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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Nawaz joins Haider Mehdi to discuss his book, “The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Nawaz joins ThinkFest Pakistan to discuss Dr. Maria Rashid’s book, “Dying to Serve: Militarism, Affect, and the Politics of Sacrifice in the Pakistan Army”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Pakistan

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

US technological superiority will be wasted without a strengthened defense industrial base

The United States cannot let efforts to achieve technological superiority outpace the cultivation of an industrial base available to exploit this advantage.

New Atlanticist by John Wharton and Tate Nurkin

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Hasik in DefenseNews: Close the Pentagon and decentralize DoD HQ

Forward Defense Senior Fellow James Hasik contends that the Pentagon office building is a risk to the Defense Department due to its size and immobility as well as its effect on work culture and groupthink.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

US needs to change the way it invests in defense if it wants to compete with rising rivals

Successive years of stagnant defense spending levels and the prospect of lasting economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic could threaten to leave the United States handicapped in its growing military competition with rising powers China and Russia

Elections 2020 by David A. Wemer

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

Mental health care in the military: An opportunity for progress

Now more than ever, military service members need exceptional mental health care—and the national security community is uniquely positioned to develop the actionable recommendations that are prerequisites for progress.

New Atlanticist by Andrew Farnsworth

Defense Policy United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Adviser on Biden’s foreign policy: Start at home and repair alliances

One of his chief foreign policy advisers said that a future Biden White House would focus its foreign policy on revitalizing the United States at home, rehabilitating frayed alliances, and building a team of democracies to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Elections 2020 by David A. Wemer

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

UAE Foreign Minister: Deal with Israel was made to save the two-state solution

The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was just “a matter of time,” according to UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, but the UAE finally struck the deal in return for the suspension of the Israeli government’s annexation plans, he said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Defense Policy

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Primer on hypersonic weapons in the Indo-Pacific region

Hypersonic weapons are nearing maturation, but debates about their military relevance are often defined solely by technology. This primer situates hypersonic weapons within the regional context of the Indo-Pacific to provide a foundation for strategic analysis.

Report by John T. Watts, Christian Trotti, and Mark J. Massa

China Defense Industry

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Grundman quoted in DefenseNews on the growth of defense company revenues in FY19

Forward Defense Senior Fellow Steve Grundman discusses the remarkable growth in global defense spending.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy


Wed, Sep 30, 2020

A conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.