The 5x5

Nov 29, 2023

The 5×5—Veteran perspectives on cyber workforce development

By Simon Handler, Nitansha Bansal

In honor of National Military Veterans and Families Month, a group of veterans discuss their transitions from the military to the cyber workforce and suggest ways to improve the process for others. 

Cybersecurity National Security

The 5x5

Oct 27, 2023

The 5×5—The cybersecurity implications of artificial intelligence

By Maia Hamin, Simon Handler

A group of experts with diverse perspectives discusses the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity

New Atlanticist

Oct 19, 2023

Senator Manchin: The US can ‘leapfrog’ China on clean energy with hydrogen investments

By Nick Fouriezos

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia presented his vision for how US leadership on hydrogen can help fuel a net-zero future.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

The 5x5

Sep 20, 2023

The 5×5—Bridging the divide: Cyber conflict in international relations

By Simon Handler

Researchers discuss the relationship between the cyber policy and academic communities, and share their advice for those interested in breaking into each community.

Cybersecurity National Security


Sep 6, 2023

Sleight of hand: How China weaponizes software vulnerabilities

By Dakota Cary and Kristin Del Rosso

China's new vulnerability management system mandates reporting to MIIT within 48 hours, restricting pre-patch publication and POC code. This centralized approach contrasts with the US voluntary system, potentially aiding Chinese intelligence. MIIT shares data with the MSS, affecting voluntary databases as well. MSS also fund firms to provide vulnerabilities for their offensive potential.

China Cybersecurity

The 5x5

Aug 21, 2023

The 5×5—Cloud risks and critical infrastructure

By Simon Handler

Experts share their perspectives on the challenges facing cloud infrastructure and how policy can encourage better security and risk governance across this critical sector.

Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

New Atlanticist

Aug 10, 2023

A new White House order is taking aim at investment in Chinese tech. How will it actually work?

By Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Emily Weinstein

President Biden has signed an executive order restricting certain outbound investment in an effort to address national security threats that China may pose to the United States.

China Economy & Business

The 5x5

Aug 3, 2023

The 5×5—Cyber conflict in international relations: A policymaker’s perspective

By Simon Handler

Current and former policymakers address cyber conflict’s fundamental place in international relations, their recommended readings, and ideas for how policymakers and scholars can more effectively engage one another.

Cybersecurity National Security

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Jun 27, 2023

Global Strategy 2023: Winning the tech race with China

By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein

The United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are engaged in a strategic competition surrounding the development of key technologies. Both countries seek to out-compete the other to achieve first-mover advantage in breakthrough technologies, and to be the best country in terms of the commercial scaling of emerging and existing technologies.

China Cybersecurity

The 5x5

Jun 20, 2023

The 5×5—Cyber conflict in international relations: A scholar’s perspective

By Simon Handler

Leading scholars provide insights on cyber conflict’s role in international relations, how the topic can best be taught to students, and how scholars and policymakers can better incorporate each other’s perspectives.

Cybersecurity National Security