Programs

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s
Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR) provides actionable foresight and innovative strategies to a global community of policymakers, business leaders, and citizens.

Experts

August Cole

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Steven Grundman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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James Hasik

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Stephen Rodriguez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Benjamin Jensen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Content

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Roundtable with Henning Vaglum, Director General for Security Policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense

On May 2, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a private roundtable with Henning Vaglum, director general for security policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The session featured keynote remarks by Mr. Vaglum, followed by a moderated conversation led by TSI director Chris Skaluba. Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic and North Atlantic is […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

How to strengthen the US approach to artificial intelligence

TO: US National Security Community FROM: Barry Pavel, Matthew Kroenig, and Anastasia Kazteridis DATE: January 25, 2019 SUBJECT: How to Strengthen the US Approach to Artificial Intelligence This Strategic Insights Memo (SIM) outlines and assesses the US government’s current approach to artificial intelligence (AI). Despite significant progress, the US Government (USG) is not where it […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Barry Pavel, Matthew Kroenig, and Anastasia Kazteridis

Defense Technologies National Security

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

TO: US National Security Community FROM: Matthew Kroenig and Anastasia Kazteridis DATE: October 3, 2018 SUBJECT: Artificial Intelligence and National Security This Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Strategic Insights Memo briefly frames the emerging issue of artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for national security. It provides: A brief primer on AI;Its possible applications […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Matthew Kroenig and Anastasia Kazteridis

China Defense Technologies

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

An EU air force is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust air forces, Europeans should just get back to basics. Early last month, as David Cenciotti of the Aviationist reported, A-10Cs of the Maryland Air National Guard were again practicing landings and take-offs from stretches of highway in Estonia, though with occasional casualties amongst the roadsigns. About a year prior, it was A-10Cs of the […]

Commanders Series by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

An EU army is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust land forces, Europeans should think a little like Americans, a little like Russians, and otherwise for themselves. Shortly after the Brexit vote last June, those-in-the-know in Europe started calling for a renewed effort at a common European military force. A year ago this month, General Vincenzo Camporini, former head of the Italian general staff, told […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Leveraging the National Technology Industrial Base to address great-power competition

The purpose of this report by William Greenwalt is to promote urgent deliberations over what a modern National Technology and Industrial Base should look like, and to encourage Congress and the administration to adopt measures that will enable access to defense-industrial resources that are more responsive to the needs of the National Defense Strategy.

Report by William Greenwalt

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Sat, Jan 26, 2019

Davos special edition: China seizing AI lead?

Countries that are most innovative and technologically advanced tend to dominate international relations.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Defense Technologies

Fri, May 5, 2017

Must go faster

The Army, Navy, and Air Force Departments all seem to be talking up new ideas for fast-moving weapons. So does the Pentagon need to be putting more money there? Does any other defense ministry? Perhaps, but sometimes necessity is truncated by feasibility. For with hypersonics, the tactical advantages are great, but so are the technical challenges.

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Evolution and the occasional über-gizmo

Thoughts on corporate strategies in the military aircraft industry  Last week, I provided a guest lecture at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, that graduate college of the National Defense University formerly known as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. The school was founded in 1924 as the Army Industrial College, on a […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Events

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Fifth Generation Air Power in the Transatlantic Battlespace

With a shift in priorities toward great power competition and the rise in potential competitors, NATO Allies must reassess the role and importance of the air domain to transatlantic security. The speed, flexibility, and mobility of joint air power are critical to maintaining deterrence in an era of great-power competition, and new, fifth generation technologies have the potential to strengthen NATO's advantages in the air as well as potentially provide adversaries the means to challenge that advantage.

4:30pm Berlin

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC