Capstone National Security & Defense

What Makes Us Different?

From cross-border acquisitions, global expansion, energy security, sanctions risk, tax policy, aerospace regulation, and more, Capstone helps companies and investors navigate the increasingly complex, dynamic, and highly regulated worlds of national security and defense. We do this by combining unparalleled policy analysis and investment acumen to drive revenue, value, and growth. 

We provide real-time and forward-looking policy analysis and predictions of legislative developments, executive actions, and international developments that help clients capitalize on new opportunities and avoid hidden challenges on a global scale. 

With our broad range of national security and defense capabilities, our unique and varied public policy and industry relationships, and our propensity to go deeper in the weeds than anyone else, we are an ideal partner to help you solve complex national security policy and regulatory challenges.


We Predict Policy,

Quantify Impact,

and Create Strategy.


Our team of policy and investment analysts leverages our deep and diverse global policy subject matter expertise, vast industry knowledge, and our relationships with industry groups, regulators, policymakers, and relevant stakeholders worldwide to analyze the national security risk profile of corporate strategies and potential investments to create actionable best practices that mitigate hidden risks and find novel opportunities.


Capital and Corporate Strategy

  • Advise clients on transactions complicated by national security considerations
  • Provide global revenue-driving policy-driven strategy  
  • Idea-driven C-Suite advisory
  • Global Industry Analysis
  • Consumer patterns and concerns

Policy and Political Analysis


  • Provide real-time analysis of key political and policy changes with detailed analysis of industry impact
  • International regulatory agency analysis and risk analysis
  • Political risk audits
  • Geopolitical risk analysis and sanctions review

Case Studies

Capstone has a proven track record of providing in-depth analysis across a wide range of policy and regulatory issues. Our case studies demonstrate our ability to help clients navigate complex policy challenges and develop targeted revenue-driving strategies.

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Our Latest National Security Insights

After Iran’s Strike: What Happens Next

After Iran’s Strike: What Happens Next

April 15, 2024 By Daniel Silverberg and Elena McGovern, co-heads of Capstone’s National Security Practice As crazy as it seems, a favorable scenario between Iran and Israel appears to be playing out amidst red-hot tensions in the Middle East. Iran was expected to...

Biden’s Weak and Failing States Problem 

Biden’s Weak and Failing States Problem 

April 1, 2024 By Daniel Silverberg and Elena McGovern, co-heads of Capstone’s National Security Practice Immigration is a white-hot electoral issue in the United States. The mere threat of increased immigration stemming from humanitarian crises in Haiti, Venezuela,...