Thu, Apr 9, 2020

European Union regulatory changes during coronavirus

A running analysis of what has been happening with EU regulations in the midst of coronavirus as Brussels attempts to navigate the crisis.

Explainer by Global Business and Economics Program

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Closing the cyber skills gap: Nine perspectives on Cyber 9/12

Cyber 9/12 was a resounding success, with twenty-two teams, over forty-five judges, and six keynote speakers participating virtually from across the United States. We asked nine individuals who contributed to Cyber 9/12 DC in different ways to share their insights, experiences, and takeaways from the event.

New Atlanticist by Will Loomis

Cybersecurity

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The unique challenges posed by COVID-19 in Iran and Afghanistan

The following interview was conducted on April 7th, 2020. On the 7th of April 2020, the South Asia Center and the Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual panel on Iran and Afghanistan’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, moderated by Nonresident Senior Fellow Fatemeh Aman. The panel consisted of Dr. Fatima Rezaei, Iran Country […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Coronavirus
gtc network of green and red nodes

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

We can build an immune system for the planet

Our approaches for pathogen detection & antigen development are too slow. Using high-speed computers, biosensors, and the Internet, we can universalize and automate the process for pathogen detection and antigen development, such that we can automatically sense an abnormal pathogen and immediately start synthesizing in a computer’s memory techniques to mitigate it. Once an abnormal pathogen is detected, we can automate the antigen development (e.g., phages, e. coli that eat other e. coli, and more) to have a solution ready much faster for possible use than conventional means. We can build an auto-immune system for the planet.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: How the post-COVID era will reshape societies, economies, and geopolitics

On April 08, 2020 — Bob Gourley, Co-Founder of OODAloop and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion on how the post-COVID era will reshape societies, economies, and geopolitics.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

‘African Security: An Introduction’ book launched with discussion of US security engagement in Africa

On Wednesday, April 8, the Africa Center hosted the virtual book launch of African Security: An Introduction, featuring a topical discussion of emerging trends in African security with authors Dr. John Siko and Dr. Jonah Victor. They were also joined by Ms. Brittany Brown, who formerly served on the National Security Council (under both Obama and Trump) and is now chief of staff for the International Crisis Group.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

“We must unite our forces and stick to our fundamental values” during coronavirus crisis, EU commissioner says.

“The European Commission has acted faster and stronger than anyone expected,” on coronavirus, according to European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

Event Recap by Paul Cormarie

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Learning on the fly through Cyber 9/12

In the rapidly changing climate of cybersecurity today, the field is about far more than technical lessons and education. For our team, Cyber 9/12 opened brand new doors in the cyber policy and strategy space.

New Atlanticist by Jocelyn Murray, Andrew Milligan, David Mendez, and Puneet Singh

Cybersecurity

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

The fifth wave

“I didn’t betray my country. But I have more options here.” Russian artist Maria Muzalevskaya speaks to those who have left Putin’s Russia.

Photo Essay by Maria Muzalevskaya

Human Rights Migration

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

State of the order: March 2020

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

Blog Post by Democratic Order Initiative

Economy & Business International Norms

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Ukraine’s slippery slope to progress

Zelenskyy shocked observers by firing his government. Is Kyiv now stacked with obedient loyalists, or is there still hope to put Ukraine on the right path?

Borscht Belt by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Video recap: Using data for good in the fight against COVID-19

On April 01, 2020 – Eric Sapp, CEO of Public Democracy and David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director emceed a live video discussion on “Using Data for Good in the Fight Against COVID-19”. The two panels included leading data experts from the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center, Public Democracy, Dun & Bradstreet, The Ad Council, LiveRamp, Splunk, Datavant, and Singularity University some of whom are working with the World Health Organization.

Event Recaps

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: COVID-19’s impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics

On March 31, 2020 — Bob Gourley, Co-Founder of OODAloop and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion on COVID-19’s impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business
gtc clasped hands together for public good

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Skoll World Forum Session: Using data for good in the fight against COVID-19

When: April 01, 2020 from 12:15-1:15pm EDT (-4 GMT) Where: Hosted on the Atlantic Council website What: Skoll World Forum Session “Using Data For Good in the Fight Against COVID-19” – Presented by the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center and Public Democracy.

Events

Civil Society Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

How can data science help with crisis response and COVID-19?

On March 27, 2020 — Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist at Dun and Bradstreet and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a live video discussion hosted by Michael Krigsman, Founder of CxOTalk on “How Can Data Science Help With Crisis Responses?”

GeoTech Cues

Civil Society Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

U.S. politicians exploit coronavirus fears with anti-Chinese dog whistles

Political tensions rise as leading conservative politicians repeatedly term COVID-19 as a Chinese or “foreign” disease.

Article by Max Rizzuto

Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

How can tech help with crisis responses?

On March 26, 2020 — Matthew Putman, CEO Nanotronics and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a live video discussion hosted by Michael Krigsman, Founder of CxOTalk on “How Tech Can Help With Crisis Responses?”

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

What lessons can we learn about COVID-19 from responding to other outbreaks?

On March 16, 2020 — the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director, David Bray, did a live video discussion with Singularity University on the topic of “What Lessons Can We Learn About COVID-19 From Responding to Other Outbreaks?”

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Pandemic Survival Strategies: A leadership guide for organizations wanting to weather the COVID-19 storm

This guide is about good leadership in turbulent environments. If we act smart and if we are willing to invest in each other, we may all come out of this situation faster — and potentially stronger.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Six reasons the Kremlin spreads disinformation about the coronavirus

Fabrications about COVID-19’s origins are meant to stir up anti-U.S. sentiment and fuel discord.

Article by Jakub Kalenský

Coronavirus Disinformation