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Sat, Jun 5, 2021

Massa interviewed by CNBC on nuclear submarines

Forward Defense Assistant Director Mark J. Massa was interviewed in CBNC video on the future of US nuclear submarines.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Maritime Security

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

#93: Adopt a Long-Term Space Strategy

By: Christopher P. Mulder, Clementine Starling, Mark J. Massa, and Julia Siegel What is the kernel of the issue? The US lacks a long-term, actionable strategy that will secure space for many years to come. Previous such strategy documents lay out shorter timeframes for securing space. However, space activity requires a much longer-term vision and […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Kroenig, Massa, and Trotti quoted in Fox News on ICBM Modernization

On April 21, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and Forward Defense Assistant Directors Christian Trotti and Mark J. Massa were featured in a Fox News piece on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization. The piece summarized the arguments for and against the proposed steps to modernize the land-based leg of the triad.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Mark J. Massa is an assistant director in the Forward Defense practice of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Massa has contributed to Forward Defense programs and research on nuclear security and arms control, space security, and the Future of DHS Project. 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. His writing and commentary have appeared in the Hill, Defense News, RealClearDefense, and CNBC.

Massa earned his master of arts from Georgetown University’s security studies program. He received a bachelor of science in foreign service 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).