Experts

Content

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The Maduro Regime’s Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy in Venezuela and Security in Latin America

Introduction By Diego Area and Domingo Sadurní Two months after the internationally recognized interim government marked its first year, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere’s modern history, entered a new phase. The coronavirus pandemic, which has rattled even the most developed nations, is further straining a crippled health system already unable […]

Issue Brief by Douglas Farah

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Soldier, scholar, statesman: Remembering General Brent Scowcroft

Many have walked the halls of power, but few are deserving of the title of statesman. General Brent Scowcroft embodied statesmanship and leaves a legacy that will survive his passing to shape US foreign and national security strategy and policy for generations to come. Indeed, the country and the world have lost an historic force for stability and security, a legendary strategist who ended the decades-long Cold War without a shot.

New Atlanticist by Barry Pavel and Matthew Kroenig

Defense Policy National Security

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Can new legislation revive Ukraine’s defense reforms?

Ukraine's defense industry has become a major source of state spending since the onset of hostilities with Russia in 2014, but corruption allegations have been a problem. Can new legislation revive reform efforts?

UkraineAlert by Serhiy Piontkovsky

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Thirty years after Iraq invasion of Kuwait, lessons for the US today

A retrospective look at Shield/Storm is applicable to the current National Defense Strategy and its mandate to deter and—if war comes—defeat an array of potential adversaries

New Atlanticist by Harlan Ullman

National Security Security Partnerships

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

For Ukraine, endless Putin means endless hybrid war

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent constitutional amendments will allow him to extend his reign until 2036. This undermines faint hopes for an end to the six-year Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Conflict Defense Policy

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Simakovsky interviewed on VOA News about U.S. massive troop pullout from Germany

In the News

Germany National Security

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sherman in WIRED: Don’t Be Fooled by Big Tech’s Anti-China Sideshow

In the News

China Internet

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Fontenrose quoted in The National on U.S.-Iran Diplomacy

In the News

Iran National Security

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Is the United States already losing the military tech race to China?

On June 30, Forward Defense hosted a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss the opportunities for, and challenges of, integrating autonomous technologies into the US military to better prepare it for great-power competition.

Event Recap by Andrew Farnsworth

Defense Industry Defense Policy
breaking trust_header

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Breaking trust: Shades of crisis across an insecure software supply chain

Software supply chain security remains an under-appreciated domain of national security policymaking. Working to improve the security of software supporting private sector enterprise as well as sensitive Defense and Intelligence organizations requires more coherent policy response together industry and open source communities.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Dr. Trey Herr, William Loomis, Stewart Scott, June Lee

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Events

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Emerging defense technologies in the Indo-Pacific and the future of US-Japan cooperation

ONLINE EVENT – A discussion of how emerging defense technologies are reshaping strategic dynamics in the Indo-Pacific in an era of US-China great power competition and implications for US-Japan cooperation, featuring keynote remarks from General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.).

8:00am ONLINE EVENT