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Nov 4, 2022

Can the US keep pace with increasing global threats? Our experts decode the National Defense Strategy.

By Atlantic Council experts

We asked our experts at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security to translate all the security speak from the National Defense Strategy to reveal what it all means for the United States' role in the world.

Defense Industry Defense Policy


Nov 3, 2022

What’s the future of US nuclear strategy? Top officials dissect the Biden administration’s plans.

Current and former Department of Defense, State, and Energy officials outline the top takeaways from the new NPR at the Atlantic Council.

China Nuclear Deterrence

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Inside the US Nuclear Posture Review’s approach to a new era of three-power nuclear competition

By Katherine Walla

The Atlantic Council hosted current and former Department of Defense, State, and Energy officials to outline the top takeaways from the strategy.

China Nuclear Deterrence

Executive Summary

Nov 3, 2022

In brief: A ten-step guide to transforming intelligence sharing with US allies

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

The Atlantic Council presents ten practical recommendations to enhance intelligence sharing with US allies, improve strategic warning, and bolster collective security.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Issue Brief

Nov 3, 2022

Power projection: Accelerating the electrification of US military ground vehicles

By Reed Blakemore, Tate Nurkin

Reed Blakemore and Tate Nurkin highlight advantages and propose next steps of the electrification of US military ground vehicles in this Global Energy Center and Forward Defense issue brief.

Climate Change & Climate Action Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Nov 1, 2022

Global food security is on the line: Breaking down the stakes of the endangered Ukraine grain deal

By Atlantic Council experts

We turned to our experts on global food security and the war in Ukraine to explain why the deal is in peril and forecast what’s coming next.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


Oct 31, 2022

D-10 strategy officials meet in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC – October 31 – Policy planning and strategy officials from ten leading democracies convened in Washington last week to discuss key global challenges. Organized by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, the D-10 Strategy Forum seeks to bolster unity and cooperation among leading democracies across North America, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific to […]

Issue Brief

Oct 31, 2022

Beyond NOFORN: Solutions for increased intelligence sharing among allies

By AVM Sean Corbett, CB MBE and James Danoy

Intelligence sharing is a perennial issue, but modern solutions exist to balance enhancing cooperation with key allies with providing decision advantage to policymakers.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Oct 28, 2022

Kroenig and Jain report cited in Foreign Policy on ally shoring

By Atlantic Council

On October 23, a recent report by Scowcroft Center acting director Matthew Kroenig and Director for Democratic Order Ash Jain, titled “A Democratic Trade Partnership: Ally shoring to counter coercion and secure supply chains,” was cited in Foreign Policy.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 28, 2022

Zysk in High North News: Russia’s nuclear drills and escalatory risks (in Norwegian)

On October 28, TSI NRSF Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in High North News discussing the implications of Russia’s latest nuclear drills on possible escalatory risks.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe