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Global strategy 2021: An allied strategy for China

Working together, likeminded allies and partners can once again advance their interests and values, and the broader rules-based system, and fend off the 21st twenty-first-century challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Reports and issue briefs

Strategic Insights Memos

Past events

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.

Team

Matthew Kroenig

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

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Jeffrey Cimmino

Assistant Director, 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.

Content

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss implications of Biden’s appointments on US foreign policy

On January 22, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the Biden team’s approach to China, the appointments of Tony Blinken and Avril Haines, Secretary of Defense Austin’s agenda, and entering […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing December 2020

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the health of American democracy

On January 8, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the invasion of the US Capitol and its effects on US diplomatic goals in Europe and China, the future of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering China’s challenge to the free world: A report for the Free World Commission

The increasing assertiveness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a significant challenge to the interests and values of likeminded allies and partners and a rules-based internationa system.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China Human Rights

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering Russia’s challenge to the free world

Over the past decade, the Kremlin has executed a concerted strategy to undermine the cohesion of, and confidence in, democratically-elected governments in Europe and around the world. In response, leading democracies have acted to counter Russia by enacting sanctions and pursuing other measures aimed at defending frontline states against Russian aggression.

Issue Brief by Edward Fishman, Ash Jain

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

State of the Order: Assessing November 2020

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Coronavirus Elections

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss a cyberattack on the US government, top global trends and events in 2020

On December 18, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the cyberattack on the US government, top global trends and events in 2020, and the US-China rivalry.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Countering China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

The implementation of the national security law has stifled the democratic movement in Hong Kong. This action sparked a series of democratic protests that China quickly attempted to dismantle—alarming observers worldwide. Can democracies mitigate the impact of the new national security laws on Hong Kong? Should Chine face penalties from the international community? Or will aligned democracies fail to defend other vulnerable democratic nations against Chinese malign influence?

Issue Brief by Anna Downs and Ash Jain

China Civil Society

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Free World Commission convenes lawmakers from leading democracies to discuss China challenge

On December 9, 2020, the Free World Commission, comprised of lawmakers from leading democracies, held a virtual hearing on China and called for democracies to work together to address the challenges to the rules-based order posed by Beijing. The hearing was co-chaired by MP Tom Tugendhat from the United Kingdom and Rep. Tom Malinowski from […]

Event Recaps by Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Kroenig and Cimmino in Foreign Policy on new book “The China Nightmare”

On December 7, Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Matthew Kroenig and Program Assistant for the Global Strategy Initiative Jeffrey Cimmino published a review of Dan Blumenthal's new book, The China Nightmare: The Grand Ambitions of a Decaying State, for Foreign Policy.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy
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