The Atlantic Council’s quarterly Strategy Consortium is chaired by former National Security Advisor Mr. Stephen Hadley. Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Ms. Michèle Flournoy previously served as co-chair. The objectives of the Consortium include:

  • Create an ecosystem of strategists from diverse sectors (think tanks, academia, government, private sector) who by working together can over time build a body of strategy work and promote strategy development and strategic thinking more generally.
  • Provide an off-the-record forum to support the US government strategy development process, including confidential discussions of key draft US government strategy documents prior to issuance.
  • Provide a forum for the members of the Consortium to exchange views on the methodology of strategy development, the scope of their own respective strategy efforts, and areas that need to be addressed from a strategy perspective, in addition to providing a place to obtain review and input to draft strategy documents.
  • Develop an enterprise that provides Consortium members over time with a basis for new partnerships and a vehicle to seek resources for new strategy efforts of mutual interest and priority.

The primary purpose of the Strategy Consortium is not to release public reports, but it has released documents in the past. These can be found in our Strategy Consortium Library below.