Thu, Apr 22, 2021

#93: Adopt a Long-Term Space Strategy

By: Christopher P. Mulder, Clementine Starling, Mark J. Massa, and Julia Siegel What is the kernel of the issue? The US lacks a long-term, actionable strategy that will secure space for many years to come. Previous such strategy documents lay out shorter timeframes for securing space. However, space activity requires a much longer-term vision and […]

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

#92: Accelerate Sending Americans to Mars

By: Christopher P. Mulder What is the kernel of the issue? China and Russia have publicly stated their ambitions to send humans to Mars in the coming years. Why is the issue important? If China and Russia accomplish this goal first, US credibility and resolve will be significantly degraded and questioned. Making our way to […]

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

#91: Commit to Drones for Both Warfighting and Presence

By: Christian Trotti What is the kernel of the issue? Force planners have long agonized over the tradeoff between warfighting and presence. The former has often involved fewer and more exquisite systems (i.e., capability, or “quality”) to fight and deter great-power wars. The latter necessitates greater numbers (i.e., capacity, or “quantity”) to maintain regional deterrence. […]

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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

#90: Shop Small and Fast When it Comes to Defense

By: Christian Trotti and Julia Siegel What is the kernel of the issue? The pace of twenty-first century technological advancement is ramping up as smaller, more agile companies leverage creative business models to develop Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as big data, 5G, and artificial intelligence. DoD must tap into this innovation to keep […]

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Sun, Apr 18, 2021

#89: Commit To A Combined Joint “1st Fleet” Concept

By: Matthew R. Crouch What is the kernel of the issue? Expansion of the People’s Liberation Army Navy is generating increased tension across the Indo-Pacific region. Chinese naval forces, fishing, and research vessels, along with maritime militia, routinely violate the sovereignty of their neighbors as part of a deliberate expansionist policy that is designed to […]

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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

#88: Adopt a New Atlantic Charter

By: Ambassador Daniel Fried and Ash Jain What is the kernel of the issue? The world is poised between democracy and autocracy. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has emerged as the single greatest challenger to a democratic world order.  The Kremlin is executing its own strategy to undermine democratically-elected governments. Meanwhile, political dysfunction […]

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

#87: Maintain a Competitive Global Monetary Edge

By: Ronald A. Marks What is the kernel of the issue? The United States Dollar has been the central currency of the world since World War II. China, soon to displace the US as the world’s largest economy, is now rapidly pushing forward a central bank digital currency (CBDC) meant to give a 21st-century technical […]

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

#86: Establish a Non-Partisan Baseline Security and Defense Strategy

By: Arun Iyer What is the kernel of the issue? The turnover in political administrations every 4 to 8 years leads to a frequent disruption in US National Security and Defense strategies, resulting in a lack of continuity in long-term execution. Why is the issue important? Of the United States’ strategic competitors, 100% have various […]

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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

#85: Bolster Cyber Literacy Across the Nation

By: Emma Schroeder What is the kernel of the issue? Cyber literacy, the ability to use cyber-connected technologies and understand the consequences of their use, must be framed by the United States government as a national security priority. Currently, the US is not promoting a healthy and equitable level of cyber literacy, which would improve the cybersecurity posture of its citizens, private […]

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Tue, Apr 13, 2021

#84: Recalculate the “2+3” Framework for Great-Power Competition

By: Arun Iyer What is the kernel of the issue? The Pentagon’s informally adopted “2+3” framework for Great-Power Competition (GPC)—which grades China and Russia as primary threats while framing North Korea, Iran, and terrorism as secondary threats—has the potential to over-simplify the most complex challenges faced by the United States. Why is the issue important? […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days