Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Atlantic Council Launches “Stories of Human Resilience” with Anna Deavere Smith

Six-part series captures the essence of resilience through inspirational stories of overcoming extraordinary challenges. Washington, DC –– February 25, 2021 –– The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched Stories of Human Resilience – a groundbreaking video project with Emmy and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator Anna Deavere […]

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Sat, Feb 13, 2021

#25: Tear Down This (Fire)wall

By: Jeffrey Cimmino and Matthew Kroenig What is the kernel of the issue? The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is cracking down on human rights, enacting legislation to repress pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong and engaging in what the State Department has declared a genocide in Xinjiang. The CCP also is using advanced technology to control […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

#21: Produce A New ‘Project Solarium’

By: Ronald Marks What is the kernel of the issue? As the United States’ preponderant position in the world continues to decline relative to other major powers, it needs to go beyond its Cold War-based, self-defining aphorisms such as “Leader of the Free World” and “World’s Largest Super Power” to guide an adapted US foreign […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#3: Push Back On Putin’s Aggression; Cooperate If We Can

By: Ambassador Daniel Fried What is the kernel of the issue? In US relations with Putin’s authoritarian, aggressive, and adversarial Russia, what place is there for bilateral US-Russia cooperation—within an overall U.S. and transatlantic policy of pushback against Russia—without compromising US interests, values, and friends? Why is the issue important? A core principle for the […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

#2: Scope US Forces’ Involvement in ‘Endless’ Mideast Wars

By: David Petraeus What is the kernel of the issue? Ending US involvement in “endless wars” doesn’t necessarily end the wars, it just ends our participation. And withdrawing US forces from the so-called “endless wars” against Islamist extremists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, could result in an escalation of the conflicts. If what transpires […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NK News on new approach toward North Korean nuclear missiles

On January 20, 2021, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in NK News for his comments on how the incoming Biden administration should deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. He argued that the focus should be to prevent further […]

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Arms Control East Asia

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

#1: Make HHS a member of the Intelligence Community to Strengthen Pandemic Prevention

By: James P. Danoy What is the kernel of the issue? The COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that combatting infectious diseases must be the top national security priority, requiring a whole-of-government approach. Why the issue is important? The US Intelligence Community possesses worldwide collection and analytic capabilities that can be used for global […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Pretrial risk assessment tools must be directed toward an abolitionist vision

The United States criminal justice system is increasingly turning to risk assessment tools in pretrial hearings—before a defendant is convicted of a crime—as well as in sentencing procedures. Risk assessment tools give judges a numerical metric that indicates a pretrial defendant’s risk of failing to appear in court, or threat to the community prior to their pretrial hearing. Judges set bail based on this tool. Facing an incredibly high volume of pretrial detainees, risk assessment tools are designed to help quickly and effectively determine pretrial detention and ease courts’ burdens. To truly address the failures of the criminal justice system, however, public sector leaders must:

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Hannah Biggs

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Democratic Offense Against Disinformation

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

Democratic offense against disinformation

While democratic states have made great progress in defending against disinformation and foreign interference, this report suggests it is time to go on the offensive to stop bad information actors in their tracks.

In-Depth Research & Reports

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Sun, Nov 8, 2020

Austin, Texas Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Playbook

Power’s Out, Election in Doubt Scenario Summary Intelligence Report I Intelligence Report I Recommendations Intelligence Report II Intelligence Report II Recommendations Intelligence Report III Scenario Summary This scenario takes place from September to November of 2020, shining a light on a dire possibility–how can the United States respond to a cyberattack on the power grid […]

Cyber 9/12 Project

Cybersecurity Elections