For the 2004-2005 academic year, the Project convened seven working groups to consider the general framework and key elements of U.S. security strategy. These working groups were designed to: 1) focus on the deeper trends and changes that shape how we think about the overall framework of national security and, in turn, how we perceive and define specific national security issues; and 2) move beyond the current debate and standard ways of thinking about national security to develop innovative approaches to address military, economic, political and social threats and opportunities.
Descriptions, Membership, and Recommended
Grand Strategic Choices
State Security & Transnational Threats
Economics & National Security
Reconstruction & Development
Relative Threat Assessment
Foreign Policy Infrastructure & Global Institutions
Working Group Reports
group reports were presented and discussed at
the fall 2005 conference on National
Security in the 21st Century.