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Jun 21, 2022

How Africa is responding to the war in Ukraine

For the 2022 Africa Day, the Atlantic Council was happy to host top top DC think tank voices for a discussion on Africa and the new geopolitical order.

Africa Politics & Diplomacy

Blog Post

Jun 20, 2022

The WTO Ministerial Agreement – Problematic Progress

By Barbara C. Matthews

Ministers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) triggered headlines proclaiming an historic trade agreement on e-commerce, fishing, and vaccines. In reality, their accomplishments are far more mundane. Many are relieved that the WTO even continues to exist amid deepening geopolitical splintering.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Jun 16, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing May 2022

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2022

Experts: Long neglected, the Black Sea is now a crucial piece of strategic puzzle

By Alvina Ahmed

On June, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of securitizing the Black Sea Region and US-Romanian bilateral relationship in light of the war in Ukraine.

Conflict Defense Industry

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2022

A new transatlantic relationship for the Middle East and North Africa

By Alexandra Kaiss

On June 7, the Atlantic Council’s (AC) North Africa Initiative hosted an event, “New Transatlantic Relations for the Middle East and North Africa,” in collaboration with US Embassy Rome and Centro Studi Americani. Moderated by Karim Mezran, director of the AC’s North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, the event explored […]

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Event Recap

Jun 15, 2022

The Middle East and North Africa in the New Geopolitical Disorder

By Otto Lanzavecchia

While the US seems to be disengaging from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is rife with lingering tensions and subject to geopolitical turmoil, other external actors fill the void. All while the European Union (EU) mostly ignores the wider Mediterranean until it becomes impossible to ignore. An expert panel held by the Atlantic Council and the Med-Or Foundation in Rome delved into the drivers and strategic reasons behind the region’s newfound centrality on May 31, 2022.

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Event Recap

Jun 14, 2022

Promoting more women in leadership is “a business imperative” and key to unlocking economic prosperity, say top executives

By Allison Holle

On June 7, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop on "Balance of power: Promoting more women in leadership."

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

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Jun 7, 2022

These organizations are on the front lines of internet equity—and countering China’s influence

By Atlantic Council

Will democracies make the investments in digital equity needed to expand access to health and education, political participation, and economic opportunity?

Civil Society Cybersecurity

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Jun 7, 2022

The war in Ukraine shows the disinformation landscape has changed. Here’s what platforms should do about it.

By Atlantic Council

Panelists at the 360/Open Summit discuss whether information threats like malign foreign influence or disinfo-for-hire firms are becoming more diffuse.

Civil Society Cybersecurity

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Jun 7, 2022

Blinken on protecting human rights online: It’ll take ‘day-in and day-out vigilance’

By Atlantic Council

Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins Maria Ressa for a conversation on stopping democratic backsliding online at 360/Open Summit.

Civil Society Cybersecurity