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Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Manning in GlobalAsia: Techno-Nationalism vs. the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

NATO’s Achilles’ heel: power grids

To mitigate the threats cyberattacks pose to power grids, both national governments and private companies need to join forces and build public-private-partnerships to address the cyber dimension of energy security.

New Atlanticist by Lukas Trakimavičius

Europe & Eurasia Infrastructure Protection

Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The threat of AI to energy security

In the near future, this highly disruptive breed of malware will usher in a new era of threats to the energy industry, allowing hostile actors to wreak havoc on a scale hitherto unknown.

New Atlanticist by Lukas Trakimavičius

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Ukrainian Election Task Force—exposing foreign interference in Ukraine’s election

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s persistent efforts to influence the domestic politics of his neighbors and countries well beyond Russia’s borders have posed enormous challenges in Europe and across the Atlantic. More than any other country, Ukraine has been the unwanted recipient of Moscow’s attention, particularly during the past five years. The Kremlin has sought to […]

Issue Brief by Ukrainian Election Task Force

Conflict Cybersecurity

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Our critical infrastructure is more vulnerable than ever. Here’s what we can do about it.

The United States, like many of its allies, is at a tipping point. We must step up and make it more difficult for our adversaries to breach our critical infrastructure.

New Atlanticist by Michael K. Daly

Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

“Unleash us from the tether of fuel”

Mattis put his faith in the 3rd Marine Air Wing’s ability to defeat Saddam’s formations surrounding Baghdad, and accepted the risk that his force might not achieve its objectives before running out of fuel. In later testimony, Mattis reflected back on the compromising situation of the “March Up,” as well as on the cost of increased fuel demand during the counter-insurgency efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the future, he stated, the military must be “unleashed from the tether of fuel.” Mattis had seen the future imperative to change our sources of energy for military operations.

Defense Industrialist by Greg Douquet

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Oct 25, 2016

No through-ticket to Manila

Some indications from history on how Philippine “separation” from the United States might affect military planning. Back in March, as Military Times optimistically reported, the US military was planning to place “permanent logistics facilities” at five bases in the Philippines. In May, the Philippine presidential election put a quick end to that. Since then, new President Rodrigo […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

China Conflict

Mon, Apr 4, 2016

Securing Ukraine’s energy sector

2015 brought important reforms to Ukraine, particularly in the energy sector. What are the the promises kept and broken by the Post-Maidan government in Ukraine?

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund

Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment