In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the global security and defense environment has been in great flux. New actors in conflict, advancements in technology and new modes of warfare are changing our understanding of national security and defense capabilities in the evolving context of the 21st century. Brookings scholars examine the future of U.S. defense needs and priorities, the challenges of military transformation and new defense strategies.
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America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint
2014, Bruce Jones
A Presidential Briefing Book
2014, Ted Piccone, Steven Pifer and Thomas Wright, eds.
2013, David L. Goldwyn and Jan Kalicki, eds.
2013, Kenneth M. Pollack
Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed
2013, Marvin Kalb
Maintaining Military Preeminence while Cutting the Defense Budget
2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
2013, Akbar Ahmed
America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back
2013, Bruce Riedel
The Future of China-Taiwan Relations
2013, Richard C. Bush III
India's Military Modernization, Revised with a New Preface
2012, Stephen P. Cohen and Sunil Dasgupta
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In the latest Brookings Essay, Stuart Taylor, Jr. collects the divergent views of four prominent experts to help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the post-Snowden era.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Richard C. Bush III
Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center
Kenneth M. Pollack
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
Jonathan D. Pollack
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