June 6–8

Presented in partnership with


2023 CNAS National Security Conference

Today, new questions arise about the intent and impact of American power. Adversaries and competitors, allies and partners, and the American people are evaluating America’s position in the global order. The U.S. role in security, economic statecraft, and leadership amid global crises—including climate change, pandemics, and the war in Ukraine—will define the coming decade. The virtual 2023 CNAS National Security Conference will examine the purpose and future of American power by exploring bold policy ideas, convening dynamic discussions and hosting talks by key policymakers and leading experts.

Day One