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Sun, Feb 7, 2021

#19: Make An Early Commitment to Seek a US-UK Free Trade Agreement

By: Hans Binnendijk What is the kernel of the issue? Brexit leaves the UK in a vulnerable economic position despite the last-minute free trade agreement with the EU. Why is the issue important? British analysts fear that the Biden administration will come into office with an anti-British bias due to the close Trump-Johnson relationship. What […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Threaten decisive nuclear retaliation: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO should thwart Russian use of nuclear weapons by threatening certain retaliation.

NATO 20/2020 by David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Hans Binnendijk in Defense News on how the Biden administration can reenergize strategic arms control.

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Dr. Hans Binnendijk is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

He is also an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. Until 2012, he was the Vice President for Research at the National Defense University and Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously served twice on the National Security Council staff as senior director for Defense Policy and Arms Control and earlier as an officer for Southern European Affairs. He also served as deputy director and acting director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and as deputy staff director and legislative director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In academia, he was director of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and deputy director and director of studies of London’s Institute for International Strategic Studies. He has received numerous awards for his government service, including three Distinguished Public Service Awards and a Superior Service Award, in addition to receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. Binnendijk is author, coauthor, or editor of nearly 20 books and has written over 200 articles, editorials, and reports. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and his MALD and his PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.