Events

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

The future of US security in space

Online Event The United States needs a space security strategy with a thirty-year time horizon. More countries are operating space programs, more companies are doing business in space, more weapons are aimed at space, and more of space is ripe for development than ever before. Our distinguished panelists discuss why a long-term strategy for space is so essential.

1:30pm Defense Industry Defense Technologies International Organizations Space

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

#22: Get Modernization Right and Prioritize Acquisition Reform

By: Ronald C. Fairbanks and Clementine Starling What is the kernel of the issue? Over the last three decades, the Department of Defense has modernized its forces under the idea that the US was the only great power in the world—unchallenged militarily by near-peer competitors. As a result, the defense acquisition process is outdated and […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

How the US can regain the advantage in its next National Defense Strategy

To seize the advantage, the next US National Defense Strategy needs a paradigm adjustment, not a shift. In the next NDS, the Biden defense team must take a broader definition of competition if the United States is to succeed in deterring, defending, and shaping the strategic environment in its favor.

Seizing the advantage by Clementine G. Starling, Matthew R. Crouch

Conflict Defense Industry

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Starling interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland on the siege of the US Capitol

Forward Defense Deputy Director Clementine Starling discusses Trump supporters' siege of the Capitol and its implications for US domestic politics and democracy moving forward.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Non-Traditional Threats Politics & Diplomacy

Clementine G. Starling is the deputy director of Forward Defense and resident fellow of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council. In her role, she oversees the Initiative’s programming and research, and leads on the defense policy and European security practice areas. Her own research focuses on great power competition with China and Russia, deterrence and US force posture, and transatlantic security.

During her time at the Council, Starling has produced and contributed to reports on Russia’s nuclear strategy, military mobility, political warfare, Europe-China relations, and the US-UK relationship. Starling’s analysis has been featured in a range of publications and she has provided commentary for National Public Radio, the BBC, and ABC News, among others. Within the Transatlantic Security team, she played a leading role in managing NATO’s official public diplomacy efforts (“NATO Engages”) around the Alliance’s 2019 London Leaders’ Meeting and other summits. Starling is also the Security and Defense fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP).

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Starling worked in the UK Parliament with the House of Commons Defence Select Committee providing analysis on UK defense, Middle East security, and technology. Originally from the United Kingdom, she also worked for the Britain Stronger in Europe (BREMAIN) campaign. She graduated with honors from the London School of Economics with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and History.