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Neil-R.-Brown

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

Christopher Skaluba

Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Experts

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

John Blocher

Senior US Air Force Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Matt Brand

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Hunter joins Al Jazeera to discuss challenges facing the White House

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Benitez quoted in Yahoo Finance on NATO’s restrictions to punish Turkey

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

NATO Security & Defense

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A compromise is needed on trans-Atlantic defense cooperation

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Manning in The Hill: The beginning of the end of a US role in the Middle East?

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

International Norms Middle East

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Manning in The National Interest: Will AI Cripple or Leapfrog Developing Nations’ Growth?

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy International Markets

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Benitez quoted in Stars and Stripes on whether or not Turkey can be removed from NATO

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

NATO Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Warrick joins Euronews to discuss the Turkish military offensive in Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Syria

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

How governments can use cyber tools irresponsibly to preserve power

The Kazakh case serves as an example of irresponsible cyber statecraft, when governments use cyberspace and technological tools to achieve specific political goals, placing the rights of citizens, as well as their political legitimacy, on the line.

New Atlanticist by Safa Shahwan

Central Asia Cybersecurity

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Toward digital power over states

Rapid advances in digital technologies amplify the potential for data acquisition from and influence over other states. One state aggressively pursuing digital advantage globally is China, especially in its leveraging of artificial intelligence (AI).

Infographic by Thomas A. Campbell

China Defense Technologies

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

The implications of fifth-generation aircraft for transatlantic airpower: A primer

A new operational architecture is being created, one in which fifth-generation platforms are nodes on a network that spans multiple domains.

Report by Secretary Deborah Lee James and Dr. Daniel Gouré

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Events

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: Revitalizing NATO’s Southern Strategy for an Era of Great Power Competition

Over the last 5 years, NATO has made huge strides to defend and deter against Russia in Europe’s northeast, but its work in Europe’s south continues to fall short. To help reinvigorate NATO's southern strategy, the Transatlantic Security Initiative is hosting a panel discussion on its new report, which argues that NATO's south is not just about projecting stability, but also defense, deterrence, and containment.

3:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the Re-Creation: A Global Strategy for a World at Risk

The old historical rhythm that laid the foundations of the Western liberal order has come to an end. As emerging risks and enduring challenges pull at the world’s threads, can the rules-based international system be re-created?

9:30am Washington, DC