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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Solving the Eastern Mediterranean crisis requires compromise

France, Greece, and the entire EU should embrace this de-escalatory approach, recognizing that the entire transatlantic community will be strategically better off with a strong Greece-Turkey relationship that ensures a fair system for sharing Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece

Sun, Sep 20, 2020

UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel offer the Mideast a historic chance for positive change—if the region will build upon it

These deals present the region its best opportunity perhaps ever to bury its bloody, self-defeating past and embrace moderation and modernity. Yet that will only be true if the parties can work with international partners to protect the so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement from extremist assault and from Israeli hardliners bent on territorial expansion.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict International Norms
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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Open societies must create a grand strategy framework for data, sensemaking, and trust

Open societies are at a series of crossroads requiring intentional choices for the decade ahead. These choices are forced by new technologies, improvements in data capabilities, and changes in geopolitics globally. While human nature has not changed, the number of people on Earth has changed–up from 1.6 billion people on the planet in 1900, to 2.5 billion in the 1950s, to 7.8 billion in 2020.

GeoTech Cues by James Schmeling (Guest Author) and David Bray, PhD

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

State of the Order: Assessing August 2020

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Why data governance matters: Use, trade, intellectual property, and diplomacy

Global data and internet governance represents a scattered, multi-stakeholder, bottom-up, and driven by loose coordination among various players. Data governance can be thought of as incorporating a triangle of individuals and their privacy, nation-states and their interests, and the private sector and its profits. Its current status and prospects might be thought of along several lines of activity, which are interrelated but, for the sake of clarity and with some danger of oversimplification, are discussed in the following different sections: privacy and data use; regulating to police content; using antitrust to dilute data monopolies; self-regulation and digital trade; intellectual property rights; and digital diplomacy.

GeoTech Cues by Pari Esfandiari, PhD, Gregory F. Treverton, PhD

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Sun, Sep 6, 2020

Åslund in The Hill: Russia’s aggression can and should cost Putin dearly

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions International Norms

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Crisis innovation through data trusts: Dr. David Bray

Major global crises like COVID-19 have proven how understanding data quickly and effectively will be essential to our survival; and, to meet that necessity, artificial intelligence will be key. However, without intentional choices to put people at the center of how we collect and manage data, artificial intelligence could spell the end of open societies, replaced instead with surveillance states or surveillance capitalism. “If companies or countries want to succeed in the next decade, we’ve got to figure out a way to do data with people, not to people,” Dr. Bray explained.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Building a collaborative ecosystem for AI in healthcare in Low and Middle Income Economies

For AI-enabled technologies to truly transform healthcare and improve national and global health outcomes, it is imperative that cross-cutting challenges like data availability, business model sustainability, and lack of enabling infrastructure and other building blocks are addressed.

GeoTech Cues by Abhinav Verma, Krisstina Rao, Vivek Eluri, and Yukti Sharma (GeoTech Guest Authors)

Africa Americas

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Burrows and Manning in The National Interest: What Happens When America Is No Longer the Undisputed Super Power?

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Preparing for the post-pandemic tech environment: Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray, the GeoTech Center's director, envisions a future where proper preparedness and a people-centered perspective will allow humanity to harness the incredible innovations anticipated in the coming years for good. On an episode of the "Futurized" podcast with Trond Undheim, PhD, David discussed this vision, and how we at the GeoTech Center are working to make it a reality.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business