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Neil-R.-Brown

The Scowcroft Center honors General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy of service and embodies his ethos of nonpartisan commitment to the cause of security, support for US leadership in cooperation with allies and partners, and dedication to the mentorship of the next generation of leaders. The Scowcroft Center currently houses four major practice areas: the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative; the Transatlantic Security Initiative; the Asia Security Initiative; and the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. It also collaborates on the Regional Security Program housed within the Council’s Middle East Programs. The Scowcroft Center also houses the growing Emergent Futures Lab.

Featured work

Featured commentary and analysis

Featured in-depth research and reports

Scowcroft Center initiatives

Leadership

Barry Pavel

Senior Vice President and Director, 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

Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Christopher Skaluba

Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Experts

Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

John Blocher

Senior US Air Force Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Matt Brand

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Kate Brannen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: Come La NATO Può Rifocalizzare Il Suo Impegno Sul Fronte Meridionale E L’italia Guidare Il Processo

Though NATO has made considerable progress in deterring an aggressive Russia to the east, it falls short in its "southern strategy." Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza suggest three major courses of action to develop NATO's strategy towards its southern flank.

Report by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: How NATO Can Refocus its Efforts in the South and Italy Can Lead the Charge

Though NATO has made considerable progress in deterring an aggressive Russia to the east, it falls short in its "southern strategy." Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza suggest three major courses of action to develop NATO's strategy towards its southern flank.

Report by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Hunter joins Al Jazeera to discuss challenges facing the White House

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Benitez quoted in Yahoo Finance on NATO’s restrictions to punish Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Security & Defense

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A compromise is needed on trans-Atlantic defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Manning in The Hill: The beginning of the end of a US role in the Middle East?

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Norms Middle East

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Manning in The National Interest: Will AI Cripple or Leapfrog Developing Nations’ Growth?

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Markets Technology & Innovation

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Benitez quoted in Stars and Stripes on whether or not Turkey can be removed from NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Warrick joins Euronews to discuss the Turkish military offensive in Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Syria

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

How governments can use cyber tools irresponsibly to preserve power

The Kazakh case serves as an example of irresponsible cyber statecraft, when governments use cyberspace and technological tools to achieve specific political goals, placing the rights of citizens, as well as their political legitimacy, on the line.

New Atlanticist by Safa Shahwan

Central Asia Cybersecurity

Events

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the Re-Creation: A Global Strategy for a World at Risk

The post World War II international system has provided decades of peace, prosperity, and freedom, but it is being challenged by new global risks and emerging threats. Can the rules-based international system be re-created for a new era?

9:30am Washington, DC