Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. The emerging geopolitical and security context influencing the future of AI technology development has been driven by the erosion of traditional geopolitical frameworks, increased conflict between liberalism and authoritarianism, the pervasiveness of social media use and 4IR-driven digitization of […]

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the re-creation: A global strategy for revitalizing, adapting, and defending a rules-based international system

We need a new strategy—one that is both ambitious and innovative, geared towards meeting the challenges and opportunities that the new decade brings.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China NATO

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Global risks 2035 update: Decline or new renaissance?

Our conclusion in 2016’s Global Risks 2035 was that state-on-state conflict posed a bigger threat than terrorism. In the two years since, the post-Cold War order has continued to unravel without a “new normal” emerging.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew J. Burrows

China NATO

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Whither America

The United States faces threats from outside its borders, but also from within. The political system that once created a strong, prosperous, and united nation now sows division. This report, written by John Raidt, unpacks how the fuel—money—drives the cartel’s machinations as it interacts with and exploits amplifying forces—legal, structural, media, technological, and social.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by John Raidt

Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

A strategy for the Trans-Pacific century

According to some projections, the majority of all global economic activity could take place within Asia by 2050. Military might often follows economic power, and Asian countries are already spending more than European states on defense. Both of these developments reflect a broader shift in global power from West to East.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Matthew Kroenig and Miyeon Oh

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

US strategy toward China’s belt and road initiative

The balance in Eurasia is shifting. China’s President Xi Jinping has ambitious visions for Asia, while the rest of the world reshuffles to find its place in the rapidly changing global order. The United States would be better off engaging with the BRI and trying to influence its design and mechanics from within, rather than staying on the sidelines and witnessing its allies gravitating toward China.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Gal Luft

Africa China

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Europe in 2022: alternative futures

Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Europe faces its greatest challenges, and possibly its sharpest turning point, since World War II. In this report, Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures, Frances Burwell’s transatlantic expertise joins Mathew Burrows’ deft trends analysis to offer a sobering look at the possible future for Europe with the hope of reigniting the bond between Americans and Europeans so that we may build a better future together.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew Burrows and Frances Burwell

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Beyond the headlines: a strategy for US engagement with Latin America in the Trump era

As the new administration considers ways to ensure US national security and economic growth, a newly engaged Latin America presents a wealth of opportunity on myriad fronts: urbanization, human capital, open markets, energy reform, technology, and the fight against corruption.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak with Rachel DeLevie-Orey

Economy & Business Latin America

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

A nonstate strategy for saving cyberspace

America’s future, and that of other nations and peoples, will be most secure in the long term with an emphasis on future prosperity unlocked by the Internet. Prosperity for the United States and the global economy is only assured if the United States and like-minded nations, civil society, and other nonstate actors all work toward a goal of making defense easier than attack.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jason Healey

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

A measured US strategy for the new Africa

Africa’s story is increasingly one of economic dynamism that is driven, in part, by political reform and improvements in governance. But, there are also very real security, humanitarian, and developmental challenges that remain to be confronted. The United States has a stake in helping to tackle these challenges, not least because it is in its own national interest to do so.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Dr. J. Peter Pham

Africa East Africa

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A new strategy for US-Iran relations in transition

Framing a sustainable and achievable strategy toward Iran will be a high priority for the next administration. In the sixth Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations in Transition, Ellen Laipson presents a new strategy to reduce prospects for a military confrontation with Iran; improve the regional security environment by working with trusted partners and with Iran; and, eventually, enable Iran and the United States to build cooperation in diverse areas of shared concern.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Ellen Laipson

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Toward a new national security space strategy: time for a strategic rebalancing

There are growing risks and threats to US satellites, civilian and military alike, and challenges to stated US goals in space. The question for the new administration, however, is whether hegemonic means to address those challenges are likely to achieve US goals.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Theresa Hitchens and Joan Johnson-Freese

Space Space Security

Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Shape, steer, and sustain: a US strategy for the new global economic order

Ten years ago, most observers predicted a period of smooth sailing for the world economy. Today, the world looks very different. To better deal with this new global economic environment, the United States requires a new strategy for the twenty-first century. That strategy should enable the country to shape, steer, and sustain a new global economic order that accomplishes several key objectives underpinning prosperity and stability for greater numbers of Americans.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Robert D. Hormats

China Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Autocracies failed and unfailed: limited strategies for state building

The fundamental challenge for modern wealthy democracies committed to promoting better governance is that their opportunities are hostage to the preferences of national elites in closed-access polities, where political power is exercised in arbitrary ways, and where most of the population lacks access to services, including the rule of law.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Stephen D. Krasner

Afghanistan Africa

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Dynamic stability: US strategy for a world in transition

We have entered a new era in world history, a post-post-Cold War era that holds both great promise and great peril for the United States, its allies, and everyone else. This era calls for a new approach to national strategy called “dynamic stability.”

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Barry Pavel, Peter Engelke, and Alex Ward

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense