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Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Ending Ukraine’s memory wars

Since 1991, Russia has sought to fuel memory wars as a way of preventing Ukraine from consolidating its statehood. However, recent research indicates that history can unite Ukrainians as well as dividing them.

UkraineAlert by Peter Pomerantsev, Nataliya Gumenyuk, Maria Montague

Democratic Transitions Disinformation

Thu, May 27, 2021

How to solve today’s tech challenges: secure data, close the digital divide, boost leadership

The decade to come will be the “GeoTech Decade,” in which the technology trends that began in previous years will become fixed in their impact on society. The Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data launched its first report with recommendations to guide leaders as they make choices regarding technology and data.

New Atlanticist by Rose Butchart

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, May 27, 2021

New technologies will reshape the world in the next decade. What does that mean for the US?

What can the United States do to reap the benefits of the GeoTech Decade and tame the era’s threats? Here are the key takeaways from the conversation.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, May 24, 2021

SCOTCH: A framework for rapidly assessing influence operations

The increased involvement of digital technology and media in war requires innovative frameworks for understanding information warfare and influence operations. In this piece, GeoTech Action Council member Sam Blazek outlines SCOTCH, a new framework for characterizing influence operations.

GeoTech Cues by Sam Blazek, PhD

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 19, 2021

Games with serious consequences: Extremist movements and kayfabe

Extremist movements and emergent collectives have found a home in online communities and platforms. In this piece, Nonresident Fellow R.J. Cordes outlines how such groups blur the lines between games and reality and presents a strategy for handling online collectives effectively.

GeoTech Cues by Richard J. Cordes

Digital Policy Disinformation

Wed, May 12, 2021

Event recap | Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “Exploring the future of data, human rights, speech, and privacy.” The panel included Alex Feerst, General Counsel at Neuralink; Chris Hazard, PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Diveplane; and Nathana Sharma, General Counsel at Labelbox.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Disinformation

Mon, May 10, 2021

What would Winston do? Cooperative approaches toward securing the Five Eyes information environment

Given the global prevalence of English, the countries comprising the Five Eyes intelligence alliance should build upon existing proven frameworks to cooperate to secure their shared information environment.

Issue Brief by Daniel Dobrowolski, David V. Gioe, and Trey Herr

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, May 5, 2021

FAST THINKING: Trump’s post-Facebook future

Facebook's Oversight Board ruled Wednesday that former US President Donald Trump will remain banned from the platform for encouraging the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. And what consequences is it likely to have on online radicalization and the use and abuse of social media around the world?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Technology & Innovation

Wed, May 5, 2021

The urgent task before the US and EU: To craft democracy that ‘delivers’

Věra Jourová, vice-president for values and transparency at the European Commission, and US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss how to defend democracy.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Cybersecurity Disinformation
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus