Programs

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s
Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) provides actionable foresight and innovative strategies to a global community of policymakers, business leaders, and citizens.

Experts

Stephen Rodriguez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Benjamin Jensen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Martin Neill

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

John T. Watts

Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Jamie Metzl

Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

August Cole

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Content

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Bechev in Al Jazeera: S-400 arrives in Ankara: Crunch time for Turkish foreign policy

The arrival of the Russian missile defence system in Ankara could mark a major rupture between Turkey and the US.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Mon, Jun 24, 2019

What to expect from Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Esper’s tenure as secretary of the army demonstrates a prioritization of great-power competition over other threats, and we should expect this trend to continue in his new role.

New Atlanticist by Christian Trotti

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Jun 17, 2019

One month into the Zelenskyy presidency and Ukraine’s still here

Volodymyr Zelenskyy became Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20. The political neophyte’s election raised a host of questions about lack of governing experience, connections to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, the composition of his inner circle, and his priorities once in office. One month into Zelenskyy’s presidency, those questions still require answers, and we have yet to […]

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Conflict Corruption

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Roundtable with Henning Vaglum, Director General for Security Policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense

On May 2, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a private roundtable with Henning Vaglum, director general for security policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The session featured keynote remarks by Mr. Vaglum, followed by a moderated conversation led by TSI director Chris Skaluba. Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic and North Atlantic is […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Thu, May 16, 2019

Why the West must lean in now

On April 21, TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won a landslide victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election. By winning an impressive 73 percent of the vote, Zelenskiy secured a strong popular mandate. Questions abound about Zelenskiy’s core political beliefs and whether his performance in office will match his […]

UkraineAlert by Michael Carpenter

Conflict Corruption

Wed, May 15, 2019

Dial 911: Trump’s telecommunications national emergency

US President Donald J. Trump on May 15 declared a “national emergency” that gives his administration the power to prevent US companies from doing business with foreign suppliers, including, potentially, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

China Defense Technologies

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

5G access key to competing globally, says Former Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff

US officials have warned that Huawei’s equipment could create a backdoor for the Chinese government to spy on US networks. But Huawei has repeatedly denied this claim. Even as governments grapple with this challenge, “we also should consider the next generation of technology that is going to support the Internet—and that is 5G,” said Michael Chertoff, who served as secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

China Defense Technologies

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Leveraging the National Technology Industrial Base to address great-power competition

The purpose of this report by William Greenwalt is to promote urgent deliberations over what a modern National Technology and Industrial Base should look like, and to encourage Congress and the administration to adopt measures that will enable access to defense-industrial resources that are more responsive to the needs of the National Defense Strategy.

Report by William Greenwalt

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The genetics revolution is already here and has major national security implications

Because our lives are about much more than our healthcare, the impact of the genetics revolution will extend far beyond the realm of health.

New Atlanticist by Jamie Metzl

Defense Technologies National Security

Events

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC