News & Announcements

February 7, 2017
Principal Franklin Miller spoke to the Economist on the Anniversary of the US and Russia "banning the bomb".Find the video here.   
February 7, 2017
Principal Frank Miller published an article with Keith Payne in the Wall Street Journal on President Trump's Nuclear Deterrence Challenge. Find the article here, or below. Trump’s Nuclear Deterrence ChallengeAmerica’s nuclear triad is sorely out of date, left to age by a president who saw it...
February 7, 2017
Principal Kevin Nealer published an article on Free Trade in the Nikkei Asian Review. Find the article here, or below. Is this the end of free trade?Kevin Nealer, November 10, 2016Observers in Asia could be forgiven for imagining that the U.S. presidential election was fought over the fate of...
January 17, 2017
Principal Kevin Nealer published an article on US Asia policy in the Nikkei Asian Review on January 16 with Richard Armitage.You can find the article here, or below.What any US president needs to know about Asia policy - Richard Armitage and Kevin NealerHistory shows that America's regional...
November 14, 2016
Principal Kevin Nealer was featured in the New York Times, speaking about the Trans-Pacific Partnersihp. You can find the article here, or below.What Is Lost by Burying the Trans-Pacific Partnership?By JACKIE CALMESNOV. 11, 2016WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders confirmed this week what seemed...
November 14, 2016
Principal Kevin Nealer was featured in the New York Times, speaking about the Trans-Pacific Partnersihp. You can find the article here, or below. What Is Lost by Burying the Trans-Pacific Partnership?By JACKIE CALMESNOV. 11, 2016WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders confirmed this week what...
November 2, 2016
National Director of Intelligence Clapper awarded General Scowcroft the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal on October 20, 2016.   
October 17, 2016
Principal Franklin C. Miller published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on October 14. Find the article below, or here.Naive Nuclear Proposals for a Dangerous WorldKeith Payne and Franklin C MillerThe White House announced in June that it is considering new initiatives to advance President Obama...
September 29, 2016
Principal Franklin C. Miller was quoted in the New York Times article, "Would Donald Trump Ever Use Nuclear Arms First? He Doesn't Know". The article drew on his Congressional testimony, given in July, where he warned that "Russia is engaged in a massive modernization of its nuclear forces." You...
September 20, 2016
Principal Kevin Nealer recently published an article entitled "Trade Politics Aren't What You Think" with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he the Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Simon Chair in Political Economy. You can find the article here, and below. ...
September 8, 2016
Principal Kevin Nealer was featured in the Summer 2016 edition of "The International Economy". His contribution is below.Health threats in the form of pandemics aren’t a surprise for the global economy, because they are inevitable. What qualifies as surprising is that the international community...
August 19, 2016
Frank Miller was named "Honorary Principal Research Fellow" (the most senior position for non-Imperial staff, and of professorial rank) at Institute for Science, Security, and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK.
July 21, 2016
General Scowcroft was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun on July 15th. The highest honor in the Orders of the Rising Sun, General Scowcroft was honored for his service and contributions towards promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United...
June 2, 2016
General Scowcroft was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Seribce on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in a ceremony at the Pentagon. The text of Secretary Carter's speech is below. Congratulations General!Lieutenant General (retired) Brent Scowcroft is recognized for...
February 12, 2016
Principal Kevin Nealer is quoted in the New York Times, commenting on the growing relationship between Washington and ASEAN countriesUS Drawing Southeast Asia Closer with California SummitThe New York Times- February 12, 2016JAKARTA, Indonesia — When President Obama holds the first-ever American...
December 18, 2015
Kevin Nealer, Principal of the Scowcroft Group, and Margaux Fimbres, US Department of Energy (and former Scowcroft Group intern) recently penned Taiwan and Regional Trade Organizations, An Urgent Need for Fresh Ideas.Taiwan is an important exporter and investor in the Asia-Pacific, but...
December 2, 2015
The Scowcroft Group extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Samuel “Sandy” Berger, and to his colleagues at the Albright Stonebridge Group. Sandy served America with great distinction and accomplishment, both in the public and private sectors. He was a close friend whose passing we mourn...
August 24, 2015
The Iran deal: An epochal moment that Congress shouldn’t squanderThe Washington PostBy: BRENT SCOWCROFTPublished August 21, 2015  Congress again faces a momentous decision regarding U.S. policy toward the Middle East. The forthcoming vote on the nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran (...
January 28, 2015
Top Officials Join Obama in Brief Visit to Saudi KingThe New York TimesBy MICHAEL R. GORDON and PETER BAKERPublished January 27, 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama met with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, leading a bipartisan delegation of prominent current and former...
January 27, 2015
by HAL BRANDSThe Wall Street Journal, published January 23, 2015 Grand Strategy in the Real WorldWhen the Cold War order broke down, and Iraq invaded Kuwait, Brent Scowcroft served as an ‘honest broker’ among factions, though his own cautious realism often won the day.Strategy is where...
January 27, 2015
 January 13, 2015FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2015 -- Army Brigadier General Guy T. Cosentino, commandant of the National War College hosted a ceremony held in Arnold Auditorium, where Army General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dedicated...
January 23, 2015
The Scowcroft Group is pleased to welcome back David M. Sloan as Senior Advisor. Mr. Sloan has over 25 years' experience in helping U.S., European, and Japanese clients address their operational challenges and expand their business in South Asia, particularly India.  He was most recently...
January 21, 2015
Former National Security Advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy.Full video available here, via C-SPAN. Press Coverage:National security heavyweights oppose new Iran...
