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Mon, Mar 22, 2021

The China plan: A transatlantic blueprint for strategic competition

China presents the United States and its partners with the most serious set of challenges they have faced since the Cold War. To manage this challenge, transatlantic nations need a blueprint to build a common approach.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, James Danoy, Franklin D. Kramer, Connor McPartland, Christopher Skaluba, Clementine G. Starling, Didi Kirsten Tatlow

China Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

#57: Build A Comprehensive Allied and Partner Strategic Intelligence Assessment of China

By: James P. Danoy What is the kernel of the issue? Building common transatlantic approaches to China requires developing a shared understanding of the challenges presented by China. However, intelligence sharing architectures among transatlantic nations and Indo-Pacific allies like the “Five Eyes” coalition are highly exclusive, leaving other allies and partners with critical information gaps.   Why […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

Set NATO’s sights on the High North: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Security in the Arctic is waiting on no one. NATO needs a strategy for defense and deterrence in the High North before it is outflanked.

NATO 20/2020 by James Danoy and Marisol Maddox

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Jim Danoy is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Danoy is a former defense intelligence executive with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he worked in a variety of intelligence fields including geospatial intelligence, current and crisis intelligence, long-term research, policy support, and foreign intelligence relationships. His tours of duty included assignments in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US European Command (EUCOM), NATO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the White House.

Danoy specializes in Europe, Eurasia, and NATO issues and held the positions of defense intelligence officer for Europe and NATO at the Pentagon; assistant director of intelligence at EUCOM at Stuttgart, Germany; and national intelligence manager for Europe and NATO issues at the ODNI. He also served at NATO HQ in Brussels and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe in Mons, Belgium.

Danoy has extensive experience supporting senior US and Allied defense and security leaders and served as an intelligence support officer to the secretary of defense, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and several 4-star combatant commanders. Between 2010 and 2011 Danoy served as the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB) briefer to President Barack Obama and assisted in the enhancement of the PDB for the president. He was awarded Presidential Rank (Distinguished and Meritorious) in the senior executive corps.

Danoy is an alumnus of George Mason University holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics and a Master of Arts degree in European History. He is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University, earning a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. Danoy also holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Police Science.