Jan 20, 2022

Pakistan’s new National Security Policy: A step in the right direction

By Rabia Akhtar

It is heartening that the NSP has created a discourse in Pakistan where common citizens are questioning the government about their rightful place in the national security policy. Implementation of the NSP will take a whole-of-government approach, and sectoral reforms will be critical if the policy objectives set in the NSP are to be achieved. 

National Security Pakistan


Jan 19, 2022

Ukraine faces mounting encirclement as Russian troops enter Belarus

By Brian Whitmore

From military deployments to cyber attacks, Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Belarus is now clearly a full participant in Vladimir Putin's escalating campaign against Ukraine.

Belarus Conflict

Strategic Insights Memo

Jan 12, 2022

Strengthening the OSCE’s role in strategic stability

By Marina Favaro

Over the past year, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a private workshop with several international experts and officials to discuss how to strengthen the OSCE’s role in strategic stability. In this strategic insights memo, the Transatlantic Security Initiative advances a new understanding for policymakers regarding how emerging technologies should factor into forthcoming arms control regimes.

Arms Control Defense Technologies

In the News

Jan 3, 2022

The CBDC Tracker was featured in Business Insider discussing Jamaica’s CBDC pilot

By GeoEconomics Center

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Caribbean Digital Currencies


Dec 29, 2021

Debunking the myth of a divided Ukraine

By Peter Dickinson

Russia's attempts to promote the false narrative of an artificial and divided Ukraine are a central element of the Kremlin's ongoing campaign of imperial aggression against the country.

Conflict Democratic Transitions


Dec 23, 2021

Is Ukraine’s reformed military ready to repel a new Russian invasion?

By Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Alina Frolova, Hans Petter Midtunn, Oleksii Pavliuchyk

Ukraine's military has undergone a major transformation since the outbreak of hostilities with Russia in 2014 but the changes that have taken place are still not fully assessed or understood.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 23, 2021

Warrick in the Hill on preventing extremist recruitment

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Thomas S. Warrick considers how to avoid extremist recruitment of unvaccinated service members.

Coronavirus Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 22, 2021

Katz quoted in Svoboda on US negotiations with Russia

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy International Norms


Dec 22, 2021

Seizing the advantage: A vision for the next US national defense strategy

By Clementine G. Starling, Tyson Wetzel, Christian Trotti

In this latest installment of the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series, Forward Defense’s Clementine Starling, Lt Col Tyson Wetzel, and Christian Trotti articulate their vision and recommendations for the next US National Defense Strategy, including clearer prioritization, investments and divestments, reposturing of US forces, a new warfighting concept, and a focus on transnational threats like hybrid warfare and climate change.

China Defense Industry

In the News

Dec 21, 2021

Cooper in Breaking Defense on deterrence during Great Power Competition

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Scott Cooper writes on the importance of air power to deterrence in the context of great power competition with Russia and China.

China Conflict