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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

Henrik Breitenbauch

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Max Brooks

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Michelle Brooks

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Ian Brzezinski

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

August Cole

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Content

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Vershbow joins Aljazeera to discuss NATO in the Middle East

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East NATO

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Manning quoted in VOA on North Korean denuclearization policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

East Asia Korea

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Cyber 9/12: Education and innovation on a global scale

One of the most important barriers to robust global cybersecurity is the shortage of capable individuals in the workforce pipeline. By 2021, predictions suggest that the world will have more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs, with both the private and public sectors facing hiring shortages. While the United States has budding international relations, cybersecurity, and IT-focused academic programs, very little has been done to address the interaction between them, which will be crucial for the success of future cybersecurity professionals.

New Atlanticist by William Loomis

Cybersecurity

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

Australia China

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: What will follow the US strike on Major General Soleimani?

This development will influence US engagement with Iran and partners in the region and its knock-on effects may very well manifest in the cyber domain. What type of de-escalatory engagement should we expect between the US and Iran following the assassination of Soleimani? What types of responses, both kinetic and cyber, can we expect from Iran, a country in need of appearing powerful to its allies and adversaries?

Press and Members Call by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Ullman in UPI: Donald Trump fails to take high ground in message to Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Pavel quoted in Vox on Trump’s Iran speech

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Tue, Jan 7, 2020

US-Iran in crisis: Strategic ambiguity and loud weapons in cyberspace

Iran’s government will feel the need to retaliate against the United States, but it does not wish to ignite a prolonged war with the United States. The regime’s near-term aim is to demonstrate to its domestic and regional constituencies that it has the capability and the resolve to avenge Soleimani’s killing and, more strategically, to drum up support for hardliners ahead of legislative elections next month. While Iran has a number of options available, its cyber toolkit not one to be overlooked.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler, Will Loomis, and Katherine Wolff

Cybersecurity Iran

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Herr quoted in Cheddar on Iranian threat to U.S. grid

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Events

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Professionals discuss logistics: The role of TRANSCOM in great-power competition

In this installment of the Commanders Series, TRANSCOM Commander Stephen R. Lyons discusses the challenge of preparing for the future of conflict while maintaining logistical commitments to current US deployments worldwide.

11:00am Washington DC

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking North: Conference on Security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC