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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...

  • The Washington NATO Summit: Ukraine and transatlantic security

    THE WASHINGTON NATO SUMMIT: UKRAINE AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY - This July, Washington, DC will host the NATO summit, marking the Alliance’s diamond jubilee. This summer’s summit comes at a critical juncture as for the first time since the end of World War II, a major power is committing aggressi...

  • 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...

  • The Secure By Design imperative: One-year retrospective

    THE SECURE BY DESIGN IMPERATIVE: A ONE-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE - On behalf of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, please join us for a virtual panel discussion about the Secure by Design (SBD) initiative from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

    Persistent i...

  • 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...

  • 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...