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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

Export controls have become an increasingly prominent tool in the US' foreign policy. However, a new rule that restricts the activities of US persons may foretell a shift in tactics.

Blog Post by Annie Froehlich

Arms Control China
Cover credit: Helen Lundeberg, “The Veil,” 1947, The Macfarlane Collection

Sun, Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Digitalize the enterprise: NATO 20/2020 podcast

If NATO is to unlock new frontiers of innovation and harness emerging technology, digitalizing how it does business is the key.

NATO 20/2020 by Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Nurkin’s Deftech Scan report in Armasuisse

On April 12, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin published the latest issue of Deftech Scan.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

The downsides of downsizing: Why the United States needs four hundred ICBMs

The United States is at a nuclear modernization crossroads. Critics of the land leg of the nuclear triad believe that an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force of 300 missiles will be cheaper and more stable than a force of 400. This issue brief shows that 400 ICBMs support the goals of US nuclear deterrence and are affordable.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa, Christian Trotti

China Defense Policy

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Supply chains and semiconductors: The need for US diplomacy

Any effort to revitalize the US’s to domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity would be incomplete without diplomacy. US allies such as Taiwan and South Korea remain global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing. If the U.S. wants to rejoin them, the Biden administration should deepen investment ties with Taiwan and South Korea and find ways to bring them closer to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

Blog Post by Jeremy Mark

China Defense Technologies

Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Hu in the Hill on defense acquistion reform

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Evanna Hu published an article in the Hill titled "Defense acquisition reform is critical going forward."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: North Korean missiles are back

North Korea never waits long to greet a new US president with a challenge, and Biden now has his in the form of projectiles landing off the coast of Japan. What does it all mean?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Korea

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

How Russia, China, and climate change are shaking up the Arctic

The Kremlin’s increasing military activities in the Arctic are worrying Norway—the only NATO member country that borders Russia north of the Arctic Circle. Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norway’s minister of defense, outlined his concerns.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The Arctic is a place of unusual international cooperation. Can that last?

For decades, Norway’s policy towards neighboring Russia has balanced “between deterrence and reassurance” and combined “firmness and predictability,” says Ine Eriksen Søreide, the country’s minister of foreign affairs. “This policy remains unchanged. But it has become an ever more challenging task in the face of a steadily deteriorating security environment.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies