Thu, May 6, 2021

Europe’s post-COVID strategy: Stay close to allies and build strength at home

Cooperation between the United States and the EU to distribute vaccines globally would constitute a partnership “to save the world,” said Thierry Breton, European commissioner for internal market, at the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Computing to win: Addressing the policy blind spot that threatens national AI ambitions

Policymakers must make specialized hardware and software a core component of their strategic planning in order to fully realize the economic windfall of AI.

New Atlanticist by Saurabh Mishra and Keith Strier

China Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The Rise of Central Bank Digital Currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how does the research compare globally?

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Currencies Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Commercial opportunities abound in young, urban, and integrated African markets

On Tuesday, April 20, the Africa Center hosted a panel on strengthening US-Africa commercial ties featuring an esteemed panel of stakeholders representing American Tower Corporation, Citi, Visa, the Green Climate Fund, and EbonyLife Media.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States?

As the Biden administration and the European Commission “intensify” negotiations to re-establish a stable transatlantic data-transfer framework, Brussels separately is moving ahead to enable unrestricted data flows with two other major trading partners: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Ukraine’s digital revolution continues with enhanced legal status for e-passports

On March 30, the Ukrainian parliament passed legislation that recognizes e-passports as official documents and provides them with the same legal status for domestic use as their more traditional paper cousins.

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Fedorov

Digital Policy Internet

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

The digital infrastructure imperative in African markets

Over the past two decades, Chinese companies have come to dominate the telecom infrastructure landscape in emerging markets. The United States can slow and possibly erode these Chinese gains by promoting innovative US technologies and providing resources to help unleash the second wave of the internet revolution in African countries.

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Africa Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The storm shaking US tech in digital India

In India, contentious debates over US technology platforms and their influence have gained strength and considerable political attention. And globally, governments are determined to exert sovereign control over digital domains and online users. The real test is whether US tech companies can carefully adapt their platforms and values to local markets without stretching them beyond all recognition.

New Atlanticist by Anand Raghuraman

Digital Policy India

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Event recap | Digital identity

An episode of the GeoTech Hour focusing on the concept of digital identity, and how it can eliminate barriers and promote inclusion.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

The digital Yuan, digital Euro, and the Diem: Key issues for public debate

As momentum grows for the development of CBDCs many policy questions remain unanswered. For insights into how CBDCs may develop, it will be important to watch where the current leaders, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the European Central Bank (ECB), converge and diverge.

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Currencies


Wed, May 12, 2021

Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy

Online Event A weekly GeoTech Hour focused on the future of data as it relates to human rights, speech, and privacy.

12:00pm Digital Policy Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Wed, May 12, 2021

China’s Digital Currency: Threat or tempest in a teapot?

Online Event China’s ambition for its new digital currency has become a hotly debated – and often misunderstood – issue in Washington and beyond. This discussion takes an objective look at the future of the digital yuan and its implications for the global economy.

2:30pm China Digital Currencies Digital Policy International Markets