Hybrid Conflict ProjectDec 22, 2022
Scoping the gray zone: Defining terms and policy priorities for engaging competitors below the threshold of conflict
By Atlantic Council's Gray Zone Task Force
This Strategic Insights Memo, produced by Forward Defense's Gray Zone Task Force, considers the scope of modern gray zone activity and the implications for US and allies strategy.
Future of Tech CompetitionNov 15, 2022
Designing domestic and multilateral strategies for maintaining technological superiority
By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein
This fall, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss how the United States, in conjunction with allies and partners, might design strategies to maintain technological superiority over China. The workshop explored the necessary components of a competitive strategy via both “protect” and “run faster” policies. This memo draws from insights gathered during the workshop to give policy makers a better understanding of the potential tools in the strategic arsenal.
Strategic Insights MemoJul 19, 2022
Toward coherence in tech competition with China
By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein
This June, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss technological competition between the United States, its allies and partners, and their biggest global competitor, China. The workshop explored the stakes in this competition across economic, military, and other domains, as well as the challenges facing Washington and its allies and partners with respect to China’s rising technological capabilities. This memo draws from insights gleaned during the workshop to give policymakers a better understanding of this competition, it stakes, and the strategic choices facing the United States and its allies and partners.
Strategic Insights MemoJan 12, 2022
Strengthening the OSCE’s role in strategic stability
By Marina Favaro
Over the past year, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a private workshop with several international experts and officials to discuss how to strengthen the OSCE’s role in strategic stability. In this strategic insights memo, the Transatlantic Security Initiative advances a new understanding for policymakers regarding how emerging technologies should factor into forthcoming arms control regimes.
Strategic Insights MemoDec 7, 2021
Biden’s Summit for Democracy
By Ash Jain
Over the past several months, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has organized a series of private workshops with official and experts from leading democracies, including the D-10, to discuss the Biden administration’s plans for a Summit for Democracy. This memo provides some insights and recommendations for summit plans going forward.
Strategic Insights MemoNov 30, 2021
After Kabul: US and allied policy options in Afghanistan
By Atlantic Council and DT Institute
On September 1, 2021, the Atlantic Council and DT Institute ran an expert-driven matrix wargame to: (1) explore major policy dilemmas on the horizon after the US-led coalition withdrawal; and (2) forecast state behavior and assess emerging risks in the wake of the crisis. This Strategic Insights Memo captures the key takeaways from that wargame and the implications for great-power competition, regional security, and humanitarian issues in South Asia and the Middle East.
Strategic Insights MemoAug 5, 2021
A new strategy for US global defense posture
By Matthew Crouch, Barry Pavel, Clementine G. Starling, and Christian Trotti
This Policy Brief, produced by the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense team, recommends a novel strategy for US global force posture to strengthen deterrence and competitive leverage vis-à-vis China, Russia, and other challengers. It addresses multifaceted challenges abroad, allocates missions according to mobility and range, lays the foundation for emerging technologies, and facilitates robust cooperation with allies and partners.
Strategic Insights MemoSep 14, 2020
A global strategy for China
By Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, Barry Pavel
Over the past two years, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a series of strategy consortium meetings with small groups of experts and officials to discuss a comprehensive US and allied strategy for China. This paper provides a brief preview of an Atlantic Council Strategy Paper to be released this fall. Strategic […]
Strategic Insights MemoJun 29, 2020
Navigating the growing Russia-China strategic alignment
By Stephen J. Hadley, Paula J. Dobriansky
On May 13, 2020, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security hosted a strategy consortium with a small group of experts and officials to discuss the evolution of the Russia-China relationship and how the United States and its allies should navigate it. This paper summarizes many of the points made during this meeting. Background: The […]
Strategic Insights MemoApr 18, 2020
The United States, Japan, and Korea must cooperate trilaterally on COVID-19
By Miyeon Oh
This Strategic Insights Memo, written by ASI director and senior fellow Dr. Miyeon Oh, provides four concrete recommendations for reinvigorating trilateral cooperation in the global fight against COVID-19.