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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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Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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The Young Global Professionals (YGP) Program, the Atlantic Council’s paid internship program, is designed to provide exceptional young people with in-depth exposure to international affairs and an opportunity to play an active role in shaping real-world solutions to global challenges. The Atlantic Council is non-partisan and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. International applicants are encouraged to apply.

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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Christopher Preble discusses the Biden presidency and what it means for America’s ‘forever wars’

On November 24, in partnership with the Charles Koch Institute, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with Preble and other foreign policy scholars on the future of U.S. foreign policy, war in the broader Middle East, and other issues facing the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Middle East

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Oh on of Biden foreign policy team’s approach to allies

On November 25, Dr. Miyeon Oh, director and senior fellow of the Asia Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, was quoted in a South China Morning Post article on Biden’s incoming foreign policy team. Oh believes that Biden’s rhetoric of working with allies is a “meaningful shift” from that […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

East Asia Elections

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Six former and acting secretaries of Homeland Security sign open letter on consolidating Congressional oversight of DHS

On November 4, six former and acting secretaries of Homeland Security signed an open letter to Congressional leadership calling for action to consolidate and strengthen oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prior to the convening of the 117th Congress.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ramp up on Russia: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO needs to increase the costs for Russian aggression while building back crucial dialogue if there is any prospect for improved relations with Moscow.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Arms Control Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s trade policy should focus on Europe, not Asia or the Pacific

Marc Busch argues that despite the recent news of a trade deal in Asia, improving trade with Europe should be President-Elect Biden's priority, and offers ideas for negotiation with the European Union.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US policy toward Afghanistan and Iran

On November 20, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss President Trump’s desire to pull US troops out of Afghanistan, as well as a potential strike on Iran’s nuclear programs in […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Iran

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Global value chains in an era of strategic uncertainty: Prospects for US-ROK cooperation

This report investigates key drivers that pose risks to global values chains in an era of strategic uncertainty and provides recommendations for the governments and private sectors of the United States and Republic of Korea.

Report by Robert Dohner, Trey Herr, and Miyeon Oh

China East Asia

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Ashford on Vox’s The Weeds: Joe Biden’s World

Emma Ashford joins Vox’s The Weeds to discuss Joe Biden’s foreign policy and what the next four years might look like when it comes to America’s place in the world. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Preble talks foreign policy and the presidential transition on the Defense and Aerospace Report Podcast

On the November 13 Defense and Aerospace Report Podcast, Christopher Preble joined a panel to discuss the transition of power and what the foreign policy priorities of the Biden administration may be. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Events

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Cross-Strait Seminar: The future of US-Taiwan economic relations

Online Event As geopolitical tensions heat up on the Taiwan Strait amid the intensification of US-China competition, Washington and Taipei are taking unprecedented steps to deepen bilateral trade relations.

2:00pm China East Asia Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

The five revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

Online Event In this launch event for Forward Defense's latest report, experts discuss the defense innovation trends, emerging technologies, and operational concepts that will define the future of competition and warfare in the Indo-Pacific region.

3:00pm Australia China Conflict Defense Industry

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

2020 Atlantic Council – Korea Foundation Forum

Online Event The Forum brings together current and former US and ROK officials and senior experts to develop forward-looking recommendations for the most pressing issues facing the bilateral security alliance and economic partnership.
The event will take place Wednesday, December 2nd through Thursday, December 3rd.

8:00am Economy & Business Korea Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense