Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Christen a carrier strike group: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

NATO 20/2020 by Michael John Williams

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Double Vision

In Season 1, Episode 3 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host Amjad Ahmad interviews eyewa Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Anass Boumediene and Mehdi Oudghiri about the mindset that will create more entrepreneurs in the Middle East, policy changes that will lead to more unicorns, the acceleration of online payments and e-commerce, and new technologies that will soon replace in-person fitting rooms and eye tests.

empowerME Conversations by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Understanding “rape culture” in Bangladesh, India, & Pakistan

Countless examples of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Asia from last year raise significant concerns about so-called “progress” made in improving women’s standing and fighting rape culture in the region. Political discourse in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh is deeply misguided regarding such issues, often leading to systematic victim-blaming which—knowingly or unknowingly—helps the perpetrators.

SouthAsiaSource by Rudabeh Shahid, Kaveri Sarkar, and Azeem Khan

Bangladesh Civil Society

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s trade ‘reset’ depends on what happens with trade promotion authority

Marc Busch writes that Biden must request and retain a trade promotion authority if he is to solve long-term trade issues like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US-UK deal, and the Airbus-Boeing dispute.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Political Reform

Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Event recap | An immune system for the planet

In this special edition of the GeoTech Hour, held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST, the GeoTech Center airs a recording of the most recent installment of its Immune System for the Planet private roundtables.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Coronavirus Resilience & Society
Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab’s Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A new national reinvestment fund could address the greatest threats facing the US

Make no mistake: As deadly and as disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic is, this disease is a harbinger of even worse crises that could follow if a broader danger is not recognized. That danger is a new MAD, not the mutually assured destruction of the Cold War and the existential specter of thermonuclear Armageddon, but massive attacks of disruption.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Transcript: A global view of Joe Biden’s inauguration

Many in the global community sat and watched the US presidential inauguration. Here’s what these experts think of the important moment and what it means for the rest of the world.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Transcript: Fatih Birol on what’s next for the energy system post-pandemic

Fatih Birol tells the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum about how the energy sector will fare post-pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bhasan Char: An inflection point in the Rohingya refugee crisis?

On December 4, 2020, Dhaka followed through on its promise to move refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, starting a new, unpredictable chapter in the Rohingya crisis. However, Bhasan Char does not solve these problems as much as it relocates them. Separating some refugees from others does not address the underlying drivers of crime within the refugee camps. If anything, relocation splinters aid response, and further attenuates humanitarian space.

SouthAsiaSource by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Civil Society

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Event recap | Government and tech improvements for the delivery of public services

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, experts discuss strategies and examples of leadership in a period of rapid technological change.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The right way to get the region and the world behind Afghan peace

The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has been engaged in the country for the past two decades. However, without regional and international support and guarantee, any peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be in danger of falling apart as soon as it reaches the implementation phase.

SouthAsiaSource by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing December 2020

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

Blog Post

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Transcript: Global Energy Forum conversations with Sultan Al Jaber, Suhail Al Mazrouei, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi

The 2021 Global Energy Forum kicked off with conversations with top thought leaders on the future of energy.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

It’s a mumz world

In Season 1, Episode 2 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host Amjad Ahmad interviews Mumzworld Founder and CEO Mona Ataya about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how the Middle East’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is radically changing, her company’s biggest policy pain points, and the future of customer personalization to the power of one.  Key Takeaways 0:00 Intro0:41 […]

empowerME Conversations by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Threaten decisive nuclear retaliation: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO should thwart Russian use of nuclear weapons by threatening certain retaliation.

NATO 20/2020 by David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Veterans, war, and the arts: A celebration of military service

VETERANS DAY 2020 joined the Atlantic Council’s creative energy with the nation’s celebration of veterans on this day of remembrance. Featuring welcome remarks by Adrienne Arsht and keynote remarks by General David Petraeus, this flagship event introduced a film adaptation of the stage play “War Words,” telling the stories of the veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Event Recap by Olivia Popp

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Atlantic Council hosts foreign minister of Somalia for a high-level roundtable

On Friday, January 15, the Africa Center and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative co-hosted a private roundtable featuring H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In his remarks, Mr. Abdirizak addressed issues of security, governance, elections, and regional relationships from Somalia’s perspective.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Civil Society

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Event recap | AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty – Report launch

In this episode of the GeoTech Hour, hosted January 13, 2021, we launch the report “Smart Partnerships amid Great Power Competition,” hold a conversation about AI, China, and the global quest for digital sovereignty, and gather experts to discuss regional specifics and the report authors’ alternative futures for global technology cooperation.

Event Recap by GeoTech Center

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Build an Atlantic-Pacific partnership: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO is the only institution capable of organizing transatlantic and transpacific stakeholders to address China’s political, military, and information threats.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Australia China
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