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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.

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

Trey Herr

Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Christopher Skaluba

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

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Experts

Barry Pavel

Senior Vice President and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Beau Woods

Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Benjamin Jensen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Bobbie Stempfley

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Brandon Valeriano

Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Carrie Lee

Senior Advisor, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Content

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Recommendations on 5G and National Security

TO: National Security Community of the United States, its Allies, and Partners FROM: General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) DATE: February 11, 2019 SUBJECT: Recommendations on 5G and National Security China’s aggressive attempt to subsidize the development of global 5G networks as a tool of Beijing’s geopolitical and economic power requires an urgent […]

Strategic Insights Memo by James L. Jones

China Security & Defense

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Manning in The Hill: Trump is breaking the two cardinal rules of diplomacy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Hunter quoted in The New York Times on the impact of conspiracy theories on rule of law

Read the full article here

In the News by Atlantic Council

Rule of Law

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Hunter quoted in The New York Times on impact of conspiracy theories on rule of law

In the News by Atlantic Council

Rule of Law United States and Canada

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Atlantic Council Statement on the Appointment of Christopher Porter as National Intelligence Officer for Cyber at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

"The Atlantic Council is proud to have one of our own, Christopher Porter, selected to serve as the top intelligence officer for cyber in the US government."

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

How to break the Japan-Korea impasse

The Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative hosted a strategy session with a small group of top US experts and officials to discuss ways forward and offer actionable, practical policy recommendations to the United States to help mitigate bilateral tensions and resolve the ongoing confrontation between Japan and Korea.

Strategic Insights Memo by Miyeon Oh and Barry Pavel

Crisis Management Japan

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Simakovsky and Fishman in Foreign Policy: Trump can’t stop Putin from poaching US allies

The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

The IRGC should be held accountable for rights abuses

Up until recently, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was an organization relatively unknown to the American public. However, with the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran threatening to boil over into actual military confrontation, and the IRGC’s announcements of downing an American drone and seizing oil tankers, the increasing references to this group in the mainstream news and on social media may soon make it a household name.

IranSource by Gissou Nia

Human Rights Iran

Events

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Key Sanctions Risks and Trends with Kharon

The event will feature presentations by sanctions experts from the Atlantic Council and Kharon, a panel discussion, and an audience Q&A.

3:30pm Washington DC

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC