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NATO 20/2020 Podcast

NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Samad joins Kabul News TV to discuss the latest developments with the Afghan peace process

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Akhtar quoted in Daily Times on Operation Swift Retort

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Akhtar quoted in The Nation on #whatstrending

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

How should the next National Defense Strategy balance terrorism, rogue regimes, and great-power competition?

Our experts explore how the United States can tackle terrorism, address the advances of rogue regimes, and establish a balance between competition and cooperation with other global powers.

Seizing the advantage by Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks

China Conflict

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Getting Ukraine’s security service reform right

Ukrainian MPs are currently preparing a long-awaited bill to reform the country's security service. The initiative is encouraging but numerous measures are still required to distance Ukraine from the KGB past.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandra Ustinova and Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Intelligence

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Garlauskas in Asia Times: Kim Jong Un says ‘sorry, not sorry’

Markus Garlauskas argues that analysts should not take Kim Jong Un's apologies to the North Korean public for recent policy failures at face value and that they should stay vigilant about the tactical motivations behind such rhetoric.


Intelligence Korea

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Report release: The future of the US-ROK alliance

In a rapidly changing environment, the US and ROK must develop an integrated strategic vision for security in the Indo-Pacific, innovative approaches to denuclearization, and responses to a rising China.

Report by Barry Pavel, Miyeon Oh, Robert Dohner, Alexander Vershbow, Markus Garlauskas, Todd Rosenblum

China Indo-Pacific

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

A primer on the proliferation of offensive cyber capabilities

Offensive cyber capabilities run the gamut from sophisticated, long-term disruptions of physical infrastructure to malware used to target human rights journalists. As these capabilities continue to proliferate with increasing complexity and to new types of actors, the imperative to slow and counter their spread only strengthens.

Issue Brief by Winnona DeSombre, Michele Campobasso, Dr. Luca Allodi, Dr. James Shires, JD Work, Robert Morgus, Patrick Howell O’Neill, and Dr. Trey Herr

Arms Control Conflict

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Countering cyber proliferation: Zeroing in on Access-as-a-Service

The proliferation of offensive cyber capabilities (OCC) presents an expanding set of risks to states and challenges commitments to protect openness, security, and stability in cyberspace. Access as a Service firms offer various forms of “access” to target data or systems, and through these business practices are creating and selling OCC at an alarming rate. It is imperative that governments reevaluate their approach to countering the proliferation of OCC.

Report by Winnona DeSombre, James Shires, JD Work, Robert Morgus, Patrick Howell O’Neill, Luca Allodi, and Trey Herr

Arms Control Cybersecurity

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why Ukraine sanctioned Putin’s ally Medvedchuk

Ukraine has introduced a number of measures during February 2021 to restrict the influence of Vladimir Putin's closest Ukrainian ally, Viktor Medvedchuk.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Conflict Disinformation


Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Looking North: Conference on security in the Arctic

Online Event The Norwegian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense join the Atlantic Council, alongside two conversations on trends driving the future of Arctic security and on bridging perspectives between Europe and North America on key security issues.

9:00am Americas Defense Policy Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

The future of US-Pakistan relations with H.E. Ambassador Asad Khan

Online Event Against the backdrop of longstanding regional tensions within South Asia, the international COVID-19 economic slowdown, the United States’ evolving role in the world, and the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, US-Pakistan relations stand at a crossroads.

3:00pm Economy & Business Geopolitics & Energy Security Indo-Pacific Pakistan

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