NSI Papers

Recent Publications



NSI on the Hill

November 2022
Key Policy Considerations and Recommendations for Cryptocurrency

February 2022
Key Policy Considerations and Recommendations for Dealing with Iran

August 2021
Addressing China’s Oppression of Uyghurs


NSI Law And Policy Papers

April 2022
Dr. Christopher A. Ford & Thomas D. Grant
Exporting Censorship: The Chinese Communist Party Tries to Control Global Speech About China

June 10, 2021
Zach Graves
Understanding the Techlash: Implications for U.S. Innovation Policy

December 10, 2020
Megan Brown
Promoting 5G and Future Technology Development by Supporting Global Standards

November 24, 2020
Jim Danoy
Stopping the Spread: Pandemics, Warning, and the IC

November 12, 2020
Vincent J. Vitkowsky and Rachida Mecheri
Responding to China at the United Nations

September 18, 2020
Dr. Craig J. Wiener, Kristen R. Hajduk, and Gregory S. Witt
Military in Space: The Next Frontier

July 29, 2020
Megan Brown and Andrea Little Limbago
Techlash and National Security: The Need for U.S. Leadership on Privacy and Security

March 18, 2020
Andy Keiser
The Race to 5G: Securing the Win

December 4, 2019
James P. Danoy
The Arctic: Securing the High Ground

November 12, 2019
Jamil N. Jaffer
Reauthorizing The USA Freedom Act Authorities: Keeping Our Nation Safe In A Hostile Terrorist Threat Environment

October 30, 2019
Jamil N. Jaffer & Matthew R. A. Heiman
The U.S. Role In Afghanistan And Syria: (Re)establishing And Maintaining A Strong Backstop Against Terrorist Threats

September 4, 2019
Jenny Menna
Critical Access: Enhancing the Value of Private Sector Security Clearances to Protect Critical Infrastructure

August 14, 2019
Megan Brown and James B. Burchfield
Privacy Regulation and Unintended Consequences for Security

April 22, 2019
Adam Pearlman
Untangling The Guantanamo Military Commissions: How Modest Reforms Can Resolve Procedural Delays to Justice and Protect an Important War Power

February 7, 2019
Loren Dealy Mahler and Matthew F. Ferraro
The World That Awaits: Foreign Policy Issues Confronting the 116th Congress

January 24, 2019
Andy Keiser and Bryan Smith
Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE: Countering a Hostile Foreign Threat

January 9, 2018
Darren M. Dick and Jamil N. Jaffer
Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act: Preserving a Critical National Security Tool While Protecting the Privacy and Civil Liberties of Americans

NSI Decision Memos

December 8, 2021
Lester Munson and Morgan Viña
Will the U.S. Compete with China in Africa?

February 11, 2021
James M. Freeman
Chinese Naval Aggression in the South China Sea

December 15, 2020
Lori Gordon and Andrea Little Limbago
Building Trusted Global Supply Chain Ecosystems in a Fractured World


NSI Reports

May 10, 2022
National Security Institute & Trusted Future
Polling Memo: National Survey on Cybersecurity, Trust, and Tech Policy

July 2, 2021
Dr. Christopher Ford
Principled Conservatism in America’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy

November 18, 2020
National Security Institute & Duco Experts
The U.S. Defense Industrial Base: Can it Compete in the Next Century?

May 23, 2019
Dr. Andrea Little Limbago
Combating Digital Authoritarianism: U.S. Alternative Needed to Counter Data Localization and Government Control

April 4, 2019
Matthew R. A. Heiman
Jordan: A Critical Ally in a Dangerous and Vital Region

April 1, 2019
Mike Rogers and Glynn Nye III
Securing the Highest Ground: Integrating Commercial Space Innovation Into National Security Missions

October 11, 2018
Megan L. Brown
Cyber Imperative: Preserve and Strengthen Public-Private Partnerships


NSI Backgrounders

December 6, 2022
Jamil N. Jaffer
The Role of American Technology Sector in Safeguarding U.S. Economic and National Security

April 14, 2021
Daniel G. Currell
China’s Influence in U.S. Higher Education

December 16, 2020
Matthew F. Ferraro
Decoding Deepfakes

December 2, 2020
Lori Gordon and Bryan Smith
Beyond GPS: The Frontier of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services

August 5, 2020
Bryan Smith
China’s One Belt One Road: New World Order?

August 4, 2020
James P. Danoy
China and Arctic Security

August 3, 2020
Christopher J. Bright
A History of U.S. China Relations

February 23, 2018
Jamil N. Jaffer and Matthew R. A. Heiman
A Short Primer on Security Clearances