Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Purveying arms through carrot and stick

US arms sales to India have risen more than fivefold over the last five years and now account for 12 per cent of India’s defense imports, according to a recent study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

New Atlanticist by Sarosh Bana

Defense Industry India

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

The future of the Army in great-power competition

On May 17, 2019, Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper joined us to discuss “The Future of the Army in Great-Power Competition.” This event was part of the Commanders Series, which is the Atlantic Council’s flagship speakers’ forum for senior military and defense leaders. In both his keynote speech and his conversation with Defense […]

Emerging Defense Challenges by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Aerospace revelations: What could possibly go wrong?

The Four Horsemen in the Book of Revelations, let us recall, are no cowpokes but terrible harbingers of the end of times, each marked by the color of the horse he rides to summon a hardship which by degrees is more cataclysmic than the last. Holding that allusion in mind, I use the seasonal tradition of AerospaceDefenseChain to harvest my critical thinking about the things that could possibly go wrong and turn to doom and dust today’s happy outlook on the second century of aerospace. Put differently, “How could we screw this up?”

Defense Industrialist by Steven Grundman

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

An EU air force is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust air forces, Europeans should just get back to basics. Early last month, as David Cenciotti of the Aviationist reported, A-10Cs of the Maryland Air National Guard were again practicing landings and take-offs from stretches of highway in Estonia, though with occasional casualties amongst the roadsigns. About a year prior, it was A-10Cs of the […]

Commanders Series by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

An EU navy is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust naval forces, Europeans should think less like Americans, and more like Russians. As I noted yesterday, Brexit has opened all sorts of talk about the future of British and European military activities. To continue the argument today, let’s tack towards naval matters. In “All the Queen’s Ships” (Proceedings of the US Naval Institute, January […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry European Union

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

An EU army is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust land forces, Europeans should think a little like Americans, a little like Russians, and otherwise for themselves. Shortly after the Brexit vote last June, those-in-the-know in Europe started calling for a renewed effort at a common European military force. A year ago this month, General Vincenzo Camporini, former head of the Italian general staff, told […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Can defense industrialists work with Trump?

Whatever opprobrium the president is owed, his administration’s more important initiatives deserve attention. Donald Trump’s twin business advisory panels have collapsed. Members of both the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum had been resigning quickly, and according to today’s Wall Street Journal—“CEOs Scrap Trump Panels”—they voted yesterday just to disband. At first, the president […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

‘Boom time’ for private security contractors

‘The Modern Mercenary’ author McFate says contractors fill security vacuum left by departing troops One of the biggest fallacies in Washington is that once the United States is done with private security contractors in Afghanistan and elsewhere they will simply pack their bags and head home, says Sean McFate. In fact, these private armies go […]

Books by Ashish Kumar Sen

Defense Industry National Security

Fri, Aug 4, 2017

How to be like Ike

Project Solarium as a model for assessing defense-industrial policy It is hard not to read a pretext for protectionism into the Executive Order President Trump signed last month under the ponderous title, “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.” And yet, the Administration also has gone […]

Defense Industrialist by Steven Grundman

Defense Industry Economy & Business


Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Fifth Generation Air Power in the Transatlantic Battlespace

With a shift in priorities toward great power competition and the rise in potential competitors, NATO Allies must reassess the role and importance of the air domain to transatlantic security. The speed, flexibility, and mobility of joint air power are critical to maintaining deterrence in an era of great-power competition, and new, fifth generation technologies have the potential to strengthen NATO's advantages in the air as well as potentially provide adversaries the means to challenge that advantage.

4:30pm Berlin

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC