The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative equips the transatlantic community to “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific and to position the Atlantic Council to serve as the essential link between high-level transatlantic and Asian leaders and thinkers



Thu, Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: Missiles are flying again on the Korean peninsula

Is nuclear diplomacy with the North all but dead? How worried should we be about these missiles?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Grundman in Defense One on post-9/11 defense industry

Forward Defense resident senior fellow Steven Grundman speaks on defense industry changes following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Crisis Management

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Roberts in Nikkei Asia on Beijing’s recent crackdown on private businesses and its implications for China’s economic future

On September 10, 2021, Nikkei Asia published an op-ed by Asia Security Initiative senior fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts titled, “Lacking a better game plan, Beijing will pick off more industries.” The article explores Beijing’s “squeeze” on technology sectors and highlights China’s growing economic vulnerabilities. Roberts argues that “this is bad news for Beijing’s plan to […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Sakhi joined the Wilson Center for a comprehensive discussion: “Hindsight Up Front: Implications of Afghanistan Withdrawal for China and Russia”

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan China

Tue, Sep 7, 2021

Shahid joined Economic Reporters’ Forum in collaboration with the Research Policy Integration for Development and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung for a webinar: Cautious rope walking wise for Bangladesh skipping any orbit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

Tue, Sep 7, 2021

Counterterrorism and great-power competition

For nearly two decades after the attacks of September 11, 2001, counterterrorism was the United States’ top national security and foreign policy priority. That is no longer the case, as resources and policy maker bandwidth are increasingly shifting to challenges associated with peer and near-peer rivals such as China and Russia.

Article by Nathan Sales

China Middle East

Tue, Sep 7, 2021


Since April, Asia has experienced a wave of COVID suppressing growth throughout the region. The key question to watch is: will supply chain contagion once again follow the virus west?

EconoGraphics by Niels Graham

East Asia Macroeconomics

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Shamshur joins Radio Svoboda Live to talk Zelenskyy’s US visit

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Russian

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

As the US faces increasing threats, the next National Defense Strategy must rise to meet them

As US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin looks toward the future of the global strategic landscape, he will wrestle with questions surrounding how to frame the current strategic environment, align US and allied efforts, and balance varied threats.

Seizing the advantage by Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks

China Conflict


Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Toward integrated deterrence: A conversation with vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen John E. Hyten, USAF

Online Event Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen John E. Hyten, USAF discusses the way forward for US defense and deterrence as part of Forward Defense's Commanders Series.

2:15pm China Defense Industry Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Future of UN sanctions

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of targeted financial sanctions in the United Nations toolkit featuring Sue Eckert, George A. Lopez, Kimberly Prost, and Jacqueline Shire. This conversation is moderated by Howard Wachtel.

2:00pm Belarus China Economic Sanctions Ethiopia