National Security

America’s National Security Architecture: Rebuilding the Foundation

November 30, 2016  • Aspen Strategy Group

The Aspen Strategy Group released their latest book America’s National Security Architecture: Rebuilding the Foundation, which offers practical solutions to repair the key functions of Washington’s executive departments, agencies, and advisory bodies responsible for shaping US foreign policy and national security. Copies of the book are available here. The launch of the book featured two panel discussions that commented on issues from the book and offered advice for the incoming Trump administration:

Panel I: Organizing for Success: The Agencies in the Foreign Policy Toolbox


  • Jane Lute, Under Secretary General, United Nations
  • Michéle Flournoy, Co-Founder and CEO, Center for a New American Security
  • Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
  • Dov Zakheim, Senior Fellow, CNA
  • Nicholas Burns (moderator), Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard University

Panel II: Advice for the New Administration: Lessons from the National Security Council


  • Steve Hadley, Former US National Security Advisor
  • Tom Donilon, Former US National Security Advisor
  • Joseph Nye (moderator), University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University