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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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Introducing the Young Global Professionals Program

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Young Global Professionals Program – Spring 2021 (Paid)

Internship

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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Leadership

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Content

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

The Five Revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

The Indo-Pacific region has become a center of gravity for innovation in defense technologies and emerging military capabilities. This report explores major drivers of modernization and advances a new framework to capture defense technology and investment efforts in the region.

Report by Tate Nurkin

China Defense Industry

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Jensen in War on the Rocks on the next National Defense Strategy

On November 30, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Benjamin Jensen and US Marine Corps University's Nathan Packard published an article in War on the Rocks titled "The Next National Defense Strategy." The article identifies which aspects of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) should be kept and which should be altered.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Democratic Transitions

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Priorities for a transatlantic China strategy

Franklin D. Kramer lays out six spheres of strategic cooperation between Europe and North America to guide joint foreign policy goals with respect to China.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Franklin D. Kramer

China Economy & Business

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

Hu quoted in Voice of America on Russian influence

On November 24, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Evanna Hu was quoted in a Voice of America article titled “Russian Influence Peddlers Carving Out New Audiences on Fringes.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Disinformation 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

Nurkin quoted in U.S. News & World Report on adding value to neural networks and data science

On November 23, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Tate Nurkin was quoted in a U.S. News article titled “How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Education

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

Events

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

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

NATO 20/2020: 20 bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

Online Event A timely conversation on transformational ideas for NATO's future, featuring NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, next-generation voices, and NATO experts.

9:00am Europe & Eurasia NATO Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society