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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.

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Leadership

Experts

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

Kate Brannen

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

AI Policy Primer 2020 Peter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

AI, society and governance: An introduction

AI’s increasing range of applications are having real-world consequences, both positive and negative. Those consequences, in turn, have animated spirited and at times emotional debates about how governments can craft policies to come to grips with a world increasingly shaped by AI.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Peter Engelke

China Digital Policy

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Russia orders tech platforms to remove coronavirus “fake news”

The Russian government has been actively engaged in spreading disinformation and misinformation around the pandemic. The Kremlin has also been active in ordering internet platforms operating in the country to remove coronavirus “fake news” from their platforms, which follows previous Kremlin efforts to crack down on independent internet sites offering legitimate news.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Coronavirus Disinformation

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Grundman quoted in Bloomberg on Defense Production Act and COVID-19

On March 26, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman explained how the administration can use the Defense Production Act to align industry priorities and better combat the coronavirus.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Ending the “Endless War” trope

The trope about ending endless wars is really a way of arguing that the US foreign policy establishment has failed, that the supposed doctrine of interventionism is ineffective and counterproductive, and that the United States should retrench, withdraw, and do less in the world. It is the latest talking point in a long-running debate between advocates of restraint and advocates of engagement. The debate is not whether we want wars to end or not, but about what strategy is best suited to end them on the best terms.

New Atlanticist by Paul D. Miller

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The dangers of decoupling

Two roundtables in Beijing and a third one in Shanghai brought together leaders from government, civil society, academia, and think tanks to discuss China's role as a global citizen, the country's use and development of artificial intelligence and the implications of modern technologies for international relations.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: The price of great power politics

Unlike previous gatherings where a majority of participants represented government institutions, the roundtable in Germany brought together business- and private-sector representatives. Together with policy experts, they discussed the emergence of new technologies, the rise of China, and the implications of a global AI race.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: Europe’s third way

The Atlantic Council's endeavor to evaluate the implications of modern technologies for society and politics continued in Brussels, where the event was co-hosted by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS).

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

GeoTech Rockefeller series: Tech cooperation at a precarious junction

The first roundtable of the series was held in Paris and brought together high-level delegations from the United States, China, and Europe for a wide-ranging discussion on emerging technologies.

GeoTech Rockefeller Series by Julian Mueller-Kaler

Americas China

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Minding the cyber talent gap

Defending against threats in cyberspace is hard enough, but severe cybersecurity talent deficiencies have consistently made the challenge harder for both public and private sector organizations. Our Cyber Statecraft Initiative experts go CSI5x5 to dig into the people problem of cybersecurity, its implications, and possible solutions.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Grundman quoted in Vox on Defense Production Act

On March 23, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman was quoted in a Vox article on the Defense Production Act (DPA) and its implications for the coronavirus outbreak.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Events

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Return of Great Power Rivalry: A virtual panel discussion

ONLINE EVENT - A virtual discussion of great power competition between the US, Russia, and China, and a consideration of themes from Dr. Matthew Kroenig's new book, The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China.

9:30am

Mon, May 18, 2020

A transatlantic agenda for cloud & security

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and PKO Bank Polski host a joint, one-day conference at the Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw, Poland.

9:00am Warszawa Poland