Our inspiration: Brent Scowcroft 1925-2020

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The Scowcroft Center honors the legacy of service 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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Shaping the Post-COVID World Together

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios

This paper is a preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and sketches three scenarios for the possible direction of the global system post-COVID-19.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew J. Burrows, Peter Engelke

Coronavirus G20

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

A global strategy for shaping the post-COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jeffrey Cimmino, Rebecca Katz, Matthew Kroenig, Josh Lipsky, Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Featured work

Featured commentary and analysis

Featured in-depth research and reports

Leadership

Experts

Content

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft

On August 11, The Federalist published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on the life and legacy of the late General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Under second Tsai administration, Taiwan looks to champion global democracy

Taiwan’s priorities will be strengthening cooperation with allies, accelerated development of asymmetrical defense capabilities, and managing tense cross-strait relations.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

Defense Policy Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s pre-Trump language on trade needs updating

Marc Busch writes that President Trump has dramatically changed how we talk about trade and Biden must cut a new path to define his own trade policy.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Soldier, scholar, statesman: Remembering General Brent Scowcroft

Many have walked the halls of power, but few are deserving of the title of statesman. General Brent Scowcroft embodied statesmanship and leaves a legacy that will survive his passing to shape US foreign and national security strategy and policy for generations to come. Indeed, the country and the world have lost an historic force for stability and security, a legendary strategist who ended the decades-long Cold War without a shot.

New Atlanticist by Barry Pavel and Matthew Kroenig

Defense Policy National Security

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Trump’s TikTok ban is bad policy

There are real security questions to ask about Chinese government influence over technology companies; but the idea of broadly banning TikTok is a bad one that steps in the wrong direction on protecting a free and open internet.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Statement from Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe on the passing of General Brent Scowcroft

With Brent Scowcroft’s passing, the United States has lost one of the most remarkable figures in our country’s foreign-policy history. Seldom has the world seen a man of such historic accomplishment and remarkable modesty. He helped win the Cold War, he defined the role of national security advisor, and he mentored legions of principled individuals […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

The Atlantic Council remembers Brent Scowcroft

Atlantic Council experts react to the passing of Brent Scowcroft and reflect on his legacy as a statesman, strategist, and public servant.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Kroenig proposes goals for great power competition with China

On August 7, Foreign Policy published a column by Matthew Kroenig, in which he set forth goals for the United States as it enters an era of great power competition with China. Over the long-term, the United States and its allies should pursue a cooperative relationship with the next generation of Chinese leadership. In the near-term, the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in The Spokesman-Review on the development of US strategy towards China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Alliance power for cybersecurity

There is only one internet, and cybersecurity is therefore an inherently international challenge that countries cannot tackle alone. Alliances like NATO and the EU give democratic countries a cyber edge over their authoritarian challengers.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kenneth Geers

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Events

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

A conversation with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the key foreign policy priorities for the next presidential administration and the future of US leadership.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Emerging defense technologies in the Indo-Pacific and the future of US-Japan cooperation

ONLINE EVENT – A discussion of how emerging defense technologies are reshaping strategic dynamics in the Indo-Pacific in an era of US-China great power competition and implications for US-Japan cooperation, featuring keynote remarks from General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.).

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Secretary Pompeo discusses his recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT