Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Keeping pace with the competition: How the Pentagon can incentivize innovation at the speed of relevance

Anduril CEO Brian Schimpf, Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. Melissa Flagg, and NDIA Chairman MajGen Arnold Punaro joined Forward Defense for a Captains of Industry discussion on how the Department of Defense can adapt acquisition practices to improve its access to the US innovation base.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Defense Industry

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Nurkin discusses wargaming on Janes World of Intelligence podcast

On February 12, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin appeared on the Janes World of Intelligence podcast to discuss wargames: how to run them, the requirements for them, and how they benefit us. Nurkin argued that wargames have been frequently misunderstood, yet offer a chance to craft sounder policies for handling foreign policy crises.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Education

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Starling interviewed by Government Matters on the next National Defense Strategy

Forward Defense Deputy Director Clementine Starling discusses her latest op-ed on how the United States should regain its competitive advantage vis-a-vis great-power rivals in its next National Defense Strategy.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Foreseeing the future of warfare: Indo-Pacific nations lead in emerging defense innovations

Indo-Pacific experts joined the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice for a discussion on Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin’s latest report on "The Five Revolutions: Examining Defense Innovation in the Indo-Pacific Region."

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Defense Industry

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Looking beyond COVID-19: The need to focus US national strategy on the next major crisis

Health security and technology experts joined the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice for a discussion on building resilience for the next major national security shock.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Toward trilateral arms control: Options for bringing China into the fold

The Cold War-era paradigm of bilateral arms control between the United States and Russia is becoming increasingly untenable. Including a rising China with a growing nuclear arsenal is essential. This issue brief shows the way forward with options for bringing China into the nuclear arms control fold on a trilateral basis with the United States and Russia.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa

Arms Control China

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Elevating ‘deterrence by denial’ in US defense strategy

As the Biden administration reshapes foreign policy and makes decisions about how to invest in US military capabilities for the future, it should acknowledge the value of a denial-based approach to deterrence.

Seizing the advantage by Erica D. Borghard, Benjamin Jensen, and Mark Montgomery

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Ukraine strikes back against Russian infowar with ban on Kremlin-linked TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's February 2 decision to force three Kremlin-linked Ukrainian TV channels off the air is his boldest move yet in the struggle against Russia's ongoing hybrid war.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

How the US can regain the advantage in its next National Defense Strategy

To seize the advantage, the next US National Defense Strategy needs a paradigm adjustment, not a shift. In the next NDS, the Biden defense team must take a broader definition of competition if the United States is to succeed in deterring, defending, and shaping the strategic environment in its favor.

Seizing the advantage by Clementine G. Starling, Matthew R. Crouch

Conflict Defense Industry

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Warrick in the Cipher Brief on domestic terrorism

On February 2, the Cipher Brief published an article titled "A new approach to domestic terrorism" by Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Thomas Warrick and former National Security Council Senior Director for Counterterrorism Javed Ali.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism National Security


Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Future Foreign Policy series featuring Rep. Ted Lieu

Online Event Rep. Ted Lieu joins Alexandra Toma, executive director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, for a conversation about presidential authority to initiate the use of nuclear weapons and the future of US nuclear weapons policy.

2:30pm Arms Control National Security Nuclear Nonproliferation

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