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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Pompeo’s trip highlights strong US-Greece relationship

Rather than being simply an effort to mediate among the parties in the Eastern Med, Pompeo’s trip has focused on the bilateral US-Greece relationship, on a strategic as well as a personal level

New Atlanticist by Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment Greece

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Ukraine must think globally in its hybrid war with Russia

Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine is likely to last decades. Kyiv’s best hope of success lies in broadening the context of the conflict and backing international efforts to contain the Kremlin.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The illusion of decoupling the semiconductor industry: Latest US restrictions on China short-sighted

The action against SMIC, which reflects concerns about the use of US chip-making technology for military purposes and which follows steps put into effect on September 15 to choke off the supply of chips to Huawei Technologies Co., is likely to prove shortsighted. It will incur costs for US companies while failing to ensure them supply chain independence.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

China Digital Policy

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Explainer: What’s behind the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

COVID-19, plague, and now war. As if 2020 was not cruel enough, fighting erupted on September 27 between Armenia and Azerbaijan along the contact line of the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, leading Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to declare martial law and total mobilization. President Ilham G. Aliyev of Azerbaijan addressed his nation, and partial martial law was declared in a number of Azerbaijani regions, including the capital Baku.

New Atlanticist by Ariel Cohen and Hayley Arlin

Conflict The Caucasus

Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Lukashenka’s rapid decline is giving Putin nightmares

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s worsening predicament is setting off alarm bells in the Kremlin, where events in neighboring Belarus are viewed as a possible blueprint for future unrest inside Russia itself.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

The ‘big three’ now rule the global energy market, says Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin’s insights into the progress of the energy transition worldwide are pivotal with the 2020 elections around the corner and the pandemic that has disrupted the energy industry.

ACFrontPage by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Transfer of EU user data to the United States halted

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, an EU privacy regulator, has issued a preliminary order to Facebook Inc. that demands a suspension of the transfer of EU user data to the United States, where regulations on user data are less stringent.

GeoTech Cues by Richard J. Cordes

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Shaping the post-COVID world this week: Russian vaccine diplomacy, big hits to jobs, and an unplanned climate experiment

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A future that is, well, economically fractured. What will unequal growth mean for the future of geopolitics?

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

If Trump wins, he needs a new approach to Iran

If US President Donald Trump wins re-election, he will have an opportunity to review his failed approach toward Iran.

Elections 2020 by Barbara Slavin

Elections Iran

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Cybersecurity

With the next US presidential election looming, the next administration will face no shortage of substantive cyber policy issues. US adversaries such as China and Russia continue to undermine and fracture the free and open internet, while the technology ecosystem has been altered by the rapid adoption of cloud computing, placing immense power and responsibility in the hands of few technology giants, such as Amazon and Microsoft.

Elections 2020 by Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Cybersecurity Elections