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  • April 17, 2019

    According to CNA data on Population Representation in the Military Services, "The Air Force has historically had the highest percentage of female service members among all the branches, but now the Navy is outpacing it, with women making up more than 25% of new enlistees." "Next CNO Wants to See More Women Getting Promoted to Captain, Admiral"

  • April 17, 2019

    Ken Gause speaks on Kim Jong-un's relationship with his sister Kim Yo-jong, saying, "The blood tie is everything. She is his most trusted adviser. At the end of the day, she is a person that he could rely on in a way that he cannot rely on any other adviser."

    CNN (Transcript): "CNN Newsroom" [03:50:04]

  • April 17, 2019

    Michael Kofman says the Wagner Group operates as, "a sort of public-private partnership between financiers like Prigozhin, and military intelligence, which helps arm, transport, and field these people in support of combat operations."

    BuzzFeed News: "Inside the Shadow War Fought by Russian Mercenaries"

  • April 11, 2019

    Vincent Manzo says, "These treaties help reduce suspicion and fear. They help both countries [The U.S. and Russia] have confidence that they have the forces they need today and out into the future."

    WNPV: "Scientist: Tumultuous Time for Arms Control"

  • April 10, 2019

    As part of the racial bias assessment, "CNA held several community meetings all over Charleston. Almost 300 people – 75 percent of whom were Black – attended and shared their insights, more meetings are planned."

    The Charleston Chronicle: "A Tale of Two Cities: Charleston and North Charleston's Approach to Policing Reform"

  • April 10, 2019

    Samuel Bendett says that Russia is, "being more flexible than ever before, they are taking risks they haven't taken before, and so Syria is a massive laboratory for Russian weapons development and testing."

    Defense & Aerospace Report: "Bendett, Kania & Watley on Chinese, Russian Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy"

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Thought Leadership

CNA Talks Podcast: Episode 19

Russia experts Jeffrey Edmonds and Michael Kofman recap the Helsinki Summit to break down what has been overplayed or overlooked in the debate, what the Russians hoped to get out of the meeting and did or didn't achieve, and the nuances which are often lost in translation between the U.S. and Russian policy communities. Listen now.

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