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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

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Atlantic Council launches Forward Defense

Groundbreaking practice area will shape the debate around US and allies’ greatest military challenges and create forward-looking assessments of the trends, technologies, and concepts that will define the future of warfare.

Press Release

Security & Defense

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Russia’s exotic nuclear weapons and implications for the United States and NATO

Great-power competition has returned, and with it, the importance of nuclear weapons in international politics.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark Massa, and Christian Trotti

Defense Technologies Nuclear Deterrence

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.

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