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Mar 3, 2020

The Global Business and Economics Center Hosts Dame Carolyn Fairbairn

January 31 marks the day the UK will officially leave the European Union and begin its transition period. This will set up an 11 months negotiation to define the future UK-EU relationship. Dame Carolyn offered remarks to open the discussion on the UK’s new role on the global trading stage and the future of the US-UK relationship ahead of […]

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Feb 5, 2020

The Atlantic Council in January

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Highlights of the month Headlines from Across the Atlantic Council Click on a program/center to jump to their latest updates. Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAfrica CenterDigital Forensic Research LabEurasia CenterGlobal Business & Economics ProgramGlobal Energy CenterMillennium Leadership ProgramRafik Hariri Center & Middle East programsScowcroft Center for Strategy and SecuritySouth Asia Center South Asia Center Eurasia […]

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Feb 1, 2020

The Eurasia Center Hosts a InterNYET Screening: The rise and fall of the Russian Internet and the threat of Putin’s ‘foreign agent’ law

From its beginnings in the 1990s, the Russian Internet (RuNet) was envisioned and engineered by its founders as a platform that would “introduce Russians and Americans so the world would be safer.” However, despite its initial promise, it has become a means of “ideological control,” says Russian journalist Andrei Loshak. erNYET: A History of The Russian Internet […]

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Nov 13, 2019

Bronwyn Bruton in Foreign Policy

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“This Nobel Prize is a nod to the rightness of Abiy’s rise to power. That may irk not only the old guard on the border, but Abiy’s pro-democracy political rivals, too—many of whom . . . may not feel that the international community has earned the right to cast a vote on Ethiopia’s future.”

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Nov 5, 2019

The Atlantic Council In October

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This Past Week Spotlight of October On October 30, the Atlantic Council hosted a packed-room conference in our Washington office to launch two must-read reports. The first by Mat Burrows, a US intelligence community veteran and director of the Scowcroft Center’s foresight shop, was Global Risks 2035: Decline or New Renaissance? It identified the biggest threats […]

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Nov 5, 2019

Lauren Speranza in DefenseOne

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“A lot of what you hear in the context of the NATO conversation is this question about core values…the question of democracy and freedom, the rule of law, and human rights that are fundamental to alliance. And when you see those degrade, that opens the door to Russian influence,” said Speranza, deputy director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

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Nov 5, 2019

Jason Marczak in the Miami Herald

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The rising frustration with crime and corruption is dovetailing with another phenomenon: people willing to take to the street to force change, said Jason Marczak, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. This is the case, or has been in recent months in Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Haiti. “I see a common thread of popular disenchantment with the status quo and people feel empowered to do something about it,” Marczak said.

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Nov 5, 2019

Matt Burrows in Axios

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The U.S. has so far been unwilling to adapt to the changing global reality, Burrows tells Axios. No other country would imagine it could "only ensure national security through primacy," he says.

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Nov 5, 2019

Dr. Alexis Crow in the Wall Street Journal

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“Investors are trading on a hope for some sort of lasting trade peace, which https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-markets-are-rising-despite-a-trade-war-brexit-and-impeachment-threats-11571418451after 18 months, appears to be elusive,”

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Nov 5, 2019

Aubry Hruby in Project Syndicate

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“Smart companies will invest in local subsidiaries instead of trying to maintain strong central control, and they will embrace mobile technology to connect with consumers and build bridges to the informal sector.”