Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Apocalypse almost: Remembering the missiles of October

Maintaining a strong, relevant military is vital. However, we should maintain an “off ramp” to prevent the adversarial aspects of international competition from provoking a future military confrontation.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Warrick and Future of DHS Report quoted in Washington Post on DHS pandemic response

On October 20, Forward Defense’s Future of DHS report and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Tom Warrick were quoted in a Washington Post article on the absence of DHS in the coronavirus response. The article includes findings from the report, including the economic and health costs of the US response.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

‘Game out’ decision making

In an era where the distinction between peace and conflict is increasingly complex, NATO should retain its competitive advantage by using synthetic environments and virtual worlds to support rapid, efficient, and effective strategic decision making.

NATO 20/2020 by AM Sir Christopher Harper, KBE, RAF (Ret.)

Conflict Crisis Management

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Build resilience for an era of shocks

NATO needs a fourth core task to protect allied populations from nontraditional threats like COVID and climate change.

NATO 20/2020 by Jim Townsend and Anca Agachi

Climate Change & Climate Action Crisis Management

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Disband the NATO Response Force

Replacing the NRF with a plug-and-play interoperability model increases the chance that NATO will employ its high-readiness forces.

NATO 20/2020 by John R. Deni

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

What Greece has learned (and Brussels should too) from the EastMed crisis

Greece has learned plenty about the way the world works these last few months. We’re about to find out what Brussels has learned as well.

New Atlanticist by Leon Levy

Conflict Crisis Management

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from the pandemic and requirements for key critical infrastructures

A US national strategy for "effective resilience," the capacity to prepare for and withstand shocks of the magnitude of a major pandemic or equivalent such as a major cyberattack with any resulting disruption significantly less than that caused by COVID-19.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Jensen and Montgomery in War on the Rocks: A Solarium model for presidential transition teams

Leveraging their experience on the 2020 Cyberspace Solarium Commission, Forward Defense Senior Fellow Dr. Benjamin Jensen and retired Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery argue that the presidential transition teams should adopt a Solarium model for conducting a comprehensive strategic assessment.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Middle East

In every US presidential election since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East and North Africa has been a top foreign policy issue. The 2020 presidential election is no different.

Elections 2020 by Middle East Programs

Conflict Crisis Management

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean tensions require diplomacy, not conflict

Despite the continued challenges and dangerous rhetoric, the only viable path remains through dialogue and compromise. For Turkey, this means openness to dialogue to address the issues at hand and expanding its diplomatic front to build support for its interests.

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives by Mitat Çelikpala

Conflict Crisis Management