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Apr 7, 2023

Engelke in the Kyiv Post discussing the future of Russia

On April 4, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative deputy director Peter Engelke was quoted in The Kyiv Post discussing the future of Russia. There’s a rising perspective amongst foreign policy experts that, due to a combination of factors, the collapse of the Russian state may be near. Engelke notes that the Russian invasion of Ukraine further exacerbated […]

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Issue Brief

Feb 27, 2023

Beyond the US-Mexico border: Destination of final goods, environmental impact, and future scenarios for border relations

By Atlantic Council

Three complementary analyses on the value and final destination of northbound commercial trade flows; the environmental impact of idling vehicles at the US-Mexico border; and three potential scenarion for the future of US-Mexico relations.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Strategic Insights Memo

Nov 15, 2022

Designing domestic and multilateral strategies for maintaining technological superiority

By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein

This fall, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss how the United States, in conjunction with allies and partners, might design strategies to maintain technological superiority over China. The workshop explored the necessary components of a competitive strategy via both “protect” and “run faster” policies. This memo draws from insights gathered during the workshop to give policy makers a better understanding of the potential tools in the strategic arsenal.

China Defense Technologies

Peter Engelke is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security as well as a nonresident senior fellow with its Global Energy Center. His diverse work portfolio spans strategic foresight, innovation and technological disruption, geopolitics and hard security, climate change and Earth systems, and urbanization, among other topics. Engelke’s work has appeared in or featured in the Washington PostLos Angeles Times, Financial Times, NBC News, CBS News, the Hill, the National Interest, Citiscope, Meeting of the Minds, Inkstick, the World Economic Forum, and other outlets. He is on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, where he is a recipient of the Tropaia Outstanding Faculty Award, and is a frequent lecturer at the US Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Previously, Engelke was an executive-in-residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy; a Bosch fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart, Germany; and a visiting fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington. He received his PhD in history from Georgetown University and master’s degrees from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, the University of Maryland, and Indiana University. Engelke has co-authored two books, The Great Acceleration, a global environmental history, and Health and Community Design, a study of public health and urban form.