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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.

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Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Hu featured in World of Intelligence podcast on OSINT, disinfo, and ethics

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Evanna Hu joins the "World of Intelligence" podcast to discuss the timely topics of open-source intelligence (OSINT), disinformation, and ethics.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Intelligence

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

US technological superiority will be wasted without a strengthened defense industrial base

The United States cannot let efforts to achieve technological superiority outpace the cultivation of an industrial base available to exploit this advantage.

New Atlanticist by John Wharton and Tate Nurkin

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Congress should retire, not reform, the Generalized System of Preferences

Marc Busch writes that the United States' Generalized System of Preferences has surpassed its usefulness and that signing bilateral free trade agreements presents a better path forward.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Trade

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

A global strategy for China

Over the past two years, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has hosted a series of strategy consortium meetings with small groups of experts and officials to discuss a comprehensive US and allied strategy for China. This paper provides a brief preview of an Atlantic Council Strategy Paper to be released this fall. Strategic […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Hunter calls for Biden to undo Trump administration’s support for Saudi blockade of Qatar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

India’s growing hostility towards Chinese technology shifts landscape of US-China data and cloud competition

US and Chinese tech companies, including in the cloud computing space, are competing for users within India. As the Indian government’s relations with Beijing change, so too does the landscape of this technological battleground.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman and Lily Liu

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US efforts to counter China

On September 11, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss US efforts to counter China, including a new US military base in Palau; the possibility that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursues a closed […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

From coronavirus to Mediterranean tensions, Italy has stepped up its diplomatic game during dramatic year, foreign minister says

Despite the many difficulties, Di Maio is confident that Rome has seized the moment and provided “new impulse to Italy’s international profile and credibility.”

New Atlanticist by Francesco Bechis and Valeria Covato

China Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Celebrating the ‘impeccable integrity and unbounded courage’ of Brent Scowcroft

On August 22, a memorial service was held to honor the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft. These are a collection of tributes from those who worked with Brent Scowcroft and knew him as a mentor and friend.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Roberts speaks before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

On September 9, Dexter Tiff Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist, spoke before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s hearing on “U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges.” In his testimony, he discussed the state of the Chinese economy, particularly the prospects of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia


Wed, Sep 30, 2020

A conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.


Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Securing the energy transition: Innovative cyber solutions for grid resiliency

ONLINE EVENT - A deeper look into how a secure energy transition can be implemented using innovative cyber security solutions to provide the monitoring and the visibility necessary to protect the grid at-large.


Fri, Oct 2, 2020

North Korea’s strategic weapons: An informed conversation

ONLINE EVENT – A conversation with two former top US officials on North Korea’s strategic weapons development.