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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.

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

#DigitalSherlocks on Capitol Hill

On January 24, 2020, the DFRLab’s DC team took to Capitol Hill to train a group of 16 bipartisan senior congressional staffers on key tools and tactics to help them navigate the information environment and spot the truth.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

Disinformation English

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Present at the Re-Creation: A Global Strategy for a World at Risk

How can the rules-based international system be re-created for the 21st century? Can and should the US re-build a liberal, rules-based international system? What goals should the US, and its allies, pursue in a changed world, where emerging risks and enduring challenges persist? Those were some of the key questions which animated the event Present […]

Insights & Impact

China European Union

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Blockchain Report Launched At Private Roundtable Alongside UN General Assembly

On September 23, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting and Climate Week activities in New York City, the Global Energy Center hosted a private roundtable launching its latest report, Assessing Blockchain’s Future in Transactive Energy, authored by David Livingston, deputy director, climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Latest commentary and analysis

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The trade war we want China to win: China’s nuclear exports can challenge Russian dominance

Russia and China are competing for nuclear industry market share, not working together to dominate, and China’s rise gives Russia a real competitor in nuclear energy—that is good for the United States.

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Is Zelenskyy preparing for a thaw in Russia-Ukraine ties?

The appointment of Andriy Yermak as President Zelenskyy’s new chief of staff has sparked debate over Yermak’s ties to Moscow and links to pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians. Is Zelenskyy preparing for a thaw in ties with the Kremlin?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The fox in the henhouse: How bureaucratic processes handicap US military supremacy and what to do about it

Washington’s once unrivaled military strength is now increasingly challenged by that of its adversaries. To stay ahead, the United States must restructure its relationship with commercial companies by reducing regulation that hinders innovation, speed, and the ability for private industry to access government contracts.

New Atlanticist by Stephen Rodriguez

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Latest in-depth research and reports

2009 Iranian Protests

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Iranian digital influence efforts: Guerrilla broadcasting for the twenty-first century

This brief begins with a discussion of the modern Iranian state’s approach to information and information control. It proceeds to a history of the Iranian Internet. Next, it examines the evolution of Iranian digital influence operations, followed by a discussion of the broader information conflict in which they take place. The brief concludes by considering the future nature and intent of Iran’s clandestine digital activities.

Report by Emerson T. Brooking, Suzanne Kianpour

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Withdrawal deadlines in war: Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Withdrawal timetables do not achieve the political benefits that policymakers desire, but they do incur the risks policymakers rightly fear.

Report by Paul D. Miller

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Una nueva frontera para la relación bilateral: Un plan moderno para la relación entre Colombia y Estados Unidos

Transmisión en vivo del lanzamiento del informe en Washington Video: Lanzamiento del grupo de expertos de Colombia y Estados Unidos del Atlantic Council Para compartir en redes sociales Ex presidente y CEO de OPIC David Bohigian hablando sobre la importancia de invertir en las personas Senator de Estados Unidos Ben Cardin hablando sobre la cooperación […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Content

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Nooruddin quoted in Newsweek on the realities of President Trump and PM Modi’s meeting

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss President Trump’s visit to India and its prospects for advancing US-India relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

India International Norms

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Beck in The Hill: New trends bolster chance of successful deployment of carbon capture and storage

The United States leads the global deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. A progressive policy framework and sustained government support have launched the roll-out of the next generation of CCS facilities. With impacts of climate change becoming ever more devastating, and the need to eliminate emissions as soon as possible, these are welcome developments. However, […]

In the News

Energy & Environment

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Wechsler and Fontenrose in The Washington Post: How US allies in the Gulf can help prevent an Iranian October surprise

As the 2020 US presidential election ramps up, the Atlantic Council's Kirsten Fontenrose and William Wechsler write in The Washington Post on the threat of an October surprise from Iran.

In the News

Elections Iran

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Linscott joins BBC Business to discuss trade negotiations between the United States and India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Manning in The National Interest: Learning to live with a nuclear North Korea

An era is ending, though many are in denial and floundering over the next steps. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have chosen a path that will end meaningful denuclearization diplomacy with the United States for the foreseeable future and usher in a new chapter in the North Korea saga: living with a nuclear North […]

In the News

Korea Security & Defense

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Linscott quoted in The Print on President Trump’s visit to India and branding India a developed nation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Bello quoted in Le Point Afrique on the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Salman joins VOA Urdu to discuss President Trump’s visit to India

In the News by Atlantic Council

English International Norms

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 6: Naurin Muzaffar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth