Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios

This paper is a preliminary look at the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and sketches three scenarios for the possible direction of the global system post-COVID-19.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew J. Burrows, Peter Engelke

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Warrick and Future of DHS Report quoted in Washington Post on DHS pandemic response

On October 20, Forward Defense’s Future of DHS report and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Tom Warrick were quoted in a Washington Post article on the absence of DHS in the coronavirus response. The article includes findings from the report, including the economic and health costs of the US response.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Future of DHS Project identifies new threats to the homeland

On Wednesday, September 9, the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense practice launched the Future of DHS Project Final Report, building on its Key Findings and Recommendations released in August. Following the report release, Forward Defense hosted three panels of distinguished speakers to discuss the future of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a changing threat landscape.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Coronavirus

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from the pandemic and requirements for key critical infrastructures

A US national strategy for "effective resilience," the capacity to prepare for and withstand shocks of the magnitude of a major pandemic or equivalent such as a major cyberattack with any resulting disruption significantly less than that caused by COVID-19.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Warrick calls for DHS reform in letter to Houston Chronicle

In response to an article in the Houston Chronicle advocating for the dismantlement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Thomas Warrick writes that DHS can be reformed, including through the recommendations of the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Project. More about our experts:

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

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

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

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Future of DHS Project: Full report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to refocus its mission to lead the defense of the United States against major nonmilitary threats.

Report by Thomas Warrick & Caitlin Durkovich

China Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

What world post COVID-19?: A conversation with Mr. John Raidt

Mr. John Raidt, security and public policy expert and practitioner, discusses political dysfunction in the US and the need for democratic renewal in light of the pandemic.

Blog Post by Peter Engelke, Anca Agachi

China Civil Society

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

Preble in The Hill: “When Brent Scowcroft saved the US-China relationship”

Christopher Preble explores one of Scowcroft’s more sensitive diplomatic missions – in the wake of Beijing’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Related reading More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

What world post COVID-19?: A conversation with Dr. Conrad Tucker

Dr. Conrad Tucker, professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, explains how the pandemic is changing the conversations around higher education and emerging technologies.

Blog Post by Peter Engelke, Anca Agachi

Coronavirus Education