These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Center for a New American Security Left-Center Biased based on policy positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2007 by co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt M. Campbell, specializing in U.S. national security issues. Their about page states, “CNAS is an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS engages policymakers, experts, and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate.”
They further state, “Since the Center’s founding, our work has informed key U.S. strategic choices and has been acted on by Republican and Democratic leaders in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Center for a New American Security is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. The website discloses its donors with those listed as giving 500K or more in 2018 as:
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
- Quadrivium Foundation
- Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
- U.S. Department of State
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Analysis / Bias
In review, CNAS focuses on terrorism, the future of the US Military, and natural resource consumption. The website provides in-depth research such as this Defense Priorities. Their research is always well-sourced. The website also publishes related news stories from other sources with a slight leftward bias, such as this Is It Wishful Thinking to Expect the U.S. to Return to the Paris Climate Deal? These stories often link to credible outlets such as Foreign Policy and the Washington Post.
Editorially, when reporting on the former Trump Administration’s policies, they often report negatively, such as this: Why did the Pentagon ever give Trump the option of killing Soleimani? In general, they report factually with a left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Center for a New American Security Left-Center Biased based on policy positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (6/6/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 05/27/2022)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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