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Tue, Jun 18, 2019

How to counter Iran’s proxies

Solutions will emphasize political efforts to continue to isolate Iran from the international community, make dependence on Iranian support less attractive to its proxies, and cultivate partners who can provide the kind of good governance and responsible behavior that serve as a more attractive model than Iran’s divisive practices.

MENASource by Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff

Iran Iraq

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

President Iván Duque Márquez: Colombia’s domestic and regional opportunities and challenges

On Thursday, February 14, His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, president of the Republic of Colombia, discussed Colombia’s ambitious agenda for transitional justice, economic reform, and regional leadership. Duque, who was sworn in as president of Colombia in August 2018, was interviewed by CNBC Contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic […]

Event Recap by Chloe Zoeller, Katherine Pereira & Camila Hernandez

China Colombia

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

South Sudan arms embargo ‘weakens’ Salva Kiir

The US arms embargo on South Sudan not only sends a strong signal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, but ultimately “weakens his ability to hold on to power by force,” according to the Atlantic Council’s J. Peter Pham.

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Weapons Trafficking

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Doubling down on Africa’s trafficking problem

Across Africa, trafficking is on the rise. Boko Haram’s kidnapping and sale of some of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls into slavery, Guinea-Bissau regressing into a “narco state,” and rebels loyal to the Mozambican National Resistance using poaching to sustain their fledgling movement are several examples in recent memory. These crimes are not isolated incidents. Rather, […]

AfricaSource by Liviya David

Africa English

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Innovation before scale

A better business model for transnational armaments cooperation The Royal United Services Institution has just published in RUSI Journal (vol. 161, no. 5, October–November 2016) the latest long essay of the Defense Industrialist project of the Atlantic Council. The abstract encapsulates our argument:     The traditional business model of transnational cooperation in armaments development and production is not […]

Defense Industrialist by Steve Grundman, James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 7, 2016

More rapidly remaking the military

Rapid capabilities offices, incremental investments, and a wave of public entrepreneurship may signal some needed cultural change. Egypt is getting more MRAPs. As Defense Industry Daily reported Wednesday, the US Defense Department is sending a second batch of surplus armored vehicles—to match the 762 already sent—“to equip Egyptian soldiers tackling Islamist militants in the Sinai […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Frozen Conflicts: A Tool Kit for US Policymakers

“Since the 1990s, a number of separatist movements and conflicts have challenged the borders of the states of the former Soviet Union and created quasi-independent territories under Russian influence and control,” states Agnia Grigas, a senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, in the opening of her new report, Frozen Conflicts: A […]

Report by Agnia Grigas

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, May 24, 2016

Slavin in Voice of America: Vietnam and the Obama Legacy of Engagement

Read the full article here.

In the News by Barbara Slavin

Security & Defense Weapons Trafficking

Sun, May 31, 2015

Hasik on Combatting GPS Jammers

Defense News quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik on building precision guided munitions that resist the threat of GPS jammers:

In the News by James Hasik

Security & Defense Weapons Trafficking

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Force Structure That’s Too Big to Fail?

Against more challenging adversaries, temper enthusiasm for returns to scale. Ever since I was a midshipman—way back under a Navy Secretary named Lehman—pundits, analysts, and strategists have been wondering whether the US Navy’s supercarriers are too big. And so again in 2015. The new Ford-class ships are a few billion more expensive than their Nimitz predecessors, and Senate […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Drones National Security