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Wed, Jul 28, 2021

The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of "Buy American" policies have cast doubt on the ability of foreign suppliers to provide crucial defense goods and services to the US Department of Defense in times of crisis or conflict. Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik recommends the expansion of security of supply agreements (among other measures) to fully leverage the defense-industrial bases of US allies and partners and best support US security priorities.

Issue Brief by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in The Guardian on Khashoggi murder

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford consider the future of war in outer space and cyber space

On July 23, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the future commercialization and militarization of space, calling for cooperation and international standards to help guide future space exploration and […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Benitez in Stars and Stripes: Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region

Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Stars and Stripes article regarding the escalation of Russian military aggression in the Black Sea against US and NATO warships conducting exercises in the region.

In the News by Jorge Benitez

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Binnendijk in Notes from Poland: Purchase of US Abrams tanks strengthens Poland and NATO against Russia

Hans Binnendijk explains the importance of Poland's purchase of M1A2 Abrams tanks from the United States in shoring up Warsaw's military capabilities on NATO's eastern flank.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk

Central Europe Defense Policy

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Grundman quoted in DefenseNews on the economic effects of COVID-19

Forward Defense Senior Fellow Steven Grundman quoted in DefenseNews in an article titled "Riding the wave: Defense revenues rise despite a dark 2020."

In the News

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Rodriguez in Government Matters on the risks of sole-sourcing

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez interviewed for an article in Government Matters titled "Sole-sourcing spare parts hinders military readiness, says national security expert."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Jul 5, 2021

Nurkin in ExpressWire on uncrewed systems

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin quoted in Express Wire on his latest IScann Group white paper on the use of uncrewed systems.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Nurkin in the Sydney Morning Herald on a space-based conflict with China

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin quoted in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald titled "If the US went to war with China, who would win? It depends how it starts."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Industry

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Rodriguez on in Defense News on the Pentagon’s supply chain

Forward Defense Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez in writes in DefenseNews on the state of the Pentagon’s supply chain."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Industry