July 16, 2018
| John Schaus, Michael Matlaga, Kathleen H. Hicks, Heather A. ConleyU.S. leadership in an era of gray zone competition will require more than the largest economy or strongest military. National security begins at home and the United States must reinvigorate confidence in its institutions, its leaders, and its policy approaches.
June 21, 2018
| Heather A. ConleyThis Brief examines how France successfully withstood the disinformation and interference; how this failed attempt can be explained; and, looking to the future, what lessons can be learned from this experience?
June 1, 2018
| Olga OlikerA better understanding of the dynamics at the heart of religious violence in Russia, in its many manifestations, is critical to the country’s future development and its security.
May 3, 2018
| Nikos TsafosIt is time to separate Russian gas from the broader Russia agenda. Doing so will boost energy security, protect and strengthen the transatlantic alliance, and allow us to focus where the West can resist Russian power more meaningfully.
This is a new kind of conflict created by cyber capabilities, which give countries the ability to manipulate, coerce, and perhaps attack. In this new style of conflict, the issue is not will Russia attack, but how we push back harder to ensure that they do not.
Russian efforts to sow discord in democratic societies use both traditional and new technologies in ways that have proven low-cost, low risk, and surprisingly effective. It's time for the United States to respond.
March 8, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanPutin publicized three new nuclear weapons systems in his State of the Nation address. The move, though strategic, doesn't significantly alter the nuclear balance or U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear warfighting capability.