The future of security in space

Cover credit: Helen Lundeberg, “The Veil,” 1947, The Macfarlane Collection

Sun, Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

China Cybersecurity

The Longer Telegram

The Longer Telegram: Toward a New American China Strategy

The single most important challenge facing the United States and the democratic world in the twenty-first century is the rise of an increasingly authoritarian and aggressive China under Xi Jinping.

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Global Strategy series

Global strategy 2021: An allied strategy for China

Working together, likeminded allies and partners can once again advance their interests and values, and the broader rules-based system, and fend off the twenty-first-century challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Shaping the post-COVID world series

Present at the re-creation

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

This paper advocates for the revitalization, adaptation, and defense of a rules-based international system. Instead of retrenchment, the United States and its allies and partners around the world must double down and seize the current moment as an opportunity to expand and deepen a rules-based international system, grounded in liberal norms and values.

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Cover credit: Helen Lundeberg, “The Veil,” 1947, The Macfarlane Collection

Sun, Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The Longer Telegram: Toward a new American China strategy

China presents the most important challenge to the United States in the twenty-first century. To address this challenge, the United States urgently needs "an integrated, operational, and bipartisan national strategy."

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Anonymous

China

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Guidelines for implementation

This strategy proposes a clear and comprehensive plan for competition with China. While it is possible to implement this strategy piecemeal, the various elements of the strategy are mutually reinforcing.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Strengths and weaknesses of the principal competitors

The development of a good strategy for any competition should begin with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the principal competitors.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Defend likeminded allies and partners and the rules-based system from China and impose costs on China when it violates international standards

In addition to strengthening themselves to compete with China, likeminded allies and partners must be prepared to defend themselves and the rules-based international system from threatening Chinese behavior.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Elements of the strategy

To achieve the strategy's goals, likeminded allies and partners should follow a three-part strategy for China: Strengthen, Defend, and Engage.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Strategic context: The rules-based international system

The post-World War II, rules-based international system, led by likeminded allies and partners, has produced unprecedented levels of peace, prosperity, and freedom, but it is coming under increasing strain. A foremost challenge to the system is the return of great-power competition with revisionist, autocratic states—especially China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Strengthen likeminded allies and partners and the rules-based international system

Likeminded allies and partners must strengthen themselves, their alliances, and the rules-based system for a new era of great-power competition.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Engage China from a position of strength to cooperate on shared interests and incorporate China into an adapted rules-based system

As they compete, likeminded allies and partners should look for opportunities to collaborate with China on areas of mutual interests.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The goals of the strategy

Any good strategy must begin with a clear set of objectives, but likeminded allies and partners have not yet articulated a clear set of goals for their competition with China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig