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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Why the Atlantic Council’s mission begins at home: “A single garment of destiny”

For the Atlantic Council, how we respond as a community goes to the heart of our mission of “shaping the global future together.” We can bring the free world together most effectively if we act to become more exemplary in our own behavior. These terrible days have lessons both for the United States, the country in which most of us live, and for the Atlantic Council and its like-minded global community.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Resilience & Society United States and Canada

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

China delayed coronavirus information, reports Associated Press; Hong Kong cluster concerns

China dragged its feet on giving the World Health Organization the information it needed on coronavirus in January, The Associated Press reported. Hong Kong extended restrictions after a cluster of new cases raised concerns, while the death toll in the United Kingdom approached 50,000.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council


Tue, Jun 2, 2020

The UK is forging a 5G club of democracies to avoid reliance on Huawei

As the need for alternatives to Huawei 5G technology becomes more urgent, democracies must pursue these kinds of diplomatic, coalition solutions. Forming a democratic 5G alliance is a step in that direction.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

China Cybersecurity
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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Shared humanity amid times of turbulence

This post is a call for those who have positive solutions to address these issues to reach out to the Center; we are here to amplify your voice. Please reach out to us. This post is also to re-commit the Center to six concrete actions during this time of turbulence that were already implicit to our mission and we wanted to make publicly explicit.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Atlantic Council GeoTech Center

Civil Society Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Hurricane season, COVID-19 pose twin threats to vulnerable Caribbean islands

This year, the Caribbean must not only prepare for devastating storms, but also confront COVID-19, stretching scarce financial resources even thinner.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The role of Russia and the Russian language in post-Karimov Uzbekistan

Hardening on language policy at the expense of the Russian language is a significant reversal from Karimov’s tacit encouragement of pluralism.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer Murtazashvili

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

‘Maximum pressure’ on the economy won’t change Iran’s behavior

Even when the Iranian leadership has had to make strategic decisions and change its policies, the economy was only one of many considerations and not, necessarily, the primary one.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Iran Middle East

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Syrian opposition: Move, disband, or do the bidding of others

Recent events inside Syria pose a question: Can the Syrian opposition outside Syria play a constructive political role if the regime begins to wobble or topple?

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Scientists urge caution on easing lockdowns; restrictions gradually lifted in some hard-hit countries

As lockdown restrictions eased in countries from Spain to the United Kingdom, Russia to India, scientists urged caution about moving too fast. Concerns were raised too about the risks of new coronavirus infections as thousands of civil-rights protesters gathered in cities across the United States.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council


Mon, Jun 1, 2020

NATO’s role in a transatlantic strategy on China

NATO can be an effective forum for Allies to share awareness of China’s capabilities and activities, develop a transatlantic security strategy regarding China, and pool capacities for engagement and deterrence.

New Atlanticist by Ian Brzezinski

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