Samuel Bendett says, “This is MiG’s chance to prove its relevance in the rapidly evolving UAV market in Russia. Years ago they were supposed to deliver a combat model [called Skat] which never materialized. If they don’t deliver here, they may never get to take part in future projects.”
The National Interest: “This Russian Company Built Some of the World's Most Lethal Jets (And Has Big Plans)”
RADM David Titley of CNA’s Military Advisory Board says, “Now, in the military, we have known for decades, if not centuries, that the time to prepare, whether it's for a hurricane, a typhoon or strategic changes, is before they hit you.”
TED: “How the Military Fights Climate Change”
Michael Kofman says, "A new line of Tu-160s is also no small challenge, since it involves relearning the original manufacturing process for the bomber and establishing a production line for something Russia's defense industry had not made in quite some time."
The National Interest: "Tu-160M2: Everything We Know About Russia's New Super Bomber"
Joshua Pollack writes, "Brazil is nevertheless a major complicating factor within the nonproliferation regime, famous (or infamous) for its blurring of the lines between peaceful use and military applications of nuclear power - lines that were, globally speaking, never sufficiently bright and clear to begin with."
Arms Control Wonk: "Brazil's Nuclear Program: Perceptions and Realities"
CNA, "estimated in 2015 that only 13 percent of 17 to 24 year olds in the U.S. are qualified and available to serve in the military."
NBC News: "Veterans, Policy Experts Call for More Immigrants, Dreamers in U.S. Military"
Samantha Rhinerson writes, "At the Executive Session, CNA representatives and several prominent speakers discussed innovative approaches in response to rising violent crime rates."
CNA: "CNA Executive Session on Policing: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Violent Crime"
On October 11, David Sanger moderated a discussion with experts Ken Gause and David Finkelstein on North Korea's 'strategic calculus' and what’s at stake with DPRK-China relations. Register.
CNA analysts Samuel Bendett, Olga Oliker and Michael Kofman spoke on a panel on "Russia's Military Robots: Key Trends and Developments in Russia's Unmanned Systems" at CSIS on Thursday, October 5. Click here to register.
CNA's James "CHIPS" Stewart spoke at the Heritage Foundation on "Policing in America: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future" on September 21. Watch the panel video.
CNA Sr. Fellow RADM Michael McDevitt spoke on a panel on “Developments in the South China Sea and Friction in U.S.-China Maritime Ties,” at the Institute for China-America Studies. Watch the panel here.