Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Time to play hardball on reforming Ukraine’s security service

In June 2018, Ukraine’s parliament adopted the Law on National Security, with the help of the United States and other international partners, including NATO and the European Union. Among other things, the law set the frame for the functions of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and opened the door for comprehensive reform of that […]

UkraineAlert by Oleksandra Ustinova and Steven Pifer

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

US Sen. Tom Cotton’s pitch for US global leadership: ‘We don’t want to play home games’

By containing adversaries and cementing alliances, the United States can ensure that attacks on its own soil are next to impossible and can prevent devastating global wars by ensuring that aggression is stopped before it can expand.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Intelligence National Security

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Rosenblum in The Hill: Limited Senate Access to CIA Intelligence is Not Conspiracy

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In the News by Todd Rosenblum

Intelligence Security & Defense

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

United States, intelligence allies expand effort to contain Chinese influence

Amidst the backdrop of growing trade tensions between the United States and China, Washington has begun drawing attention to growing Chinese influence and economic campaigns within Western countries and in regions across the world.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Intelligence

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Director of US National Intelligence: Russia’s ‘Actions have Been Pretty Nefarious Towards Us’

Excerpts from Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats interview with NBC Chief Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, July 19, 2018.

NATOSource by Dan Coats and Andrea Mitchell, Aspen Institute

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Speaks Truth to Power

Trump administration should provide details of Russian meddling ahead of midterms On June 8, Dan Coats, US President Donald J. Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, gave an important speech that went largely unnoticed.  Speaking at an event in Normandy, France—co-sponsored by the Atlantic Council, Le Figaro, and the Tocqueville Foundation—Coats essentially said that the Russians […]

New Atlanticist by Michael Morell

Intelligence Russia

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Israeli regional security and CT director briefs African ambassadors

On Wednesday, March 7, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a roundtable for African ambassadors with Ms. Dana Benvenisti-Gabay, Director for Regional Security and Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel. Dr. J. Peter Pham, Atlantic Council vice president and Africa Center director, introduced Benvenisti-Gabay and welcomed participants. In […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa English

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Simakovsky Quoted in Business Insider on The House Intelligence Committee

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In the News by Mark Simakovsky

Intelligence Security & Defense

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Rosenblum in The Cipher Brief: Shedding the Veneer of Non-Partisanship on the House Intel Committee

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In the News by Todd Rosenblum

Intelligence Security & Defense

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Intelligence community continues to see threat from climate change

While continued identification of climate change as part of the threat landscape is certainly important, incorporating climate concerns into foreign, defense, development, and national security policy in a comprehensive way is still a work in progress.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Ellen Scholl and David Livingston

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment