In light of a shrinking force structure and limited resources despite increasing global commitments, our panelists David Barno and Nora Bensahel, senior fellows at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; Brad Carson, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at US Department of Defense provide a range of recommendations in three distinct time horizons to help Army leaders build the next Army successfully. From the Army Today, 2016-20, the Army of Tomorrow, 2020-25, and the Army of the Day After Tomorrow, 2025-40+, Barno and Bensahel offer fresh ideas that spark debate, challenge hoary assumptions, and animate the need for change. The event took place on September 21. 2016, moderated by Missy Ryan of the Washington Post. The original report by Barno and Bensahel is available here.
At a time when women’s participation in government is increasing throughout Latin America, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and fellow influencers in the region for the launch of the Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative. Led by Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Penavic Marshall, the event featured a panel of female leaders from Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
A top Citibank executive and one of Ukraine’s most popular rock stars were among five luminaries who offered their suggestions on November 9 for cleaning up the endemic corruption that has long strangled the Ukrainian economy and kept foreign investors away. Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, moderated the discussion titled “Securing Ukraine’s Future: Winning the Fight Against Corruption,” with Anna Derevyanko, Executive Director of the European Business Association; Svyatoslav “Slava” Vakarchuck, a social activist and lead vocalist with the Ukrainian rock band Okean Elzy; Steven Fisher, CEO of Citibank Ukraine; and Ihor Petrashko, Deputy CEO of UkrLandFarming.
The Atlantic Council hosts its first TPP-focused public event in Washington, DC since the successful conclusion of negotiations. US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State Daniel R. Russel discuss what the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for US economic and strategic leadership and the implications for commercial opportunities in Latin America and in Asia.
The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security recently held a high-level war game to explore future courses of action that the US-led coalition could pursue against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, including staying the course, implementing a diplomatic surge, and carrying out a heavy military intervention. Participants explored these options with the aim of informing key domestic and regional stakeholders on the critical components of a successful coalition strategy. The public event presents the findings of the simulation, before initiating a broader discussion of the strategic challenges facing the United States and its partners in the fight against ISIS.
The Hon. Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Statesman at the Atlantic Council, and H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Norway, discuss the major challenges facing NATO and the political and military way forward as the Alliance approaches its crucially important Warsaw Summit in 2016. The event took place on September 24, 2015, and was moderated by Fred Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.