Seizing the advantage

Report

Dec 22, 2021

Seizing the advantage: A vision for the next US national defense strategy

By Clementine G. Starling, Tyson Wetzel, Christian Trotti

In this latest installment of the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series, Forward Defense’s Clementine Starling, Lt Col Tyson Wetzel, and Christian Trotti articulate their vision and recommendations for the next US National Defense Strategy, including clearer prioritization, investments and divestments, reposturing of US forces, a new warfighting concept, and a focus on transnational threats like hybrid warfare and climate change.

China Defense Industry

Global foresight 2022

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Dec 21, 2021

Global Foresight 2022

The inaugural edition of a new annual report from the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, home for the last decade to one of the world’s premier strategic foresight shops.

The future of security in space

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

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Apr 11, 2021

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

By Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

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.

China Cybersecurity

The Longer Telegram

Global Strategy series

Shaping the post-COVID world series

Present at the re-creation

Earlier papers

Content

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Dec 16, 2020

Elements of the strategy

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

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

Dec 16, 2020

Strategic context: The rules-based international system

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

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

Dec 16, 2020

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

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

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

Dec 16, 2020

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

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

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

Dec 16, 2020

Other aspects of the strategic context

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

The COVID-19 pandemic, shifts in the global balance of power, a loss of confidence in the West, and other challenges are straining the rules-based international system.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Dec 16, 2020

The goals of the strategy

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

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

Dec 16, 2020

Assumptions of the strategy

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Previous strategies toward China have been built on certain assumptions, and this strategy is no different.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Dec 16, 2020

The China opportunity

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

Despite serious conflicts of interest, there are several areas in which cooperation with China is necessary to advance likeminded allies and partners’ interests.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Dec 16, 2020

The China challenge

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig

China presents a serious challenge to likeminded allies and partners, and to the rules-based system. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has launched itself on a more confrontational course.

World leaders gather around a conference table

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Jul 7, 2020

Scenario 3: New Renaissance

By Mathew Burrows, Peter Engelke

The most hopeful of our three preliminary post-COVID scenarios sees the world drawing together in increased cooperation. A new commitment to better governance leads to the creation of international bodies to counter global threats such as disease, conflict, and climate. Improved international cooperation leads to a V-shaped recovery as major economies resume growth.

Coronavirus