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New Atlanticist

Nov 21, 2022

Our military insiders’ views of the new National Defense Strategy

By Atlantic Council military fellows

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s military fellows weighed in on the NDS, addressing potential gaps between budgets and strategy, and more.

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Nov 17, 2022

Brzezinski and Scheunemann in El Mercurio: NATO reactions to the missile strikes in Poland (in Spanish)

On November 17, TSI NRSF Ian Brzezinski and TSI Deputy Director Leah Scheunemann were quoted on NATO reactions in the wake of wayward missile strikes in Poland (text in Spanish).

Europe & Eurasia Missile Defense

Strategic Insights Memo

Nov 15, 2022

Designing domestic and multilateral strategies for maintaining technological superiority

By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein

This fall, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss how the United States, in conjunction with allies and partners, might design strategies to maintain technological superiority over China. The workshop explored the necessary components of a competitive strategy via both “protect” and “run faster” policies. This memo draws from insights gathered during the workshop to give policy makers a better understanding of the potential tools in the strategic arsenal.

China Defense Technologies

In the News

Nov 15, 2022

Deni in The Conversation and Al Jazeera: quoted on NATO’s article 4 and 5 commitments

On November 15, TSI NRSF John Deni was quoted on NATO Articles 4 and 5 commitments in the wake of missiles straying into Poland. Quotes from the article were also picked up by Al Jazeera.

Europe & Eurasia Missile Defense

New Atlanticist

Nov 14, 2022

Memo to the G20: The fierce urgency of food security

By Peter Engelke

The G20 must have the foresight and courage to embrace innovative and transformative solutions to the challenge of global hunger.

G20 Politics & Diplomacy

Blog Post

Nov 14, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing October 2022

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Belarus China

Press Release

Nov 10, 2022

PROGRAM UPDATE: John Legend, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Sandhy Sondoro to perform at Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum in Bali

Performances by the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning musician and philanthropist; the esteemed US Air Force military band; and the popular Indonesian singer-songwriter will cap off the high-level two-day summit [NOTE: The US Air Force Band of the Pacific is performing in place of the previously announced 7th Fleet Band] BALI, INDONESIA – NOVEMBER […]


In the News

Nov 8, 2022

Auerswald and Zysk in Insider: Russia’s militarization of the Arctic

On November 8, TSI NRSFs David Auerswald and Katarzyna Zysk were quoted in Insider discussing implications of Russia’s militarization in the Artic.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe


Nov 8, 2022

Does the Biden administration’s National Defense Strategy make the grade?

By Atlantic Council

In the latest edition of the Scowcroft Strategy Scorecard, our experts pull out their red pens to grade the Pentagon's signature strategy.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Issue Brief

Nov 5, 2022

Strengthening deterrence with SLCM-N

By John R. Harvey and Robert Soofer

John Harvey and Robert Soofer argue that the Sea-Launched Cruise Missile is necessary to deter Russia and China

China Defense Policy