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In the News

Jan 18, 2023

Scheunemann in Global National: momentum is building in support of sending tanks for Ukraine

By Leah Scheunemann

Leah Scheunemann was quoted in Global National around 5:58 discussing how momentum is building in support of sending tanks for Ukraine to use in defense of its homeland.

Conflict Defense Policy

Blog Post

Jan 13, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing December 2022

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

China Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Jan 13, 2023

No ‘pivot’ needed: The US can secure Europe and Asia at the same time

By Andrew Michta

The argument for a “pivot to Asia” at the expense of the European pillar of American grand strategy reflects a fundamental misreading of US history and interests.

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jan 12, 2023

How the US and its allies should respond to evolving space threats

By Forward Defense experts

Adversaries are changing the ways they disrupt or destroy US and allied space operations. Our experts give their sense of the latest challenges to security.

China Russia

New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2023

Is the US military becoming a hollow force, and is it time for a strategic course correction?

By Harlan Ullman

To take on the challenges of an unaffordable, unsustainable military, the US needs to rethink its global posture.

China Defense Policy

New Atlanticist

Jan 6, 2023

Experts react: Can new French and German weapons turn the tide in Ukraine?

By Atlantic Council experts

What do these additions mean for the battlefield? What do they signal about the positioning of France, Germany, and Europe as a whole in this protracted conflict?

Conflict Defense Technologies

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jan 5, 2023

US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Cooperation

By Atlantic Council

This Trilateral Cooperation Policy Portfolio seeks to offer actionable and practical policy recommendations for stakeholders in Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul aimed at enhancing security and prosperity, upholding common values, and bolstering the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. We welcome you to stay tuned for upcoming reports, as part of this effort, coming in 2023.

Indo-Pacific Japan

Cyber 9/12 Project

Jan 4, 2023

2023 DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

By Cyber Statecraft Initiative

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold its eleventh annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge both virtually and in-person in Washington, DC on March 17-18, 2023. For the first time in the competition’s history, we will be hosting a hybrid event. Teams are welcome to attend either virtually via Zoom, or in-person at American University’s Washington […]


Press Release

Dec 27, 2022

Atlantic Council announces task force focused on Black Sea security

The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security is pleased to announce the formation of a task force focused on Black Sea security, in partnership with the Romanian National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNPSA).

Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Dec 23, 2022

The Atlantic Council’s 22 greatest hits of 2022

By Frederick Kempe

Our work to help inform policymakers and the public as we craft solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges has never felt more urgent. Here's the best of our efforts from a tumultuous 2022.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment