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The Scowcroft Center honors the legacy of service of General Brent Scowcroft, who has died at age 95. The Center embodies his ethos of nonpartisan commitment to the cause of security, support for US leadership in cooperation with allies and partners, and dedication to the mentorship of the next generation of leaders.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Herr, Shahwan Edwards, Handler, and Loomis featured on an episode of the “Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks” podcast

Joe Saunders hosts Trey Herr, Safa Shahwan Edwards, William Loomis, and Simon Handler to discuss the four pillars of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, their recent research on the software supply chain, and programming plans going forward.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Warrick calls for DHS reform in letter to Houston Chronicle

In response to an article in the Houston Chronicle advocating for the dismantlement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Thomas Warrick writes that DHS can be reformed, including through the recommendations of the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Project. More about our experts:

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Preble in War on the Rocks: The Revenge of Ideology, Net Assessment

On the September 17 Net Assessment podcast, Christopher Preble and co-hosts debate whether US-China competition should be framed mostly as an ideological competition, or rather as a competition over power in the Asia Pacific and globally. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Indo-Pacific

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

US technological superiority will be wasted without a strengthened defense industrial base

The United States cannot let efforts to achieve technological superiority outpace the cultivation of an industrial base available to exploit this advantage.

New Atlanticist by John Wharton and Tate Nurkin

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Congress should retire, not reform, the Generalized System of Preferences

Marc Busch writes that the United States' Generalized System of Preferences has surpassed its usefulness and that signing bilateral free trade agreements presents a better path forward.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Trade

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

A global strategy for China

Over the past two years, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a series of strategy consortium meetings with small groups of experts and officials to discuss a comprehensive US and allied strategy for China. This paper provides a brief preview of an Atlantic Council Strategy Paper to be released this fall. Strategic […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Hunter calls for Biden to undo Trump administration’s support for Saudi blockade of Qatar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

India’s growing hostility towards Chinese technology shifts landscape of US-China data and cloud competition

US and Chinese tech companies, including in the cloud computing space, are competing for users within India. As the Indian government’s relations with Beijing change, so too does the landscape of this technological battleground.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman and Lily Liu

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US efforts to counter China

On September 11, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss US efforts to counter China, including a new US military base in Palau; the possibility that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursues a closed […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

From coronavirus to Mediterranean tensions, Italy has stepped up its diplomatic game during dramatic year, foreign minister says

Despite the many difficulties, Di Maio is confident that Rome has seized the moment and provided “new impulse to Italy’s international profile and credibility.”

New Atlanticist by Francesco Bechis and Valeria Covato

China Coronavirus

Events

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Security at the maritime edge

ONLINE EVENT - A conversation on how the US can address systemic shortfalls in maritime cybersecurity with allies and partners across the private sector.

10:45am ONLINE EVENT