The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.



Event Recap

May 11, 2022

How can the US and NATO help bring about Russia’s ‘strategic failure’ in Ukraine?

By Connor McPartland

On May 2, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing priorities for the upcoming NATO Summit and next steps for security in Europe.

Conflict Defense Industry
Several tiny satellites photographed by an Expedition 33 crew member on the International Space Station. The satellites were released outside the Kibo laboratory using a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer attached to the Japanese module’s robotic arm on Oct. 4, 2012. Source: NASA, “Several tiny satellites,” Wikimedia Commons, October 4, 2012,


May 5, 2022

Small satellites: The implications for national security

By Nicholas Eftimiades

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Nicholas Eftimiades considers how the US government can better leverage commercial satellites to enhance space security.

China Defense Industry


May 2, 2022

The Pentagon needs a new technology strategy to deter Russia and China, says Lockheed Martin CEO

By Atlantic Council

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer James Taiclet joined the Atlantic Council to talk about a security strategy for the twenty-first century.

Conflict Defense Industry


May 1, 2022

Finally! German MPs back heavy weapons for Ukraine in historic vote

By Vitaly Sych

The German Bundestag on April 28 finally agreed to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine in an historic vote that marked a departure from months of caution in Berlin and efforts to avoid confrontation with the Kremlin.

Conflict Corruption

Fast Thinking

Apr 28, 2022

FAST THINKING: The US arms Ukraine for the long haul. Is it enough?

By Atlantic Council

Taken together, the $33 billion funding appeal and so-called Lend-Lease program will send a clear message to Russia.

Conflict Defense Industry

In the News

Apr 28, 2022

Badi quoted in The New Arab on Russia’s deployment of Libya-based Wagner Group mercenaries to Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

In the News

Apr 27, 2022

Badi quoted in the Financial Times on Russia’s removal of Syrian and Wagner Group troops from Libya

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Apr 20, 2022

The next National Defense Strategy is coming. These seven points are key to understanding it.

By the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Our experts break down what we know so far about the document that will guide the Pentagon's policy making in the coming years, and what burning questions remain.

China Conflict

In the News

Apr 4, 2022

Fontenrose quoted in Middle East Eye on obstacles facing Russia in pursuit of arms deals in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

Arms Control Conflict

In the News

Apr 1, 2022

Fontenrose in Defense News: Turkish drones won’t give Ukraine the edge it needs

By Atlantic Council

Arms Control Crisis Management