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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Ukraine arrives at a new anti-corruption crossroads

With Ukraine’s anti-corruption measures finally beginning to produce results, the old elites have hit back via the Constitutional Court in a bid to derail the country’s ambitious reform agenda.

UkraineAlert by Miriam Kosmehl

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Launching the New Economy of Trust Newsletter

In partnership with SICPA and its project to open a Campus for the Economy of Trust, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center is pleased to launch the new Economy of Trust newsletter. This newsletter will highlight advances in technology and data activities that provide the opportunity to improve nations and sectors alike, centered around building trust and more transparent frameworks. While it may feel like the last decade has been a period of widening polarization and mistrust within societies, both SICPA and the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center believe we can reverse this trend and build resiliency into organizations and societies.

GeoTech Cues by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

H.R. McMaster to Biden: Don’t let up on competition with China

As Joe Biden develops his strategy toward China, he should be wary of the instinct to abandon competition with Beijing in favor of cooperation. That’s the advice Lt. General H.R. McMaster, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, hopes the president-elect heeds.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China International Norms

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone: Latin America wants greater US involvement and consensus

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the first US citizen to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its sixty-one-year history, highlighted the importance of additional IDB assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region confronts the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic upheaval, with US support central to this cause.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ukraine must study the economic foundations of Azerbaijan’s military success

Ukraine must learn from Azerbaijan and look to create a strong economy built on modern technologies and broad international cooperation before seeking to regain Russian-occupied regions of the country.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

UNRWA—and the Palestine refugees it serves—remains an investment worth protecting

UNRWA is one of the only entities standing between a tragic COVID-19 outbreak among Palestine refugees and safe passage to the other side of this global crisis. Though the agency has the expertise to help Palestine refugees, it can only continue doing so with adequate and reliable funding.

MENASource by Mara Kronenfeld

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Strengthening ties between NATO, Ukraine and Georgia

Ukraine and Georgia both feature among NATO’s six Enhanced Opportunities Partners but the two former Soviet republics seek greater integration as they continue to push for eventual NATO membership.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk, Irakli Porchkhidze, Sergiy Solodkyy

NATO Partnerships Non-Traditional Threats

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Event recap | Jeff Rowe: AI, gene editing and guaranteeing a stable seed supply

As a part of the GeoTech Center’s AgriTechAction 2020, Mr. Jeff Rowe, President of Global Seeds for Syngenta, was interviewed by Ms. Daniella Taveau, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the GeoTech Center and expert in developing global business and regulatory strategies.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Entrepreneurship

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Why the G20 should do more for financial inclusion

As our societies build back better after the pandemic, vulnerable populations cannot be left behind. Financial inclusion will be crucial to making the global recovery more sustainable and its benefits more widely shared.

New Atlanticist by Emilie Bel

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions