Our inspiration: Brent Scowcroft 1925-2020
The Scowcroft Center honors the legacy of service of 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. The Center has over 40 full-time staff.
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Scowcroft Center initiatives
Shaping the Post-COVID World Together
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series Jan 28, 2021
The Longer Telegram: Toward a new American China strategy
China presents the most important challenge to the United States in the twenty-first century. To address this challenge, the United States urgently needs “an integrated, operational, and bipartisan national strategy.”
Issue briefs and reports Mar 22, 2021
The China plan: A transatlantic blueprint for strategic competition
By Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, James Danoy, Franklin D. Kramer, Connor McPartland, Christopher Skaluba, Clementine G. Starling, Didi Kirsten Tatlow
China presents the United States and its partners with the most serious set of challenges they have faced since the Cold War. To manage this challenge, transatlantic nations need a blueprint to build a common approach.
Explore the NATO 20/2020 podcast series
Featured commentary and analysis
New Atlanticist Jun 17, 2021
MARKUP: Our experts annotate the NATO communiqué
By Transatlantic Security Initiative
But what were they really saying amid all the jargon? And what was missing? Atlantic Council experts combed through the document and left their insights in the margins.
New Atlanticist Jun 14, 2021
MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué
By Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Amb. Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky
How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.
Strategic Insights Memo Jul 19, 2022
Toward coherence in tech competition with China
By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein
This June, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss technological competition between the United States, its allies and partners, and their biggest global competitor, China. The workshop explored the stakes in this competition across economic, military, and other domains, as well as the challenges facing Washington and its allies and partners with respect to China’s rising technological capabilities. This memo draws from insights gleaned during the workshop to give policymakers a better understanding of this competition, it stakes, and the strategic choices facing the United States and its allies and partners.
Featured in-depth research and reports
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series Apr 11, 2021
The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy
By Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel
Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.
Report Jun 16, 2021
IN BRIEF: Fifteen takeaways from our new report measuring US and Chinese global influence
By Jonathan D. Moyer, Collin J. Meisel, Austin S. Matthews, David K. Bohl, and Mathew J. Burrows
The Formal Bilateral Influence Capacity Index tracks and quantifies the intensifying competition between China and the United States, measuring influence between pairs of states over the last six decades through the volume of their interactions and the dependence that countries have on one another.
In-Depth Research & Reports Jun 11, 2021
The case for a Comprehensive Approach 2.0: How NATO can combat Chinese and Russian political warfare
By Kathleen J. McInnis, Clementine G. Starling
Kathleen J. McInnis and Clementine G. Starling outline how NATO’s Comprehensive Approach program can serve as a model to counter political warfare at the strategic level.