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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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Experts

Content

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Digitalize the enterprise: NATO 20/2020 podcast

If NATO is to unlock new frontiers of innovation and harness emerging technology, digitalizing how it does business is the key.

NATO 20/2020 by Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Nurkin’s Deftech Scan report in Armasuisse

On April 12, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin published the latest issue of Deftech Scan.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

The downsides of downsizing: Why the United States needs four hundred ICBMs

The United States is at a nuclear modernization crossroads. Critics of the land leg of the nuclear triad believe that an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force of 300 missiles will be cheaper and more stable than a force of 400. This issue brief shows that 400 ICBMs support the goals of US nuclear deterrence and are affordable.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa, Christian Trotti

China Defense Policy

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Supply chains and semiconductors: The need for US diplomacy

Any effort to revitalize the US’s to domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity would be incomplete without diplomacy. US allies such as Taiwan and South Korea remain global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing. If the U.S. wants to rejoin them, the Biden administration should deepen investment ties with Taiwan and South Korea and find ways to bring them closer to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

Blog Post by Jeremy Mark

China Defense Technologies

Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Hu in the Hill on defense acquistion reform

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Evanna Hu published an article in the Hill titled "Defense acquisition reform is critical going forward."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: North Korean missiles are back

North Korea never waits long to greet a new US president with a challenge, and Biden now has his in the form of projectiles landing off the coast of Japan. What does it all mean?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Korea

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

How Russia, China, and climate change are shaking up the Arctic

The Kremlin’s increasing military activities in the Arctic are worrying Norway—the only NATO member country that borders Russia north of the Arctic Circle. Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norway’s minister of defense, outlined his concerns.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The Arctic is a place of unusual international cooperation. Can that last?

For decades, Norway’s policy towards neighboring Russia has balanced “between deterrence and reassurance” and combined “firmness and predictability,” says Ine Eriksen Søreide, the country’s minister of foreign affairs. “This policy remains unchanged. But it has become an ever more challenging task in the face of a steadily deteriorating security environment.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Crisis Management Defense Technologies

Sat, Mar 20, 2021

Cole in Task and Purpose on the future of war training

On March 20, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole and strategist P.W. Singer published an article in Task & Purpose titled "Microdrones, AI, and VR glasses: A sneak peek into the future of war and how we’ll train for it."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Education

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

US national defense strategy and the future of foreign military sales

Ongoing great-power competition, US efforts to strengthen alliances and partnerships, and the global dominance of the US defense industry will ensure that FMS remains a policy tool of first resort. This being the case, US policymakers need to ensure that it is the most efficient tool that it can be.

Seizing the advantage by Charles W. Hooper

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Events

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 2

Public Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

5:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights

Wed, May 26, 2021

The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data: Report launch | Part 1

Online Event The official report launch event for the Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technology and Data.

12:00pm Defense Technologies Digital Policy Future of Work Human Rights

Fri, May 14, 2021

Transforming the British Army: A conversation with General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith

Online Event General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, discusses global security trends and challenges, and how the British Army is transforming for the future.

9:00am Defense Policy Defense Technologies Security & Defense United Kingdom