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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Report launch: The politics of Putin’s inner circle

    REPORT LAUNCH | ALL THE AUTOCRAT’S MEN: THE COURT POLITICS OF PUTIN’S INNER CIRCLE - There was very little suspense surrounding Russia’s presidential election this month. As expected, Vladimir Putin won win a fifth term as Kremlin leader.

    The latest report in the Atlantic Council’s Russia Tomorr...

  • 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...

  • Women on the frontlines of european energy security

    WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES OF EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY - Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been fought on multiple fronts over the last two years, including against Ukraine’s energy sector, which has been strategically targeted in efforts to optimize harm to the civilian population. Despit...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Can the EU Become a reliable defense actor?

    Ukraine’s fight for its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia’s full-scale invasion continues into a third year. Since the start of the war, the European Union (EU) and its members have provided world-leading military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The bloc’s member s...

  • How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory

    TWO YEARS ON: HOW EUROPE AND UKRAINE ARE WORKING TOWARD VICTORY - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Global Energy Center hosted a discussion “Two years on: How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory.”

    With the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on F...

  • 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...

  • Under Secretary Brian Nelson on reforms to curb dirty money flows in the US

    UNDER SECRETARY BRIAN NELSON ON KEY REFORMS TO CURB DIRTY MONEY FLOWS IN THE US - The Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative within the GeoEconomics Center hosted a conversation featuring Brian Nelson, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence—on regulatory re...

  • 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...

  • Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense of Ireland Micheál Martin

    A CONVERSATION WITH TÁNAISTE AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS & DEFENSE OF IRELAND MICHEÁL MARTIN - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is delighted to host this conversation with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Defense of Ireland Micheál Martin.

    As Ireland marks 100 years of diplo...

  • Global Foresight 2024

    GLOBAL FORESIGHT 2024: WHAT WILL THE NEXT DECADE BRING? - Join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a discussion on what more than 250 experts see as the factors, trends, and uncertainties that will shape the decade to come.

    From war in Europe to the Middle East, the world faces a ...

  • Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption: Final report launch

    COMMISSION ON DEFENSE INNOVATION ADOPTION: FINAL REPORT LAUNCH - Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James discuss the newly released Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption Final Report. The report provides recommendations for overcoming the...

  • A conversation with the Minister of Defense of Bulgaria Todor Tagarev

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine poses a critical threat to the security of the entire Black Sea region, with vast consequences to food and energy security, freedom of navigation, and the global economy. In addition, tensions in the Western Balkans further complicate efforts to safeguard s...

  • Introducing the Commission on Defense Innovation

    In the Summer of 2022 the Atlantic Council established the Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption to better enable the Department of Defense to rapidly absorb new technologies and develop new capabilities at scale.

    Co-chaired by 27th US Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and 23rd US Secreta...

  • Countering Beijing’s economic coercion in the Indo-Pacific

    On Wednesday, December 20 at 8:00am (Eastern Time) / 9:00pm (Taiwan), please join the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and the Global China Hub (GCH) for a conversation on Countering Beijing’s economic coercion i...

  • Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN PÅL JONSON - Please join the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and the Europe Center for a conversation with the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson.

    Russia’s full-scale i...