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Making a difference

Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

On February 11, 2020 the DFRLab hosted “Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus,” a timely series of panels on the potential geopolitical and economic consequences of Coronavirus, and how misinformation about the crisis may influence its impact.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

China Disinformation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

US energy priorities abroad: A conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted newly appointed US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a public address and moderated discussion about US government energy priorities abroad.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Panel of speakers

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

On February 4, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted an event showcasing the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute’s most recent report, Global Status of CCS 2019: Targeting Climate Change, in tandem with a lively discussion about the current status of carbon capture and storage (CCS), the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, as well as the role of CCS facilities in global decarbonization.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Latest commentary and analysis

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Beyond 5G, Central Europe will be key to countering Chinese technological influence

In seeking to further roll back China’s influence, the US has targeted Huawei during its CEE visit as the Shenzhen-based telecoms-equipment manufacturer competes for a prominent role in the region’s cellular network infrastructure and 5G expansion.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, and Eileen Kannengeiser

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Normalizing Arab-Israeli Relations Through Cybersecurity Cooperation

This diplomatic rekindling between Israel and the Arab world offers an opportunity for the United States to establish a regional cybersecurity cooperation center dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Transcript: Countering the Maduro regime’s global web of illicit activities

Speakers: Admiral Craig Faller Commander, US Southern Command United States of America Denise Natali Assistant Secretary Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations US Department of State  Carrie Filipetti Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs US Department of State Moderators: Jason Marczak  Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center  Atlantic Council  Diego Area  Director, Adrienne […]

Transcript

Latest in-depth research and reports

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan: Implications for regional peace and stability

India and Pakistan recognize the utility of the press in contemporary conflicts, and seek to deploy it as an offensive weapon in a larger information war. Both countries have utilized digital, print, and broadcast media to shape international perceptions and public opinion domestically.

Report by Fatima Salman

India Media

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The Maduro Regime’s Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy in Venezuela and Security in Latin America

Introduction By Diego Area and Domingo Sadurní Two months after the internationally recognized interim government marked its first year, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere’s modern history, entered a new phase. The coronavirus pandemic, which has rattled even the most developed nations, is further straining a crippled health system already unable […]

Issue Brief by Douglas Farah

Conflict Corruption

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Alliance power for cybersecurity

There is only one internet, and cybersecurity is therefore an inherently international challenge that countries cannot tackle alone. Alliances like NATO and the EU give democratic countries a cyber edge over their authoritarian challengers.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kenneth Geers

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Content

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Normalizing Arab-Israeli Relations Through Cybersecurity Cooperation

This diplomatic rekindling between Israel and the Arab world offers an opportunity for the United States to establish a regional cybersecurity cooperation center dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Iran

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Grundman in Aviation Week: There is bipartisan consensus on robust defense spending

Forward Defense Senior Fellow Steven Grundman discusses bipartisan consensus on a large defense budget, as well as ongoing debates over the productivity of defense dollars.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss fallout from Beirut explosion, Belarus election and reflect on General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy

On August 14, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the fallout from the explosion in Beirut, potential consequences of protests following Belarus’s presidential election, and the legacy of General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Corruption

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

General Jones and Brzezinski in Defense One: NATO Must Move Out Smartly on 5G

James L. Jones and Ian Brzezinski make the case for why NATO should move quickly to take advantage of 5G network technology and its military applications.

In the News by James L. Jones, Jr., Ian Brzezinski

Americas Cybersecurity

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss Kamala Harris as US vice-presidential candidate

In the News by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Charai in Newsmax: International coalition needed for change in Lebanon

The deadly explosion in Beirut has left Lebanon reeling, caught between an economic crisis, crumbling public services, and a growing pandemic. In this moment, the international community must come together in standing with the Lebanese majority to enable a truly independent and viable Lebanese state. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in Newsmax on how an international coalition is needed to promote change in Lebanon.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Lebanon

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Chhibber in the Economic Times: The virus has seriously exposed the limits of populism. But will the pandemic push it against the wall?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Populism

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Riaz quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on China and Bangladesh-India relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on the life and legacy of General Brent Scowcroft

On August 11, The Federalist published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on the life and legacy of the late General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Preparing for the post-pandemic tech environment: Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray, the GeoTech Center's director, envisions a future where proper preparedness and a people-centered perspective will allow humanity to harness the incredible innovations anticipated in the coming years for good. On an episode of the "Futurized" podcast with Trond Undheim, PhD, David discussed this vision, and how we at the GeoTech Center are working to make it a reality.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Digital Policy