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

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Leadership

Experts

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

Kate Brannen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Henrik Breitenbauch

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Max Brooks

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Forward Defense Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Content

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

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

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the US approach toward China and the nature of the China challenge

In this biweekly Foreign Policy column, Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford discuss the crisis in Hong Kong and the effectiveness of regime change, using 'Hamilton' and its insights as a premise.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in Newsweek on the role for allies in the US response to China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Indo-Pacific

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sherman in WIRED: Don’t Be Fooled by Big Tech’s Anti-China Sideshow

In the News

China Internet

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Experts react: US announces plans for troop withdrawal from Germany

“There may be a strategic case for the withdrawal of almost 12,000 US troops from Germany, but Secretary of Defense Esper’s announcement today does not make it," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Defense Policy Germany