...both Sudan and south Sudan have monumental challenges to face over the next five to ten years as they negotiate separation
Lesley Anne Warner is a research analyst in CNA’s Center for Strategic Studies. In her work at CNA, Warner has directed studies for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Staff regarding planning for and prioritization of the U.S. military’s future engagement with the security forces of key partner nations in Africa.
Prior to joining CNA, Warner worked at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) as a Writer/Editor, supporting conferences and workshops designed to strengthen the U.S. relationship with the future political and military leaders of African countries and create conditions for better civil-military relations. She previously worked at the RAND Corporation, where she participated in projects on counterinsurgency, security sector reform, weak/failed states and nation-building.
Warner holds a M.A. in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College. She is the recipient of the David L. Boren National Security Education Program Scholarship and the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. She has published in PRISM, RUSI Journal, World Politics Review, The Atlantic, Naval War College Review, and the Journal of International Peace Operations. (Click here to see a video interview with Warner.)
Warner is currently on assignment at the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University.