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Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Kroenig mentioned in Aviation Week on expected Biden defense policies

On November 20, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was mentioned in an Aviation Week article titled “What to Expect from Biden’s Pentagon.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Starling quoted in Space News on expected Biden space policies

On November 20, Forward Defense Deputy Director Clementine Starling was quoted in a Space News article titled “Biden likely to stay course on Space Force and defense investments.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Hasik moderates Acquisition Talk podcast discussion on intellectual property

On November 13,Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik moderated a panel on the Acquisition Talk podcast titled “Intellectual Property in Defense Contracts.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Tue, Nov 3, 2020

Embracing underseas robots: a US strategy to maintain underseas superiority in an age of unmanned systems

The future of warfare is progressing towards uncrewed systems and automation. This report takes a look at this trend in the undersea domain, proposing a strategy for the United States to leverage the emerging capacity of unmanned undersea vehicles.

Report by Erich Frandrup

China Defense Industry

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

Hasik cited in the Space Review

On November 2, an article in the Space Review titled "The Green New Deal for space" cited Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik's report on “The Precision Revolution: GPS and the Future of Aerial Warfare." The article outlines how space is an essential element of the Green New Deal, specifically referencing GPS capabilities in this domain.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Economy & Business

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: China

As China adopts a more assertive diplomatic, economic, and military footing in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, the United States has been accelerating efforts to coordinate a global response to China’s rise.

Elections 2020 by Asia Security Initiative

China Coronavirus

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The transatlantic alliance needs to work together to gain technological edge

Transatlantic democratic allies must begin working together to develop new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence, to strengthen their collective defense, support democracy, and protect their societies. Here’s a quick look at what NATO, EC, and NSCAI experts said about how a transatlantic alliance for artificial intelligence will impact the geopolitical landscape and protect democracy worldwide.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Defense Technologies Internet

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Rodriguez hosts discussion for America’s Future Series

On October 26, Forward Defense senior advisor Stephen Rodriguez hosted a panel discussion titled “Trusted Capital/Defense Industry Investing” during Join Military Pitch Day for America’s Future Series.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

August Cole featured in video series from The Krulak Center

On October 24, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow August Cole was featured in Episode 20 of The Krulak Center’s #BruteCast Video Series, “Useful Fiction and Future War.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies National Security

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Transcript: Strengthening US alliances and partnerships with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Secretary Esper discussed how the United States can expand and deepen its global networks of allies and partners, leverage security and defense cooperation to build allied capacity and capability overseas, and improve interoperability to ensure more seamless combined operations against great-power adversaries.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy


Tue, Dec 1, 2020

The five revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

Online Event In this launch event for Forward Defense's latest report, experts discuss the defense innovation trends, emerging technologies, and operational concepts that will define the future of competition and warfare in the Indo-Pacific region.

3:00pm Australia China Conflict Defense Industry