Jul 21, 2023

What’s behind growing ties between Turkey and the Gulf states

By Serhat S. Çubukçuoğlu and Mouza Hasan Almarzooqi

Erdoğan's tour of the Gulf opens a new chapter in Turkey's political and economic relations with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Defense Industry Drones

In the News

Jul 18, 2023

Kroenig in Marketplace discussing the recent defense bill

On July 14, Scowcroft Vice President and Director Matthew Kroenig was featured in Marketplace discussing the House of Representatives’ recent authorization of an $886 billion defense bill. Kroenig argues that, atypical of most defense bills, the 2023 bill includes various amendments and provisions pertaining to social issues that are completely unrelated to defense or security.

Defense Industry Politics & Diplomacy


Jul 14, 2023

With re-election behind him, Erdogan is turning toward the West

By Grady Wilson

Turkey is sending signals to its Western allies that it's ready to strategically align with them. All parties should seize this opportunity.

Conflict Defense Industry


Jul 8, 2023

A looming US-Turkey F-16 deal is about much more than Sweden’s NATO bid

By Rich Outzen, Pınar Dost

The long-awaited fighter jet deal is a puzzle piece in a broader strategic calculation about Ankara’s role in NATO’s Southeast.

Conflict Defense Industry


Jul 7, 2023

Oleksii Reznikov: Ukraine’s defense doctrine will define country’s future

By Oleksii Reznikov

Ukraine's defense doctrine will define the country's future and must reflect unique Ukrainian combat experience while making the most of domestic capabilities, writes Ukraine's Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov.

Conflict Defense Industry

In the News

Jul 7, 2023

Peterson in Real Clear Defense: Ukraine War Highlights a New Threat to the American Homeland

By Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies


Jul 7, 2023

Mercenary bloodline: The war in Sudan

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with Africa experts Cameron Hudson and Munzoul Assal about the mercenary pedigree of the Rapid Support Forces.

Africa Conflict


Jul 7, 2023

Building a navy fighting machine

By Bruce Stubbs

Bruce Stubbs explores the barriers impeding the US Navy’s approach to strategy development and force planning and offers recommendations for reform.

Defense Industry Defense Policy


Jun 30, 2023

“What just happened?” The Wagner mutiny

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with renowned Russia expert Mark Galeotti about the Wagner Group rebellion and what it means for Putin and beyond.

Conflict Crisis Management


Jun 20, 2023

The way for the US to ensure Gulf security is through partnership, not policing

By David Mack

As the United States continues to work with the Gulf on security, expect blips. Despite that, Washington can get this partnership back on course.

Defense Industry Defense Policy