Thu, Oct 2, 2014

ISIS war game: The coming stalemate

On September 22, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security conducted a war game to examine the type of strategic interaction that might ensue between the US-led coalition and Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters over the next six months. The latest issue brief from the Brent Scowcroft Center on International […]

Issue Brief by Bilal Y. Saab and Michael S. Tyson

Iraq Syria

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Middle East 2020: Shaped by or shaper of global trends?

In his latest report, Middle East 2020: Shaped By or Shaper of Global Trends,Mathew Burrows, director of the Strategic Foresight Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, addresses the possible medium- and long-term consequences of the ongoing developments in the region and the various factors driving the monumental changes.

Regional Security Initiative by The Atlantic Council

Middle East

Wed, May 7, 2014

The Gulf rising: Defense industrialization in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been quietly but steadily developing their indigenous defense capabilities over the past decade, according to a new report by the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center. In The Gulf Rising: Defense Industrialization in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, senior fellow for Middle East Security Bilal Y. Saab […]

Regional Security Initiative by Bilal Y. Saab

Defense Industry Middle East
Image Credit: US Dept. of State

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Building a better US-Gulf partnership

A new Atlantic Council issue brief, “Building a Better US-Gulf Partnership,” contends that the United States and its Gulf partners must prioritize and build on their shared interests in light of ongoing erosion of ties, and a fundamental gap in expectations about the US role in the region and its commitment to security for the […]

Issue Brief by Richard LeBaron

The Gulf

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

The Israeli experience in missile defense: Lessons for NATO

Jean-Loup Samaan and Guillaume Lasconjarias, research fellows at the NATO Defense College in Italy, outline in this issue brief for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security what NATO can learn from the Israeli experience in missile defense. Samaan and Lasconjarias identify five domains where Israel’s missile defense experience may offer both helpful lessons and […]

Issue Brief by Jean-Loup Samaan and Guillaume Lasconjarias

Israel Missile Defense