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Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Kroenig, Massa, Piliero in Defense News on nuclear modernization

On February 19, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig, Forward Defense Assistant Director Mark J. Massa, and Young Global Professional Raphael Piliero wrote an op-ed on nuclear modernization for Defense News.

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Toward trilateral arms control: Options for bringing China into the fold

The Cold War-era paradigm of bilateral arms control between the United States and Russia is becoming increasingly untenable. Including a rising China with a growing nuclear arsenal is essential. This issue brief shows the way forward with options for bringing China into the nuclear arms control fold on a trilateral basis with the United States and Russia.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa

Arms Control China

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Kroenig, Massa write op-ed in The Hill on Sec. Austin and nuclear modernization

On January 28, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and Forward Defense Assistant Director Mark J. Massa wrote an op-ed on nuclear modernization for The Hill. In this article, Kroenig and Massa urge recently confirmed Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to commit to continuing the bipartisan nuclear modernization program, including the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Mark J. Massa is an assistant director in Forward Defense within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Massa contributes to FD programs and research on nuclear security and arms control, the Future of DHS Project, the Commanders Series, and other endeavors. Having supported the launch of Forward Defense as the Scowcroft Center’s newest practice area, he continues to carry out program administration in strategy, budgeting, business development, and event planning. He is a second-year MA candidate in the Security Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. His research focuses on nuclear weapons, emerging technology, and the Arctic.

Massa graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He was awarded honors in his major for a senior thesis on a theory of nuclear ballistic missile submarine strategy. He was elected to several honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa (national), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), and Pi Delta Phi (French).