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Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Nurkin discusses the Five Revolutions on Armada International podcast

On January 7, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Tate Nurkin was interviewed on the Armada International Electronic Warfare podcast.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Sanctions against Turkey over Russian arms: Has the United States found a sweet spot?

With its sanctions against Turkey's main defense-procurement entity, the United States may have found a sweet spot: sanctions strong enough to capture Turkish attention but not so sweeping as to shut down bilateral security and arms relations with a NATO ally.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

How do you fix a flying computer? Seeking resilience in software-intensive mission systems

Defense organizations, by nature, confront unanticipated and highly impactful disruptions. They must adapt complex mission systems to withstand these disruptions and accomplish defined objectives. To ensure mission systems like the F-35 remain available, capable, and lethal in conflicts to come demands the United States and its allies prioritize the resilience of these systems.

Report by Trey Herr, Reed Porada, Simon Handler, Orton Huang, Stewart Scott, Robert Lychev, and Jeremy Mineweaser

Cybersecurity Defense Industry

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Hasik participates in GMU conference on government contracting

On December 8, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik participated in the virtual Government Contracting Conference hosted by The George Mason University School of Business Center for Government Contracting.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Biden picks a general: Here’s how Lloyd Austin could reinforce civilian control at the Pentagon

With careful and consistent attention to the messages he sends through his words, actions, and appointments, there is no reason why a Secretary Austin can’t also succeed at reinforcing longstanding American ideals on civilian-military relations.

New Atlanticist by William F. Wechsler

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

FAST THINKING: Biden’s surprise pick for defense secretary

The biggest surprise of the Biden transition so far is here: The president-elect has picked retired general Lloyd Austin as his nominee for secretary of defense. Is he the right person for the job? And what does the historic selection mean?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Pavel in Defense News on the next secretary of defense

On December 3, Defense News published an article by Atlantic Council Senior Vice President and Director of the Scowcroft Center Barry Pavel titled "There should be no doubt about Michele Flournoy for defense secretary."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

The Five Revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

The Indo-Pacific region has become a center of gravity for innovation in defense technologies and emerging military capabilities. This report explores major drivers of modernization and advances a new framework to capture defense technology and investment efforts in the region.

Report by Tate Nurkin

China Defense Industry

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Borghard on Things That Go Boom: The Blob

Erica Borghard joined the Things That Go Boom podcast to discuss the Blob and efforts to curtail the Department of Defense taking over all aspects of foreign policy. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Defense Industry

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy
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