Experts

Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Kate Brannen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Ian Brzezinski

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “U.S.-Iran Tensions: Implications for Homeland Security”

The Committee meeting examined the homeland security implications of the recent escalation in US-Iran tensions in the wake of the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Witnesses were given time to present opening statements to address possible retaliation followed by questions posed by committee members. Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick presented four ways in which Iran threatens the homeland: terrorism, cyber-attacks, disinformation, and influence operations. Warrick underscored the imminent threat posed by Iranian cyber-attacks, “Mr. Chairman, the possibility of a terrorist attack by Iran here in the homeland is that, a possibility, but cyber-attacks are a certainty.”

Congressional Relations by

Defense Policy Digital Policy

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Wechsler quoted in Vox on the National Defense Authorization Act and Trump’s actions in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

McFate quoted in the New York Times on plans to reduce US intelligence efforts in Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Defense Policy

Wed, Dec 25, 2019

McFate quoted in the Washington Post on US cyber efforts to counter Russian interference

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Bryza joins Indus News to discuss U.S. negotiations with the Taliban and President Trump’s plan to withdraw 4000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Slavin quoted in Albawaba News on Iran protests and U.S. sanctions influencing Iranian youth

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Defense Policy

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Slavin quoted in USNI News on U.S. maximum pressure campaign in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Policy
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. In this fluctuating environment, where the US is engaged in a high-stakes competition with is near-peer adversaries, and AI is enabling paradigm-shifting changes in public and private sector operations, how should the US respond?

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Ullman in UPI: NATO must recognize Russia as political, economic threat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Crisis Management

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bryza in Kyiv Post: Matthew Bryza: Rosneft undermining Venezuela and Iran sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

Events

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Professionals discuss logistics: The role of TRANSCOM in great-power competition

In this installment of the Commanders Series, TRANSCOM Commander Stephen R. Lyons discusses the challenge of preparing for the future of conflict while maintaining logistical commitments to current US deployments worldwide.

11:00am Washington DC

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC