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Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Rodriguez writes in ARMY Magazine on defense reform

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez writes in ARMY, the magazine of the Association of the US Army (AUSA), on the need for defense reform.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Borghard in NewPort Papers: Ten years in: Implementing strategic approaches to cyberspace

Erica and co-author Shawn Lonergan published a book chapter, “Public-Private Partnerships in Cyberspace in an Era of Great-Power Competition” in the edited volume, Ten Years In: Implementing Strategic Approaches to Cyberspace.The chapter provides a framework for implementing a public-private collaboration to defend the U.S. in cyberspace. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Borghard in War on the Rocks: A grand strategy based on resilience

Erica published an article, “A Grand Strategy Based on Resilience,” in War on the Rocks. She argues that the U.S. should incorporate the concept of resilience into grand strategy to better anticipate, withstand, and recover from inevitable disruptive events, whether they by cyber attacks, pandemics, or economic recessions. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 29, 2020

The Future of DHS Project: Key Findings and Recommendations: Congressional Oversight

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is overseen by more than ninety committees and subcommittees--an oversight burden far greater than any other cabinet department. This issue brief proposes that Congress streamline its oversight of DHS to increase its effectiveness as a department with national security responsibilities.

Issue Brief by Thomas Warrick & Mark J. Massa

Defense Policy Infrastructure Protection

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Borghard quoted in Christian Science Monitor: “This is really an intelligence failure at scale”

Erica was quoted in an article by Peter Grier and Noah Roberton, “After massive cyberattack, US hopes to ensure next time isn’t worse.” Borghard explains why this incident was a significant intelligence failure and what steps the U.S. should take going forward. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Borghard in C4ISRNET: “The nature of the threat environment has changed”

Erica was quoted in an article by Mark Pomerleau, “Which NDAA cyber provisions have the most impact for DoD?”, stating that “the nature of the threat environment has changed and the Department of Defense’s missions have also grown, especially with the introduction the defend forward concept”. She further discussed specific provisions in the 2021 National […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Borghard in Council on Foreign Relations: The SolarWinds compromise and the strategic challenge of the information and communications technology supply chain

Erica argues in her article that a singular focus on China and global market share to address information and communications technology supply chain security risks missing other threat and that the US should take a risk-based approach to securing the supply chain. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

What Biden’s election means for Central Europe

While Western Europe is looking forward to the next four years, the reaction is more mixed as one moves east. The reason is simple: The Trump administration—despite (and perhaps because of) its confrontational rhetoric towards Europe and the EU in general—intensified cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe.

New Atlanticist by Petr Tůma

Central Europe Defense Policy

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Can Bibi and Biden get along?

Few world leaders have been as close to Donald Trump as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has pushed policies—from suspected covert attacks against Iran to expanded settlements in the West Bank—that will likely antagonize the US president-elect.

Fast Thinking

Defense Policy Iran