New Atlanticist

Nov 21, 2022

Our military insiders’ views of the new National Defense Strategy

By Atlantic Council military fellows

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s military fellows weighed in on the NDS, addressing potential gaps between budgets and strategy, and more.

Conflict Crisis Management


Nov 4, 2022

Can the US keep pace with increasing global threats? Our experts decode the National Defense Strategy.

By Atlantic Council experts

We asked our experts at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security to translate all the security speak from the National Defense Strategy to reveal what it all means for the United States' role in the world.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Nov 3, 2022

Power projection: Accelerating the electrification of US military ground vehicles

By Reed Blakemore, Tate Nurkin

Reed Blakemore and Tate Nurkin highlight advantages and propose next steps of the electrification of US military ground vehicles in this Global Energy Center and Forward Defense issue brief.

Climate Change & Climate Action Defense Industry


Oct 12, 2022

How the US can prepare to deter China and defend Taiwan in the 2020s

By Atlantic Council

Michèle Flournoy discussed how the United States can maintain a credible deterrent against China in the next decade and beyond as part of the Atlantic Council’s Forward Defense Forum.

China Conflict

Event Recap

Sep 14, 2022

Outer space has reached a “tipping point” as activity outpaces space traffic management

By Aidan Poling

A panel of space experts discuss how the US government can encourage the long-term sustainable use of space by establishing a framework for space traffic management.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies


Aug 30, 2022

The Ukrainian military must reorganize to defeat Russia

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Ukraine has achieved military miracles to derail Russia's invasion plans but reorganization of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is necessary if the country is to be fully liberated from Russian occupation, writes Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Conflict Defense Industry

Airpower after Ukraine

Aug 30, 2022

The TB2: The value of a cheap and “good enough” drone

By Aaron Stein

The Turkish Bayraktar TB2 is an effective, low-cost tactical weapon on the modern battlefield. While invaluable for all wars, it is not a game-changing technology.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Airpower after Ukraine

Aug 30, 2022

The Ukraine war and its impact on Russian development of autonomous weapons

By Samuel Bendett

Moscow's plans to employ autonomous systems on the battlefield may be set back by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Airpower after Ukraine

Aug 30, 2022

Early lessons from the Russia-Ukraine war as a space conflict

By David T. Burbach

The Russia-Ukraine war may be remembered as the first two-sided space war, offering four preliminary lessons for future conflicts.

China Cybersecurity

Airpower after Ukraine

Aug 30, 2022

Will robotized fire power replace manned air power?

By Peter Wilson

Russia's aerospace campaign points toward the increased robotization of deep-strike systems in modern warfare.

China Cybersecurity