Sean McFate

Atlantic Council

Bio

Sean McFate is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is the author of The New Rules of War: How America Can Win—Against Russia, China, and Other Threats.

Featured Work

DEC 3, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Mercenaries & the New Middle Ages, with Sean McFate

One of the fastest growing—and underreported—subjects in international relations is the rise of private armies. Dr. Sean McFate, Atlantic Council senior fellow and ...

"Tribute in Light" commemorative art installation, September 11, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="https://flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/50342448667/">Wasabi Bob</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

SEP 9, 2021 Podcast

Twenty Years Since 9/11: Grey Wars, American Values, & the Future of National Security

In the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, national security decisions have tested the values of American democracy. This panel, hosted by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, ...

Detail from book cover.

MAR 19, 2019 Podcast

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder, with Sean McFate

"Nobody fights conventionally except for us anymore, yet we're sinking a big bulk, perhaps the majority of our defense dollars, into preparing for another conventional ...