December 8, 2014
Sandia National Laboratories has elected Franklin Miller to serve on the corporation’s Board of Directors.Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as...
November 9, 2014
'Remembering the Berlin Wall' on Fareed Zakaria GPSFull Video Interview available here, via CNN.CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS looks back at the fall of the Berlin wall with then-US National Security Advisor, Brent Scowcroft, and former top British foreign policy advisor, Charles Powell. Exactly 25...
October 6, 2014
The White House: Office of the Press Secretary, October 1, 2014President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:Dean C. Garfield – Member, Advisory...
September 4, 2014
NATO's newest mission: Conquering its generation gap By FRANKLIN MILLER AND KORI SCHAKE The Los Angeles Times: Published September 2, 2014 As the leaders of NATO's 28 countries gather this week for their annual summit, they will intone, as usual, their catechism of alliance...
August 18, 2014
The Scowcroft Group is pleased to introduce Filipa A. Jorge, Senior Associate. Ms. Jorge provides strategic advice to current clients and pursues business development opportunities. In addition, she produces original geopolitical risk analyses covering a broad range of issues for financial...
August 18, 2014
NATO-based nuclear weapons are an advantage in a dangerous world By Brent Scowcroft, Stephen J. Hadley and Franklin Miller The Washington Post: Published August 17, 2014 When NATO’s leaders gather in Wales in early September, they will address several issues critical to the alliance...
May 5, 2014
Export-Import Bank of the United States, Office of Communications, April 30, 2014: Ex-Im Bank Announces Members of 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory CommitteeWashington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced today the appointment of 11 members to...
April 15, 2014
On April 15, 2014, Kevin Nealer participated in a panel discussion on China’s economy hosted by the Center for International and Strategic Studies.Panelists discussed the impact of China’s economic policies and slowing economic growth on global markets. Panelists also explained why they thought...
March 19, 2014
CSPAN Former National Security Advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. “A Conversation about Russia” is part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob...
January 23, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend, advisor, and former colleague Joel Shin. Joel was an erudite, thoughtful, and original thinker on American security policy. He was an untiring resource to all of his colleagues at the Scowcroft Group. His insights and...
January 13, 2014
Scowcroft: 'We're searching for a common strategy'Deutsche Welle: Published: January 11Brent Scowcroft is one of Washington’s most renowned security experts. In an interview with DW, the former security adviser under Presidents Ford and Bush senior analyzes the current challenges.DW: General...
November 20, 2013
Is Scowcroft the Last Republican Realist? Scott McConnell, The American Conservative Former national security advisors Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski weigh in on a prospective Iran deal with the letter below, sent to Senator Durbin and key members of Congress. Republicans...
October 23, 2013
We are pleased to announce that our partner Renaissance Macro Research placed fourth (runner-up out of 17 teams total) in the Washington Research category of Institutional Investor’s 2013 All-America Research Team. RenMac’s Kim Wallace and The Scowcroft Group’s Tom Gallagher each received...
October 12, 2013
Kevin Nealer participated in a group of discussants that contributed to a special report by Greg Ip in the latest issue of The Economist. The report examines the pause in globalization over the last five years that has ushered in the more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model of ‘gated...
October 11, 2013
Franklin Miller Named as New Chairman of Draper LaboratoryCAMBRIDGE, MA-- Draper Laboratory elected Franklin Miller, who served in senior positions at the Pentagon, State Department and White House under both Democratic and Republican presidents, as Chairman of the Board at a board session...
September 11, 2013
On September 11, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury, and Brookings Visiting Fellow Ian Wallace hosted an Arms Control Initiative discussion on Britain’s nuclear future. Franklin C. Miller, Principal at The Scowcroft Group, analyzed the outlook for British deterrence in light...
September 5, 2013
 PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff hosted General Brent Scowcroft and former senior diplomat, Christopher Hill, on ways that the U.S. might help shape the future in Syria. A webcast of the discussion can be found at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/syria2_09-05.html 
July 16, 2013
Egypt needs our help now more than everThe Washington Post: Published: July 16 In the wake of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s eviction from office by the country’s military amid an unprecedented mass uprising, there have been calls for Washington to reduce or suspend its...
May 6, 2013
 The Scowcroft Group is pleased to announce that General Brent Scowcroft was presented with the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service on Monday, May 6. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals who have served the public good in both the private and public...
April 9, 2013
General Brent Scowcroft delivered opening remarks at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nomination of Dr. Ernest J. Moniz to the position of Secretary of Energy on April 9, 2013. General Scowcroft served with Dr. Moniz on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear...
March 13, 2013
The Scowcroft Group is honored to announce that General Brent Scowcroft has been inducted into the National Defense University National Hall of Fame. General Colin Powell, a 2004 NDU Hall of Fame inductee, delivered remarks at the ceremony.  The NDU National Hall of Fame honors eligible alumni...
February 1, 2013
The Scowcroft Group is pleased to announce that General Brent Scowcroft was presented with the Ewald-von-Kleist Award at 2013 Munich Security Conference. The award is intended to honor leading figures of foreign and security policy who have demonstrated a commitment to conflict management. Previous...
April 22, 2012
By Henry A. Kissinger and Brent ScowcroftA New START treaty reestablishing the process of nuclear arms control has recently taken effect. Combined with reductions in the U.S. defense budget, this will bring the number of nuclear weapons in the United States to the lowest overall level since the...
July 7, 2012
The Scowcroft Group is honored to congratulate one of our Senior Advisors, Mr. Matt Sherman, for his recent recognition in the July 7 speech to embassy staff in Kabul, Afghanistan by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She referred to a 2009 event in which Sherman was involved as an...