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Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Reality Check #9: Ensure US security sector assistance serves US interests and values

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.

Reality Check by Aude Darnal, Evan Cooper

Africa Conflict

Fri, Jul 2, 2021

Cooper in Inkstick: Donald Rumsfeld’s Legacy of Ruin

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 […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Fri, May 14, 2021

Reality Check #6: The consequences of an ‘America First’ vaccine policy

The Biden administration has been slow to distribute surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries in need or to facilitate foreign manufacturing of vaccines, squandering a diplomatic opportunity and potentially endangering US security.

Reality Check by Evan Cooper, Mathew Burrows

China Coronavirus

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.