Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Apocalypse almost: Remembering the missiles of October

Maintaining a strong, relevant military is vital. However, we should maintain an “off ramp” to prevent the adversarial aspects of international competition from provoking a future military confrontation.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Eurasia

Easy answers to the Eurasia region have long eluded both a Trump administration and Vice President Biden when he served in the Obama administration—will an electoral victory now give the next US president the momentum needed to manage these foreign policy challenges?

Elections 2020 by Eurasia Center

Belarus Conflict

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Ashford’s Power Problems podcast: On declinism and American influence

On the October 20 Power Problems podcast, Emma talks to Ali Wyne and Gabby Tarini of the Rand Corporation about their new report on America in the world. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business National Security

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Kroenig participates in London School of Economics panel

On October 22, Matthew Kroenig participated in a London School of Economics IDEAS panel on the presidential election and US-China relations.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Elections

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Trafalgar offers history lesson for China threat

Over-militarizing policy, as we did from Vietnam to the second Iraq war, almost always induces some form of failure

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

China Conflict

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Defense Secretary unveils a new strategy for bolstering allies and partnerships in an era of great-power competition

As the United States prepares for long-term competition with adversaries such as China and Russia, the Department of Defense is unveiling new plans to strengthen America’s network of alliances and partnerships. “Our global constellation of allies and partners remain an enduring strength that our competitors and adversaries simply cannot match,” US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said during an Atlantic Council Front Page event on October 20.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Defense Industry

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Transcript: Strengthening US alliances and partnerships with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Secretary Esper discussed how the United States can expand and deepen its global networks of allies and partners, leverage security and defense cooperation to build allied capacity and capability overseas, and improve interoperability to ensure more seamless combined operations against great-power adversaries.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

From cyber to China, here’s what has former US national security advisors worried

Whether current US President Donald J. Trump is re-elected or former Vice President Joe Biden becomes the next occupant of the White House, the next US president will be confronted with a growing challenge from China, the lingering danger of an assertive Russia, and a broad range of threats complicated by the proliferation of new technologies.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China National Security

Sat, Oct 17, 2020

Kroenig presents on great power rivalry for Savannah Council on World Affairs

On October 15, Matthew Kroenig gave a virtual presentation for the Savannah Council on World Affairs. He spoke about the ideas in his book: The Return of the Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in Voa News on North Korea’s ICBM capabilities

On October 16, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in Voa News for his recent analysis on North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities. The quoted analysis, published on the New Atlanticist with Bruce Perry, expresses skepticism towards US missile […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy East Asia


Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Veterans Day 2020

ONLINE EVENT - "Veterans Day 2020" joins the Atlantic Council's creative energy with the nation's celebration of veterans on this day of remembrance. It features keynote remarks by General David Petraeus, introducing a film adaptation of the stage play "War Words," which depicts true stories of the veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.