In the News

Jul 18, 2022

Quirk in The National Interest on how democracies can counter authoritarian aggression

On July 11, Scowcroft Center nonresident senior fellow Patrick Quirk and International Republican Institute (IRI) president Daniel Twining published Fighting Back: How Democracies Can Check Authoritarian Aggression in the National Interest. In the piece, they assert that the democratic world must take action and execute a long-term and sustainable campaign against transnational authoritarianism that the […]

China Civil Society

In the News

Jul 7, 2022

Plaks in O’Dwyer’s on Russia, Ukraine, and propaganda

By Atlantic Council

Irina Plaks discusses Russian propaganda in the war in Ukraine and considers how the United States can respond.

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Jun 30, 2022

Wieslander speaks at NATO Public Forum in Madrid

On June 29th, Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander spoke at the NATO Public Forum in Madrid on the panel “Ambiguous Threats, Determined Responses: Countering Hybrid Threats against NATO Allies.” Ms. Wieslander discussed Sweden’s total-defence strategy along with panelists Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General for NATO International Military Staff and Irene Fellin, Special Representative […]

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Trackers and Data Visualizations

Jun 16, 2022

Visualizing the NATO Strategic Concept: Five ways to look at the Alliance’s future

By Atlantic Council experts

We asked our experts: With so much happening in the global arena, what topics will be featured in NATO's Strategic Concept - and how should the Alliance think about addressing them?

Climate Change & Climate Action Cybersecurity


Jun 15, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion is the world’s first full-scale cyberwar

By Yurii Shchyhol

The current Russo-Ukrainian War is a major milestone in our developing understanding of cyber security. It is now clear that the invasion unleashed by Vladimir Putin on February 24 is the world’s first full-scale cyberwar.

Conflict Cybersecurity

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Polymeropoulos in Le Monde on Havana Syndrome

By Atlantic Council

Marc Polymeropoulos discusses mysterious attacks causing his Havana Syndrome while serving in the CIA.

Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jun 13, 2022

Starling and Siegel in Real Clear Defense on gray zone conflict

By Atlantic Council

Clementine Starling and Julia Siegel dive deep into 'gray zone' conflict and the urgent need for US strategies to address hybrid threats.

China Conflict

Hybrid Conflict Project

Jun 10, 2022

The future of US security depends on owning the ‘gray zone.’ Biden must get it right.

By Clementine G. Starling, Julia Siegel

The United States' ability to prevail in the gray zone will hinge on coordinating and executing a whole-of-nation response.

Conflict National Security

In the News

Jun 9, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Competition in the Pacific

By Atlantic Council

On June 9, Christopher Preble and his co-hosts discussed the Pacific Islands on the Net Assessment podcast. Beijing has sought, but thus far failed, to strike a deal with 10 of the islands. Meanwhile, US leaders are promising to devote more time and attention to the region. What is at stake? Can US leaders deliver […]

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In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Wetzel in Task and Purpose on targeting in future conflicts

By Atlantic Council

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tyson Wetzel discusses technology, weapons, and targeting in a future near-peer conflict.

China Conflict