Our inspiration: Brent Scowcroft

1925-2020

Neil-R.-Brown

The Scowcroft Center honors the legacy of service of General Brent Scowcroft. 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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Our new ACTV original series, ‘So what’s the strategy?’ with Matthew Kroenig, dives into whether the United States and its allies have an effective strategy to address today’s global challenges. Tune in to watch US and UK officials evaluate the strategy for China.

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In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Michta in Politico, RealClearWorld, and RealClearDefense on why US policymakers should reconceptualize their understanding of the international order

On July 9, Andrew Michta, director and senior fellow in the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, was published in Politico, RealClearWorld, and RealClearDefense on why the United States must change its thinking about the international system, which would allow policymakers to think more deeply about the “vision of victory” for the global “system-transforming war that’s been all […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Ignac interviewed by CNBC on the the Washington Summit Declaration

On July 10, Transatlantic Security Initiative assistant director Luka Ignac was interviewed by CNBC on the implications of the Washington Summit declaration.

Security & Defense

In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Ignac interviewed by Euronews Serbia on the bridge to NATO and the Washington Summit

On July 9, Transatlantic Security Initiative assistant director Luka Ignac was interviewed by Euronews Serbia on the expectations for Ukraine at the Washington NATO Summit (source in Serbian).

Security & Defense

In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Ignac interviewed by N1 Serbia on the expectations for the Washington NATO Summit

On July 9, Transatlantic Security Initiative assistant director Luka Ignac was interviewed by N1 Serbia, CNN exclusive news channel affiliate, on the expectations for the Washington NATO Summit and whether Western Balkans will feature on the Summit agenda (source in Serbian).

Security & Defense

In the News

Jul 11, 2024

Ignac interviewed by N1 Croatia on the agenda for the Washington NATO Summit

On July 7, Transatlantic Security Initiative assistant director Luka Ignac was interviewed by N1 Croatia, CNN exclusive news channel affiliate, on the themes on the agenda of the Washington NATO Summit and how US presidential elections is affecting the summit (source in Croatian).

Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Jul 10, 2024

Our experts read between the lines of NATO’s Washington summit communiqué

By Atlantic Council experts

Atlantic Council experts offer their insights on NATO’s Washington Summit Declaration, released on Wednesday during the Alliance’s seventy-fifth-anniversary meeting in the US capital.

China Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jul 10, 2024

Michta in German Council on Foriegn Relations and RealClearWorld on Germany’s defense policy and the US presidential election

On June 25, Andrew Michta, director and senior fellow in the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, was published in the German Council on Foreign Relations and RealClearWorld about Germany’s defense policy and how it may be impacted by the US presidential election. He underscored that Germany must commit to significantly expanding its defense industrial base so that […]

Defense Policy Elections

In the News

Jul 10, 2024

Ullman in the Hill on potential US defense spending plan

On June 3, Atlantic Council senior advisor Harlan Ullman published an op-ed for The Hill that analyzes Senator Roger Wicker’s (R-MS) increased defense spending plan and identified a few major missing components. He underscores the need for a broader military strategy, evidence that proves a larger force is affordable, and discussions regarding recruitment issues.

Defense Policy Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Jul 10, 2024

Ullman in United Press International on the invasion of Normandy and the US presidential election

On June 5, Atlantic Council Senior Advisor Harlan Ullman published an op-ed for United Press International that reflects on the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, the blockbuster movie Saving Private Ryan, and the upcoming US presidential election. 

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

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Jul 10, 2024

State of the Order: In June, the world’s alliances strengthened—but concerning risks for the democratic order remain

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

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