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Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Transformative priorities for national defense

Today, the United States faces multi-theater and multi-domain challenges different from any presented since World War II—and, in fact, ever. This report addresses these pivotal challenges by advancing key transformative priorities for an effective US national defense strategy, both in the "American theater" at home and in the forward theaters abroad.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Lt. Col. Matthew R. Crouch

China Defense Industry
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in CNN on motives behind the attack on Iran’s nuclear facility

In the News

Infrastructure Protection Iran

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Slavin joins New China TV to discuss Iran’s response to nuclear site attack

In the News

Infrastructure Protection Iran

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Slavin quoted in Mehr News Agency on Israeli involvement in Natanz sabotage

In the News

Infrastructure Protection Iran

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Warrick in The Telegraph on Cyber Appointment

On April 12, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick was quoted in an article in The Telegraph. The article focused on the appointment of new cyber officials in the Biden administration, with Warrick giving some context about the background of Jen Easterly, tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Policy
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

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Design a Digital Marshall Plan: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO allies, led by the United States, must cooperate in securing national 5G communications systems in Europe and beyond against malign Chinese influence.

NATO 20/2020 by The Hon. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Sat, Mar 6, 2021

Crouch writes on energy competition in The Washington Times

On March 6, Forward Defense Senior US Marine Corps Fellow Matthew Crouch co-authored an article on energy competition with China.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection United States and Canada

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Looking beyond COVID-19: The need to focus US national strategy on the next major crisis

Health security and technology experts joined the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice for a discussion on building resilience for the next major national security shock.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

Coronavirus Crisis Management