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A Covert Competition and a Competition Over Covert Action The U.S. is again facing key problems in one of the most secret and sensitive areas of national security: covert action. The existing architecture for covert action is lacking and outdated. Does it still provide an opportunity for decision advantage?

GNSI Decision Brief 14: Creating Sun Tsu: Instituting a Master’s Degree in Irregular Warfare

Creating Sun Tsu: Instituting a Master’s Degree in Irregular Warfare  For today's IW tacticians, the ancient teachings of Sun Tsu are considered a must-learn. Could such ancient lessons, however, be formalized into a modern, accredited Master's Degree? Our latest Decision Brief says YES and, in fact, emphasizes that it SHOULD be done.

GNSI Decision Brief 13: Developing National Security Practitioners

Developing National Security Practitioners for Strategic Competition
The U.S. National Security Strategy sets out a vision for a global environment that is "free, open, secure and prosperous." How does that square with developing national security strategies and plans? 

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Strategic Competition in the Arctic: Sooner or Later? (December 2023)
Melting sea ice has made natural resources in the Northernmost area of the earth more accessible than ever before. But is it enough?

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Integrated Deterrence: What is it Good For? (November 2023)
While deterrence has a significant, specific role in national strategy, our latest GNSI Decision Brief explains why its effectiveness is limited. 

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Who Will Rebuild Ukraine's Public Health and Disease Research Laboratories? (October 2023)
The West must lead the drive to rebuild the systems, facilities and programs decimated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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What Keeps the United States in the Middle East? (September 2023) 
The short answers: Oil, Allies, Strategic Power Competition, Counterterrorism. This GNSI Decision Brief digs a little deeper into each one.

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Nuclear Weapons on the Battlefield: Will “Nuke ‘em!” become a New Battlefield Order? (August 2023)
Old fears have been resurrected. Will Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) be resurrected as well?

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National Guard's State Partnership Program in Strategic Competition (July 2023)
With nothing like it in Russia or China, the National Guard SPP is a pivotal advantage for the United States in the Great Strategic Competition.

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Lasting Peace to Russo-Ukraine War (June 2023)
There's no end in sight but it's never too early to think about the end of the war and, hopefully, peace. What does that look like and will it involve the entire globe?

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Hunger as a Weapon Decision Brief (May 2023)
It’s a story as old as history: a belligerent uses hunger and food insecurity as weapons of manipulation, oppression and coercion against a population. 

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China Energy Sector Decision Brief (March 2023)
Understanding the Chinese domestic demand for energy and the need to secure energy resources will provide insights into the CCP’s foreign policy objectives.






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