Grantee Profile

Center for a New American Security

Grants to Center for a New American Security

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Discovery Grants

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for a New American Security is a Washington-based national security and defense policy research institute with leadership composed of individuals who have held or gone on to prominent positions at the Departments of Defense and State, the White House, the Central Intelligence Agency, Congress, and the private sector. This grant will provide support for The Ethical Autonomous: Legal, Moral and Policy Concerns Regarding Autonomous Weapons, a project that will inform and shape the debate on autonomous weapons - what they are, why they might be developed, how they might be regulated, and what their potential benefits and drawbacks might be.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Co-founded in 2007, the Center for a New American Security is an independent and nonpartisan research institution, which develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. The project, titled "Sustaining Pacific Power and Leadership: Aligning U.S. Strategy and Resources in Asia," will provide U.S. policymakers with an assessment of the future strategic landscape in Asia and a comprehensive roadmap for how the United States should resource its renewed commitment to the region. This grant fits into MacArthur's goal to strengthen stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, consultants, travel, meetings, and publications.

  • $340,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in February, 2007, The Center for a New American Security is a non-profit think tank whose mission is to produce independent, nonpartisan and policy-relevant work on U.S. national security and defense issues. This grant supports a one-year policy research project premised on the idea that the system of security relations in the Asia-Pacific is experiencing profound change, from a U.S.-led "hub and spokes" model to a more complex, multi-polar web of relationships among states in the region. CNAS intends to provide U.S. policymakers and the public with an explanation of the implications of these changes for U.S. interests in the region and the options available to the U.S. as it pursues its interests. Funds will be used for partial project-related salary support, convening, travel and publications.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research on achieving a nuclear-free world (over 9 months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for a New American Security $890,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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