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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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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

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Putin’s imperialism turns neighbors into enemies

Putin has instructed Kremlin officials to draw up a list of “unfriendly countries.” Although the identity of these countries is unconfirmed, media reports suggest the list will be dominated by Russia’s neighbors.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Eastern Europe

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Warrick in CBS News on domestic violent extremism

Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick was quoted in an article in CBS News titled "Homeland Security launches internal probe of domestic violent extremism."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Warrick in the Washington Post on extremism within DHS

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick was quoted in an article in the Washington Post titled "Homeland Security launches review of violent extremism within agency."

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Pavel and Burrows in CNN: There will be no graceful exit from the Covid-19 pandemic

On April 16, 2021, CNN published an article by Barry Pavel and Dr. Mathew Burrows “There will be no graceful exit from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Article by Barry Pavel, Mathew Burrows

Coronavirus English

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Brooks in Write About Now on lessons from the pandemic

On April 14, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks was featured on the Write About Now podcast on the pandemic and Minecraft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Education

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Mulder in DODReads on “Warbots 1.0: AI Goes to War”

Forward Defense Senior US Air Force Fellow Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder wrote a book review in DODReads on the novel “Warbot 1.0: AI Goes to War.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

National Security Non-Traditional Threats

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

How Putin made the international media his unwitting accomplices

Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against Ukraine relies heavily on deliberate disinformation and blanket denials. By prioritizing impartiality over accuracy, the international media has often played the role of unwitting accomplice.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Nurkin’s Deftech Scan report in Armasuisse

On April 12, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin published the latest issue of Deftech Scan.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Sat, Mar 20, 2021

Cole in Task and Purpose on the future of war training

On March 20, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole and strategist P.W. Singer published an article in Task & Purpose titled "Microdrones, AI, and VR glasses: A sneak peek into the future of war and how we’ll train for it."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Education

Events

Mon, May 10, 2021

Advancing Army priorities for the future of warfare: A conversation with the Acting Secretary and the Chief of Staff of the Army

Online Event Acting Secretary of the Army HON John E. Whitley and Chief of Staff of the Army GEN James C. McConville discuss the US Army’s priorities and posture in light of emerging security threats and a potentially difficult budget as a part of Forward Defense's Commanders Series events.

1:00pm Defense Policy Defense Technologies Missile Defense National Security