Events

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the Re-Creation: A Global Strategy for a World at Risk

The old historical rhythm that laid the foundations of the Western liberal order has come to an end. As emerging risks and enduring challenges pull at the world’s threads, can the rules-based international system be re-created?

9:30am Washington, DC

Content

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Top 10 risks of 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 will not go down as a very memorable year in turning the page on the big issues of our time.  Trump is right to claim credit for starting a dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un, but even that faces tests—as we outline—in the coming year. 

New Atlanticist by Robert A. Manning and Mathew J. Burrows

Conflict European Union

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Burrows Quoted in Vox on the Collapse of the Political Center

Read the full article here.

In the News by Matthew Burrows

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Burrows Quoted in Axios on Trump, NATO, and Global Peace

Read the full article here.

In the News by Matthew Burrows

NATO Security & Defense

Burrows Matthew

Dr. Mathew J. Burrows serves as the director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He was appointed counselor to the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in 2007 and director of the Analysis and Production Staff (APS) in 2010. As director of APS, Burrows was responsible for managing a staff of senior analysts and production technicians who guide and shepherd all NIC products from inception to dissemination. He was the principal drafter for the NIC publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, which received widespread recognition and praise in the international media and among academics and think tanks. In 2005, he was asked to set up and direct the NIC’s new Long Range Analysis Unit, which is now known as the Strategic Futures Group.

Burrows joined the CIA in 1986, where he served as analyst for the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), covering Western Europe, including the development of European institutions such as the European Union. From 1998 to 1999 he was the first holder of the intelligence community fellowship and served at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Other previous positions included assignments as special assistant to the US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (1999-2001) and Deputy National Security Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill (2001-02). He is a member of the DI’s Senior Analyst Service.

Burrows graduated from Wesleyan University in 1976 and received a PhD in European history from Cambridge University, England in 1983.