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.
RECENT NEWSJuly 2, 2018
According to the CNA report Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security, “from 2012-2017, China invested $47.3 billion in Canada, which amounted to 2.4 per cent of Canada’s entire GDP during that timeframe.”
Diplomat & International Canada: “China’s Ambitions in the North American Arctic”July 1, 2018
Mark Rosen writes, “Diego Garcia has been a refuge for mariners for centuries because of the availability of freshwater and ample fish and has been a valued military installation since World War II.”
The National Interest: “How Diego Garcia Can Play a Pivotal Role in America's Relationship with India”
On May 15, CNA and the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) will host the fourth annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR). Read more.April 20, 2018
Mark Rosen writes, "Recent work by CNA and CSIS makes clear that China is both making substantial investments in the Arctic region and is constructing more icebreakers."
IPP Review: "China's New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis"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"
Unconstrained Foreign Direct Investment: An Emerging Challenge to Arctic Security
Bangladesh v. India: A Positive Step Forward in Public Order of the Seas
The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Putting the Foundational Agreements in Perspective
Philippine Claims in the South China Sea: A Legal Analysis
Challenges to Public Order and the Seas (U)