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.


August 14, 2019

Mark Rosen writes, "Driving a wedge between Russia and China in the Arctic needs to be the highest policy priority in the administration versus FON operations in the remote NSR."

The National Interest: "Will China Freeze America out of the Arctic?"

July 15, 2019

Mark Rosen says, "In the space environment there has to be a direct link, a genuine link, between a flag state and the actor that's in the outer space."

Aerospace: "Changing Spaces and Places: National Security Space in a Time of Transition" (13:09)

May 14, 2019

Mark Rosen says, "The United States needs to perhaps take a leading role in trying to address the concerns of the displaced Chagossians and work with the Mauritian government to try and come up with a reasonable accommodation."

Al Jazeera English: "Did the U.K. Steal the Chagos Islands?"

March 21, 2019

Mark Rosen writes, "Since the US has the greatest amount of risk, the question becomes whether Washington should continue to hitch its wagon to London or strike out in a different direction."

IPP Review: "India May Hold the Keys to a Critical U.S. Defense Base"

October 24, 2018

Based on data from CNA report Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security, “Chinese foreign direct investment now accounts for an eye-popping 11.6 percent of Greenland’s economy, as well as nearly 6 percent of Iceland’s GDP.”

War on the Rocks: “Gray Zones in a Blue Arctic: Grappling With China’s Growing Influence”

August 22, 2018

Mark Rosen says, “Almost to a person, there seems to be unanimity among all the people at the conference — very senior officers and so forth — that we are really behind in terms of as a nation in recognizing the enormous resource potential of the Arctic as well as some of the challenges that are occurring today in other parts of the Arctic because the legal structure in many respects is not sufficiently robust.”

Alaska Journal of Commerce: “Gaps in Arctic Strategy Leave Room for Trouble”