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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.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Trump has escalated his confrontation with China. Here’s what that means.

During a news conference at the White House on May 29, US President Donald J. Trump rebuked China for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and alleged violation of Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The US president argued that China’s behavior has endangered US economic interests and national security.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 29, 2020

National Guard’s COVID-19 response combines civilian skillsets with unique military utility

The US National Guard is stepping up their COVID-19 response with food banks, testing sites, nursing homes, and personal protective equipment distribution across the United States. “What makes us particularly effective in relation to the COVID-19 response is the unique, very deep connections with our communities and our homelands,” the Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Joseph L. Lengyel said.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Thu, May 28, 2020

Coronavirus should spur DoD to build back resilience and agility

A layered and targeted response is required to meet the proximate challenges to the defense and dual-use supply chain, which is critical to national security. This crisis, as terrible as it is, may be the catalyst for taking steps today that are necessary to build the supply chain resilience and industry agility required to meet future national crises.

New Atlanticist by John F. Wharton and Tate Nurkin

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Wed, May 27, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in CNN on the US strategy toward Hong Kong

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Wed, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 will not change Italy’s Euro-Atlantic position, defense minister says

"Many countries have shown solidarity toward Italy in an extraordinary situation. We talk to everyone, but the pillars of our security are NATO and the European Union, and these shall remain," Guerini said.

New Atlanticist by Francesco Bechis

Coronavirus Italy

Wed, May 27, 2020

The cybersecurity effects of coronavirus

Since COVID-19 began to spread within the United States in January of this year, the United States has been concentrating its efforts on mitigating the crisis at both a state and federal level. However, all efforts at containing the growing cybersecurity problems have been surface level and reactive at best.

New Atlanticist by Derek Bernsen

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Tue, May 26, 2020

Is it a game or is it real? Simulations and wargaming in cyber

Greater insight into risk and response allow public and private sector organizations to better prepare for crisis before it happens and rerun history to stave off defeat in future. Wargames can be complex live events or low-cost simulations. They can even be the basis for major reforms to policy and doctrine, giving us much to understand about them. Shall we play a game?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Sat, May 23, 2020

Mathew Burrows and Bob Manning in The Hill about a global “Manhattan Project” to end pandemics

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus English

Wed, May 20, 2020

How the coronavirus impacts Japan’s prospects for constitutional revision

Whether or not the Japanese public will face a choice on revising the constitution in the near future now seems inextricably tied with the coronavirus; either it will scuttle efforts to hold a constitutional referendum before the end of Abe’s term or it will be the impetus for an accelerated effort.

New Atlanticist by Mirna Galic

Coronavirus Japan

Tue, May 19, 2020

McInnis writes article on strategy and the arts in Foreign Policy

In a testament to the art of war, Forward Defense Senior Fellow Kathleen McInnis argues that wicked problems in international security demand creative thinking.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

War stories from the future

ONLINE EVENT - In the inaugural event for the Atlantic Council's newly-established Forward Defense practice area, General James Cartwright, Max Brooks, August Cole, and Valerie Jackson join us for a contemporary exploration of narrative and the future of warfare.

3:30pm ONLINE EVENT