Mark E. Rosen, J.D., LL.M.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Mark Rosen is an expert in maritime law and policy, maritime arms control, the Arctic and regulation of the global commons, international law and treaties, the law of armed conflict and homeland security.

Rosen's recent work includes analyses of conflicting maritime claims in the South China Sea, East China Sea, Bay of Bengal, the Arctic and the Gulf of Guinea. He is also conducting research on governance gaps that create vulnerabilities in space, cyberspace and the Arctic; effective insurgency suppression models that could be used in connection with operations in Afghanistan; an examination of U.S. options to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on foreign oil in anticipation of new international climate mandates; and the Navy's role in maritime law enforcement.

Rosen is a retired Navy captain who served with the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps as an international law attorney and military planner. He holds an LL.M. in International and Oceans Law from the University Of Virginia and both a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Georgia.


March 4, 2018

Mark Rosen writes, "China's State Council Information Office issued a new Arctic Policy on January 26, 2018. It asserts that China is an 'important stakeholder in Arctic Affairs'."

The National Interest: "U.S. Arctic Policy: The Video and the Audio Are Out of Synch"

October 30, 2017

Mark Rosen writes "As these resource potentials are unmasked, so too is the level of interest of a variety of states - especially from Asia - in being able to exploit those resources and potential of expanded Arctic Ocean maritime access, both for destination and transoceanic shipping route."

The Hill: "China Is Seizing the Geopolitical Opportunities of the Melting Arctic"

September 19, 2017

The National Interest publishes "Is Diego Garcia at Risk of Slipping From Washington's Grasp?" by CNA SVP Mark Rosen

September 18, 2017

CNA publishes Bangladesh v. India: A Positive Step Forward in Public Order of the Seas by CNA SVP Mark E. Rosen and analyst Douglas Jackson

August 17, 2017

The Maritime Executive features CNA’s Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security by CNA SVP Mark Rosen and Cara Thuringer in “Unconstrained Chinese Investment in the Arctic Questioned”

August 14, 2017

CNA experts say the opening of the Arctic to resource exploration has created the need for a unified response from the six Arctic nations exposed to both the benefits and the risks of accelerating development in the region. Read more.