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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

What to expect from Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Esper’s tenure as secretary of the army demonstrates a prioritization of great-power competition over other threats, and we should expect this trend to continue in his new role.

New Atlanticist by Christian Trotti

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Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

John Watts and Christian Trotti authored an article to explore how technological trends may produce stealthier tanks in the future, which will have strategic implications.

In the News by Atlantic Council

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From left to right: Panelists Mr. Olin Wethington, Dr. Kristin Lord, Ms. Suzanne Nossel, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering discuss the implications of divergent values in a multipolar world.

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Navigating a multipolar-values world

Authoritarianism, corruption, and violent nonstate actors challenge democracy, while the human rights regime is pressured by the War on Terror. Additionally, the values of feminism and free trade are under siege by isolationism, protectionism, and nationalism. These forces do not only threaten Sweden, but also Europe, the US, and the entire liberal world order as established by the West.

Event Recap by Christian Trotti

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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.