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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.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus could bring the United States’ East Asian allies closer to Beijing

Amid the continued coronavirus crisis in the US and Europe, companies that were trying to reduce their heavy reliance on China cannot help but reverse their moves to keep their supply chains open and operating.

New Atlanticist by Miyeon Oh

China International Markets

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge wraps up its third year in London

UK Minister for Digital Infrastructure hails Cyber 9/12’s “fantastic” work in developing the UK’s “cyber leaders of the future”

Press Release

Cybersecurity United Kingdom

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Sherman quoted in Defense One on Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Unity among allies in the fight against the coronavirus

As the global community ramps up efforts to counter the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the United States and its allies and partners are taking extraordinary steps to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. As these measures are put into effect, widescale quarantines are disrupting life for millions, the economy is facing its greatest challenge in over a decade, and longstanding geopolitical relationships are in the spotlight. How can the United States and its closest allies work together most effectively to combat this growing crisis? What lessons can we learn from countries at the leading edge of this fight in order to reduce the toll among our citizens and those of our closest friends? Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, and Barry Pavel unpack these questions and discuss the latest on the ground in Europe and Singapore.

Press and Members Call

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Sherman in Lawfare: US diplomacy is a necessary part of countering China’s digital authoritarianism

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Max and Mel Brooks on Twitter: Coronavirus PSA

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Addressing the coronavirus “infodemic”

“Information, including disinformation and misinformation about the novel coronavirus is spreading faster than the pandemic itself,” Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe explained. The sheer amount of information on the outbreak means that government and business leaders need to take specific actions to ensure that their citizens and employees receive important credible information.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation Economy & Business

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Sherman quoted in POLITICO on tracing the spread of coronavirus scams

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Defending the Free World: Legislators from leading democracies join forces to advance a rules-based order

“This is a time when we have to collaborate and work together. There are vacuums in leadership around the world…and a huge role for members of parliament and legislators,” US Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA) said on February 16.

New Atlanticist by Joseph Bodnar and Ash Jain

Democratic Transitions International Norms

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Max Brooks cited in the Washington Post on pandemics in fiction

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management


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.


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