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Former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt and former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley join CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS to discuss the Declaration of Principles for Freedom, Prosperity, and Peace.

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Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Director, Global Strategy Initiative

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Program Assistant, Global Strategy Initiative

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The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

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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

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

Sat, Aug 29, 2020

Sparrow discusses General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy on The Slavic Connexion podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss convention speeches, America’s foreign engagement, and how the West should respond to Belarus

On August 28, 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 the DNC and RNC speeches, what a potential President Biden’s foreign policy might look like, and what role the US should play in response […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Elections

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Kroenig explains why democracies have an advantage over autocracies

On August 21, IAI News published an essay by Matthew Kroenig, in which he explained the advantages possessed by democracies as they engage in geopolitical competition with autocratic great-power rivals. The essay distills key arguments from Kroenig’s book released earlier this year, The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Sparrow discusses General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy on DefAero podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Cimmino in Providence: Support religious freedom to counter China

Global Strategy Initiative program assistant Jeffrey Cimmino argues the United States should leverage support for religious freedom as a foreign policy tool in great power competition, especially with China.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss fallout from Beirut explosion, Belarus election and reflect on General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy

On August 14, 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 the fallout from the explosion in Beirut, potential consequences of protests following Belarus’s presidential election, and the legacy of General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Corruption

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft

On August 11, The Federalist published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on the life and legacy of the late General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense