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Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the health of American democracy

On January 8, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the invasion of the US Capitol and its effects on US diplomatic goals in Europe and China, the future of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Sun, Jan 3, 2021

Kroenig featured in the Daily Signal’s reading list

On January 3, Deputy Director of the Scowcroft CenterMatthew Kroenig was featured in the Daily Signal’s article featuring twenty-six books to read in 2021 as recommended by The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Greece

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering China’s challenge to the free world: A report for the Free World Commission

The increasing assertiveness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a significant challenge to the interests and values of likeminded allies and partners and a rules-based internationa system.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China Human Rights

Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the director of the Center’s Global Strategy Initiative. In these roles, he supports the director in overseeing all aspects of the Center’s work and manages its strategy practice area. His own research focuses on great power competition with China and Russia, emerging technology, and strategic deterrence and weapons nonproliferation.

Dr. Kroenig is also a tenured professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. A 2019 study in Perspectives on Politics ranked him one of the top 25 most cited political scientists of his generation. He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2018). His articles and commentary have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and many other outlets. He co-authors the bi-monthly “Its Debatable” column at Foreign Policy.  Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including PBS, NPR, BBC, CNN, and C-SPAN. 

He previously served in several positions in the US government, including in the Strategy office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Strategic Assessments Group at the Central Intelligence Agency. He regularly consults with a range of US government entities. He has previously worked as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a research fellow at Harvard University and Stanford University. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Hertog Foundation, and the Stanton Foundation. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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