Schedule

Day 1
08 Jun 2021

Opening Session: A New American Security

Join the Center’s experts and other leading voices in national security for the launch of the CNAS 2021 National Security Conference, A New American Security. CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine will provide...
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Show Me the Crypto

Join EES Adjunct Senior Fellow Yaya J. Fanusie and Research Assistants Jason Bartlett and Emily Jin in an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style scenario following a fictitious South Korean cryptocurrency exchange and...
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Global Digital Order

As the global technology competition intensifies, how can the United States regain its edge? Watch live as CNAS experts and guests discuss what America and like-minded democratic countries can do...
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The Future of Indo-Pacific Strategy

The United States and China are competing across economic, diplomatic, military, technological, and ideological spheres, with implications for the future of the Indo-Pacific region. Join CNAS for an expert conversation...
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Day 2
09 Jun 2021

Live Podcast: CNAS Brussels Sprouts

Join the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program for a live, interactive recording of the Center’s Brussels Sprouts podcast with co-hosts Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend, plus other expert guests. Register for...
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Day 3
10 Jun 2021

Protecting Democracy, Protecting National Security

Bolstering democracy at home in the face of an elevated threat from domestic extremist violence is a national security imperative. Watch live as CNAS convenes a virtual conversation about the...
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Military Recruitment for an Era of Competition

The makeup of the U.S. military reflects the strengths of American democracy, providing operational advantages in near-peer competition. Yet, the All-Volunteer Force faces a range of issues that hinder representation...
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Russia: An Assumptions Check

How should U.S. policymakers think about the Russia challenge, especially in the face of other national security priorities? From the SolarWinds cyber breach to Moscow’s massive military buildup on Ukraine’s...
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America and the Middle East

For 20 years, American presidents have tried to withdraw U.S. military forces from the Middle East, only to be pulled back in. As calls for the United States to completely...
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The Quad Equation: How Four Democracies Can Uphold the Rules-based Order in the Indo-Pacific

Following the first-ever Quad summit earlier this year, what can we expect from this emerging powerful group of Indo-Pacific democracies? Will the four nations—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—be...
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Day 4
15 Jun 2021
Day 5
16 Jun 2021

Take Your Seat in the National Security Field: A Make Room Mentoring Session

Join us for a mentoring session focused on the next generation of national security professionals. This session will feature a brief panel on how to build a successful career in...
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Day 6
17 Jun 2021

Security in the Balance: Gaming the Next Defense Strategy

Join the CNAS Defense Program and expert guests for a live virtual strategy game exploring some of the critical challenges shaping the Department of Defense’s (DoD) next National Defense Strategy...
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