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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.

Featured work

Featured commentary and analysis

Featured in-depth research and reports

Scowcroft Center initiatives

Leadership

Barry Pavel

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

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director for Strategy, 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

Experts

Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Matt Brand

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Kate Brannen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Henrik Breitenbauch

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Saudi Aramco attacks

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas
Cyber security official

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

The American way of cyber warfare and the case of ISIS

The Cyber Vault collection shows the complexity in design and executing offensive cyber operations which help distinguish an ‘American way’ of cyber warfare—one that is no doubt closely mirrored by many of our allies.

New Atlanticist by JD Work

Cybersecurity

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Hunter joins Al Jazeera to discuss international norms and the UN

In the News by Atlantic Council

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Recommendations on 5G and National Security

TO: National Security Community of the United States, its Allies, and Partners FROM: General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) DATE: February 11, 2019 SUBJECT: Recommendations on 5G and National Security China’s aggressive attempt to subsidize the development of global 5G networks as a tool of Beijing’s geopolitical and economic power requires an urgent […]

Strategic Insights Memo by James L. Jones

China Security & Defense

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Manning in The Hill: Trump is breaking the two cardinal rules of diplomacy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Hunter quoted in The New York Times on the impact of conspiracy theories on rule of law

Read the full article here

In the News by Atlantic Council

Rule of Law

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Hunter quoted in The New York Times on impact of conspiracy theories on rule of law

In the News by Atlantic Council

Rule of Law United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Simakovsky and Fishman in Foreign Policy: Trump can’t stop Putin from poaching US allies

The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Politics & Diplomacy

Events

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

The state of OT cybersecurity in the utilities industry

What is the best way to deal with the increasing threat of cyber attacks targeting energy infrastructure and what is the state of the utility industry’s ability to protect grid assets with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and strategies?

9:00am Washington DC

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Fifth Generation Air Power in the Transatlantic Battlespace

With a shift in priorities toward great power competition and the rise in potential competitors, NATO Allies must reassess the role and importance of the air domain to transatlantic security. The speed, flexibility, and mobility of joint air power are critical to maintaining deterrence in an era of great-power competition, and new, fifth generation technologies have the potential to strengthen NATO's advantages in the air as well as potentially provide adversaries the means to challenge that advantage.

4:30pm Berlin