Tue, May 4, 2021

A plea to the Pentagon: Don’t sacrifice resilience on the altar of innovation

US defense systems are vulnerable because they are brittle and unmaintained, and thus not resilient. Fixing it will require a new approach to acquisition.

New Atlanticist by JC Herz

Cybersecurity Defense Industry

Mon, May 3, 2021

Crouch in Defense News on Taiwan

On May 3, Forward Defense Senior Military Fellow Lt Col Matthew Crouch wrote an op-ed for Defense News on ambiguity surrounding the US commitment to Taiwan. Crouch argued that China is testing boundaries with President Biden, aiming to see the extent to which he would defend Taiwan; this will necessitate a firm stance on the part of the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Mon, May 3, 2021

How the US and EU can counter digital threats together

Russian and Chinese threats all seek to exploit gaps in Western cyber defenses and digital and information governance. To close these gaps as a part of its defense strategy, the United States should develop a strong collaborative relationship with the European Union in the digital and information sphere.

Seizing the advantage by Harry I. Hannah

Cybersecurity Defense Industry

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Theros and Halaimzai in Chatham House: US withdrawal will not end the forever war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Warrick in CBS News on domestic violent extremism

Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick was quoted in an article in CBS News titled "Homeland Security launches internal probe of domestic violent extremism."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Warrick in the Washington Post on extremism within DHS

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick was quoted in an article in the Washington Post titled "Homeland Security launches review of violent extremism within agency."

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism
Korean DMZ Joint Security Area

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Reality Check #5: Learning to live with a nuclear North Korea

North Korea's nuclear program is firmly established. Living with a de facto nuclear North Korea may be the least-bad option for now, requiring continued pressure and stronger deterrence measures.

Reality Check by Robert A. Manning

Arms Control Defense Policy

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Kroenig, Massa, and Trotti quoted in Fox News on ICBM Modernization

On April 21, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and Forward Defense Assistant Directors Christian Trotti and Mark J. Massa were featured in a Fox News piece on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization. The piece summarized the arguments for and against the proposed steps to modernize the land-based leg of the triad.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Ee in China Focus on Talent Retention

On April 14, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Nonresident Fellow Shaun Ee was featured in China Focus for an award-winning essay on the benefits of immigration for the United States, with a particular focus on immigration and talent retention. He argues that the United States must encourage immigration while remaining sensitive to legitimate concerns about espionage.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: Leaving Afghanistan, twenty years later

America’s longest war is set to finally come to an end, with President Joe Biden expected to announce on Wednesday that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. What’s the state of the nation that the US military will leave behind?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy


Fri, May 14, 2021

Transforming the British Army: A conversation with General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith

Online Event General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, discusses global security trends and challenges, and how the British Army is transforming for the future.

9:00am Defense Policy Defense Technologies Security & Defense United Kingdom

Mon, May 10, 2021

Advancing Army priorities for the future of warfare: A conversation with the Acting Secretary and the Chief of Staff of the Army

Online Event Acting Secretary of the Army HON John E. Whitley and Chief of Staff of the Army GEN James C. McConville discuss the US Army’s priorities and posture in light of emerging security threats and a potentially difficult budget as a part of Forward Defense's Commanders Series events.

1:00pm Defense Policy Defense Technologies Missile Defense National Security