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Wed, May 13, 2020

Kroenig in Foreign Policy: The United States Should Not Align with Russia to Counter China

On May 13, Foreign Policy published an op-ed by Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig in which he argues the United States should not align with Russia to counter China. Instead, the United States should leverage its democratic advantages and work with allies to counter both Russia and China.While Russia and China may be growing […]

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China Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 1, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: What is the potential fallout from regime collapse in North Korea?

On May 1, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute‚Äôs Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the potential fallout from regime collapse in North Korea, with Kroenig arguing that this scenario opens the door to a denuclearized Korean […]

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China Coronavirus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Kroenig discusses US involvement in global public health institutions in Foreign Policy

On April 17, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig debating the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford. Dr. Kroenig and Dr. Ashford discussed global health security, transatlantic relations, and the virus’s implications for military readiness. While global public health institutions have faltered in the face of the pandemic, the crisis […]

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Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the deputy director in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this role, 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 associate professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. 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 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 his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and many other outlets. He has previously worked as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, and Stanford University. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including PBS, NPR, BBC, CNN, and C-SPAN. 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.