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Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Sherman quoted in Defense One on Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Russia’s exotic nuclear weapons and implications for the United States and NATO

Great-power competition has returned, and with it, the importance of nuclear weapons in international politics.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark Massa, and Christian Trotti

Defense Technologies Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The fox in the henhouse: How bureaucratic processes handicap US military supremacy and what to do about it

Washington’s once unrivaled military strength is now increasingly challenged by that of its adversaries. To stay ahead, the United States must restructure its relationship with commercial companies by reducing regulation that hinders innovation, speed, and the ability for private industry to access government contracts.

New Atlanticist by Stephen Rodriguez

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Rodriguez quoted in Defense One on China-US competition over technological innovation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Politics & Diplomacy
3D Printing

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

In an era of great-power competition, procurement reform not more regulation for the defense industrial base

What strategic gains can DoD realize from being a better customer? Given the reluctance of the US commercial sector to engage in defense work and the speedy innovation of our rivals, reform is needed.

New Atlanticist by Tate Nurkin

Defense Industry Defense Policy
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. In this fluctuating environment, where the US is engaged in a high-stakes competition with is near-peer adversaries, and AI is enabling paradigm-shifting changes in public and private sector operations, how should the US respond?

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Katz quoted in Sharq wa Gharb on US objections to Egypt buying Russian Su-35 aircraft

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arabic Defense Technologies

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Simakovsky quoted in NPR on weapons systems helping Ukraine’s conflict with Russia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Ullman in UPI: Are you safer or more secure than three years ago?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Technologies

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Speranza quoted in Defense One on Turkey’s military ties to NATO and Russian influence

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies