Robert A. Manning

Robert A. Manning is a senior fellow of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He served as a senior counselor to the U.S. undersecretary of state for global affairs from 2001 to 2004, as a member of the U.S. Department of State Policy Planning Staff from 2004 to 2008, and on the National Intelligence Council Strategic Futures Group from 2008 to 2012.

  • While Trump looks to the past, Xi wants to own the future

    China's industrial policy is geared toward dominating new fields like AI

  • US Paris accord exit is historic retreat from rules-based order

    President Trump marks pullback from a postwar system his country helped create

  • The irony of strategic patience with North Korea

    Any US strategy for dealing with Pyongyang will require time

  • Trump-Xi summit: For China, a tale of two Trumps

    US policies creating leadership vacuum, while 'America First' nationalism creates friction

  • Saudi king's Asia visit is about much more than oil

    Tour hammers home how economic futures of region and Middle East are inextricably linked

  • Back to the future: Will Trump disrupt global economy?

    'America first' could mean returning world to 1930s

  • Will Trump risk trade war with China or seek reciprocity?

    US president-elect is right to be angry about Beijing's trade policy, but for the wrong reasons

  • Trump's contradictions and the global order

  • The South China Sea enigma: The Fish Imperative