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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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Tue, May 12, 2020

Nurkin writes article on DoD innovation for Defense iQ

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin discusses the strengths and weaknesses of recent innovation efforts by the US Department of Defense.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Emerging technologies and the future of US-Japan defense collaboration

This report explores the drivers, tensions, and constraints shaping US-Japan collaboration on emerging defense technologies while providing concrete recommendations for the US-Japan alliance.

Report by Tate Nurkin and Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi

Defense Technologies East Asia

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

The battle for 5G leadership is global and the US is behind: The White House’s new strategy aims to correct that.

The West has fallen behind in the competition for leadership of the 5G transition, a reality that has huge economic implications and also risks the West facing the reality of a global telecommunications backbone that not only has serious security flaws, but is also shaped by political values incompatible with our own. A new White House strategy aims to close the 5G transition gap.

New Atlanticist by John T. Watts

Defense Technologies Internet

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Sherman quoted in Defense One on Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Russia’s exotic nuclear weapons and implications for the United States and NATO

Great-power competition has returned, and with it, the importance of nuclear weapons in international politics.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark Massa, and Christian Trotti

Defense Technologies Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Nurkin joins Acquisition Talk podcast to discuss China’s approach to military technology

Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin addresses China's rapid progress in military technology over the past decade.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Technologies

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

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Rodriguez quoted in Defense One on China-US competition over technological innovation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Rodriguez writes War on the Rocks article on US military investment ecosystem

Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez argues that the United States must do more to foster innovation in critical defense technologies.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Industry

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Jensen writes fictional account of future great-power conflict

Senior Fellow Benjamin Jensen uses fiction to explore the future battlefield.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict