Strategy and Policy Analysis Program
The Strategy and Policy Analysis Program studies issues under five lines of effort:
- Defense strategy development and lessons learned
- Global alliances and partnerships
- Nuclear and deterrence issues
- Non-traditional security issues
- Arctic strategy and policy
Our analysis incorporates workshops, table-top exercises and Track 1.5 dialogues.
The Future of US Alliances and Partnerships: A Data Science Approach
CNA experts in data science and in national security strategy used machine learning to quantify U.S. alliances and partnerships. Their novel approach could signal opportunities for stronger alliances and partnerships and even predict conditions that could strengthen or weaken alliances.
In The News
Experts: North Korea's New Law on Preemptive Use of Nuclear Weapons Puts Regime at RiskVoice of America | 15 Sep 2022
Ken Gause says, “North Korea might have made its intent to use nuclear weapons official to bolster its stance against Seoul's "decapitation strategy" aimed at Pyongyang leadership.”
Normalizing US-North Korea Ties Before Denuclearization Seen as UnrealisticVoice of America | 01 Sep 2022
Ken Gause says, "It's a good idea to start talking about normalization of relations as being the first step in the relationship" as opposed to "denuclearization, which happens further down the line."