March 1, 2018
The CNA study Development of the Squad: Historical Analysis says, "the U.S. Army was unable to field an effective LMG as a replacement for the BAR. This was to prove a critical weakness, particularly in light of the conference attendees' observations that in order to fire or maneuver, the squad needed to be equipped with the suppressive fire of an organic LMG. Rifle fire, even if automatic, was inadequate."
Marine Corps Gazette: "The 15-Marine Rifle Squad"
February 21, 2018
Michael Kofman says, "Some policymakers believe Russia has an offensive nuclear strategy, but there is nothing to support this since asymmetric escalation when you're winning is not really credible."
Defense News: "Out of Moscow: Washington Got the Basics of Russian Nuclear Strategy All Wrong"
February 20, 2018
Ken Gause says, "North Korea's motives for the charm campaign are twofold: 1) drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea and 2) relieve the economic pressure caused by the sanctions."
The Korea Herald: "Will Inter-Korean Detente Continue After Olympics?"
February 20, 2018
Samuel Bendett says, "The key here is that the Russians are starting to move away from 'regular' UAV designs and are beginning to experiment with a variety of UAV design and applications."
The National Interest: "Here Is How Russia Hopes to Dominate the Drone Market"
February 19, 2018
Ken Gause "forecast recently that Kim will reinstate Hwang in order to keep Choe in check."
The Chosunilbo: "Purged N.Korean Apparatchik Reappears in Public"
February 18, 2018
Michael Kofman says, "PMCs have shown that they can make the difference on distant battlefields and are a useful offset when Russia wants to keep its own military footprint small. They are also an effective tool in support of state-sponsored insurgency or unconventional warfare because they are deniable and disposable."
The Cipher Brief: "Deniability and De-Escalation: Russia's Use of Military Contractors in Proxy Wars"
March 13, 2018
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January 31, 2018
Nilanthi Samaranayake says, “Smaller Indian Ocean countries are getting sucked into a discourse about strategic competition. We’re increasingly seeing the politicization of infrastructure, especially in maritime domain.”
American Center New Delhi: Panel Discussion on Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific
January 18, 2018
CNA analysts Nilanthi Samaranayake and Mary Ellen Connell discussed France's strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region with Dr. Iskander Rehman of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
October 11, 2017
On October 11, David Sanger moderated a discussion with experts Ken Gause and David Finkelstein on North Korea's 'strategic calculus' and what’s at stake with DPRK-China relations. Register.
- October 10, 2017
October 5, 2017
CNA analysts Samuel Bendett, Olga Oliker and Michael Kofman spoke on a panel on "Russia's Military Robots: Key Trends and Developments in Russia's Unmanned Systems" at CSIS on Thursday, October 5. Click here to register.
“That’s the problem with deterrence – it’s about human beings, it’s not a mechanical problem. We don’t know what the ultimate decision maker might do in a crisis situation.” Experts Vince Manzo and Elaine Bunn analyze the Nuclear Posture Review. Listen now.
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