The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Hard political realities threaten Ukraine’s soft power ambitions

The Ukrainian Institute was established in 2018 in order to make the most of the country's untapped soft power potential, but this cultural diplomacy initiative faces numerous political and bureaucratic obstacles.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Civil Society Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The pursuit of a people-centered Internet through artificial intelligence

Dr. David Bray, the Director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, spoke on the Alldus's AI In Action podcast series on the current state of the Internet and how it can be reshaped using AI to create a people-centered ecosystem that benefits everyone.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Mr. Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, director of applied research at NewCities, outlines the implications of the pandemic for the future of cities and shares suggestions for how communities could emerge from this crisis stronger than before.

Blog Post by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Civil Society Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Roberts on World Is One (WION)

Dexter Tiff Roberts, an award-winning journalist and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, speaks with World Is One (WION) News based in India about his research on China’s future economic trajectory. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Israeli-Ukrainian artist offers window on late Soviet realities

Artist Zoya Cherkassky stands for something permanent and enduring, drawing on the deep traditions that she encountered both in Ukraine and in Judaism.

UkraineAlert by Jacob Heilbrunn

Civil Society Israel

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

COVID-19 highlights how we need better internet access everywhere

Ray Wang, CEO and founder of a Silicon Valley-based advisory firm Constellation Research, and Vala Afshar of ZDNet invited GeoTech Center Commissioner Vint Cerf, GeoTech Center Director Dr. David Bray, and other distinguished guests to join their weekly show DisrupTV.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The National: Middle East faces ‘scary’ rise in COVID-19 deaths, expert says

In the News

Civil Society Coronavirus

Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Hunter in The Palm Beach Post: Point of View: We need a March on Tallahassee

In the News

Civil Society Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Hezbollah takes control of Lebanon’s judiciary in assault on rule of law

Lebanon is a nation in crisis. Just as Hezbollah is the main cause of the current economic crisis, Hezbollah, through its FPM allies, is also the impetus for the assault on the rule of law. The Hezbollahization of Lebanon must be reversed. Reforming one broken sector in Lebanon without restoring the rule of law—the most foundational pillar of Lebanese society—will play into Hezbollah’s hands, continue the misery of the Lebanese people, and ensure Lebanon’s inevitable failure.

New Atlanticist by Michael D. Barbero

Civil Society Corruption