The Global Strategy Initiative works to revitalize, adapt, and defend a rules-based international system in order to foster another 75 years of peace, prosperity, and freedom.
Featured in-depth research and reports
Tue, Jul 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by
Mon, Jun 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.
Issue Brief by
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
On May 13, 2020, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security hosted a strategy consortium with a small group of experts and officials to discuss the evolution of the Russia-China relationship and how the United States and its allies should navigate it. This paper summarizes many of the points made during this meeting. Background: The […]
Strategic Insights Memo by
Fri, Dec 20, 2019
Americans have been the unconscious beneficiaries of a world order that would not exist without them. Just as we take for granted electricity and plumbing, so to we take for granted the peace and prosperity of our system.
Report by Paul D. Miller
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.
Wed, Oct 30, 2019
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
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.
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.