possibility of reviving the nuclear deal


Wargame offers lessons for Defense Department

An operational wargame called “Dangerous Straits: Battle for Taiwan 2027,” led by the Gaming Lab at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), presents a scenario where China has just attacked Taiwan in the year 2027. Becca Wasser, fellow for the Defense Program at CNAS and co-lead of The Gaming Lab, said no one […]


Military equipment especially important in this stage of Ukraine war, says CNAS senior fellow

As Russia’s war enters its third month, the focus has shifted towards eastern Ukraine. The change in terrain means Ukraine will need a new strategy to fend off Russian aggressors. Margarita Konaev, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said the Ukrainian military will continue to use some of the same […]


Not taking risks with unmanned systems ‘may not be an option,’ says former submarine warfare officer

The United States Navy plans to develop autonomous “robot” ships over the next few years and use artificial intelligence to replace sailors in battle. Tom Shugart, senior fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security and former Navy submarine warfare officer, said there are technological and programmatic risks associated with […]


US must work with partners in response to coercive economic statecraft, says researcher

As the relationship between the United States and China gets increasingly tense, both countries are turning to economic tools as a core part of foreign policy. However, the U.S. lacks a clear strategy on how and when to deploy those measures in response to crises, according to Emily Kilcrease, senior fellow and director of the […]


US should use passive defenses to strengthen Indo-Pacific military posture, argues researcher

To counter China’s growing military power, increasing resilience of American forces and bases in the Indo-Pacific should be a priority for the Defense Department, according to Stacie Pettyjohn, senior fellow and director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. Pettyjohn said the U.S. should set up passive defenses, such as […]


United States military strategy should better match interests, says defense research expert

The U.S. military has made hefty investments in the Middle East for the past two decades, but shifts in the Biden administration’s priorities toward the Indo-Pacific have caused the U.S. to reassess how to maintain its interests in the region while also scaling back. Becca Wasser, fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for […]

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