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The Scowcroft Center honors General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy of service and 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. The Scowcroft Center currently houses four major practice areas: the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative; the Transatlantic Security Initiative; the Asia Security Initiative; and the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. It also collaborates on the Regional Security Program housed within the Council’s Middle East Programs. The Scowcroft Center also houses the growing Emergent Futures Lab.

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Barry Pavel

Senior Vice President and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Trey Herr

Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Christopher Skaluba

Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative


Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

John Blocher

Senior US Air Force Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Matt Brand

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative


Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Ali and Warrick in The Hill: Storm clouds loom as Trump loyalist Grenell becomes acting intelligence chief

The past few days have seen a whiplash series of events within the leadership at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). These changes could shape the future relationship between President Trump and the U.S. intelligence community (IC) and between the IC and the public. The president’s selection of Amb. Richard Grenell as acting director of national […]

In the News

Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Sherman in WIRED: Governments Are Clamping Down On Foreign Tech Investments

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Technology & Innovation

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Metzl joins CNN to talk about the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Crisis Management

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

A hardline strategy toward China: a principles-based approach

Vision 2020 builds on the 2017 National Security Strategy and takes the offensive against the Chinese Communist Party’s Stealth War by focusing on the science, technology and economic superiority of America’s free society and that of her allies and partners.

Strategy Consortium by Robert Spalding

China Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Atlantic Council announces launch of major new global strategy effort

$4.5 million Koch Institute grant will support deep effort at creative approaches to a changing world

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Hunter quoted in Al Jazeera on Roger Stone sentencing controversy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The German center does not hold

As Germans continue to come to grips with the political fall-out of the debacle in Thuringia and the selection of a new leader for the CDU, one thing is clear, the political stability offered by the dominance of the center-left and center-right that typified the Federal Republic of Germany is anything but certain in the months and years to come.

New Atlanticist by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

After the 2020 Taiwan election: Strengthening defense and security cooperation

Seemingly good results at the polls do not negate the domestic and international issues that President Tsai and the DPP will have to face over the next four years, including internal battles over Taiwanese national identity, cooperation with the United States, and relations with mainland China.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

China Elections

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The Arctic is “not up for grabs,” Norwegian ambassador says

“The Arctic is changing, but our objectives remain the same: to secure peace and stability,” Norwegian Ambassador to the United States Kare R. Aas said on February 6. During keynote address opening the Atlantic Council’s “Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic,” Aas laid out Norway’s approach to the Arctic, noting that it takes its role as an Arctic state seriously.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland

NATO Northern Europe

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Trump’s national security advisor touts new “streamlined” National Security Council

Less than five months on the job, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reported that the National Security Council was in the final stages of a reorganization that would get it “back to a manageable size.” O’Brien, who succeeded John Bolton as the assistant to the president for national security affairs in October, explained that he has led a “right-sizing” of the National Security Council which will bring its total number of staffers from 175 to 110 by the end of the month.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Economy & Business


Mon, May 18, 2020

A transatlantic agenda for cloud & security

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and PKO Bank Polski host a joint, one-day conference at the Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw, Poland.

9:00am Warszawa Poland