Tue, Nov 3, 2020

Cole authors preface of US Marine Corps University graphic novel

On November 3, Marine Corps University released a graphic novel exploring the future of the Marine Corps titled “Destination Unknown, Volume 2.” Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole authored the preface and served as a writing mentor for this project.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: Europe shuts down again and economic optimism dampens—but a hopeful example in Miami

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that uses its past resilience strategies to inform new ones, like in Miami.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Middle East business leaders provide perspective on the economic impact of the upcoming US presidential election

In an empowerME survey conducted in the last thirty days, thirty-two Middle East business leaders shared their views on the possible economic impact of the 2020 US Presidential election. Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Amjad Ahmad, Mohsin Khan, and Jean-Francois Seznec analyzed the data and provided the following key takeaways.

Elections 2020

Education Elections

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Qatar Development Bank CEO: The “blockade didn’t stop us from growing” and “prepared us for other shocks” like COVID-19

On October 26, 2020, empowerME hosted Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa for a conversation about Qatar’s efforts to boost entrepreneurship, diversify its economy, increase women’s economic participation, and prepare youth for the jobs of the future.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Salman joins American Pakistan Foundation to discuss Supporting Quality Education in Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Education Pakistan

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Absence of PhD programs contributes to weak research and development in the Gulf

The production of new knowledge is a very complex process and many factors contribute to the low levels of innovation exhibited by the Gulf countries. One factor that plays a role is the structure of tertiary education—particularly PhD programs.

MENASource by Omar Al-Ubaydli

Education Middle East

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

James Clyburn: The question now is whether America can ‘repair our faults’

The pandemic has “demonstrated that there are some significant fault lines in the country,” US House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn told the Atlantic Council. “The question now becomes whether or not we’re going to be able to repair those faults.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Ukraine’s education sector reforms are under threat

Education sector reform is widely seen as one of the more successful transformations in Ukraine since the country’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity but this progress is now under threat amid a changing political climate.

UkraineAlert by Liliia Hrynevych and Ivanna Kobernyk

Education Ukraine

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

How Ukraine can go from brain drain to brain gain

Highly skilled Ukrainians continue to leave the country in order to further their careers. Greater efforts are required to keep this key demographic in the country for the benefit of the wider Ukrainian economy.

UkraineAlert by Anton Waschuk and Andriy Kamenetskyy

Economy & Business Education

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Digital crossroads: How to pilot data trusts for good

While much of public discussion around data has focused solely on the debate of data privacy protection versus deregulation and economic productivity, data trusts represent legal, technology-enabled constructs that allow for more equitable ways of sharing the profits among different stakeholders. In this structure, a relationship of fiduciary responsibility would exist not only with the shareholders, but also towards the data owners and producers, and where the data economy would happen "with people" instead of "to people".

Event Recap by Borja Prado

Digital Policy Education