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

August Cole

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Steven Grundman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

James Hasik

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

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Content

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

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

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Beyond collective defense: How NATO can lead on 21st century challenges

As a defense-oriented institution with a legacy of democratic values, NATO is best poised to lead the discussion on new forms of warfare, issuing international guidelines on how to employ new tactics and weapons without compromising human rights or unduly burdening state sovereignty.

NATOat70 by Kathryn Urban

Defense Technologies NATO

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Turkish foreign minister says Ankara’s plan to buy Russian missile defense system is a ‘done deal’

Çavuşoğlu argues Turkey should not be penalized with sanctions or dismissal from the F-35 program.

NATOat70 by Ashish Kumar Sen

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

How NATO can succeed in the next seventy years

“NATO is undergoing a transformation that needs to continue from being a reactive defensive alliance into a more proactive engaged alliance, to actually prevent future conflict," Gen. James L. Jones, Jr. says.

NATOat70 by David A. Wemer

Defense Technologies NATO

Events

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

There is an intense and high-stakes competition being waged by the United States and its near-peer adversaries across the spectrum of emerging technologies, including AI. What are policy options the US can pursue and what are the implications for security strategy?

3:30pm Washington DC