By understanding the system and corresponding accountability approaches, leaders can utilize a menu of potential actions for building more diverse, flexible, scalable, and implementable options to hold accountable users of chemical weapons.
June 14, 2018
| Kathleen H. HicksPresident Trump’s agreement to suspend the upcoming U.S.-ROK combined exercise does not appear to meet the threshold for protecting U.S. lethality, and should not be advanced absent substantial North Korean concessions.
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, President Trump signed a second space policy directive. This directive, informed by the work of the National Space Council, intends to streamline regulations in the commercial use of space.
May 18, 2018
| Sarah BastWith the National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy lowering the prioritization of terrorism, the U.S. government will need cost-effective options to continue to diminish the terrorist threat.
As the Trump administration determines its path forward, it is imperative that it recognize the height of the stakes in Syria and operationalize there the national security and defense strategies it has articulated.
April 25, 2018
| Melissa Dalton, Daniel Mahanty, Hijab Shah, Julie SnyderWorking by, with, and through partners in military operations has become a preferred approach in U.S. security policy. Doing so without uniform controls governing conduct and the use of force has real consequences.
April 26, 2018A flurry of concern has grown over what is being referred to as China’s “sharp power” efforts in Europe—that is, influencing efforts disguised as soft power that hinge on manipulation and covert activity.