Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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 its allies and partners.

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  • General CQ Brown, Jr. on how US forces are readying for new global threats

    GENERAL CQ BROWN, JR. ON HOW US FORCES ARE READYING FOR NEW GLOBAL THREATS - Today, war in Ukraine, conflict in the Middle East, and brewing tensions in the Indo-Pacific—stemming from both China and North Korea—present challenges for the United States military’s ability to effectively meet the de...

  • Road to Washington: General Christopher Cavoli on the NATO Summit

    ROAD TO WASHINGTON: GENERAL CHRISTOPHER CAVOLI ON THE NATO SUMMIT - On Friday, May 17, the Atlantic Council broadcasted an #ACFrontPage conversation with General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Cavoli, a recipient of the 2024 Atlantic Coun...

  • Security and stability for the Black Sea region

    SECURITY AND STABILITY FOR THE BLACK SEA REGION - Bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, and NATO allies and partners to the south and west, the security of the Black Sea region has risen to new strategic pre-eminence as an economic, geopolitical, and military focal point foll...

  • Strengthening the middleground of the defense-industrial landscape

    STRENGTHENING THE MIDDLEGROUND OF THE DEFENSE-INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE - The Pentagon’s National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS) expresses the imperative of “strengthening and modernizing our defense industrial base ecosystem” and sets priorities for meeting those challenges. In ecology, middlegro...

  • Priorities for the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington

    A BACK-TO-BUSINESS BIRTHDAY: PRIORITIES FOR THE 2024 NATO SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON - As NATO accelerates preparations for its 75th Anniversary Summit taking place in Washington this July, the transatlantic alliance will have much to celebrate. The accession of Finland and Sweden has added two highly-...

  • The sixth domain and the role of the private sector

    REPORT LAUNCH: THE SIXTH DOMAIN AND THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR - The United States and its allies and partners have laid out five operational domains for wartime—air, land, maritime, cyberspace, and space—but Russia’s war in Ukraine has revealed a sixth domain: the “sphere of activities” of t...

  • Space industry for space strategy

    SPACE INDUSTRY FOR SPACE STRATEGY - The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense program hosted a fireside chat with Lieutenant General Shawn N. Bratton, US Space Force (USSF) deputy chief of space operations, strategy, plans, programs, and requirements. The conversation will ...

  • How can we understand Russia and Iran’s unprecedented cooperation?

    A NEW NEXUS: HOW CAN WE UNDERSTAND RUSSIA AND IRAN’S UNPRECEDENTED COOPERATION? - Moscow and Tehran have been close partners driven by hostility towards the West since the Iranian revolution in the late 1970s. But after Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the two groups have ...

  • General Jim Hockenhull on an innovative UK Strategic Command

    A CONVERSATION WITH GENERAL JIM HOCKENHULL ON AN INNOVATIVE UK STRATEGIC COMMAND - The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense program hosted its latest installment of our Commanders Series, “A conversation with General Jim Hockenhull on an innovative...

  • NATO at 75: An alliance for a safer world

    NATO AT 75: AN ALLIANCE FOR A SAFER WORLD - April 4, 2024, marks 75 years since 12 countries signed the Washington Treaty, which established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This is a moment to celebrate the world’s largest and most successful military alliance, but also a time to t...

  • NATO is turning 75 at a critical moment for the Alliance

    As NATO turns 75 and looks towards its annual summit in July, the Alliance faces existential questions amid the War in Ukraine and its role as a defender of democracy in Europe.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 04/04/24

  • Building resilience in US communities

    BUILDING RESILIENCE IN US COMMUNITIES - Please join the Scowcroft Center’s Forward Defense  program for this event, where Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deanne Criswell joins federal, state, and private sector emergency management experts to discuss how US prepar...

  • Republican foreign policy and the new Cold War

    WE WIN, THEY LOSE: REPUBLICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE NEW COLD WAR - In 1977, then presidential candidate Ronald Reagan was discussing foreign affairs when he said, “My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic. It is this: We win, and they lose.” Jus...

  • General Laura Richardson on security in the Western Hemisphere

    GENERAL LAURA RICHARDSON ON SECURITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE - The Atlantic Council hosted an AC Front Page conversation with General Laura J. Richardson, commander of US Southern Command, on the future of the United States’ security partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Security c...

  • Reporters at risk: On the frontlines in Ukraine and Gaza

    Two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and five months into the 2023 Israel-Hamas war, the world continues to rely on journalists for real-time insights in the fog of war.

    Reporters stationed on the frontlines undertake significant personal and professional...

  • Special operations forces in an era of strategic competition

    SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN AN ERA OF STRATEGIC COMPETITION - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense program for an event on “Special Operations in a New Era of Strategic Competition.”

    United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF)...

  • Women, peace, and security in a shifting security landscape

    WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY IN A SHIFTING SECURITY LANDSCAPE - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference, for this event.

    On the margins of International Women’s Day, the...

  • So what’s the strategy to confront Russia’s war in Ukraine?

    In episode two of “So What’s the Strategy? with Matthew Kroenig,” we delve into the profound implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This episode features insights and a comprehensive analysis from Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander and former National Security Adviser Stephen...

  • Cooperation among Quad and Pacific Islands countries

    BOLSTERING COOPERATION AMONG QUAD AND PACIFIC ISLANDS COUNTRIES - Please join the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a virtual seminar on bolstering cooperation among Quad and Pacific Island countries.

    Geopolitical com...

  • Matthew Kroenig's key takeaways from the Munich Security Conference

    Matthew Kroenig gives insight into some of the major conversations that happened last weekend at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 02/20/24

  • Jenna Ben-Yehuda's key takeaways from the Munich Security Conference

    Jenna Ben-Yehuda, executive vice president at the Atlantic Council, gives insight into some of the major conversations happening this weekend at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany.

    These include funding for Ukraine from both the US and Europe, connecting with the Global South, an...

  • What to expect at the Munich Security Conference

    As global leaders and policymakers gather in Munich, Josie and Chris from the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security break down what to expect at this year’s Munich Security Conference.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 02/16/24

  • The risks of simultaneous conflicts in the Indo-Pacific

    THE RISKS OF SIMULTANEOUS CONFLICTS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC - Please join the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies (ROLES) of t...

  • Air Force acquisition priorities 2024

    AIR FORCE ACQUISITION PRIORITIES 2024 -This event features a moderated discussion with the Hon. Andrew P. Hunter, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Tune in to learn more about how the Department of the Air Force is working to field next-generation cap...