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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Trotti and Nurkin interviewed on hypersonic weapons in Defense & Aerospace Report podcast

Forward Defense Assistant Director Christian Trotti and Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin discuss key insights from FD's recent Primer on Hypersonic Weapons in the Indo-Pacific Region, while further exploring essential issues related to the military utility of hypersonic weapons.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Primer on hypersonic weapons in the Indo-Pacific region

Hypersonic weapons are nearing maturation, but debates about their military relevance are often defined solely by technology. This primer situates hypersonic weapons within the regional context of the Indo-Pacific to provide a foundation for strategic analysis.

Report by John T. Watts, Christian Trotti, and Mark J. Massa

China Defense Industry

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Forward Defense launch referenced by POLITICO

In their daily Morning Defense briefing, POLITICO referenced the launch of the Atlantic Council's new Forward Defense practice area, designed to help the United States and its allies and partners contend with great power rivals and maintain favorable balances of power.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Security & Defense

Christian Trotti is the assistant director of Forward Defense at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Having served as one of the Atlantic Council’s lead action officers in building the new Forward Defense practice area, Trotti is responsible for executing multiple facets of program administration, including strategy, business development, and event and logistical planning. He has also authored and contributed to analyses on defense strategy, military technology, and nuclear deterrence, while assisting in the design and implementation of the Scowcroft Center’s wargames.

Trotti is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a major in International Politics/Security and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. For his academic work, he was awarded the Joseph S. Lepgold Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of international security.