ScorecardMay 24, 2023
Scowcroft Strategy Scorecard: Does the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review make the grade?
By Atlantic Council
Experts at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security went through the Department of Homeland Security’s capstone strategy document and handed out their grades.
ScorecardOct 14, 2022
Scowcroft Strategy Scorecard: What grade does Biden’s National Security Strategy get?
By Atlantic Council
Our strategy experts praised the document for being clear-eyed about the challenges posed by Russia and China, but downgraded it for a lack of focus as well as concerns about how to implement its ambitious aims.
Issue BriefJun 28, 2022
Twenty-first-century diplomacy: Strengthening US diplomacy for the challenges of today and tomorrow
By Jeffrey Cimmino, Amanda J. Rothschild
The practice of diplomacy has changed over the past several decades, and significant work remains to be done to fully adapt US diplomacy to the challenges of our time.
Dr. Amanda J. Rothschild is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. She is a scholar of U.S. foreign policy, international security, and diplomatic history, a national security strategist, and a former presidential speechwriter. She has served in government at the White House, National Security Council, and State Department. During the Trump administration, she was a Senior Advisor on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Special Assistant to the President and Senior National Security Speechwriter at the White House. Rothschild is a recipient of the National Security Council’s Outstanding Service Award. She received her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a member of the MIT Security Studies Program, and completed predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard’s Belfer Center. She received her BA, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Boston College, where she was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist and member of the Division 1 varsity women’s ice hockey team. Her research and commentary on international and political affairs have appeared in scholarly and popular outlets, such as International Security, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Examiner.