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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.

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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

Content

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Dagres joins The Monocle to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal and Tehran’s withdrawals after sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Industry

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

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

How can the rules-based international system be re-created for the 21st century? Can and should the US re-build a liberal, rules-based international system? What goals should the US, and its allies, pursue in a changed world, where emerging risks and enduring challenges persist? Those were some of the key questions which animated the event Present […]

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China European Union

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Building support for US global engagement

It is in our own best interest—and the interest of a peaceful and prosperous future for the world—that our diplomacy and the example of our democracy once again become our greatest strengths. That is the message we need to convey to the American people.

New Atlanticist by Stephen B. Heintz

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the re-creation: A global strategy for revitalizing, adapting, and defending a rules-based international system

We need a new strategy—one that is both ambitious and innovative, geared towards meeting the challenges and opportunities that the new decade brings.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Ash Jain and Matthew Kroenig

China NATO

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Global risks 2035 update: Decline or new renaissance?

Our conclusion in 2016’s Global Risks 2035 was that state-on-state conflict posed a bigger threat than terrorism. In the two years since, the post-Cold War order has continued to unravel without a “new normal” emerging.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew J. Burrows

China NATO

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

The zero-day war? How cyber is reshaping the future of the most combustible conflicts

Conventional wisdom would suggest that scaled-up capabilities, growing competition, and the proliferation of malware across cyberspace presents a legitimate risk of escalation in state conflict, transcending the cyber domain toward the kinetic. However, recent history has shown that states have more often availed themselves of their offensive cyber arsenals to achieve surprisingly de-escalatory effects.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Rosenblum in The Hill: The demise of American soft power

In the News by Atlantic Council

National Security Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

2019 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship Program

About The Atlantic Council is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Korea Journalist Fellowship Program. In partnership with the Korea Foundation, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will recruit the second annual class of Fellows in 2019. The Atlantic Council Korea Journalist Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early/mid-career US-based journalists working in […]

Uncategorized by Asia Security Initiative

Indo-Pacific Korea

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

Events

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Three weeks ahead of the December meeting of heads of state and government, this event serves as a public primer highlighting many of the top issues on NATO’s agenda.

1:30pm Washington DC

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

The report launch event on cybersecurity in the aviation ecosystem and discussion on the results of the first-ever global survey on aviation cybersecurity.

4:00pm Washington DC