Center for a New American Security
(2007; Washington; 31 staff, ~50 fellows;

A bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops national security and defense policies. They engage policymakers, experts, and the public with “fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate.” A key part of their “mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Research Areas:


  • Videos and Podcasts
  • Commentary and Congressional Testimonies
  • 400+ research reports
    • Papers for the President – This series is designed to assist the next president and his team in crafting a strong, pragmatic, and principled national security agenda.


Leadership: Richard Fontaine (CEO)
Budget: ~$10m (2020)

Note: Paul Scharre, Director of the Future of War program is author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War (W.W. Norton, March 2018, 384p) and has written a report on A World of Proliferated Drones (2015, 26p), and commentary on “The Coming Drone Wars” and ”The Power of Low-Cast Robot Swarms.”