Grantee Profile

Atlantic Council of the United States

Grants to Atlantic Council of the United States

  • $491,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council is a non-partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. This grant assesses strategic stability in South Asia in light of recent developments in China, India, and Pakistan. Through research and structured interviews with Indian and Pakistani officials and experts, the study assesses the current status of nuclear weapons and other technologies, and develops a glossary of technical terms intended to reduce misunderstanding and increase strategic stability among China, Indian and Pakistan.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council serves as an educational forum where international political, business and intellectual leaders engage on economic and political issues shaping the twenty-first century. This project examines Japan's future defense needs against the backdrop of the evolving security situation in the Asia Pacific region, and in the context of Japan's security commitments vis-à-vis the U.S. The Atlantic Council considers how other Asian nations would react to the Japanese military developing different capabilities and to Japan taking on different roles in regional security. Funds would be used for partial staff salaries, travel, conferences, publication costs, and administrative support.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — ACUS' Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security examines emerging transatlantic and global security issues in an effort to promote international security. This project will study the credibility and effectiveness of U.S. extended deterrence in East Asia and strengthen U.S. extended deterrence by offering policy prescriptions to the U.S. government and key regional governments. Funds will be used for salary, travel to workshops, and publications.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The grant will support the 2012 Young Atlanticist Summit in Chicago during the NATO and G8 Summits.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Atlantic Council of the United States $941,000 between 2002 and 2015.