Issue BriefDec 9, 2021
Assumption #4: The United States should prioritize the promotion of democracy around the world over other key US objectives
By Mathew Burrows, Evan Cooper
Policymakers should take a triage approach with regard to democracy promotion, starting first and foremost with the state of democracy at home.
Reality CheckAug 4, 2021
Reality Check #9: Ensure US security sector assistance serves US interests and values
By Aude Darnal, Evan Cooper
The United States must review its security sector assistance strategy, which frequently assist security forces that commit abuses against the people they are supposed to be serving, contradicting the United State's espoused mission to promote human rights and democracy.
In the NewsJul 2, 2021
Cooper in Inkstick: Donald Rumsfeld’s Legacy of Ruin
By Atlantic Council
On July 2, Evan Cooper published an article on the legacy of Donald Rumsfeld. “The tributes from Bolton, Whiton, and Card carried on the history of Rumsfeld avoiding responsibility for what he wrought. He never displayed contrition for hundreds of thousands lives taken by the wars he helped orchestrate. Confronted with evidence of widespread looting […]
Evan Cooper is a junior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which aims to critically examine the core assumptions of American grand strategy and propose fresh, innovative ideas for US foreign policy. Cooper’s work focuses on American diplomatic engagement and the use of the United States military. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Cooper was a policy consultant in California.
Cooper holds a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University, with a focus on international security. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Chapman University.